Monday, September 24, 2012

Two of the cutest people I know . . .

When Sam was about 6 months old we had darling family photos taken by Utah photographer Jessica Kettle.  She did a lovely job.  So lovely that I have a GIANT copy of this photo hanging in my living room.
I knew that if I ever had another child, they would also need a shot taken at the same age.

Originally I had planned to take Dannelly and do a full-blow shoot with her.  However, today we were playing during Sam's rest time and she presented me with this sweet little face.  

Giant eyes? Check.  Cute little lips?  Check.  Perfect baby? Check!
I think I have my shot.  :)

Oh, and we have teeth. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Princess Sam

Sam's teacher texted this photo to me on Friday.  Apparently Princess Sam got busted for swiping toys from his friends.  Ms. Laura assured me that a princess dress is a developmentally appropriate choice a 4 yr old boy.  

He looks so sad.  

And so pretty.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sam's Dog.

Sam and I had the following conversation on Wednesday.

Sam, "I have a doggie."
Mom, "You do?!  What color is your dog?"
Sam, "White."
Mom, "Where does your dog sleep?"
Sam, "In my bed."
Mom, "What's your dog's name?"
Sam, "Great Wolf Hanson."
Mom, "Like Great Wolf Lodge?"
Sam, "Yup.  Great Wolf Hanson."


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nerd Love

Sam loves to wear glasses.  Ben found some cute nerd glasses in the Dollar Spot at Target on Monday.  Sam thought they were "super cool" and everyone took turns wearing them and having their picture taken.  We love nerds at our house.  

Yesterday I was on the phone with Buddy and when I got off I looked over and saw this little scene.  This kid cracks me up.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dannelly 5 months

This little munchkin is 5 months old. 

This baby is rolling like a mad woman.  She can basically get anywhere she wants to go. Ben predicts she'll be crawling by October.

Our little princess is LOUD.  When she jabbers, she opens her mouth wide open to achieve maximum volume. Obviously, she's my child.

She's working on some teeth. We've got one that is getting super close and we are all ready for it to break through.

Dannelly is at her absolute cutest at 9:00 pm.  Ben says its the soft lighting.  I say she's just trying to get her crib curfew pushed back.

Missy also flirts with anyone who comes within 15 ft.  Her big smile and bright blue eyes earn her a lot of attention.

I'm sure you can see why people like her.

Monday, September 3, 2012

First Day of School

Sam returned to school and to the loving arms of Ms. Laura last week.  He was so happy to see Ms. Jill and meet his new teached Ms. Ann and his new classmates.  There are three boys in his class until they get some new friends.  He was a little sad that his friends (and Ms. Cory)  from last year had moved on to Kindergarten.  On Friday he saw them walking in the hall and said, "Hey friends!  Come play with us on the blue playground!"

Sam is so excited for another year of school.  Mom and Elly are excited for four hours of peace in the morning. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Sometimes you just have to sit down and take care of same paperwork. 
In your underwear. 

4 Years Old!

Last Sunday was Sam's official birthday.  After church, we came home and opened presents.  For the last month he has been telling us that he wanted a "marble game" for his birthday.  Here's a little video of him opening it.

As you can see it was a pretty awesome birthday.  

 Baby Sister enjoyed watching Sam open his gifts.

Sam doesn't like cake so we bought him an ice cream cake for his special day.  He was more interested in blowing out the candles than he was in eating the cake.  Oh well, mom and dad took one to the team and finished it off.  Dannelly may have helped.  

Happy Birthday Sam!  We love you!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sam's Birthday - Great Wolf Lodge

For our birthday/end of summer trip, we took Sam to the Great Wolf Lodge in Dallas.  We were a little concerned that he wouldn't enjoy it enough to merit the price tage but decided to give it a shot anyway.

Sam started off the morning by helping us pack.

Since Sam never wears clothing anyway, it would make sense that the only thing he packed was underwear and socks.  As in, all of his underwear and socks. All of our family on Instagram pointed out that this was logical for Captain Underpants. (Thank you Aunt Karen for that nickname.)

After packing he took a short break to hang out with Baby Sister.

They're buddies.

Ready to go!

Sam had a FABULOUS time.  

The indoor waterpark was great and just perfect for my fair skinned family.  Sam was disappointed that he couldn't go on the big waterslides but he had a great time on the slides he could do as well as the wave pool.  Here's a little video of Sam and Dad "crashing" into the waves.  I think we might need to plan a trip to the beach.