Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sam turned ONE - a month ago

my favorite redhead turned ONE on 9.9.2014.
we had the smallest of celebrations. i just wanted it to be all about him. and i wanted to savor him. celebrate him. all the attention to be about him & on him. so that's how it went down. 

at one years old sam (on his birthday), sam wasn't yet walking. (just days later he would be). 
he loves his daddy & grammie so much. he claps his feet and scoots as fast as he can to be wherever they are. he's a pretty good sleeper. good napper. has 8 teeth (4 top, 4 bottom). is a big kiddo. has pretty strawberry blonde/red hair. is soooo sweet. have i mentioned he LOVES my mom? this kid is perfection for her everytime she watches him. never cries. never whines. just loves on her and plays with her. these boys are beyond lucky to have this lady in their life. the relationship both my boys have with her is beyond special. i never had that growing up, so it's everything i could have hoped for. 
sam loves playing near luke with all of their toys. he loves playing hide and go seek with bennett and luke. he loves to sit next to rebel and get cozy on rebel's dog bed. he isn't talking really at all. says mama, dadda, and up. but that's about it. loves his binky and blankey when he wants to settle down and get quiet and cozy. this guy is just the perfect addition to our family. he lets luke do mostly whatever to him with hardly a fuss. he is an absolute love machine. happy birthday sam boy!
(sorry it's a month late pal).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

lake chelan camping 2014

i came with my family camping to the lake chelan state park for over 25 years. i have the best memories tied into this place. the very best. and all i've ever wanted was to share this place with my kiddos and husband. and honestly, i'm hoping to create new memories with my young family. now, bennett is probably more the hotel kind of vacation guy, while i am more the stay in the tent under the stars kind of girl. so, i'm not sure he is crazy about camping, but i know that he is crazy about lake chelan- so it's a win win. and lets be honest- camping is hard and it's hard with little ones. but thankfully, i'm not someone who thinks everything is suppose to be easy. 

this trip kicked off summer for us and it was everything i hoped it would be. we bought a tent for 12 people. it was luxurious. and i'm pretty sure it's the only way to camp. we cooked almost all of our meals (even cinnamon rolls) over the campfire. we boated. we swam. we drank. we went into town for our coffee. we fished. we went to the camp store- every day for candy. it was a sweet little trip.