Archive for Sam Stories

Tiny Wonder Time at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

08.14.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories


The Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve (founded by wife of local golf legend, Arnold Palmer) is a 20-minute drive from our house, and they host a fantastic preschool program called Tiny Wonder Time. The program runs year-round on the third Wednesday of every month and costs just $1! Each session includes a story, a craft, an […]

Little Sprouts at Schramm Farms

08.12.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories


I love that Sam is approaching the age that he can participate in sports and science camps and organized activities. Yes, he still has a short attention span, but Schramm Farms does an incredible job entertaining and educating kids with their Little Sprouts summer program. We participated in 4 of the 12 weeks: Trucks and […]

What Sam Says: Volume 1

05.13.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]