Sunday, July 20, 2008


Here's Samantha sharing food with me and Dominic! (Which is better than sharing it with Bodhi which she also enjoys doing.)

Samantha Update

It's been a while since I gave an update on Samantha and obviously at this age they change so fast!

Samantha is still a peanut. We measure the kids against the wall every 6 months. On Samantha's birthday she finally reached Dominic's 6 month mark! She's wearing 6-9 month clothes although she can wear some 12 month stuff.

She still loves accessories and will bring you her shoes when she wants them on. She's fairly quiet although can make herself be heard when she wants to! She has a great sly smile when she's proud of herself that's adorable! She was never really into her pacifier and uses it even less now. She's done with bottles and besides nursing only drinks from a sippy cup.

Her new skill is getting up and down from the couch. She's really starting to mimic now as well and is starting to say "thank you" whenever she hands something to you or you hand something to her. She is really into sharing her food now which is sweet although a bit gross at times when it's already been in her mouth! She loves peak a boo! She thinks it's very funny to hide behind a towel or shirt! She's also just started to say "Hi" whenever the phone rings which is very cute!

Samantha is such a sweetheart! She is so happy and easy going!


This has been such a wonderful vacation even though we didn't go anywhere! Who knew we were trendy in doing a "staycation?" We decided to save the expense and headache of traveling and see the local sites instead. We went to the drive-in, the matinee to see Wall-E, the Teddy Bear factory (which Samantha did so well at), the Ben & Jerry's factory, (where Samantha and Dominic had a blast in the water fountain), the beach (where Samantha was WAY too brave for mommy's liking, she kept walking in up to her neck) and to Shelburne farms where she loved chasing the chickens!!

Now, if I could just have the rest of the summer off!


While we had Nan, Pop, Bailey and Chelsea over we went out on the Lake for a tour. Samantha loved looking out at the water and we had to be very careful to make sure she didn't climb the fence!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Well, we thought it was going to be a baptism anyway. It was very reminiscent of an exorcism instead. LOL! Samantha fell asleep in church and then awoke about a half hour later which was definitely not long enough. I nursed her but then stopped in order to do the baptism which she was not happy about. Everytime Father Feltz touched her she screamed! Thankfully I was able to get some nice pictures of her at home afterwards. We then had a gorgeous day for a party!!

Daddy Time

Getting some daddy time at Gee & Papa's 4th of July party.

4th of July

The one good thing about living on a main road is that the parade goes right by our house. Here's Samantha "watching" the parade.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


How is it even possible that a year has gone by already? We had a beautiful day, just like the day she was born. I was so excited to be able to have her birthday party on her actual birthday that I didn't realize that it was on father's day! Either way we had a great day (even if Daddy, Papa, and to a lesser extent Uncle Chris overimbibed after the party!) LOL! That's ok, it was father's day after all. We had a great little party and Dominic thoroughly enjoyed opening Samantha's presents.

The great thing about summer birthdays I discovered is that you can have the cake outside! That is so nice. Samantha in her typical fashion would only really eat the cake if I was holding the plate up to her. What was the one gift that she really seemed to love? The Periwinkles box of course! She's such a princess!

Playing outside

Samantha loves the flowers outside! Check out the awesome picture daddy got of the butterfly!

Samantha and Jorja

Yup, really far behind on Samantha's blog too.
Here's Samantha and Jorja at Gee and Papa's memorial day party.