Sunday, July 31, 2011

1st Haircut

Yesterday Sam's hair got a much needed trim. He was starting to get, well, a baby mullet. He sat on Mom's lap while Dad took lots of pictures. Now he's looking sharp!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

9 Months

July was a big month for Sam! He had his first ride in an airplane, first ride in a boat, met lots of family, started standing up, and got a bunch of new teeth. It always amazes us how much he grows in just a month...

(Each month it gets harder and harder to get a photo of Sam laying still!)

Some other highlights from July:

Friday, July 29, 2011

Visit to the Doctor

Today Sam had his 9-month checkup at the doctor. He's a healthy boy and he's up to 17 pounds now! There were no shots involved this time, so Sam found the whole experience very relaxing...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Day at the Park

Sam and I took a walk to the little playground by our house for an afternoon of swinging on the swings and play in the grass. Sam had a great time!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Standing has its perks..

Sam is pulling himself up with ease these days, which has brought him many new "toys" to play with. I'm not sure how Raven feels about Sam commandeering her toys..

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pearly Whites

Sam's getting four of his top teeth all at once--the left two have cut through the gums and the other two are soon to follow!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


These baby gates are really cramping Sam's style...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lake Kabetogama

After we got home from Pittsburgh, Sam and I packed up the car and headed up to Lake Kabetogama to meet up with Daddy and Grandpa. Sam did great in the car (Kabetogama is near the Canadian border, about a 4-hour drive from our house). Sam's first fishing trip was so much fun--he got to hang out with Daddy and Grandpa, go for a ride in the boat, watch the little chipmunks on the deck stuff their cheeks with peanuts, and sit on the "big walleye".

Check out some photos from our trip:

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Pool

The pool really deserves its own blog post. At first Sam did NOT like the pool. As soon as one little toe hit the water he cried. Then we filled the pool with water the temperature of bath water, and it was a hit. Sam had fun splashing around (though he didn't like when he accidentally splashed himself in the face) and playing with toys.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big Weekend!

Sam had a FUN weekend in Pittsburgh visiting with Grandma and Papock.

He got to ride on a plane with Mom...

Root for the home team...

Go for a swim...

and meet lots of family! Grandma and Papock threw a big picnic where Sam got to meet his Great Grandma, his Great Aunts and Uncles, Aunt Val and Uncle Mark, and lots and lots of cousins.

Check out some highlights from the weekend:

Sunday, July 10, 2011


It's not easy to get 8 kids under the age of 8 to sit still for a photo--let alone look at the camera and smile!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July!

Sam's pretty happy about the 4th...or maybe he just really likes his new shirt from Grandma and Grandpa?

Friday, July 1, 2011


Yesterday I put Sam down for his nap and he was not interested in sleeping. I went in to check on him and....

I'm not sure how Sam felt about standing. He kind of got "stuck" standing up.