Starting early, huh?
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
This is all that's left of Sammy's darker hair. A mullet. She has peach fuzz all over the rest of her head. If she continues like this, it will take a very long time until we will see any length whatsoever. You can see the fuzz in the light. It's, oh, about 1/32" long. No braids yet.
Friday, August 29, 2008
And for Sammy's first Christmas? She'll recieve her very own Quiet Bear, to join the QB Family. I have included a song that brought me to tears many years ago. It was a SEQUEL to a song the same singer did years before and when I heard the sequel, well, those who know me...gulp....sob. It ALWAYS reminded me of my own Christopher Robin and his Pooh, aka Christopher Winton and QB. Click on Life's Soundtracks and the song title is "Return to Pooh Corner".
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ah..Mommy? I think I remember this....Is this Nurse Ratched?
It IS NURSE RATCHED!!! EEEOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! Four shots!
Crap...hold me, Mommy!
Officially: 14 pounds, 15 oz. 25.5 inches long.
Monday, August 25, 2008
These are a few of the sayings my mom would use in reference to kids. When Sammy had on her little green onesie this morning, she reminded me of a little green froggie. And so with that, what sayings were used in your family?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The elusive rollover...much discussed...never seen yet by Mimi or Grumpa or YOU! Sammy rolled over officially last Friday and has not performed in front of a camera for it. Until now....watch and behold! (um, and oh, yeah, she's a YouTube baby)
Representing the US, is gymnast Samantha Hayden who will now do a double flip, one legged half pike, two hip rotations on the mat in the all around floor exercise. She found her horizonal...She's going for the gold.....and SHE NAILS IT!!
She is 16 years old.
and 15 pds!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
A long time ago when Daddy and Auntie were little, little kids, one of them got the hiccups. This tickled the other so much that when they came to tell me all about the hiccups, the actual name got mangled into hipchops. And so it's been for the last two decades. Hipchops.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
This was at 3:58 pm...approximately 45 minutes after her birth. And the following picture is the first time Daddy held his daughter:
Mommy was still out of it and would be for a few days as all the heroin and cocaine and crystal meth they used on her found its way out of her system. She was drugged! And in a fair amount of pain, too. This is the earliest photo of Mommy and Sammy and it was taken at 6:57 pm. Mommy could have been holding a used tire, she was so OUT OF IT.
So there you have it. Yes, I teared up writing this, reliving those precious moments that will live in my heart forever. I'm sure that Nana and Grampa Ed get a lump too thinking of the day their little girl gave them a new little girl to love.
*HELLP syndrome. HELLP — which stands for hemolysis (the destruction of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count — syndrome can rapidly become life-threatening for both mother and baby. Symptoms of HELLP syndrome include nausea and vomiting, headache and upper right abdominal pain. HELLP syndrome is particularly dangerous because it can occur before signs or symptoms of preeclampsia appear.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
This sums up our family's reaction to dinner at Jackson Lake Lodge. YUCK. I keep banging my head on the counter when I think of us going there again. And encountering crap food again. The menu reads like heaven but the execution is more like hell. Internet, next year, please remind me, "Just say no to Jackson Lake Lodge" with a sledgehammer, ok?
Here we are at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis. Sammy is smiling at Mommy and Daddy because she knows that it is forced smiles. This golf course we have played before but you couldn't tell us that. Those stupid mountains distracted us, the course was a reverse course, the weather was hot, we couldn't find the 'on' switch on any of our golf clubs, and oh, yeah, the earth is flat. We kept calling her Naked Baby because she was only in her diaper. This was the first time that she managed a full 18 hole game. She was a trooper!!
And after all that fun, we went into town to shop and to take another obligatory photo in front of the town antler archway.
There are four archways on the town square. Each winter the Boy Scout troop takes a trip to the National Elk Refuge (about one mile from town) to gather all the antlers the male elk drop during the fall. After that, the BSA troop make repairs and fill in the archways.