Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VBS 2014: Weird Animals

Last week we had VBS at church. The theme was "Weird Animals" and it was all about being yourself and understanding that God loves you just as you are, and that you should love others just as they are.

I was with the fabulous preschoolers once again, and they were adorable! We had a blast.

I have overheard Griffin playing with his toys this week and telling them the bible points ("you're alone Spider-Man? It's ok, even when you feel left out- Jesus loves you!"). Melt my heart!!! Love love love.










































- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Summer Adventures: 4th of July!

Ok I m only running about a month late here...

We spent the 4th of July out on Barren River Lake with the Porters, Broadys, Bosticks, Buntons and Moody's (with many more dropping in). It was a blast! A bunch of the crew went out on the pontoon boat and rode the shark. Then we all chilled, ate, and watched the fireworks out on the lake. It was so fun and relaxing!



























- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Saturday, August 2, 2014

App test

Just testing to see if this app is finally working again...







- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

Thursday, July 31, 2014

26 Weeks and Counting...

  • How far along: 26 Weeks
  • Total Weight Gained: 12 lbs so far
  • Sleep: Blah!!! I am having the worst pains when I lay down. Mainly in my hip and pelvic area. "Rolling" over is very difficult and is when I have shooting pains in those areas. And I am getting up at least once and sometimes twice to pee. Blah.  
  • Best Moment of the Week(s): Getting moved into our new house and seeing all of our baby stuff coming out of the attic. And best moment of last week- passing my 3 hour glucose test (i failed the 1 hr!)!!!
  • Movement: Oh yeah. He is an active little bugger for sure! 
  • Food Cravings: Nothing specific this week, just hungry!!! 
  • Food Aversions: Not really. 
  • Symptoms: Shortness of Breath, Have to pee constantly, cant bend over very well,pelvic pain, tired...
  • What I miss: Being able to breathe when I talk and not having a huge watermelon on my front side :-)
  • What I'm looking forward to: Fixing up the nursery, which might happen in a month or two... 
  • Other news: We finally got to move into our new house. I love it so much and will hopefully blog about it soon. VBS this week. One of the preschoolers is so memorized by the idea that I have a baby in my belly. I mean obsessed. Its hilarious.
  • Gender & Name: It's a Boy! And we finally decided on a first name- Grady! No middle name is decided upon yet... maybe Emmett... maybe Allan (griffins is Alan and spelled like Mr.Pate and his fam's. Adding the L would make it spelled like my dad's... we cant decide if thats too confusing or not. But I would like to have the family significance for each side).... maybe who knows???? 
Comparison Shot...

With Griffin
With Grady


Wow- the difference a year makes!

I cannot believe this little boy has changed so much in a year!!!!!!! 


Griffin Turns 3!


We had Griffin's 3rd Birthday Party a few weeks ago. Our little man is an animal lover, so he chose a zoo them for his party. Once again, Gammy Becky delivered in a major way! The decorations were amazing!! And she spent the two weeks prior in Europe. She is a pretty incredible party planner. 
 











Gammy Becky had the idea to do a "photo booth" area for the kids. It ended up being too fun. They were hilarious.
We had a craft table with some coloring sheets of animals and foam animal stickers. Kids loved it. So easy and kept them busy!
Gammy also brought some animal games for them to play!
I adore getting to see Griffin interact with his little friends at parties now. It is the sweetest, most chaotic and hilarious time!


Griffin's only living great-grandparent, Nanny Martha made it up for the party!

We just sat him on a table to open his presents, so everyone could see.
If you see Griffin regularly, you have probably noticed that the boy LOVES pockets and walks and stands around with his hands in his pockets. Its precious I tell you!








I cannot believe the kid is already three! To revisit Griffin's other birthday parties (and see what a great job Gammy Becky did at those) you can click here (One) and here (Two).