Wednesday, October 22, 2008

new post, complete with pictures!!! wow, like wow, man...

ok, i'm going to try and make this a somewhat cohesive train of thought...here's what i see in my rearview mirror these days--isn't he FINEFINE in his coat???see the potato sitting there?? yes, that was a "comfort object"...sam does this thing where he gets a hold of some random non-toy object and clutches it for dear life, usually through the entire course of whatever errand we're on. last week, these objects included the potato, a USB cord for my mp3 player, toothbrushes (once it was mine, once it was his), and a tape measure. weirdo.

oh, and who am i kidding, my rearview usually looks more like this:you can see the oldest (therefore most visible!) tooth of his latest aquisitions...4 in a week...yikes...at least he can bite things now! here's a happier shot of the tooth:all of these were taken on our way home from a pumpkin patch outing a week or two ago. i had to get him this pumpkin, since it was called a "baby boo" pumpkin, and we've been calling sam "boo" since day 1...he also like the peanut shell gourd:but wasn't impressed by pumpkin story time. he liked the straw better. he was running (well, as much as he can run!) around in the barn and doing things like this--anyone ever seen Innerspace??? this reminds me of the scene when Martin Short turns into The Cowboy. it's quite possible that NO ONE i know besides my brother has ever seen that movie.
this picture is here just because i like it. he's really this cute all the time. oh, except for when he's screaming in the car...i guess i can't fool you anymore, you saw the picture above.
my boys! when we pull up to the new house each evening to take food and do some work, sam says "dada!?"...every time. yep, that's dada's house. sometimes it does feel like we live separately. i don't like it. but i like these two fine men:

and...a couple walking videos!!! ignore my dryer and my tv...both wayyyy too loud...enjoy!!! video
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Monday, October 20, 2008

phew...yes, still here...

first, if you read this today...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! yay for mom!!!

i'm not sitting down at the computer much these days, but i really need to--my camera is full of pictures, i have email i want to return, but all i do is check facebook anymore! actually, i got wayyy caught up on people just by reading status messages last night...sort of sad that i didn't actually TALK to those people, but it will do for now! busybusy...


the house is coming along, we're set to move halloween weekend. just waiting on carpet and counters to come in, and working on some painting. jeremy and his band of merry men got the bathrooms and kitchen all tiled and they look great! sam is on a napping strike, so he wails in his pack and play while i paint. funny story about the tiling...so mortar and grout totally dry out your hands. jeremy slept over at the new house the other night and we were on the phone before going to sleep and he told me his hands were so dry he went digging through a box of my stuff in the basement to find some lotion. i didn't think much about it until i saw the bottle the other day. it was SELF TANNER...SOOOOO funny...and it would have been funnier if it had actually tanned his hands, but it's the gradual tanning kind, so i guess you can't really tell. but i haven't told him yet...teehee...let's see what happens.

sam is a certified walker these days...i'll have to get a little video up on here. it's pretty fun to see him walk around all proud of himself! BUT it also means he's a LOT sneakier! i used to be able to hear him move around...the "scoot" sounded a lot like "thump, drag, thump, drag"....and he can walk around and stay under the mama-radar...tricky little troll.

pictures to come.