Big hugs for Santa
Onstage with Eddie
Making cookies for Santa
The taste test
SO excited about his bike and fireman outfit!
And the guitar. He's been belting out some serious tunes
Samuel loving the tractor
The dirt pile! I's sure Lillian and Samantha's mama's wanted to kill me.
my chubby baby samuel....love those cheeks.
My mom was the hugest lifesaver while I was in the hospital. It was sooooo nice knowing the boys were in such good hands. She is amazing and we are all so lucky to have her.
Samuel didn't know what was going on....but is super cute in his hat!
Is there anything sweeter than this!?!
Milam, will you smile for mama?
How about a "cheeeeeeese"?
At least Samuel was hugely entertained!
Now to redeem the wild man....I took him to my 20 week sonogram and he could not have been more precious. He truly has a love for people and has never met a stranger. He was saying the FUNNIEST things during the sono, like "Is that baby gonna fly out of your tummy? Look, there's the baby in your tummy and on the TV! Is he saying hi to me?" Then he wanted to draw the baby and named every single part on the face...eyebrows, cheeks, eyelashes and all. He didn't miss a thing. Wouldn't it be great if he was sweet to this one?
We had a whirlwind weekend. Headed to Burnet Friday for Brian's grandmothers 80th birthday party. Got up Saturday and stayed with his sister for Mason's birthday party. Then came home Sunday morning and made it to one last birthday party that afternoon. As with most things these days, I have been doing a terrible job taking pics. Here's one of The Olson Family from the weekend.
This is more like it....still sweet though.
Cutest lil pumpkin in the patch
Admiring the pumpkin that he decorated
Running over to show me the baby chicken he hoisted onto his shoulder...he was so proud
And...do you think it means your child is alpha if he can't even watch Dora? He gets so mad at her telling him what to do/say he ends up furious and shouting at her "NO, Dora I don't want to say ___". Oh, he's a mess.
This pic cracks me up, because it's just so hard to get a picture of Milam. It looks like a father/son moment seeing eye to eye, but notice Brian's hand ordering him to look at the camera.
Baby brother crawled outside to see what was going on. Could he be any happier!?!
With your baby brother on the way sooner than planned, you won't stay mama's "baby" as long as I hoped but that won't make your place in this family any less cherished. You will always be my sweet and precious second born and I have a feeling you will be the best big brother. We love you sweet boy. Our first year together has been amazing!
Here's a few shots from your one year photo session with Kelly. You were so good, and the pictures speak for themselves - http://lala-photography.blogspot.com/
*Seeing Jude Law live in Hamlet (loooooong show and a little boring at times, but worth it)
*Emily getting fussed at from some grumpy lady sitting behind us for playing on her cell phone during Hamlet
*Shopping for two days straight with no strollers, crying, diapers to change
*Finding fun jewelry, and some vintage boots that go half way up my thighs (the over the knee trend doesn't accomadate amazon girls...none of them were clearing my knees so I had to go a little over the top)
*Meredith dropping a piece of vintage jewelry, knocking a diamond out, seeing the store clerk hyperventilate and make her 6 mo. pregnant self crawl around on the floor looking for the tiny pave diamond.
*Getting hit on by a group of men, Meredith breaking the news that "you don't want us....we're knocked up!", and hearing them laugh all the way down the street.
*Eating a few delicious meals in peace
*Sleeping until we felt like getting up
*Finally witnessing tiny Emily's negotiation skills firsthand (she is fierce) - girl saved me a bunch of $!
*Missing our flight (the last one out of JFK) because we sat down for lunch and lost track of time, hauling it to La Guardia to catch the last flight out of there, finally making it home at midnight.
*Waking up to see my sweet boys faces. I missed them so much!
I've got to get my camera back out...haven't taken a single picture since Samuel's birthday...
I have no idea where Milam came up with this but it makes me laugh (even though it's yet another stall tactic). Before bed he says "Mama, how long before the sun goes down? How long before the moon comes up? How long before we get up and play"? By the end of the day I am a very tired mama and my reply is always "Not too long"...
Dada took off for a hunting trip (this time I'm not feeling sorry for myself since I'm heading to NYC as payback next weekend), so Meredith is taking us in. It should be entertaining to have all the kiddos under one roof. Emily lives accross the street and her sister Sarah is staying with her so I'm happy to spend the weekend in good company instead of all alone!