Tuesday, February 25, 2014

*Project Joy* Weeks 4, 5, 6, & 7

So yes.
A little bit of catch up.
Here are my joys from these past few weeks.
Peaceful naps
My nook. This little spot on the couch is where I crochet, edit pictures, blog, read, and generally relax. 
Everyone needs a nook.

Teensy crocheted balls
Jasper giving me the business during an impromptu Valentine shoot.
New fishy friends. Teepee and Sammy.
Teepee was only with us for a few days before passing on.
Talks with Griffin about tomorrow not being guaranteed is not a joy for me.
But the tender heart of my child is.

Oh happy day!


Friday, February 7, 2014


A few days before Christmas, I let Griffin do laps 
up and down the hallway to burn off some energy.
He tripped into his room and split his eyebrow open 
on his loft bed post. 
In 5 years, that was the first moment my heart plummeted into my stomach. 
Luckily my mother hadn't moved to Texas yet. 
She came right over to stay with Jasper (who was already down for the night) while we 
took a trip to the ER.
Three stitches.
Griffin lived up to his name and was a total Rockstar while enduring the shots (which went deep into the open wound) and stitches.
It has been a few weeks since the final butterfly strips fell off.
I've got to admit.
I was freaked out about "MY BABY'S BEAUTIFUL FACE"!!
But nothing has changed.
He's just as handsome.
If not, more so now.
I got a glimpse of what he is like under pressure.
When he knew that something had gone horribly wrong, he was uncontrollable.
Then I started counting.
So did he.
By #4, he was calmly ticking off numbers without even a whimper.
My son amazes me.
So here he is.
The new
and improved
Griffin Rockstar Allen.