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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Homecoming!

We had a great time (aka crazy busy, stressful, but awesome time) at Baylor Homecoming this year. Our first year with Griff was a little different...so much fun to introduce him to our traditions, but also a little hectic toting a 6 month old to all the activities. We had a blast catching up with old friends, family, and of course cheering on the Bears to their 6th win of the season. Time to go bowling!


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The random cold front/rain storm meant Griffin ended up in his Halloween costume for a bit...at least it was still green and gold :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Gigi!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday and we had a great time celebrating with her. We kicked things off on Sunday with a family dinner party hosted by my sister. Heather made a delicious meal, topped off with banana's foster for dessert. I tried to take a picture of this flaming treat, but I don't think you can really see the flames in the photo. We had a great time and a lot of fun telling Gigi about the surprise girls trip we're taking her on. We leave for Scottsdale, Arizona in a few weeks for a long weekend of relaxing, sunbathing, fine dining, and good company. I can't wait!

And yesterday Griff & I continued the celebration with a trip to the Dallas Arboretum. This is a beautiful time of year to visit the Arboretum...it's filled with hundreds of pumpkins, flowering gardens, and shaded picnic areas. We took some adorable pictures of Griffin in his new golfer's cap. He's was just too cute for words!

We love you Gigi! Thanks for spending the day with us....we're looking forward to lots more birthday celebrations with you :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

6 Months Old


I know I say this every month, but I just can't believe how fast time is flying by. Our little guy has been six months old for two weeks now, and I for one, don't know where the time has gone. He was great at his check-up with Dr. McElroy, weighing in at 17 lbs., 8 oz. (60%) and measuring 27 inches (75%).


Griffin is getting more and more fun all the time. He's sitting up so well these days, which means we get to break out all kinds of new toys to play with. His favorite right now is a little monkey that rolls on top of a ball, giggling and playing music. G thinks it's hilarious every time :)

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Our other big developmental milestone this month was the arrival of two teeth! They're so cute, and Griff didn't seem to mind the teething process too much. He was congested and tired for a few days before they came in, but was soon back to himself.

Still taking 3 naps a day, and sleeping well all night. His favorite activities include bouncing (non-stop), swinging in our new tree swing, upside down crawling (scooching around the room on his back), and trying to catch Dixie when she wanders too close. Ryan and I are truly blessed with such a happy baby...smiling all the time, laughing when you lay your head on his chest, glad to meet new people, and enjoying all this great fall weather.

Bouncin'

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Swingin'

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Adorable Halloween jammies from Abby
A day at the park with Daddy

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I'm also including a few pictures from our recent visit to the local pumpkin patch. We had a great time with a few other Baylor Mama Bears and their little guys.

Ruthie (with Jack), Mary Kathryn (with Will), me (with Griff)
We had the boys in their Halloween costumes - Will's a lobster and G's a dragon

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Super Post

Whew! September was super busy at the Fitzhugh household, so I apologize for the lack of updates. Since I fell so far behind, this is going to be a quick rundown of everything we've been up to the last few weeks.

First, Griff enjoyed his FIRST Baylor football game with Daddy. My boys headed to Waco on their own, where they met up with Abby, Zayde, Auntie B and future-Uncle Stephen. Of course, Aunt Heather and Uncle Blake were also there, so G got some quality cuddle time with them too. Since then we've all been to one more home game, and decided that Griffin must be our little good luck charm. Every game he's attended has been a win for the Bears...good thing we have season tickets!



We've also celebrated the birthdays of both Griffin's grandfathers and one of his aunts.....Happy Belated Birthday to Poppa, Zayde and Auntie B!!


Griffin had a chance to meet one of his great-grandfathers, PaPa, who came in town for the OU-Texas game last weekend. I don't really have any OU gear for G, so I dressed him in the only crimson-colored outfit I had....looks more like a farmer than a Sooner, but oh well.


Last but not least, Griffin, Mama, and Gigi hopped on a plane bound for sunny Florida for a wonderful visit with my former college roommate Paige and her family. Paige's parents were amazing hosts, treating us to delicious home-cooked meals and sweet fellowship. Paige is such a dear friend, and I cherish the time we're able to spend together. I hate that she lives so far away, but it makes our visits that much more special.


I think Griffin's favorite part was watching Miss Finley (Paige's little girl) talk and run and twirl and just be the adorable, sweet, loving little girl she is. She was even willing to share all her toys with the Little Man. Too cute! Gigi was a HUGE help to me...even though Griff was great on the plane, it takes a lot of energy to entertain him (read let him jump constantly on your lap) in such a confined space, and I couldn't have done it without her. I think it also helped that we flew on Southwest, which made for a longer trip (stopping in San Antonio), but the flight attendants were helpful and since everyone gets to pick their own seat, we ended up with an empty seat next to us most of the time. Weird huh? I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't voluntarily sit next to a mom traveling with her six-month-old baby :)