Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The 102nd Dalmatian

Samuel made an adorable dalmatian this year for Halloween(special thanks to the Hunter/Hall family)! It did take him a little while to get used to having something covering his head. As you can tell, he finally resigned himself to the fact that it was going to be there for a while. Samuel went trick-or-treating with his friend, Hunter. He made a fierce pirate, and even check out those eyebrows! By the time we arrived, Hunter was gearing up for his second round of trick-or-treating. I am so proud of Samuel, he walked up to almost every door while holding my hand. The kids had a great time and got tons of candy! Samuel was so tired that he fell asleep on the way home.

Photographs for Parenting Magazine Photo Contest

These photographs were submitted in the 18th Annual Photo Contest. I am very excited about participating in the contest. Wish us luck!!

These two photos were taken outside, in our back yard. Samuel was playing in my guitar case. They were submitted in the 1-2 year old category.

This was taken at our church playground. It was submitted in the 0-11months category.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Samuel's Super Dad

I knew that when I married David he was amazing. He has continued to show that throughout our two years of marriage. He helps me around the house with cooking, cleaning, and anything else that I may need. Lately he has done an all time high of good work. I have been sick with a thyroid disorder that has made the simple tasks in my life very exhaustive and he has been there for every step. He has filled in for me with Samuel so much, and made it so that he never knew that mama was sick. David has always been very helpful with Samuel in changing diapers, bathing, feeding, playing, and anything else that you can think of while being a full-time seminarian, pastoring a church, and being a husband! I have been feeling much better these past few days, but David still insists on helping with Samuel. We were getting Samuel ready for bed by giving him his nightly milk. I was going to clip his nails, but David offered to do it instead. This is a task that even the best moms struggle with. So below are pictures of Samuel's Super dad clipping his nails!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Happy Birthday!!

I can hardly believe it, Samuel turned a year old on October 3! We celebrated by going to Kangaroo Bob's, and then he had a doctor's appointment. He got a great report that he is doing what normal 1 year olds do. Also for those keeping up with his weight and height...22lbs & 15oz and 33&1/2in. We are amazed at the growth he has shown over the past year. Below are some pictures that were taken throughout the day!

I think that we were more excited about Samuel's outing than he was. As you can tell below, he was very unsure of the inflatables, and that was a pretty big slide!

This is Samuel and his daddy playing before he had to go inside to see the doctor!

Mt. Pleasant UMC threw Samuel a birthday party during our Wednesday night supper. This is the second time in Samuel's life that he has had cake. He cried when it came time for us to clean the icing off of his fingers!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fun with Grandpa

These are some different pictures of Samuel with his Grandpa. Samuel loves to spend time with Grandpa in his red car. So much that he even burned a hole in his sock because of all the miles that they have made in it!

Samuel's Birthday Party at Grandpa and Grandma's

We had a great time celebrating Samuel's first Birthday with his grandpa and grandma. All of our family was there along with some close friends, and Pop and Mimi. We were so glad to be able to celebrate such a joyous occasion with everyone there. Below are some pictures from the party along with Samuel's weekend stay with his grandparents. As you can tell, cake got Samuel and Camden had to rinse off before he could open his presents!!