Thursday, February 26, 2009


I'm back to being a little picture crazy.  Yesterday was a rough day with Sammy.  He is working on breaking a second tooth and was super crabby all day.  Not typical for him at all.  Here are pictures of the high point of the day. 
I wish this pictures was a little more focus since he is making the cutest face ever. 

Looking at this face almost makes me forgive him for peeing all over our bed later yesterday afternoon.  However,  it was on my side of the bed so he's still in a little bit of trouble. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sammy Photo Shoots

One of the most fun parts of having a baby is dressing them up and taking pictures.  The first two are pictures of the outfit Sam is going to wear for our family pictures in a few weeks.  My friend Shannen had the great idea of pairing the shirt I picked out with a tie.  She's our family stylist.  Luckily for me, our other friend Anya had pictures done last year and knew just where to find ties.  I found Sam's on Etsy.  The girl who made it for me is in Southern Utah and she made Sam's tie custom to match his outfit.  Her ties are so cute!  She even made it a "real" tie so that it could be tied loose.  Here is a link to her blog.  Thanks Jessica!!!

Ben likes that he is standing up in this one. He said it looks like he is getting ready to go somewhere . . . by himself. 

The next couple of pictures were taken one night while I was making a blanket for Sam.  Ben had a lot of fun using the scraps for baby dress-up.

Ultimate Warrior Sam

Burberry Chic Sam

Rambo Sam

This poor kid is going to hate us when he gets older.

Sammy 6 Months

Sam will officially be 6 months in just a couple of days. Because we love lists here is the Sam list and pictures.

  1. He's such a happy boy!  He laughs all the time and is super smiley.
  2. He's rolling front to back and back to front.  The funny thing is when he rolls to his front, he can't figure out how to get to his back, even though he has been doing is consistently for a couple of months.  
  3. The first tooth has poked through and the second is well on it's way.
  4. He loves to watch Baby Einstein, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Football. Yes, I am a bad mother and I let my baby watch TV.  
  5. Car rides are either super pleasant with him jabbering or sleeping in the back OR they are pure torture and he screams the entire time.  Item number 4 is coming in handy and we have put a DVD player in the car.  So ridiculous.
  6. He's a daredevil baby and loves to be thrown around and startled. 
  7. He sleeps in his own bed . . . all night  . . . for now. 
  8. He loves Daddy and gets super excited when Ben comes home.  He starts kicking and wiggling as soon as he sees him or hears his voice.  This is not very helpful when I am trying to put him to sleep.
  9. He is starting to scoot a little bit.
  10. He likes to growl at people, especially Uncle Kent.  

Friday, February 20, 2009

A non-Sammy post

I just found this website and I was so horrified/intrigued I had to share it

This is why you are fat

Enjoy getting a heart attack just looking at the pictures

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Saturday one of Sam's bottom teeth poked through!  The one next to it is well on it's way. Unfortunately for Sam, his days of finger biting are coming to and end.  The little tooth is sharp!!!  

Thank you soooooo much for all of the motherly advice.  I called Dr. Pete and got the go ahead on the ibuprofen.  Sleeping has gotten better and worse.  Now we can get a few hours at a time.  Until 3 am that is when he decides that it is time to wake up and play. . . for an hour.  Little Turkey!  Ben keeps telling him that he is going to throw him in the garbage.  We've started giving him cereal before bed in hopes of filling up his tummy.  He is back in his bed for the most part.  Let's just hope he stays there!

And as I type that, I hear little squawks coming from his room . . . 


You have to watch Grandma

Saturday Sam hung out with Grandma Dannelly while Ben and I went shopping for family picture gear.  While we were gone I get a text message from Bethany saying that Grandma is feeding my baby pineapple.  This really isn't much of a surprise since my parents are always giving him new food to try: pretzels, crackers, carrot sticks, celery sticks etc.  I guess that is what you do when you are the grandparent.  We didn't get to witness the feeding but I smelled pineapple on my son for the rest of the day.  Luckily, Grandma decided to give him some more at Sunday dinner.  Ben caught it on video. Unfortunately it was on my phone so you'll have to excuse the quality.  

Friday, February 13, 2009

Yup. I'm awesome.

So anyone who has tried to log on to our blog today has seen some CRAZY things going on.  That is because today I decided to finally delve into the world of digital scrap booking, Photoshop Elements and HTML.  All at the same time.  

This is the part where I brag.

Yes, we do have a new background.

Yes, it is fabulous.

And yes, I made it my very own self. 

Impressive aren't I?

Boom . . . roasted.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mommy Help Needed . . .

Alright, I know that almost everyone who reads our blog is a mom (or at least has a mom)  I need help!

Mr. Sam, the most precious baby in the world, has decided that sleeping through the night is no longer an agreeable situation for our household.  Every night since Saturday he has been up ever 1-2 hours.  The only way he will sleep longer is if he is sleeping right next to one of his parents. This creates a couple of small problems.  

First, Ben doesn't sleep if Sam is next to him.  Ben has to work and gets super frustrated when he can't sleep.  This leads to marital arguments.  I hate arguing and then I get weepy. 

Second, I sleep but not so well, if I have Sam. This also KILLS my right arm and shoulder. Additionally, any of you who know me very well realize that I am NOT a good person when I don't get enough sleep.  (I'm so bad that my mom HATED when I went to sleepovers as a kid because I would be a crab the rest of the next day) I hate being mean and then I get weepy.

Finally, Sam is his mother's child and is also a crab if he doesn't get enough sleep.  Then he has a rough day and I feel guilty and then I get weepy.  

Are you noticing a trend?

I think that I have discovered the underlying root of the issue.  Teething.  Two.  Right in front. 

Some of you may be thinking, "Get used to it sweetie!  You're a mom, quit your weeping." I understand that and normally the mommy trials don't get to me.  I'm just hoping someone can give me some survival tactics.  We've tried Tylenol, oragel and teething tablets with a little success.  Not much.  He is two weeks aways from 6 months and I would really like to give him ibuprofen.  Are we close enough? Should I let him cry it out in his crib?  Do I sacrifice my right arm and shoulder to the teething gods and just snuggle him all night and pray that someday he will sleep in his own bed again?