Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Griffin's First Camping Trip

Over Memorial Day weekend we drove down to Mesa Verde, Colorado with Marc's sister Wendi and her family. There are so many awesome cliff dwellings and Indian ruins to see and hike around.

This is Wendi, Chad, Kaitlyn and Elizabeth. These girls are little troopers and they had so much fun!

Griffin loved the pack! He was so happy to be hauled around everywhere. On one of our tours of the ruins we had to climb a 30 foot ladder. I happened to be carrying Griff in the pack. I was going along just fine and was thinking that I was probably almost to the top. I looked up and still had a ways to go and I started to get a little nervous. Then I felt this sweet little hand patting me on the shoulder. It was like Griffin knew I needed a little encouragement so I wouldn't freak out and make a fool out of myself in front of the rest of the group. In the above picture Marc is carrying Griffin. This was about a 10 foot ladder but then after that it was very steep and you had to hold on to the chains. I'm so glad that Marc was carrying him for that part!

I was so stressed out about keeping Griff warm at night. It got pretty cold. He slept in his own bed until the early morning and then I would pull him in to sleep with us. The first night he didn't want to be snuggled at all. He slept much better when I gave him my half of the pad and Marc and I crammed onto the other half. But he let me curl right up with him the next morning.

I have to thank my husband for still loving me. I was so stressed out going on this little roadtrip and I had my mind made up that there was no way it was going to be fun. To say I had a bad attitude is an understatement, but I won't go into the details. I thought that Griffin would hate it and that we would be miserable. I was so wrong! We had a blast and Griffin was so great! We even ended up staying an extra night!

So, pretend like you've missed us, alrighty?

Obviously I am not doing a good job at documenting our lives. In case you were wondering, our world still revolves happily around this guy.

Griffin has changed so much in the last couple of months. He now:
-rolls ALL over

-sits up by himself

-jabbers constantly, which includes a lot of da da da da da (yes, I am jealous)

-claps for everything and anything

-grabs onto my shirt, hair, jewelry, face... pretty much anything he can get his hands on, and he has a strong grip

-has two bottom teeth

-loves to eat

-smiles at everyone
-melts my heart (but he's always done that)