Posts Tagged ‘Sam’

We met Han and Steve at a park in Plano this weekend so I could take some pictures of sweet adorable Addi. I thought I would try to get a couple of the kids as well while we were there. I wasn’t expecting much but actually got some where they are all looking at me! Here are a few from the morning…


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I know I have been late with getting up the kids Halloween pictures (sorry Gabi).  They were so excited to be trick-or-treating that I could barely get them to stand still for any pictures.  I did get a couple though so here  are a few…

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Sam was so sweet!  He would wait so patiently in the wagon and then we would get him out every couple of houses.  He walk right up to the door, wait for us to knock and if they didn’t answer right away he would bang on the door until they answered.DSC_0041-9DSC_0044-7_edited-1DSC_0045-7DSC_0046-8DSC_0065-9DSC_0071-9DSC_0075-8

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I can’t believe I let the entire summer slip by without posting once.  You would think that with all the time off I would have managed to get a few posts done but there is my procrastinating mind for you.  Well we didn’t do much this summer.  We made it up to Michigan for a few weeks and celebrated Sam’s first birthday with family.  Neal graduated a couple of weeks ago from Lamar University with a Masters in School Leadership and last week Charlotte started kindergarten.

We had a great time in Michigan.  It is always nice to be able to spend so much time with our family and friends.  We never get to accomplish everything we want to in the three weeks that we are there, however three weeks is a long time to be away from home, especially with small children.  It was great to actually have a family birthday party for the first time.  While the party really ends up being for the parents, Sam had a great time eating cake.  We had a Superman cake designed for him and he got his own little cake to tear apart as well.DSC_0238-1DSC_0241-1DSC_0276DSC_0283-1DSC_0304-1

Besides the birthday party we were able to spend some time in the U.P. with Neal’s family.  Everyone except for Jonathan and Rachel were there so it was great for the kids to have the opportunity to play with so many of their cousins.

We also stopped at Neal’s grandmother’s house on the KY/IN border on the way there.  It was great to be able to visit for a little while.DSC_0018-9

We spent some time swimming at my dad’s pool…DSC_0088-1DSC_0113-1

and made it to Binder Park Zoo…DSC_0186-1

to feed the giraffes.DSC_0208-1

We also made it to the beach one day and it was actually above 80 degrees that day too!DSC_0523



Charlotte started kindergarten last week and she absolutely loves it!  She comes home everyday with a new story, she loves her teacher and is always so excited about everything.  I knew she would do great but this has been beyond my expectations.  Here she is on her first day showing off her backpack from Han, Steve and Addison and then Sofia couldn’t be left out of course. firstdaykinderDSC_0210-2

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We had a great Easter day.  The girls got lots of goodies from the Easter Bunny-their favorite being the lightsabers they received.  They have been asking for them for a few months now so I hope they enjoy them.dsc_0005-9dsc_0012-6I had to get a picture of the poor dog.  Sofia decided to cover her up with one of her baby blankets and Aslan just laid there for several minutes so I quick grabbed the camera, she just looked so pitiful.dsc_0022-3Then of course the fun for the evening…While the girls were getting ready for bed, Neal discovered Sam sitting on the dining room floor enjoying a piece of chocolate that Sofia had left low enough for him to get to.  When I came around the corner he just gave me the biggest smile and looked so proud.   I couldn’t help getting a couple of pictures of him, he just looked so adorable.dsc_0027-4dsc_0031-41dsc_0032-4

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We went to the park one of the days that Neal’s parents were here.  The girls got to play with their cousins, Taylor and Payton and we had a nice picnic lunch.  It was a good visit with his parents and wish we had more time with all of our family but we are looking forward to seeing everyone this summer.

Sam loves his carrier which makes things so much easier for me.  I love his face as he peeks out at people…dsc_0010-3We tried to set him down to play with the girls but all he wanted to do was eat the rocks so that didn’t last long…dsc_0065-1The girls went for a walk down one of the trails and then played in the rocks for awhile.  I got one of each of their cousins too.



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A Spider!?!

Surprisingly I haven’t mentioned much about Sam yet.  Well after the incident the other day, what a perfect time to do so.

Sam has been crawling for over two months now and one of his favorite things to do is crawl around the dining room table looking for food or anything else he can find to put in his mouth.  Needless to say, we have been quite busy keeping our floor clean.  The other day Sam was up to his tricks crawling around.  He was chasing after the girls’ soccer ball having a great time when Neal noticed him chewing something.  He went to go get him and sweep his mouth, figuring that it was just a piece of paper the girls dropped on the floor, but what a surprise he got.  Yup you guessed it, my sweet baby boy had a spider in his mouth.  It was absolutely disgusting.  I have heard the urban legend that we all swallow several spiders a year in our sleep but this took it to a whole new level.  He has gone from Superman to Spiderman.

I am glad we didn’t get any pictures of that because there is no way I want to remember the image of that spider on Neal’s finger.  I have been meaning to post some of the new pictures of Sam though.  I wonder what it is about babies dressed up as old men that makes them so cute…


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