Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Our very sweet neighbors had been away the past week and we took care of their cat for them. They were in Nevada for an air show and they brought back Sam this really great bomber jacket! He loves it. He loved it so much he took his nap in it! Once he put it on he started asking me if we could drive down to the executive airport at the end of our street where we could take some pictures...





Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Soccer Player

Sam had his first soccer game today and he had a good time. He played most of the first half of the game and then decided he was done and he was ready for his snack! We really just want him to have fun and enjoy being a part of a team which he does. He has been running more and more from my camera but I did snap a few pictures of him.




Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009


Our wonderful nanny Danielle (Dan Dan to the kids) was off last week on a cruise with her husband. I am not sure how I survived the week without her and we are all so happy she is home. She had a great time and picked up an adorable t-shirt for Sam and this beautiful dress for Harper in Mexico!





Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009


I sit watching out the back window with Harper in my lap flipping through books before she goes to bed. The sun is starting to set as he is practicing kicking the ball dressed in all of his new soccer gear. They have been out there for quite some time. He is so serious and focused as he watches and learns from Russ. He tries and tries again to kick the ball in the net and is so proud and confident when he does. He is actually really good at playing soccer already.

He is so tall and lean now. His hair is darker and not blonde and baby fine. My first baby is now my boy. Different memories begin to race through my mind; his birth, crawling, walking, learning to talk, rolling a ball back and forth for hours with my toddler, his first day of pre-school. I look up at the pictures framed on our wall we had taken a year ago. So much change is such a short span of time. How grateful I am we had those taken to document the moments in time so well.

He falls and I see him immediately look up for me through the window. He decides to hold back his tears and doesn't call out for me as he always does when he is hurt. Instead he gets up, brushes his knees off and looks at Russ,

"It's ok dad, let's play"

I feel my eyes fill with tears. He needs me less and less as time moves on and it happened too fast. Watching your children grow up can be so bittersweet at times.

So Big...




Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Russ knows quite a bit of magic and as Sam gets older he is mesmerized by it...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Let's Go!

On Monday's our wonderful nanny Danielle (Dan Dan to the kids) has both kids and usually takes them on a fun adventure out. The kids were at the end of the hall very quiet Monday morning and this is what I saw when I walked down there. I guess they were waiting and ready to go!