Archive for Sam Stories

First Day of Preschool

11.21.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories

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With a late September birthday, it was difficult to find a school that would take Sam this year. But I really wanted to get him into some sort of organized program. He has never spent time away from me, and I felt it would be beneficial to his social development. And, admittedly, I was looking […]

Superhero Birthday Party

10.14.2014 · Posted in Entertaining, Sam Stories

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Sam requested a “super party” months before his birthday. He asked for super capes for his friends, pizza, popcorn, and blue cupcakes. Easy enough! I spent every evening for about a month working on the capes. But they were well worth the time and effort! In fact, they are the coolest thing to come out […]

What Sam Says: Volume 2

10.05.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories

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Sam is imaginative and inquisitive, and sometimes I can’t believe the things that come out of his mouth. I encourage him to ask new friends: “What is your name?” But he prefers: “What your name is?” He also says: “Where you are?” and “Where it is?” I hear “why?” at least a dozen times every […]

Tiny Wonder Time at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

08.14.2014 · Posted in Sam Stories

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]