Tuesday, May 31, 2011

At the Beach

Last weekend we spent the weekend at the Beach.  We went to Manzanita with the Grandparents and Aunt Cheryl.  The boys were so excited to go play on the sand.  We also went down to Tillamook and went to the Cheese Factory.  Sam was so mesmerized by the process of packaging the cheese.  We could hardly pull him away from the viewing window.  Unfortunately Jeff got sick on Saturday night and was not feeling well all day Sunday.  The older boys went with Grandma and Grandpa to visit the town and take a drive to Cannon Beach.  Simon got in on the fun too, crawling around on the sand and playing.  Overall it was a very fun trip, and we hope to go back soon.
Family Photo at the Cheese Factory

Daniel on the Beach

Sam in the Goo Sand

Simon Too

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Social Climber

Simon is such a sweet baby.  He has turned into a real social butterfly.  Everywhere we go he loves to look at people's faces and smile at them.  People call him "Mr. Smiley".  He has also found his voice and loves to make noise.  I think he is going to give Daniel a run for his money in the conversation department.  Simon loves to be held and always wants to be where the action is.  He has also learned to pull himself up onto furniture and has started "cruising".  He rarely sits anymore, unless there's a really cool toy to distract him.  I know he's going to be walking soon.  And soon he'll be chasing after Daniel and Sam saying, "Wait for me!"

Showing His Standing Skills

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sam is Turning 3

Wow!  3 Years ago, I was giving birth to my second son.  I can't believe how quickly he has grown into a little boy.  Sam is such a special little guy.  We knew he was unique, even as a baby.  He has always been more laid back and content to take life as it comes.  He's bit of an independent, liking to do things on his own or at least his own way.  He has a sense of humor.  Already I can tell he thinks of different ways of saying things, just to be silly.  I love you Sam!  Thanks for the joy you bring us every day.  I look forward to many more wonderful times with you in the future.
Sam-Still in the Hospital

Sam-1st Birthday

Sam-2nd Birthday
Sam-3rd Birthday

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Belated Easter Blog

We had a really nice Easter this year.  We celebrated all weekend long.  On Saturday we had an egghunt with our cousins at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  The boys colored eggs and we hid those along with some plastic filled eggs.  We had a yummy Easter Brunch.  Jeff had to work Sunday, so we wanted to celebrate on Saturday with him too.  On Sunday we went to Great-Grandma's house and had another Easter brunch with more family.
Simon, happy with his egg.

On the Hunt

The Family at Nan's House