Friday, April 30, 2010

Completely Occupied


The sandbox was a birthday present from Nana and Papa and the wheel barrow was from Auntie Sheena and Uncle Kyle.  She has not left this area since her birthday.  Every morning, her first words are "outside, outside."  So far most of the sand has remained in the sandbox or in the wheel barrow!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I think I'll stay over here...

Daddy took Sammy to a field trial the other day where there were lots of puppies and horses...however as much as she loves puppies and horses, she does like to keep her distant.  This little puppy Huckleberry was a very hyper dog so she thought it better to stay a little out of his reach.  She has been knocked over a few times by our VERY hyper short hairs!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Can you guess?

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Okay, so here it is for you guys that haven't gotten it yet or who don't live near us!  For Samantha's sister we aren't telling anyone her name.  HOWEVER, Samantha will tell you her sister's name and if you can figure out what she is saying then we will let you know if you are right or not!  So email me your answer of what you think Sammy's sisters name is and I will tell you if you are right or not.  Quite a few people were able to ask Sammy on her birthday and they did get it right...so we shall see how everyone does.  Good luck!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What A Helper...

I had asked Sammy's daddy to have grass before we had her birthday party...and sooo who do you think wanted to help?  She is definitely daddy's little helper, if he is outside that is exactly where she wants to be.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Samantha's Birthday Party!

Thank you all for coming for Samantha's birthday party and making it such a special day for her!!  She has more toys than I KNOW what to do with!  This was her special and very LARGE cupcake.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

OK, you win, Mommy


Mommy is 8 months pregnant with Sammy's little sister, Whosits.  Papa and I are going on a little vacation to visit friends and Mommy/Daddy has said that they will post photos of Sammy for all of us here until we return.  Have fun and I miss you all already!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

MMMmmm...watermelon time

Between little Sammy and I, we can eat a Bambino watermelon at a sitting.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Balancing Act

Papa introduced Sammy to walking on the log seat...with help of course.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hey, buddy! When's our breaktime?

When Mommy's gone, Daddy puts Sammy to work....BIG TIME!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm this many....1,2!

Happy Second Birthday!!!!!

I asked Sammy to pose for me on the rock with the flowers.  You'd think that I asked her to violate her Cosmo and Vogue contract.  She wasn't that into posing.  Give me BOREDOM.....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Can I be any cuter?

I let Sammy up on my counters and on the window ledge for this shot.  She thought she was hot stuff, let me tell you!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

What am I in for here anyway?

First walk of the year in the special, super duper double stroller Papa bought last year.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Where's the beef?

Sammy came to the store with me the other day and did not want to ride in the cart.  Ok, I thought.  You can walk, little one.  It just seems like yesterday (really?  Did I just say that? really?) that she rode in the shopping carts encased in her car seat....and now?  Walking around, pointing at things she must have or die.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dirt

Sammy loves playing in the dirt in her back yard but it will soon be a thing of the past.  Daddy is laying sod this coming weekend.  I could probably show her how to dig find more dirt to play with.  What do you think?

Friday, April 16, 2010

I've washed my hair and I can't do a thing with it!

Sammy decided that Ranch Dressing was a good hair gel.  Needless to say, I had to shampoo her hair.  The last time I did it, Mommy said I combed her hair into a mullet.  I have straight, flat hair.  That's the only way I know how to comb hair.  This time, I combed out the snarls ("Owie!") and then fluffed it all out again to air dry.  Pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Congrats!

Sammy will be getting a new little cousin on Mommy's side of the family come October!  Yea!  To Uncle Kyle and Auntie Sheena:  enjoy the ride, this makes life worth living!  To Nana and Papa:  Yippee!  Three grandkids now!!!  The holidays are going to be a blast!

Much love to you all,
Mimi

Must. Kiss. This. Cheek.

When Sammy wakes up from her nap, she is all warm and soft and pliable and just sooo kissable.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fashionista, part 2

Sammy would only wear her headband if  Christy's name was mentioned and how PRETTY Christy is wearing said headband.  Sammy showed up this morning with a headband and I made a BIG DEAL out of it.  She took it off within minutes.  Crap...I know fashion changes rapidly but this is ridiculous!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Moose

The other day I took Sammy down to a local garden shop where they have this HUGE statue of a bull moose.  Sammy was really excited to see the moose until she got close to it.  This was after the drama of some miniature donkeys approaching us where Sammy decided that sitting on top of my head was better than standing next to me.  Those donkeys scared her!  So then she wanted to see the moose.  I had to pet the moose and talk to the moose saying how cute it was in a reallllllly high voice so Sammy would know that Mr. Moose was our Friend.  Our Friend Who Wouldn't Hurt Us.  At All.  I asked her if I could take her picture.  She really didn't want to turn her back on this guy.......

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'll share with you....here!

When she gets up from her nap, I always give her a snack of some kind.  This day she preferred some berries....strawberries and blueberries.  And then she wanted to share with me.  After half of it was in her mouth.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pearly Whites

When she's happy like this, it makes my heart smile.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Power of M's

I was once told that Bribery and Threats were all a part of parenthood.  At the time BC, (before children) I was quite taken aback and swore that I would be A BETTER MOTHER.  Ha!  That person knew her stuff!  Yes, bribery and threats are what make the world go 'round.  Here, Sammy was told that she needed to eat all of her lunch and she would get an M.  As in M&M.  Sammy loves her some M's.  She ate it all and then some more later but she got her Vitamin M!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Easter Portrait

Don't they make a beautiful family?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I found it!  And it has an 'M' in it!  (M&M)

Easter!

Today's picture will be posted later this afternoon.  After the Easter Egg Hunt!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The High Jump

Sammy wanted me to take a photo of her jumping off of the step.  One step not several.
Ready?
Set?
GO!

And she steps down one step.  For her, this is a huge leap. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Be NICE!

Here she is getting in trouble for hitting my little dog, Sadie with a toy....
 
and here she is 30 seconds later.  How can you stay mad at her?