Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today Sammy didn't want anything to do with her crib this afternoon. After two attempts of her falling asleep in my arms, me gently, oh so gently, tip-toeing into the room to her crib, laying her down and backing out of the room...she'd wake up in 5 minutes. ok, fine. The next time she fell asleep, I laid her down in here. She slept for one hour. I almost laid down next to her she looked so comfy.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Funny doggy

Sammy was tickled by my little yorkie, Sadie the other morning...she giggled and giggled.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Itsy and Bitsy...Sammy's two new front teeth! They came in on Jan 25 and Jan 27. Yes, it's a bit hard to see them and her poor little mouth is still sore. But! They are there and waiting for more to show up.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tommy Tippy cup

Yes, we are graduating into cups now. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. But she sure does love playing with them! And, as always, quite fashionable in matching pants and cup.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Daddy kisses

Sammy is just getting the hang of giving kisses. Sometimes she'll kiss you, sometimes she won't. She's very fickle. Most of the time she gets distracted by something other than your pursed lips. Daddy has not recieved very many of these yet. So it was special that I got this kiss for proof.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Doctor's visit - Nine month check up

Last week, Sammy had her check up and guess what? Yea! No shots! (this time). She is in the 75% for her heigth..28.75", she's in the 75% for her head measurement..17.75" and this shocker, the 55% for her weight..18.8. She's taking after Mommy, long and lean, but the doctor said it's because she's more active now.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby proofing

It's been many a DECADE since Grumpa and I had to baby proof our home. Now that Sammy is a few minutes away from crawling all over the place, I started to look around to see what needed to be done.

1. See that pink bag? That pink bag that has about 10 separate items that either can cut or stab? Yeah, that has to be put up.
2. Cords....didn't have to worry about computer cables 28 years ago. What to do, what to do?
3. Dog toys. Eeewwwww. Get rid of the dogs.
4. Stairs. We didn't have stairs in our home when Daddy and Auntie were little but now we do. I need to block this off until she's old enough to do this without giving me a heart attack. Like when she's 18.
5. Cabinet locks. Oh how I hated these things before. I don't keep many of my cleaners beneath the kitchen sink, but the ones I do keep there...bad news. Time for those locks.

6. Electrical outlets. I am a survivor of stupidity. As a child I took a hairpin and jammed it into an outlet. I had burns all over the palm of one hand and one scorched outlet. So outlet covers, here we come.
Anything else I haven't thought of?

Friday, January 23, 2009

I didn't do it!

Let me be the first to tell you that I did NOT give this baby red licorce. Daddy did. But, boy, did she love it! And she only gagged herself once.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Entertain me

Mommy and Daddy? "I'm bored." Get used to this expression and the attitude. Mommy, you KNOW exactly what I'm talking about. I'm sorry. She gets this from you-know-who.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This many

Did you know that come April, I'm gonna be this many?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Hey, Internet, how you doin' today?

Monday, January 19, 2009


This is what Sammy would look like with Mommy's dark hair. It really makes her skin look WHITER if that were possible!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I don't know who wants to lay down on the blanket more, Mommy or Sammy.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Sammy is now half-way on her way to crawling! She's up on her hands and knees rocking back and forth. Now all of us parents know that the next step will be moving that one hand out forward and balancing. Mommy thinks that it will happen this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Oh, and enjoy that end bellyflop! And don't you just love the irritating pitch of our voices?

Friday, January 16, 2009

This face

Between 10am and 11am is Sammy's nap time. This is what I get to look at until she falls asleep. That usually takes about 5 minutes. Then I quietly lay her down in her bed. This is part of our morning routine. Oh, and take a bazillion photos of her. That, too.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dr. Mike and Dawn will be proud

Our dentist gave me this toothbrush a couple of months ago and said to start using it despite not having any teeth. Sammy, not me. Gah.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Grampa Ed got a chance to visit yesterday with Mommy and Sammy. As you can see, he had an AWFUL time.

And so did Sammy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Family Reunions

Sammy partook in her very first 'Y' Family Reunion this past weekend. Cousins from Australia, Utah, Oregon, and of course the bulk of them from here in Nevada all attended. This was one of the photos that Daddy took. We're all watching Daddy try to make it downstairs from setting the timer on the camera to out in from of all the people. The first time he didn't make it...the second time, well, you'll see.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Please take note, part 2

Um, yeah, she's finally wearing shoes that almost fit. She's taking after Mommy with her shoe size. As opposed to her length (she's four feet tall now) or her weight (18.10 on Monday and 19.4 on WEDNESDAY) THE SAME WEEK. Let me explain: the changing table is UPSTAIRS. She weighs a ton right now with a dry diaper...I'm waiting...let it sink in....yeah. Dirty diaper=additional weight/how much food she ate the day before. She eats A Lot. Mucho. Anyway, back to the shoes..PUMA, baby, PUMA.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Please take note

Yes, indeedy do...NO BIBS! Sammy has for some inexplanable reason decided to stop drooling all over herself. And us.

Friday, January 9, 2009


Sometimes, there are things that you can only tell your Daddy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sugar high

Daddy took this video last Sunday night after Mommy's birthday dinner out. No, it's not X rated! But Daddy explains why he took the video of Sammy...

Mommy and Daddy? Just remember what they say about 'payback'...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Feed me!

This is the face and the look I get when Sammy is hungry. The little baby bird mouth open wide eyed look. Mmmm...rice cereal and pears.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


This is what happens when you only take a 30 minute nap instead of a two hour nap.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Mommy's birthday

Yesterday was Mommy's birthday. Guess how old she is? No! You're wrong! She', I'd better not. She's getting a little touchy about these things in her old age. Anyway, her birthday dinner wish was to eat at the Melting Pot. Like we all need the additional calories coming off the holidays.

Thanks, Mommy, the diet I intended to start in May will now start today.

Sammy garnered all of our attention, per usual. Mommy got an extra special gift from Daddy. Auntie Kenna and Uncle Dave got her a purse hook to protect Mommy's expensive purses, and Grumpa and I got her....well, what would you give someone who's baby is this close from crawling all over the house? A carpet shampooer. Yep, we're klassy like that.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Daily pushups

I make Sammy work out with me every morning. She does the pushups, I count. Three sets of one rep each. I know it doesn't seem fair that she's doing the work and I'm only counting, but she has to learn sometime, right? And I make her balance that toy on her head, too. Sea World, watch out!

Happy Birthday, Mommy...I love you very much!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Yes, I can!

Sammy can now hold her bottle all by herself. Of course, it can only be the plastic bottles, not the heavy glass bottles. But, hey...she's getting stronger!

Friday, January 2, 2009


Currently, to the best of my knowledge, there are only three of us in the family that can do this: one eyebrow lift. My sister, Auntie Lynn, my daughter Kenna, and myself. But now...I took this photo and can it be? A slight disdaining lift of the brow? A look of, oh, I don't know, superiority? Not a 'come hither' look, but more of a 'get away from me' look? I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year's!

If you're slightly 'off' today, I'd suggest watching this later. This is Sammy at her most vocal. It just might send those daggers right through your brain if you stayed up late last night.