Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bestest Friends

Griffin has always had an aversion to his bed. Ever since he moved from the crib to his "big boy" bed, he would find his way into someone else's bed (ahem...mine). Occasionally, he would try and climb into Maddox's bed, but that would usually turn into Maddox throwing a fit and Griffin right onto the floor. But, recently, Maddox has started actually inviting Griffin to lay next to him to look at books. FINALLY, they like each other. Okay, I know they have always loved each other, but they're finally starting to act like friends and get along. I love it.

Of course I had to throw in a picture of Reese sleeping too. I wish she would be able to get the hang of this thumb business. I know she wants it, but usually she can't quite get it. Maybe if I coat it with honey.......Kidding.

Finally, I can see the world upright!

Hooray for the exersaucer. Reese is now big enough to sit in there and be happy about it. She's really starting to focus on toys and reach for them. But I really think she just likes to watch the boys play and not be worried she's going to be stepped on. 
And just in case you were wondering, that would NEVER happen.

Her skin coloring and hair is exactly like Griffin's. For some reason, in pictures, they both look like red heads. But in person, it's not even close. Actually, she has really dark brown hair. Not that I have anything against red hair, cause I don't, but she just doesn't have it. 

Cubs Club

Back in September, we started Maddox in Jiu Jitsu. It was a rough start (just about everything is), but he is doing awesome now. He goes twice a week and is in the Cubs Club at Impact Jiu Jitsu. The class age is 4-7, and even though he is the youngest, he doesn't seem to even notice. The older kids help him out and he just enjoys running around and wrestling the kids. I told him to show me some moves, and this is what we got. 

Of course with every new move came an angry "Ka Yah", followed by a kick and a karate chop.

Check out their website, they do a great job! Impact Jiu Jitsu

I'm really surprised at how great his class is because they don't just focus on the physical part, but they really learn about building character, focus skills, and respect. And he comes home exhausted and ready for bed. That's the BEST part.
But, I do have to remind him (a lot)  that Griffin is NOT in Jiu Jitsu, and that he shouldn't practice his "moves" on him. Example, Griffin does not want to be thrown to the ground and sat on.