Saturday, November 28, 2009

We have a lot to be thankful for...









As I reflect on our week, I am reminded that we have a LOT to be thankful for. Here are just a few blessings I have been reminded of lately:
  • A house we can afford---I have heard too many stories of families losing their homes. I often get jealous of other people's houses, and I am reminded that our house is perfect for us and fits our budget!
  • BOTH Brandon and I have jobs that we truly enjoy. What a rarity these days!
  • Two handsome, healthy, and happy little boys--my heart melts because of them on a regular basis:)
  • Eagle Brook---a church home that knows how to rock out in the name of Jesus, pushes us to make faith a DAILY commitment, has provided us with amazing friends, and helps us try and raise our boys to be Godly men. Brandon and I are excited to contribute to the NOT WITHOUT YOU campaign to help provide others a church home too!
  • Our small group---with family living so far away, Nick, Becca, Chad, and Angie have truly become our family. The MN Dunigans would not have survived the last year without these four amazing people.
  • A camera that helps me document our life:)
Take a moment to be thankful this Holiday Season!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I love...

that Griffin's new favorite activity is talking on the phone!

I can't believe....

Grayson just cut his SIXTH tooth!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Grayson is pretty unhappy...

UNLESS he's doing this...


this...

or that!




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Should we be worried?

After stating that something (for the life of me I can't remember what Griffin actually said was a good idea) was a good idea, Brandon told Griffin, "I agree with you Griffin."

Griffin proceeded to respond, "No Daddy, I agree with Mommy."

Whoops...is it a problem that my son agrees with me, purely so that he can disagree with his dad, even though there wasn't even anything I said to agree to?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eight months ago...


On this day, eight months ago, I held Grayson for the first time. After a stressful few months worrying about whether or not he was going to arrive super early, his birthday finally arrived, and a beautiful, healthy little man was placed in my arms.

To keep the stress theme going, Grayson decided to give us all a run for our money the last few months. Besides learning to crawl and cutting four teeth, he decided to keep us on our toes by becoming a finicky eater and no longer acting like his laid back self we had grown to love during his first four months of life. Well, thankfully, a whopping four months filled with tears and screams later, we have all biopsies and test results back confirming a severe case of acid reflux. (I still don't quite understand how a piece of his esophagus can show he has bad acid reflux, but it did.) Thankfully though, over the last week, we have definitely seen an improvement in behavior and an increase in milk intake, so the Prevacid is working. He still does not eat as much as a "normal" baby should and remains a bit smaller than most his age, but he is definitely gaining weight and meeting all of his developmental milestones. Plus, our precious little man is MUCH happier. So, the doctor told us today that from here on out, we should see continued improvement.

Brandon and I are continually in awe of both boys. I am amazed that Grayson is already 8 months old and moving freely about the house. I try to find delight in all the little things these days because I know in a blink of an eye, both will be off to college!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Griffin Quotes from Today

"Mom, you don't have to be sad that I am growing up so fast. I will still give you hugs when I get big."

"Mom, when you get older and I get big, I will wipe your butt!"

(Seriously, where does he come up with this stuff?)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

WILD WEDNESDAY!

Yesterday was a big day:
  • Grayson's top tooth broke through!
  • Both boys received their H1N1 Vaccination!
  • Grayson became a crawling/scooting fanatic!
  • Griffin told me, "Mom, here is the deal. Don't drive so fast!"
Gotta love em' !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Indoor and Outdoor Fun!


Stealing a kiss!


Practicing letters!


Using scissors is a bit tricky...



How big of a mess can I make?

Can I take everything off of the table?


I'm sure going to try...


SUCCESS!



First time in the swing:)

Gotta love that face!

Staring at my big brother...



Super Griffin!






Look at me balance, MOM!