Saturday, December 30, 2006

Green Beans...Where Have You Been All My Life?

After careful consideration,
Samuel decided he likes green beans.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Samuel's first Christmas brought him a ton of presents and brought Mommy and Daddy the flu! Here is my favorite picture, but I will post more later. Dave's still sick, I am going to try and go back to work today. UGH!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I left Mommy and Daddy such a nice present this morning in my diaper. It was early, but I got a bath!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Guilt..Coughs..And Kisses

This post is all over the place.

Guilt: Yesterday someone else discovered that Samuel can practically roll over. My response to that was "I had no idea he could do that!". I get in the car and think, I didn't know this because I work all day and Samuel goes to daycare. I guess this thought goes through all working Moms head at some point.

Cough: Samuel has had this cough for 2 weeks now! We have been to his pediatrician twice and after tonight to Urgent Care once. Each time I hear "he is fine Mom". Ok, yes I know this I just need to hear it because I don't know what "wheezing" sounds like and I do too much research on the Internet. But it is RSV season so I am overall cautious and have no shame with it. The doctor imitated what I need to listen for, so I have my ears open.

Kisses: Now the good news! Samuel learned a new trick. Okay so it sucks that his Mommy and Daddy didn't teach him this, but none the less it is so cool and makes every moment of being a Mommy worth it. If I knew how to post a video I would so show you could see (and besides this new trick is done when Samuel is in the mood which probably won't strike when a video camera is there). Okay, if you give Samuel a kiss on the cheek and then say Samuel give me kisses. He gives you a kiss!!!!! That made me so happy. Miss Tara taught Samuel this. I have got him to do it twice. Daddy still has to see it to believe the mood didn't strike this evening.

6 Days And Counting! Be prepared for a million pictures of Samuel and his first Christmas.

The picture above has nothing to do with anything on this post. Just in case you were trying to piece it together.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunny And 75 Degrees

We took advantage of the nice weather today! Samuel loved his first time in the swing at the park. Can you believe it shorts in December??

Still No Interest

This morning Samuel woke up and we went to the living room, the room was dark and the tree was lit. I put his hand out, practically stuck his face in the tree and he ignored it. Does he not see the lights? Does he not see all the cool ornaments? I am confused, why is a 5 month old not excited about Christmas?

Samuel still shows no interest in the outrageous amount of gifts that lay under the tree too. Dave wonders what the "heck" is in all the packages. I insist we need to do a winter cleaning to the house (to make room for the all the packages).

Next year it will be "Samuel Cade" get away from that tree!


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Well, you are 5 months old today. You weigh 17 pounds (we went to the doctor for your first cold, which lucky for all of us is just a cold) and change everyday. Bottle time has become a bit of a challenge since you have decided you need to help hold your bottle. You don't always get the bottle in your mouth. Usually your cheek. We have a lot of fun eating cereal out of the bowl. I don't know what it is but you laugh and laugh. Bedtime keeps getting later every night. Can you believe that tonight you were up until 8:00?? That could be because you kept yourself fascinated with grabbing my mouth and nose for 15 minutes. You are a happy boy! Always smiling and rarely fuss. But who can blame you when you are gassy or tired? I would fuss too. So let's say you never fuss because times like that don't count. Much to my surprise you really have no interest in the Christmas Tree or the 15 presents under there for you (maybe a slight exaggeration). I have a feeling I will be opening all the presents for you. Maybe Daddy should because he may actually be surprised at what they are.

I posted a few of my favorite recent pictures. You take pictures like your Dad, eyes wide open!

We love you!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Over The River And Through The Woods....

To Grandmother's house we go!

We are back from another road trip. This time we went to Texas to visit my parents. They moved there about a month a go. It is so nice to know they are just a 3.5 hour drive away! Samuel got to meet Jolly St. Nick. I think I heard him asking for a coach wallet???? I don't know, the boy has good taste what can I say.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

First Christmas Card For Samuel!

He had a little trouble reading Christmas, but other than that he read us the entire card!

Thanks Great Gramma & Pops!

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Friday, December 01, 2006

First Snow Of The Year

We had our first snow of the year. Samuel didn't go out and play this year! He was anxiously watching TV this morning hoping for a snow day, but his daycare was probably one of the only ones open! This California girl does NOT do snow. But I married a Nebraskan so he drove me to work both days. Don't be fooled by the generosity. Dave didn't think it would be a good idea for me be stuck at home on a payday. For some reason he thought I would do a lot of online shopping. He so doesn't know me well.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Ok, I am a little sad. Not about the cereal because he has been eating cereal through his bottle since about 7 weeks. No, I am sad about the spoon! Before I know it he will be feeding himself! You can't wait for these milestones and they are all so exciting. But with every milestone your little one becomes just a little more independent. Just in the past few weeks Samuel has been doing so much and honestly it is happening so fast. Soon he won't need his Mommy anymore!!

