Inedible Favorites – Luke 2.5 years & Griffin 4 Months

by Erin

After fattening myself up in Seattle I flew south to LA to meet my newest nephew for the first time, Griffin! Unfortunately both he and his older brother Luke were asleep upon my arrival but that didn’t stop me from sneaking a peak and instantly melting. I had to resist the urge to snap photos right then and there. Little did I know how many opportunities I would have to capture Griffin’s angelic face while he slept. Exhibit A: captured while at the grocery store. So much hair. So much eyelashes. So much cuteness!

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Family pile up! Kate (their mom/my sister-in-law), Luke, Griffin and Indy the cat


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These painting-coloring books rock. Little brushes filled with water magically change the white to color.


This year was also Luke’s first time trick-or-treating and came up with his and his dad’s (my brother) costumes all on his own – toolbox and worker guy! He is obsessed with construction vehicles and tools and he was the happiest little tool box that ever did live. While trick or treating he kept yelling “Candy! Candy! I got candy!” and we had a difficult time convincing him to put the first few pieces he received into his bag. The next day he was still playing with his toolbox costume and his styrofoam saw and hammer while enjoying a lollipop from his loot.


We also managed to squeeze in some eating between cuteness overloads. We cooked sweet potato gnocchi, turkey burgers, chorizo quiche, a variety of pizza, and went out for Mexican, Chinese, and burgers. How about a tater tot cheeseburger and some root beer on tap? While trying to drink a bunch of the root beer I acquired in Seattle you’d think the last thing I would order would be root beer, but you’d be wrong. I even got a milkshake afterwards. Gotta cap off the fat kid week right!

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Another family pile up! Dad, big brother, and little brother.

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More cute sleepy faces! I also need to point out that his little hoodie not only has bear hears, but says “bear hug expert” on it.

Side note: Has it ever occurred to you how completely helpless babies are? Evolution definitely chose a higher functioning brain over baby-survival skills. They can’t walk or even hold on to their parents like many other creatures in the animal kingdom. It’s a good thing human parents are (usually) nurturing. Pardon my nerd moment.

But anywho, I hope you enjoyed your dose of cuteness for the day. I’m not sure when I will get to see them next but hopefully it won’t be later than Luke’s 3rd birthday in 6 months. Cannot believe he is almost 3 already and shortly after that will be Griffin’s 1st birthday. And in between there I turn 30… ah!



Kate November 7, 2014 - 9:57 pm

I love these! I may be a tiny bit biased but I just went through and read all your inedible favorite posts and I love every one!! I love that you have been around for the big events :)

spiffycookie November 7, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Me too! :-D

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 5, 2014 - 12:49 pm


2-Nerd and baby-lover that I am, I know exactly why human babies are so helpless: developmentally they’re still fetuses until about 1. Due to our large brains and our small pelvises (because of the whole walking upright thing) if we let babies gestate as long as would really be best, they’d never get out. SO we birth them when they’re still very helpless. This is also how things like monogamy and father parenting and stuff have become a thing because those little helpless babies need a lot of people to help take care of it!

The end :P

spiffycookie November 5, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Haha yes! Thank you for this educational tidbit.

Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog November 5, 2014 - 10:58 am

Sounds like you had an amazing week!! Your nephews are ADORABLE :)

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker November 5, 2014 - 10:44 am

Okay, your family makes the CUTEST kiddos. That last picture is totally melting my heart! And it’s so cool to me how much the older bro looks like you / your side of the family! He is such a mini-you. =) So glad you had a great visit!

spiffycookie November 5, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Thank you! People often think he is my child and I’m okay with associating with his adorable genes.


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