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 !