Friday, September 29, 2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Apple and Pumpkin picking



We brought Sam for his first official New England fall outing today. He seems to love being outside (imagine that, I think he is just like his Daddy:) We had so much fun and it was such a beautiful day. We picked two bucket fulls of apples, and I plan to make Matt some applesauce as he really enjoys it. He unfortunately is back in school now, so that stinks to not have as much time with him. I definitely look forward to the day when he is done, as I am sure he does as well. Sam got weighed yesterday and is 9lb 50z!!! Getting so big...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

2 month check up




We had Sam's two month check up today. He is not on the grow curve yet but the doctor is thrilled with how he is doing. He is now 8lb 20z and is 20 3/4 inches long. He has grown almost 3 inches in two months!!! I think that he will be tall like his daddy. He is starting to smile at us occasionally, not sure if it is on purpose though. It is so cool though. He got three shots:( The first one he didn't cry at all but the last two he was a mess, but as soon as I picked him up he was instantly calm. In other news my dad, Grandpa M is finally not afraid to hold him, now that he is bigger. Grandma W loves that Sam came to see her at the camp ground.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Uncle Dennis is going back to Colorado




Today Dennis had to leave and go back to Colorado. It is so sad to think that Sam is 8 weeks old and he won't see his Uncle Dennis again until he is around one year old. Dennis will be returning to Iraq next month for his second tour of duty. It sure would be nice if he didn't have to go, but we totally support him and the good he is going to do over there. Anyone who is reading this please keep him in your prayers continuously

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Dedication





Samuel and Dasanee got dedicated together today at our church. We wanted to do it because Dennis was home and would be able to be here. My sister in law Tracy sang the song that meant so much to me (and still does) throughout my pregnancy "Trust Me" by Crystal Lewis. She made it so special for us. We also were asked to give our testimony about the miracles that God performed keeping Sam safe. It was such a beautiful day. And afterwards Dennis had a welcome home barbecue, and in a few weeks he will be returning to Iraq.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Trip to Florida





We haven't written in a while. Sam and I flew to Naples Florida for a week to visit my cousin Kerry and her family. Kerry has two boys and is expecting a third child in another month or so. It was nice to get away. The weather was beautiful, and we just basically did nothing. It was nice to not have any responsibilities except for taking care of Sam. I put him in a swing for the first time and he loved it. It was a little crazy at the airport though. Because of security issues or whatever, they made me dump out Sam's breast milk that he was actually drinking in the airport!!! I was quite annoyed but I guess if that keeps us safe it is worth it.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Uncle Dennis is home



Today Sam got to meet his Uncle Dennis for the first time. It has been so hard to have Dennis be so far away throughout the pregnancy. And now next month he will be redeploying to Iraq for another year. He was nervous to hold Sam at first but then he fell in love with him. Sam was pretty comfortable with him too. He's getting huge compared to how big he used to be, he must be around 7lbs or so now I think.