Friday, May 25, 2012

Sammy's First Word!

Sammy's first word is...ball!  She says a lot of other things like "mama" or "dada" and she already says "uh oh" but this is the first word real word that she is using in the correct context.  I caught her saying it on video - she is 13 months old here.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


My parents have been visiting for a week.  I'll be super sad to see them go tomorrow as it's always fun to have them here.  The kids love it and we play the card game "hand and foot" at night after the kids go to bed.

Last weekend, my husband and my dad put together a cool, new, awesome cedar swingset with a 10 foot slide and 4 different play levels.  (It's so great to have both a handy husband AND a handy father!)  Sammy ADORES the baby swing and would allow you to push her for hours if you wanted to do so.  Ian likes the glider (especially being pushed high into the tree) and likes to swing on his stomach on the other swing.  He and my dad played a ton in the playhouse - especially in the penthouse.  They also had a picnic at the built-in picnic table.  Ian has also managed to launch himself off the slide and into the center of our lawn with lots of giggles.  So all around, a big hit!  The girls who live across the street from us also love it.  In my opinion, it was money well spent.  We also use it for 20 minutes during the week, after we pick the kids up from daycare, before we go inside for dinner.  And here it is, in all of its glory.

Friday, May 18, 2012


My mother played Peek-A Boo with Sammy.  Both of them totally cracked me up.  I'm glad I recorded my mother's voice and giggle - it's infectious and is now saved for all eternity.