Sam and I departed on Friday morning for our first solo road trip. The sunshine glistened off the green landscape and warmed my hands as they rest on the steering wheel. Hot hazelnut coffee sat in the cup holder and Brandi Carlisle streamed from the radio. Occasionally I glanced in the rear view mirror to [...]
Guess who cut two itty bitty teeth this week? And they arrived completely unannounced. Nick spotted one first, and I didn’t believe him until I stuck my finger inside Sam’s mouth and, sure enough, felt the slightly sharp edge. I was totally unprepared for this milestone and may have wiped away a few tears as [...]
You know I love a reason to take pictures of Sam. Enjoy our most recent photo shoot … and have a happy Easter weekend!
Dear Sam, Happy half birthday, buddy! Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that I held you in my arms for the very first time. Daddy sang “happy birthday” to you while the nurse counted your fingers and toes. And you stared up at me with those blue eyes that seem to get bigger and brighter [...]
In addition to the #febphotoaday prompts, I also took a photo of Sam every day last month. I used the Instagram and Photo 365 apps on my iPhone. Sure beats shooting with film and waiting for processing and printing, huh? Enjoy.
Sam’s four-month checkup (in January) was met with much anticipation. Because we knew it was time to talk food! For a couple who loves food as much as we do, we were excited to introduce it to our baby boy. We didn’t know what our doctor would recommend for this first stage of eating, but [...]
Dear Samuel, You are five months old! And this past month was quite an eventful one. It seems like you reach a new developmental milestone every day. You can grasp and shake a rattle. Pick up a plastic ring. Turn the pages of a book. Open and close the lid of a box. Spin a [...]
Dear Sam, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.” And there have been quite a few gray days this month. Welcome to January in Pennsylvania, buddy. But regardless of the snow and the freezing temperatures, and no matter if we don’t leave the house, your gummy grin [...]
Yes, I occasionally miss the regular adult conversations of my former life, but I don’t mind talking to this little guy all day, every day.