Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Too Long!!

Wow, it has been a really long time since we have updated the blog, and an even longer time since I (Leigh) have posted anything!! So long in fact, that blogger is totally different and I'm completely lost! Please forgive me if this post is totally random (like this weird underlining that I can't figure out!) So, with that said...here is our summer so far...

Grey is like all 3 year old boys and wants to be outside all. the. time. We are constantly trying to find new things that he can do while we are out. Grey's cousin, Parker, came up with a great idea and made him his very own longboard!! Grey LOVES it and rides it all the time! Here are a few pictures of him riding...

Yes, I do make him wear elbow and knee pads. The helmet is a no brainer, and the others I make him wear because they are just too cute to pass up. :) 

We have also spent A LOT of time at my parent's pool. They are probably getting so sick of us! :) At the beginning of summer, Grey still had to be held and I wondered if he would ever have any type of independence in the pool...well, he totally does! :) He wears Parker's life jacket from at least 10 years ago and swims all over the place on his own! We are so excited and proud of this!  

And just for fun, here is a picture of Parker wearing the same life jacket...they are kind of twins. :)

This summer we have a pass to the zoo!! It has been so great, we have gone at least 6 times and Grey loves it more and more each time we are there. He is kind of a freak about animals these days, and it's so fun to see his excitement while we are there! His favorites? The ducks, flamingos, lions, and bears!

He also loves going to the splash park! At first I was pretty worried about letting his ride get SOAKED...but he is a kid, and needs to have fun! So it gets wet and we dry it off. So far, nothing crazy has happened to it. :) 
 He is a crazy person while he is in there. Going all over the place having the best time! I love that he can do a "typical" kid thing and have just as much fun as all of the other kids. This is the only picture I could find, sorry. :)

We also went to a the Grand Rapids Wheelchair associations bowling day. Grey had fun for the first game, but then just wanted to check the place out. So I followed him around the bowling alley for the next 40 minutes, it was awesome.  :)


I was able to go to the Spina Bifida Associations national conference again this year! This year it was held in Indianapolis and 5 of us from the Grand Rapids area drove down together. It is crazy to think that if Grey didn't have spina bifida, I most likely never would have met these amazing women. They have become some of my best friends and I couldn't imagine living this life without them. They "get" the things that no one else does, and understand me completely. And the best part... I would absolutely be friends with them even if our kids didn't have SB. :)
Here are a few pictures from that weekend...

I was also able to meet my friend Angie for the first time, although it felt like we had always known each other. :) Her youngest son, Palmer was born with spina bifida and he is a rockstar. Already, knocking the socks off of so many. Love that Thompson family!


Well, there you have it. Throw in the Fourth of July

and a few park trips and that has been the first half of our summer!

We hope that you all are enjoying your summer as much as we are!! 

We are already gearing up for the second annual Stroll 'N Roll event that is coming up on Sept. 22!! Emily and I are working hard on making some changes to make it the best event that we can! We will keep you all posted!! 

Much love from the Gibbs family!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

lunch time

So not to long ago grey and I were having lunch at the table,  I went to get some more milk and came back to this...

He was thoroughly confused. haha :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Grey and the Baby Evan's

Ladies and Gentleman we introduce "Grey and the Baby Evan's!"

First ever performance...Brilliant!


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Break!!! (part 3 of 3) Disney World

From the minute we left our house to go to the airport Grey had it in his head that we were off to see Mickey mouse...which was true, however he didn't realize that portion of the trip was at the end of the week. So you can imagine the anticipation that was created throughout the week! Finally we headed to Orlando for the last 2 days of our trip and it didn't take long to spot one of Grey's friends at the hotel.

Here he is, he spot Mickey Mouse from a far.

There he goes, off to see him.

...and he found him. Sure it wasn't the "real" Mickey Mouse, but this one was HUGE.

Loves it!

So we were off to Disney World and the very first ride we went on was the MAd TeaCup ride. Grey love it, and went on it 3 more times...
Thats the top of his head...trust me he had a smile on his face!

This was on the Winnie the Pooh ride, and basically how his face looked the entire day. He was in awe!

Flying Dumbo ride! Another on of his favorites.

This was kind of a surprise, but Grey actually loved the Carasoul. He doesn't even like the horsey ride at Meijer.

Grey and I hitting the race course. We won...naturally.

Here he is, late afternoon...completely exhausted at the dinner table. What a Day!

Oh and yeah The Magic Kingdom is still pretty "Magical" even me. :) love Andy, Leigh, Grey

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Break!!! (part 2 of 3) The Pool

Well it was my hope that because i split these vacation photos up in 3 sections i would get to them faster...not exactly as planned, but here they are nevertheless.

When we had swallowed enough salt water in the ocean we headed over to the pool, which was surprisingly only occupied by us the entire time, and was great.

Heres Grey all decked out and ready for the pool!

Grey checking out the pool, making sure its up to his standards.
Grey loved the pool...almost as much as the ocean!

Mommy and Grey loving the pool! 

Part 3 to follow soon...(hint it includes Mickey Mouse)

love to all,

the Gibbs'

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Spring Break!!! (part 1 of 3) the beach

For the 3rd year in a row our family was lucky enough to travel south to Florida and enjoy a wonderful time in some amazing weather. Also, this year we were gonna carve out a couple days and hit Disneyworld. Leigh and I were probably more excited to see how excited Greyson was gonna be when he got there.

But first, it we spent some time on the beach. ahhhhh.

yes it was our very own, at least for a week.

Admittedly, the things Grey can do on the beach are limited, however that did not stop him from having a GREAT time. Here he is with some of his "Friends."

Grey and I pondering Life...

Grey and his cousins waiting for the next wave to come in. Kendall's there to make sure he doesn't get washed away from the tide coming in. But if you didn't know that it just looks like she loves him and wants to put her hand on his back. haha.

I think he saw a shark! (or just a wave, both would have made him pretty excited)

Here's Grey surfing on his "surfboard" with Pop. If it was up to him this is what we would have done all day! he LOVED the ocean and loved riding the waves.

Having this kidding pool down by the beach was great...until the tide came up and nearly took Grey out to sea. haha

Ok, the next section is THE POOL...stay tuned!

Love to all,

Andy,Leigh, Greyson