Have you ever heard this phrase? “Eating before one is just for fun.” Well, it is clear that our one-year-old now eats with purpose. He demands to eat when he’s hungry, which happens at least six times per day. He has developed preferences — cheese, chicken, bananas, blueberries — and loves to snack. He prefers […]
We did so much celebrating the weekend prior to the boys’ birthdays, that we were all a bit exhausted when their true birthdays arrived. But we still made them special. Sammy started off his first birthday with lots of snuggles for Mommy. Seriously, he snuggled with me for at least a half hour before we […]
Sam’s first birthday party was everything I wanted it to be. The decorations were simple: colorful circle garland, polka dot balloons, turquoise table runners, and photos of the birthday boy displayed on the mantle. The food was tasty (and round to fit the theme!): fruit + veggies, a cheeseball, meatballs in the crockpot, mini pulled […]
From the itty bitty baby we brought into this world one year ago to the almost walking, always babbling sweet boy who brings such joy into our lives.
Dear Samuel Woodford, You came into our lives one year ago on this day — with dark blue eyes, soft blonde hair, a sweet button nose, and a strong grip — perfect in every possible way. I was in love from the moment I held you in my arms. Your coos and grunts and babbles, […]
Dear Sweet Sam, Mommy is a few days late with this month’s post. But I promise it’s because we’ve been so busy and not because I’m trying to hang on to eleven months as long as possible. Though that part is also true. Have you really been here with us for almost an entire year? […]
Our mornings look a little like this. And this. Bedhead. Striped jammies. Hazelnut coffee. Gosh, I love this life.
Sam has been a fan of music since he was an itty bitty babe. We sway and rock to Joshua Radin, Alexi Murdoch, and Adele. We dance around the kitchen to A Hop, Skip, and A Jump and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. We may even sing along to Call Me Maybe. And […]
Dear Samuel, Time is marching forward. Day by day. Month by month. How is it possible that we’re quickly closing in on your first birthday? You are such a sweet little man, Sam. My love for you swells with your smiles and your neck squeezes, the way you pat my back and rest your head […]
Dear Sweet Sam, You are nine months old today. Hooray! Everything calls for hand clapping these days. You knock over a stack of blocks? Yay, Sammy! You finish your tortellini? Way to go, buddy! You pull your pacifier out of your crib? Let’s celebrate! Life is just so much fun. I hope you always appreciate […]