Okay maybe I am being a little dramatic...

Random Cereal Pictures

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Camera Doesn't Lie

Ok, now that I take a picture and look at my tree I realize it is lacking something. I knew it still needed a star or something on top. But that isn't it. I am going to go to Target this weekend and get more decorations. I guess last weekend was just round 1 of decorating for Christmas. And I was going to tone it down this year.....HA.

Well I think I am done blogging for the night. A bowl of peppermint stick ice cream is calling my name.

Family Picture

Here is our family picture. We decided it was not "Christmasy" enough to go on our cards. The Christmas one they took of the family did NOT turn out.
I don't know why I like to post pictures that will surely embarrass Samuel one day. But I do! We had an appointment today so Samuel and I got the afternoon off. He is happily playing in his exersaucer and I am taking a moment to blog. We had a fun trip to Nebraska, though when did a 4 day trip start requiring so much "stuff"?? We had to set an hour aside just to pack up. Samuel loved talking and playing with his Grandma Carol and Papa Bill. We also got to visit one of Dave's friends from college Jackie and her daughter Meredith. Dave's parents are moving to Omaha so we looked at houses for them on Saturday with Amy, Mike and Olivia. Samuel decided this would be the perfect time to nap so we mainly stayed in the car.
I will post some pictures of the Christmas tree that, yes, is already up! But for now I need to tend to a bored baby.

Oh one more thing GO HUSKERS! We get to play OU this weekend. Dave's kegarator has been empty for about 2 weeks so I am pretty for certain he will be replacing the keg. Hopefully he has "beers" of joy!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Turkey Art!

Samuel's First Thanksgiving Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to eat until you can't button your pants! We are Nebraska bound. It took us about 2 hours to pack tonight, and I am sure we forgot something!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Fa La La La La La....

I love Christmas time! Deck the halls, tis the season, jingle bells-love it all. And I am already in the Christmas spirit. Apparently a heck of a lot of people are. Dave and I did our weekend ritual of driving around neighborhoods looking at houses. Visions of buying one danced in our head (I told you I love Christmas)....Ok but what I am getting at is people are already hanging up lights. Isn't that against the rules? Aren't you suppose to wait until after Thanksgiving? I want to go all out this year, I want a snow globe in my front yard. Of course you know what Dave thinks about that. I am not giving up though! I can't wait to decorate the tree. Forget my traditional red and silver tree this year. Nope I am doing all the colors no rhyme or reason just Christmas. I can't wait to see Samuel's face. I am also attempting a Christmas Letter this year to send with our Christmas cards. You know that it is not easy to write. I am SO not creative. I even "googled" how to write a christmas letter. Maybe I will let Samuel write it. Is all this talk about Christmas making anyone sick yet??? I know, I know lets get through Turkey Day..gobble gobble.

I also love my dear husband who will not get mad at me for posting another picture from Samuel's "photo shoot" this weekend......Doesn't he know me well enough to know that I don't ALWAYS listen.

P.S. Samuel helped me type this. I only had to hit backspace ten times.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sneak Preview

Today was family picture day! All morning I was stressing because I figured A. he wouldn't smile (Dave not Samuel) or B. Samuel would cry. Dave did a half smile and Samuel had a blast. He is already a flirt so it didn't take much for the photographer to make him smile.
I am not "allowed" to post all the pictures, in fact I had to beg to post this one. But we are making our Christmas cards out of the family picture will see it soon enough. Christmas is just around the corner.

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. We are spending Thanksgiving in Nebraska this year. I am curious if after we pack the car there will be room for me!?!?

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Tomorrow we go to the doctor for Samuel's 4 month check up. And I am considering bringing this picture as proof that Samuel does do tummy time and enjoys it. Ok, so maybe the "enjoys" it is a bit of a fib....Ok a big fib. He hates it. I am not going to lie. This picture was about 10 seconds into tummy time. 45 seconds into tummy time I had a very unhappy lip quivering baby. So then I took him off tummy time. Only slightly spoiled. But for those of you that have babies who actually enjoy tummy time, I envy you.

