Jun 15, 2012

A normal day

I love Oliver's creativity - he was pretending to fight fires with a bicycle helmet, a beach tent, and a hot mitt!
Sam insisted on having his picture taken too, and I just couldn't resist!

May 13, 2012


Smitten with the cuteness of these two boys!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and mother-in-law! I just don't know how you do it all!

May 3, 2012

Hide and Seek

Sam is awesome at hide and seek. He really knows how to find sneaky hiding spots and is really quiet. I was a little worried one day when I couldn't find Sam... well, there he was quietly hiding in the coats!

Apr 11, 2012

Happy Easter

Apr 2, 2012

The big 2!

Sammy is 2! Happy birthday to my happy baby boy!

I'm not really sure why I look so silly in this picture, but apparently I was really happy singing happy birthday to my baby.

Mar 24, 2012


Sometimes I hear Sam and Oliver call each other friends, and it just melts my heart. I love hearing the sound of them playing nicely together. Here is one of those moments caught on camera. Oliver loves pretending that the cozy coupe is his fire truck and that the dump truck is Sam's chief fire truck. They follow each other around on their vehicles and put out "fires". I'm a pretty proud mom that none of the fires have been real. :)

Baby shower

My friend Shaiffu is having her first baby and I was lucky to help throw her baby shower. I had a lot of fun thinking of decorations and making them. I'm sad it's over, but on to the next party to plan... Sam's 2nd birthday!

Feb 20, 2012

Seriously time for new pictures

As much as I love these last pictures I posted, it is time for some new ones.

January was a wonderful month. I went to Chicago and visited my sister's family. I snuggled with my new nephew, played with my nieces and relaxed. The boys stayed home while I was away and missed me dearly. They were definitely ready for me to come home, which is just how I wanted it. It is great to feel needed and wanted. Is it too soon to want to go away by myself again?

I then celebrated my birthday and rounded out the month with warm 60 degree weather and healthy kids.

February has been good so far too. You can't beat Valentine's Day with candy and all that love. The boys knew it was a special day, but went around all day saying enthusiastically "Happy Birthday Mommy!" "Happy Birthday Daddy!". We made a heart shaped cake and a heart shaped pizza and relaxed on the couch watching TV. It was a nice day. Now we are celebrating President's Day with a visit from Andy's parents. The boys LOVE their Grandma and Grandpa and so do we. They let us sleep in this morning, and it was fun listening to all the giggling and running around while laying in bed.