Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Griffin!

Today, Griffin turns 4.

The progression of childhood is sneaky. The minute you think you've finally mastered one stage, the next one arrives. I'm trying to remember how Griffin moved from the stage of sleepless nights and baby bottles to big boy beds and pop tarts. When were Baby Einstien and the Wiggles replaced by The Incredibles and Spiderman?

When did he move on from being this precious helpless little thing...

to this fearless one...

with the BIG muscles...


and the BIG brothers' heart?




When did he become this little man?


Griffin,
I will always treasure the days of 'Bootball' and 'Melmo'. But I'm loving the days of "Shimby Me Timbers" and 219 questions as well (most of the time...). I know one day I'll wake up and you'll have moved on to other things. So for now, I am soaking up the era of the ABC song and eskimo kisses, afternoon naps, and nighttime lullabies (with the occasional "Shot to the Heart" medley mixed in.) You remind me often that you are a Big Boy, but you will always be my Little Man.

We love you more than we know how to put into words.
Love, Mommy

2 comments:

livingpalm said...

Unbelievable how they grow! Loved taking this photo trip of the amazing Griff...

Kelley said...

He is soooo big and what a little man you have in your hands. They grow so fast, Happy be-lated birthday Griffin. When do you guys move? Let me hear your update. Love you much! Kelley