With life going by so quickly, I can barely remember what day it is. I fear the little things that happen in our day to day life will be forgotten, so I am making an effort to journalize them.
A few mornings ago we were awoken by Samson's morning squeals and crib conversations as always so I walked into his room to get him up. He was still laying down with his beloved binki in his mouth, clutching his zebra in one arm, and Bee in the other. He looked up at me, smiled and said, "Happy". I about died.
Unfortunately, I couldn't catch this one on camera although I desperately wanted to! Sam was in his porch swing one sunny afternoon, with Tadd and I inside on the couch (with the door open, and blinds up of course). His swing has a lap harness and a tray that clicks into place. With the monkey of a child that I have, I always use both restraints...luckily. We suddenly heard Sam panicking on the porch calling for me, so I looked out the window to find he'd unclipped the tray, and pushed it away, then somehow flipped his swing forward so he was facing the ground, tightly secured by his lap harness, but absolutely freaked out. I couldn't help but laugh hysterically the whole time I was rescuing him.
More remembrances to come...
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Newest niece (on the Peterson side) joined our family December 30th, 12 days early. We like to call her Jon and Haley's tax baby!
Group text among the family that still brings tears to my eyes when I see it. There is nothing, nothing, more special in this world than the delivery of a brand new baby.
Megan and I took it upon ourselves to overload the new(again) parents with treats at the hospital!
Darling little Claire, a darker-haired replica of older sis, Addie.
Sweet little button nose!
We soaked up as much of Christmas break as we could, and enjoyed each others company, lots of family time, great food and played with Sam's new toys.
Walked in on this Christmas night, and about died.
The kid may have gone on a few caffeine benders.
I guess we played with Tadd's toys too. :)
Oh, that belly.
Insisted on Dad's new remote control truck accompanying us to Grandma and Grandpa's.
That Violet girl and her love of food. So adorable.
Watching nephew Jack beam with pride as he read to his brother and aunt's was the sweetest thing.
Mom's UNREAL bread pudding.
Sprinkles cupcakes brought by Internet Jessica. She's real.
Leaving Mom's one evening at 3AM after a lot of chat-chat-chatting. We girls do it good.
Chuck E. Cheese's. Where a child gets his wiggles out, and contracts many communicable diseases.
Off roading like a champ
Taking Miss Nora out for a cruise.
Surrounding himself with fun, new things to play with.
These magnetic letters have been so fun for Sam, and has sparked an interest in the alphabet. Repeating the alphabet after us has become a fave around here.
Um, am I seriously posting this in March?
We attended my parent's sacrament meeting in the early afternoon, and then waited for everyone else to arrive for the rest of the festivities, while Samson napped the afternoon away.
There was much spoiling that evening by grandparents and aunts n' uncles.
And much sharing (sometimes forced) among the cousins with their new gifts.
Remote control train Mal and Nick so thoughtfully gave Samson so he and Tadd could play with it together!
We had an excellent Christmas this last year, and felt very blessed to be among so much family!