Today is Rachella' birthday so I dedicate this post to her. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Oh My Goodness!

You Are 4 Months Old Today!

Your smile makes our day.
Your laugh is priceless.
Our world is that much better with you in it!

We love you buddy!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Saturday Morning

As you can see, we put Samuel's exersaucer together this morning. Oh the things you can do when you have been awake since 6:00 AM! What happen to sleeping in?

Samuel was actually pretty interested in his new toy, granted his feet don't touch the ground yet...but that will happen before we know it.

Next weekend, Johnny Jump! One toy a weekend.

Samuel's New Toy!

Cool Slideshows

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

This Is A Good Thing

Not so surprising, Brittany and Kevin are getting divorced. I know they have 2 kids and that is sad. But that was one dysfunctional marriage. I should know, I was so involved (again courtesy of US Magazine).

Well to make things better, here is a picture of my sweet Samuel sleeping. I hate that he goes to bed so early. Lucky for me I get home from work around 4:30 so I still get ALMOST 2 hours. But Dave does not get home until 6:00 and he gets a half hour MAYBE. But I have polled other Moms and they tell me that as Samuel gets older he will be more interested with everything around and hopefully stay up longer! The Pediatrician said there is no such thing as too much sleep. I guess I should be thankful that even though he goes to bed at 6:30 he will usually sleep until 6:00 AM.
Oh I just saw a head pop up...and oh WOW he just let out a huge burp. The loudest burp I have heard. All better and back to sleep.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Check Out My New Hat

Things Samuel Will Love Me For One Day. Cool Hats.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Do You Mind???

I am trying to do tummy time.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


I like taking pictures of you with your Daddy. He is always so happy when holding you. It makes up for all the times Mommy frusterates him. Hee hee, that isn't often! But anyhow, look at your Daddy's big blue eyes in this picture. I don't think you will have those same eyes. Big eyes, yes. Blue eyes, no. I think you are going to have hazel (fancy for brown) eyes like your Mommy. And oh how that makes your Daddy mad! He SO wants you to have his blue eyes. Why you ask? Well becasue he thinks that is why your Mommy fell in love with him. Because of his big blue eyes. I thought it was the bald head.....

So anyhow my little Samuel, I wonder when we officially find out what color eyes you will have.

I have a quick vent about Oklahoma Laws. Tonight Daddy is out with the guys. I thought after you went to bed it would be nice to have a glass of wine and watch Grey's Anatomy. Well in Oklahoma you can only buy wine in a liquor store and no one under 21 is allowed in the liquor store. So as you can guess....I will not have my glass of wine. I am sorry, but it is a really stupid law. Okay, I am done venting now. I could have a beer (lord knows we have enough with that dumb kegarator in the kitchen) but it makes me feel bloated and gives me a headache.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Team Ryan or Team Reese?

I forgot to express my sadness. I was informed yesterday that Reese & Ryan have officially split. I am just now getting over Brad and Jen. I mean I struggled with that. I think I get a little too caught up in hollywood romance. I can't help it. I subscribe to US and I am totally in the loop. I haven't heard the story so I haven't chose my side yet in this break-up.

But I am team Jennifer! Speaking of...okay together or not together-Jen & Vince? I was rooting for them.

Who is next Whitney and Bobby?? Wait, they divo'd too! Does true love exist?

Ben & Jen don't let me down!

P.S. I am bored-where are the trick or treaters?? I don't need all this left over candy. Samuel is even peacefully sleeping in his bouncy chair waiting to greet them. We have only had 3!!! It is 6:30.

Future Picasso

Samuel's first art project he brought home for Mommy & Daddy! I see the talent already.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Samuel this is your first Halloween! AND you are as cute (if not cuter) than a pumpkin.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Baby

Sam: Caleb, why are they leaning us against these pumpkins?
Caleb: I don't know, you know our Moms are crazy. I will just suck my thumb.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Visiting Buddy Caleb

"Baby Swap"

Samuel went and visited his buddy Caleb and Auntie Chella. The boys had fun playing while they weren't napping. Too bad they didn't nap at the same time. Samuel loved the dinner Rachella made YUMMY. As you can see Samuel has discovered his tongue he sticks it out all the time! Caleb makes the funniest noises. These boys are growing so fast.


Saturday, October 21, 2006

PJ's at School? Wow!

(I could get use to this)
Friday was PJ day at School!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

I Do Not Like Green Eggs And Ham...

I Do Not Like Them Sam-I-Am!

(but I do like the football game that is on TV)