Sam and I had the pleasure of joining our friends, Jenn and Dominic, last week for a morning at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. Sam was mesmerized by the robots … … and the trains. He begged to blow the whistle and tried several times to climb under the railing to get closer to [...]
Hey little buddy! Today you are 19 months and 9 days old. You keep Momma so busy that it’s become difficult to find time to write your monthly letters. But I don’t want to forget a single moment. In fact, I would love to hit the pause button and save this age forever. You have [...]
Same rocks. Same kid. Six months later. Happy 19 months, big guy!
I believe it’s finally safe to say that spring is here to stay. Daytime temperatures have barely dropped below 50 degrees, and we’ve even seen the 70s several days. Trees are budding and daffodils are blooming, and I can almost hear the hum of the lawn mower. Sam was barely big enough to truly enjoy [...]
Please tell me I’m not the only one whose iPhone is currently holding over 1,000 photos plus dozens of videos. Yes, it’s time to do some spring cleaning. Which means you get to enjoy a few videos from our wild and crazy and incredibly fun life. I created these short clips with the Vine app, [...]
Happy half-birthday to our sweet and silly Sam! It’s hard to believe that we celebrated your first birthday six whole months ago. It feels like just yesterday. And yet you have changed so much. You become more independent and more opinionated each day. Your current favorite word is “no” and you say it all the [...]
Dear Sam, Life sure is fun with you, kid. You make us laugh every day with your new tricks, and it’s amazing to see your personality really beginning to blossom. You are silly and sweet. You are a genuinely caring boy. You are adventurous. And you love to exercise your independence. This month brought new [...]
He works for milk and cookies, hugs and kisses, and bedtime stories. Pretty good deal, if you ask me. IMG 5464 from Emily Wiley on Vimeo.
Dear Sam, Here we are again, buddy. Winter in western Pennsylvania. It’s been cold, really cold. Last January, when you were four months old, you got your first runny nose. And now, at sixteen months old, you got your first fever. I suppose such things are inevitable when the temperatures are in the teens, and [...]
I know we are lucky. Aside from a runny nose here and a cough there, Sam has been almost entirely healthy since the day he was born. No ear infections, no fevers, no flu. I’ve heard the horror stories from other mommas, and I am grateful for Sam’s strong immune system. But he was bound [...]