Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Half Birthday, Sam!!!



Sam,

You are the light of our lives.  You've brought us so much happiness from the very moment we knew you existed.  Today you turn six months old.  We're half way to your very first birthday!  The last six months have been such a great adventure and we are so excited for all the new adventures that are waiting for us as we watch you grow.

We love you, Nugget.

Love,

Mommy and Daddy

Friday, March 23, 2012

Marching Right Along...



I've been such a slacker lately with blog posts!  It's not that there's nothing to update you on...because there is plenty!  Sam is changing more and more every day. 
  • He knows when you're being silly and will flash you big grins when you dance around or make funny faces.  
  • He LOVES when you snap your fingers while you sing.  
  • He laughs so hard at the strangest things...the other night when I was eating dinner, he was sitting on my lap and let out the hardiest belly laugh each time I would put food on my fork.  I still have no idea what he thought was so funny, but John and I got a huge kick out of it.  
  • He's a little roly poly and rolls all over the living room floor now...although, he still only rolls in one direction.  haha!  
  • His favorite foods - hands down - are squash and sweet potatoes.  Although he's developed a strong liking for avocado mixed with banana (but he doesn't care for either of those things separately...only when they're mixed together).  Tomorrow we're trying pears...we'll see how that goes.  
So what else has been going on in March?  Check out some photos below...more to come soon (and videos).  Next time I won't be such a slacker in posting these...I still have so many photos on my phone to go through too.  I'll catch up... eventually.


Sam met his cousin Dylan...and Clifford.


Ugh!  I wish they lived closer...how cute is this?!?
Dylan, (Clifford), Aunt Angi, and Sammy

Sam became a belly sleeper when he started rolling over.  Pretty much at five months old on the dot he started doing this...and Mommy lost a lot of sleep that first week constantly checking to see if he was breathing.  These doctors have scared me out of my mind warning against belly sleeping and SIDS...I just have to keep reminding myself of all us kids that grew up being put on our stomachs to sleep and we're all fine!
The good thing about him sleeping on his stomach?  Ever since he started doing this, he sleeps through the night EVERY NIGHT!  It's great!!!
 
The bad thing about him sleeping on his stomach?  This means he rolls all over his crib and little arms and legs get stuck in the rails sometimes and he wakes up very angry.  haha!
I love these toes.


 
Helping Daddy on the computer...notice he has his own keyboard (not plugged in).  He loves beating on the keys.  lol

Aunt Nicki came to visit!!!

Hey Mom!  She's stealing my food!
While she was here, Aunt Nicki got an awesome new haircut!!!
Here's the video of the haircut...this has been talked about for YEARS and she finally did it!!!  :D

Mmmmm....avocado!

On a side note...look at this massive horse fly I found the other day...thank God it was outside!

All done with my nap!

Sammy!
Hi Mom!

Practicing sitting up

Let me out!

...please




Sam LOVES Chandler.  Chandler gets WAY more smiles and giggles than John and I do on any given day...and he doesn't even have to try!!!

This looks tasty!
Yum...blankie!

Grammy...I'm so glad you made this blanket for me to eat!
What are you doing, Sam?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nugget Turns Five Months Old!

Ok...this post is about a week late, but I have a fairly good three-part excuse.

1) February doesn't have enough days.
  I usually take nice photos of Sam on the 30th of every month (his monthly "birthday") and post them on the blog...well then February came along and, leap year or not, it fell short and messed me up.

2) We had company in town.  I'm not sure if this is a valid excuse...but this is supposed to be a three-part excuse, so it will have to do.

3) My camera was dead and I couldn't find my spare battery and charger.  Yes...I have more than one camera, but my favorite one was dead...I finally found the charger in my desk drawer.  Who would've thought to look there.  ;)


Without further ado, here is my handsome five-month-old:

Oh...and by the way...I gave birth to my husband.


Yeah...it doesn't sound right...but it looks to be true.  Daddy is a little older than Sam in this picture, but the resemblance cannot be denied.

Some people say he looks like me, but I think the only thing he gets from me is maybe the shape his eyes and eyebrows take when he smiles...



Here's some more pictures of our big boy five-month-old:


He loves grabbing those toes.


Really, dude?

He was desperately trying to grab my camera in this picture.  It required all of his focus...and apparently his tongue.
This also shows his sheer determination to grab the camera.  LOL

And looking back:

I took his five month photos on the same chair where I took his one month photos...It definitely made me reminisce about how far my sweet baby has come in just four months.