~ Mike Grissom
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
~ Mike Grissom
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Kiki has grown and matured so much, and I want to acknowledge her very caring and devoted teachers (I’m not sure they would want me to mention their names, so I won’t, but they are terrific!).
I can see how much she LOVES her teachers by the way she interacts and talks with them. She is so curious and has a real passion for learning, which thrills me, and I know that has been cultivated during her time at school. I see such potential in this child, as does every parent, and hope the fire inside her only grows bigger.
We have to put so much trust in others who care for, and in turn influence, our children out of our sight. I couldn’t be more grateful that Kiki’s teachers encourage the students to be who they are while also being respectful and kind. And as much as the students love the teachers, it’s obvious the teachers love the students as well. Any time a story about Kiki’s (or any of the kids’) day is shared with me, I can see a genuine joy in the storyteller.
Kiki is also very lucky to have had a classroom full of bright and charming children that she calls her friends. We are delighted to have found such a wonderful school, and look forward to summer camps and the next school year. Change isn’t always easy, but it can be exciting, and I am sure she (and we) will adjust just fine.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The only thing we need is water...
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Allyson said the girls were great and had the best time. They did exactly as Sophie said they would "laughed, talked, played, and... slept!" The pictures the Balzuweit's took speak volumes.
Take a look at Allyson's blog for a better description of the nights events!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I won't even begin to try and put into words what it means to me to be a mother. Far more eloquent women long before me have written about the trials and triumphs of motherhood and I'll leave the task to them.
I will say that I will never be the same after having Kiki, and that is a good thing, and that my family means everything to me.
The Mother's Day celebration began at midnight for me because my loving husband just could not wait to give me the most beautiful and touching and charming and moving (you get the point) portrait that my friend Crystal photographed and had made for us. See his post below...
It is without question the best gift I have ever received.
In the real morning, Amir picked up Kiki from her first spend the night out party with her best friend Sophie(next post!), and served me breakfast in bed. That evening, we celebrated for the 3rd year in a row with Sophie and Jack's parents- our dear friends the Balzuweits at JCT. The dinner was delicious, the company wonderful, and the evening perfect.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Last stop, ice cream to try and keep her awake on the ride home and bribe her for all the errand running.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Having decided to err on the side of caution (especially since we don't know for certain who reads the website except our mothers), I'll simply say we had just the right amount of fun and include the safest pictures :-D!
Tiffany's sister Brittany planned an amazing time for us, and I'm personally thrilled to be celebrating this momentous occasion with my friend.
We all made it home no worse for the wear, except for what I am convinced is a third degree sunburn.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Happy Anniversary Sweetheart! I love you!
Yes, today marks four years that Cynthia and I have been married. It really is amazing how time flies when you're having fun. We just talked about it the other night and we are both shocked that it's been that long. I know we have a long and happy future ahead of us and I am very excited about that.
Here's a picture from the honeymoon taken on the beach at sunset. We stayed at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida and had an amazing time.