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 […]
Dear Sweet Son, Your fifteenth month was a busy one. And it was all about family. You were born into a great one, bud. I hope you always know how lucky and loved you are. Just one day after Thanksgiving, we picked up your furball sister, Lucy. And it took you no time at all […]
I’m exhausted. And in love. We brought Lucy home on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and the first two days were challenging, but happy ones. Nick and I shared responsibilities and split our attention between our two kids. Nick slept downstairs with Lucy — sometimes on the floor with one hand inside her crate. And he […]
Dear Sam, Since you turned one, I have been reluctant to call you a toddler. But this month there is no denying it. You are independent and opinionated. You test your limits. You are busy and always babbling. You are a toddler. Your daddy and I agree that this is our favorite age so far. […]
Dear Sam, It feels like just yesterday that we were counting down the days until your first birthday. And I told everyone who asked that you were “almost one,” and then that you “just turned one.” Now I have to say “thirteen months!” Wow, what a month it has been. You are now a toddler! […]
Happy Halloween from our little blue-eyed puppy. We hope your bags are filled with lots of treats!