Sunday, October 30, 2011

Children's Museum

For Sam's birthday we took a trip to the Minnesota Children's Museum. They have lots of fun stuff to do, including an exhibit for kids under age 4 (the "Habitot"). Sam had fun going through the "log", looking at the turtle in the aquarium, playing among the "cattails", pushing buttons (his favorite), and crawling around everywhere!


We let Sam have his birthday cupcake at 9:07AM, the time he was born one year ago. At first he wasn't sure it was food..but once he got a taste of the buttercream frosting he was hard to stop!

12 Months of Sam

Sam turns one...

Hi guys! It's my birthday! Stay tuned for birthday updates :)

Friday, October 28, 2011


We have so many great videos of Sam to share. With Sam's birthday and Halloween coming up there's little risk that the blog will be short on content, so we decided to share a bunch now. Hope you like them!

Putting balls in the Dinosaur from Grandma and Papock:

Penny? Are you in there?:

Waving to Penny:

These nesting blocks from Grandma and Grandpa are fun!:

Hey, this card makes noise when I shake it!:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stacking Rings

Sam's getting pretty good at stacking these rings, and at dumping them off again! We were getting ready for his bath, but Sam wanted to play--I think he was showing off so he could delay bedtime.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Our neighbors recommended a local pumpkin farm, and we took Sam there this afternoon. Not only do they have great pumpkins, it's also on a small family farm, so there are animals too! Sam saw pigs, goats, llamas, and mini horses and donkeys. Sam especially liked being pulled around in the wagon with our pumpkins:

We had perfect weather and we all had a great time!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Lookin' Sharp!

Sam's hair was getting pretty shaggy:

So we took him to get a little trim:

We think he looks pretty good!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Sam is good at finding places to put these puffs...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Reading with Dad

Sam thought this pop-out book was pretty funny!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fish Face

Recently Sam's started making this funny fish face, and we're not really sure why. Maybe it's more fun than it looks:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Basket of Toys

I gave Sam's soft toys a wash, and he thought it was pretty fun to play in the basket:

Monday, October 3, 2011


It's no wonder Sam's drawer is always such a mess...