Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Sam had a great Christmas this year! We spent a long weekend in Chicago with Grandma and Grandpa. It was a long trip in the car, but well worth it. Sam had fun chasing down the kitties (who are too fast for him!), undecorating the bottom branches of the Christmas tree, visiting with LOTS of family, plus taking a special trip to the Shedd Aquarium.

Some highlights from the weekend:

Monday, December 26, 2011


Sam enjoyed coloring during lunch on our drive home from Chicago!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Who needs presents when Grandma and Grandpa have a closet full of toys?!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On our way!

Sam's enjoying a good book in the car on our way to Chicago. See you soon Grandma and Grandpa!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Sam really likes putting things into and taking things out of drawers..and opening and closing them. We used to keep our things in these drawers, but Sam kept taking everything out. There was no telling where our stuff might end up!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011


We took Sam to see Santa today! The Macy's in downtown Minneapolis has a big exhibit for Christmas--it takes up the whole 8th floor, and has a different theme each year. This year's theme was "A Day in the Life of an Elf". Sam had a good time looking at the exhibit, but CRIED on Santa's lap. Mom and Dad had to be in the photo too. A few cookies might have been involved as well...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Tree

If anyone needs help taking ornaments off a tree, we may have the guy for you. Well, only if your bulbs are only on the very bottom of the tree:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tree Farm

We took Sam to a tree farm last weekend so the three of us could pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. Sam wasn't much help cutting down the tree...he preferred the petting zoo:

Friday, December 2, 2011

whoomp there it is...

Sam loves movies that have music in them--this is his favorite part of the movie "Elf". He's so happy when the music starts and so disappointed when it ends!