For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday night fun

I don't usually post twice in one day, but I snapped a few pictures of Sam before supper, and they were too cute not to post.

Which hat do I choose?  He went back and forth between these two hats.

Sam stood in front of the fan outside Bobby's shop.

Fun with Pop and Linda

We've had such a good weekend.  It started Friday afternoon in the carport.  Sean and I sat there while Sam played with all his toys.  Then, Saturday morning, Pop and Linda arrived.  Sam opened his Easter basket, Sean grilled hamburgers, and we spent most of the day outside playing with Sam. Today was church, lunch with the Longs, and more playing outside.  Great weekends like this one make it hard to go back to work on Monday.  

Saturday morning...They were watching some sort of car show.

Sam opening his Easter basket

This was after his nap.  He didn't sleep long because he knew
Pop and Linda were here.

Trying to wake up Pop

Showing Linda his boo boo


He had to have a taste.

No day is complete without a hat.

Cruising with Pop

Giving Pop a high five

He got some underwear in his Easter basket, and Sean put them on
after his bath last night.  He liked them!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

21 Months

Sam is 21 months old today.  Sean and I say all the time that he may not say much, but he has tons of personality.  That personality keeps us on our toes, and it keeps us laughing. He is so much fun! He has learned a few more words this month, like soap, hat, Nay Nay (his name for Genise next door), What's that?, milk (although it sounds nothing like the word milk), socks, shoes, mine, flashlight, and I'm sure there are more.  He thinks it's funny when he climbs up in your spot on the couch when you get up.  Speaking of climbing, he climbs everywhere.  He's broken several glasses and plates that I've left on the kitchen table.  He is still OBSESSED with being outside.  He still lets me cut his hair, although I've had to cut it while he's in the bathtub when he is distracted with the toys.  He loves to get in the car and pretend to drive.  He has finally shown more interest in balls, and he loves to throw them to us. I could go on and on.  

It's hard to imagine what life was like before our Sam. And we're about to add another one to the mix.  I'm 34 weeks today.  I feel good, but I'm having a terrible time sleeping, and I'm hot just about all the time.  The baby is moving around like it's his job, which I love.  It can be uncomfortable sometimes, though.  We can't wait to meet our little one.

He was pointing to something he wanted to eat this morning.

He found his old chewther I had for the baby.  

At least I got the duck in the picture.  He no longer sits next to
the duck and smiles like he used to.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Following Daddy

Sam spent all day following his daddy around.  He woke up hollering for Sean, and he never let him out of his sight after that.  It was so cute.  We went to the grocery store early this morning, and then Sean mowed the yard.  Mid-way through, something broke, and thank goodness Sean knew how to fix it.  Sam had to help Daddy fix it.  After Sam's nap, Sean washed both of our cars.  Of course, Sam had to help him with that, too.  It was a great day!

This was earlier in the week when we were playing outside.

While we were cooking supper, Sam decided to have a little party with his stuffed animals.  He played with them in the hall for about 20 minutes.
His face was filthy from washing the cars with Sean.

One of my favorite pictures ever!!!  I love to watch him play.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Birthday, Daddy Bill!

I was terrible about taking pictures this weekend.  But the ones I did get were cute.  I was a little sad that I couldn't make the trip to Jackson to be with my family, though.  They all got together to celebrate my grandfather's birthday.  I so wish we could have been there, but there is a baby sitting right on some nerves, and a ride in the car was not in the cards this weekend.  Happy Birthday, Daddy Bill!!  We missed being there with you today.

Daddy Bill and Sam (August 2012)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend in pictures

I know I say this every Sunday, but this has been the best weekend.  I spent Thursday and Friday sitting all day at a literacy conference, so I was so thankful for great weather.  We spent most of the weekend outside running around, strolling through the neighborhood, and laughing at Sam.  I even had to bust out the short sleeves and shorts for him yesterday afternoon.  I had great intentions of cleaning the house, but it didn't get done.  And I was totally fine with that.  The pictures tell a better story than I can, though.  

Hanging out in Daddy's truck

Sam and Bobby were in deep conversation.
Sam will listen to anything he says because Bobby gives him suckers.

wearing Bobby's hat

Bobby taught Sam how to stomp his foot.  Now he does it every time he sees Bobby.

More stomping

Sam discovered the windchimes next door.

Running down the hill...It never gets old.

Sam loves finding things and bringing them to me.  He found a piece of steel
on Sean's trailer.

He picked a flower and brought it to me. Melt my heart!