Archive for Sam Stories

What Sam Says: Volume 1

05.13.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories

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I have an ongoing notes file on my iPhone where I record all of the silly and surprising things that Sam says. The things that make me laugh and the things that leave me wondering, when did he turn into this little person with questions and opinions and an awesome sense of humor. To his […]

Letter to Samuel: 29 Months

02.28.2014 · Posted in Letters to Samuel, Sam Stories

29months

This face just looks like trouble. Rosy red cheeks from racing around the house. Chocolate on your mouth from the piece of candy you stole out of the snack cupboard. And one of three “super” shirts that you insist on wearing every day. Then there’s that silly grin and those bright blue eyes. And it’s […]

Letter to Samuel: 27 Months

01.03.2014 · Posted in Letters to Samuel, Sam Stories

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Whew. Between facing the final weeks of pregnancy, prepping for a house full of holiday guests, and disciplining an increasingly opinionated toddler, December was an exhausting month! But it was also magical and memorable. Let’s find out what our Mr. Samuel has been up to this month. {Photo Credit Mudpies N Butterflies} Likes: Curious George. […]

Letter to Samuel: 26 Months

12.10.2013 · Posted in Letters to Samuel, Sam Stories

26months

Likes: Puzzles, play-doh, sticker books, and craft projects. You still amaze me with your coloring skills — you switch hands to get the best angle and fill in tiny circles with your favorite colors (purkle, boo, red). You spend extended periods of time every day playing with your matchbox cars. You drive them along the […]

Halloween 2013

11.17.2013 · Posted in Sam Stories

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I realize that Santa arrived at the mall two weeks ago and at least half of you have already set your Pandora station to holiday tunes, but I must recap our Halloween for posterity sake. So here we go. We chose a simple costume for Sam this year — one that required no additional purchases […]

Letter to Samuel: 25 Months

11.04.2013 · Posted in Letters to Samuel, Sam Stories

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I wasn’t planning to write monthly updates after Sam’s second birthday, but there are just so many moments that I want to remember. And so here we go. Sam’s 25th month. Likes: Music. You love to sing and dance and march through the house with a drum strapped around your neck. | Water. We started […]

Transitioning our Toddler to a Big Boy Bed: Part 2

10.22.2013 · Posted in Sam Stories

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We had been planning to transition Sam to a big boy bed before baby sister arrives in January, but our little acrobat had his own timeline in mind. So we made the big move about a month before Sam turned two. Now here we are two months later, and I can honestly say that I […]

Transitioning our Toddler to a Big Boy Bed: Part 1

10.03.2013 · Posted in Sam Stories

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For the past year, life with our little guy been fairly predictable. Yes, we’ve had the occasional 2am wake-up call, the sidewalk face-plant that takes your breath away, the days he wants to consume nothing but cheese sticks and sweet tea, the temper tantrums in Target that cause you to abandon your cart in the […]

Weekend at Penn State

10.02.2013 · Posted in In Good Company, Sam Stories

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As a college student, I remember walking to Beaver Stadium after a morning of Miller Lites and hamburgers on the propane grill and smiling at the sight of little boys dressed in blue and white jerseys, throwing the football with their fathers. It’s a moment I’ve been anxious to share with my own family. And […]

Little Mr. Fix It Second Birthday Party

10.01.2013 · Posted in Entertaining, Sam Stories

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We celebrated our Little Mr. Fix It last Saturday with a very happy birthday party! I incorporated Sam’s favorite things into the party decor: tools, hard hats, balloons, and cupcakes. Or, as he calls them, “happy cakes.” Each little party guest received a tool belt filled with plastic tools and crayons, as well as a […]