Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Little nugget is 8 months!

Well march first mister Sam turned 8 months old! Wow. We started feeding him some avocados, we will for sure post some pictures! He thought the whole situation was weird. It was so cute.
He is very opinionated. Na na was holding him in the backyard and he would swing and toss himself where he wanted to go if she didn't walk the " right" way, well things got pretty traumatic. We like his little personality. He has a heart of gold and hugs and kisses all who hold him that is if he wants to be held by them:)

Oh yeah and we bought a car. Our Jetta is dying. The clutch is almost dead. Bummer. But ! We found an old Honda odyssey that we love and the price was awesome for all the work the owner had put in to it! We bought it on my birthday and it was such a prize! We feel so grateful. We definitely know that we are being watched out for. So that kind of sums it up for us these days. Life is so good. Sam really brings us the most joy that has ever been experienced for us. It is so wonderful!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our Little Gnome Family

So this was clear back in October, but I found the pictures and could not help but post them! Look how cute our little gnome selfs are! Especially little Sam Man! Zach and I are both quite opposed to Halloween, In fact Zach really hates it. All the yucky, scary, evil stuff is just not worth celebrating. Yet I have this aversion to LOVE holidays. I like to celebrate whatever I can, because it just makes life that much more fun! So when It comes to halloween my family always did a bonfire on the corner of our house where we would all sit and talk, while we passed out yummy hot chocolate to all the trick or treaters. It has always been a favorite activity of mine! 
But down here in E-town we could not make it up for such festivities. Our ward was having a halloween party so we decided to go join the festivities. Zach said he would NOT dress up and celebrate such a holiday. Understood, yet I really wanted to do something fun! So, while he was at school I whipped up these gnome costumes. (my favorite was crocheting the beards!) When Zach came home he scraps of things here and there...He saw one of the hats and was kind of curious what I was making for our son. (I think he was secretly hoping that I made him a hat because I loved the color and really liked it! ha) Anyway I brought Sam out from the Sewing/craft/2nd bedroom all in his little gnome get up. Zach LOVED it! He loved it so much that he even WANTED to dress up in what I put together for him! Wow. 
So we went to the ward party and guess what?? We WON the COSTUME CONTEST! Hahahaha. When we left the party Zach kept saying, "I can't believe that I did not want to dress up in the first place and then here I am carrying away the prize for the contest."
I would say it was a pretty fun holiday, for both of us not really liking the holiday in the first place. 
Oh and by the way, Sam was quite the star. Everyone thought He was just the cutest little guy ever. And guess what? He is the cutest little guy ever!
So glad he will always be my little gnome!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo update part 2

Picture overload here we go!

You gotta love what a camera flash does to Sam! Look at those eyes! Not to mention look at his drooly shirt! He has been in the drool and eat everything for some time now!

We love face timing daddy before he comes home for dinner! Sam gets super excited when he sees Zach on the little phone screen. It is adorable! The FaceTime technology has actually come in handy quite a bit. Thanks apple! Sometimes Sam will cry for da da da but lights right up when he can see him on the phone. We have also been able to have family scripture over FaceTime when I go up to Orem for dr appointments and such. Super handy.

Photo catch up part 1 (7 months old!)

We have been up to quite a bit lately. Life is never ever boring with little people around! We have gone visiting to nana and papas where we played with cousins. I love the picture with Sam's little angel halo with flowers that cousin Eden insisted on him wearing! So funny! Sam gets a little overwhelmed sometimes with all the girls cousins who adore him! For instance Sam was taking a bath when Leila wanted to join. So in she came. He was a little hesitant but okay. Then in came Eva and Eden because what child wants to be left out of tubby time?! Once all the splashing fun began sam wanted out. And he wanted out immediately ! He is so determined and full of personality. I LOVE it as does his daddy! It has been so fun seeing Sam develop and grow. I don't ever want to forget all his little faces and how his little wiggly body feels. It is hard to remember life with out him !
And by the way the cool picture with Sam in a turban is brought to you by the fabulous aunt Lydia !

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Baby Friends!

We recently had a wonderful night spent with some of our really great friends that we met at snow college. We had so much fun conversation and shared a few good laughs, ( and good tears). Oh it was rejuvenating. We laugh because we are all so very different in personality and taste but we share come ground on things we are interested and passionate about! It is great having them around especially all together!
We also all had babies close together and for the first time got them all together! It was exciting to see all their little personalities coming out. I have definitely decided that Sam is quite the social, exploring, opinionated little fellow. He is very animated!
We were do grateful we could spend some time with them all!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Smiles and more smiles!

Sam is such a happy little guy. Sometimes I feel like I am going to pop cause he is so adorable ! Aunt Ashley and uncle hunter sent some Kentucky onsies for Sam that he just looks so cute in! Thanks!
We have been going on walks nearly everyday and Sam LOVES riding in the stroller. Zach calls him a little puppy dog cause he stares at the stroller until we go outside on a walk. It has been cold but we bundle him up nice and snug! The other night the three of us went on a walk and after about fifteen minutes Zach noticed sams hat had twirled around. The picture below illustrates it! We were cracking up that he had not even made a peep! So cute. Usually he definitely let's us know when something like that happens!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Little update

Here is what we have been up to. . .
Sam now sits nearly on his own. Yay for bobby's that help him out!
Our good friends Shanae and Aaron moved back to ephraim so we had them over for dinner to catch up. Sam got to play with Lincoln their little guy. It was fun cause Shanae and I both had the same due date! We also both did natural births. We were good friends while we were pregnant and good supports for each other. I do have to say she was very brave and did a home birth. She has an awesome story I love to here her tells about it! We are just so excited to have them close again!
Sam has been such a fun little buddy! He now can also say papa on top of mama and dada. He just simply amazes me!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

6 months old!

On Sam's 6 month mark, jan first, he said dada! It is so cute I will post a video soon. He says dada when he wants to play and when he sees Zach. So fun! He started saying mama a few weeks ago whenever he wanted food or comfort. We love that too! He babbles almost non stop. When he is waking up in the morning he starts babbling before his eyes are even open! Love it! He is basically sitting up on his own with the occasional plunge to the side. But for the most part he is doing really well! He is so fun and active. My mon laughs because once he is really crawling or walking she says I am gonna have a run for my money. Let's just say he is really active and adventurous. So fun.
We cherish having this little nugget around. I mean who couldn't? Loll at is little self!