Tuesday, September 6, 2011

all about sam...

This is a big week for my "baby"! He's growing up, and I'm having a hard time accepting that he's turning FOUR! Yes, my baby is 4 today. Having no kids under the age of four is the weirdest feeling ever. For so long, they were ALL UNDER the age of four. I mean, they might as well just go to college now. GEEZ!

The beginning of September is a big time for birthdays in our family- My mother-in-law and sister-in-law also have birthdays this week! So we had them for a visit this past weekend, and had a fun celebration. Sammy requested "strawberry cake," so I made an incredible (especially for my first try) pound cake and topped it with strawberries and ice cream. I need to avoid baking this cake in the future, because I believe I ate half of it. Oops. 

MarMar, Aunt Hannah, Sam, and most importantly, a new thomas train...
Then it was time for the big birthday morning... ready to celebrate.... sort of...
Check out their sleepy "adjusting to the light" faces before opening Sam's present... hilarious :)

Spencer the train! Victory!

happy boy on his birthday! 

Not only is Sam now FOUR, he also started school today! He was so confident and strutted right in. I was feeling so sad to not have him with me for a few hours each week, but he is so, so ready. It's finally "his turn" to go to preschool, something he's been looking forward to for so long! Doesn't he look so grown up??? I'm in shock...

Well, there seems to be nothing I can do to keep my kids from growing up :). But I enjoy watching them develop into their unique little selves... there's nothing like it! I'm so proud of my kids... and we're having fun celebrating our sweet Sam this week. Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! Today (after celebrating Sam some more) Zach and I will have our first soccer practice. I'm glad Pete has more confidence in us than we do :). I'll keep you posted on how that goes... should be hilarious :). Happy Tuesday!


  1. Awww! Happy Birthday Sammy! Love & miss you guys!

  2. Hip hip hooray for Sammy! Such a big, handsome boy. You're doing a great job, Mama.