Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Giants!

This is a happy baby.

Halloween 2010

Paint?  Isle 3.  Electrical?  Isle 8.  Plumbing?  I don't know but let me send you to the Garden shop.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A bit delayed

Today's pictures will be a little later in the day.  I have to wait until the girls get dressed for Halloween in their costumes and Mommy sends those to me and I'll post them here. 

Smile pretty!

Mommy is camera shy.  So I was surprised that she let me take some photos of her and Livvie.  Now, can't you just see Livvie with all that long curly hair?

Friday, October 29, 2010

An on going love affair

I wish you could see this up close and personal.  The shape of her lips, the small eyelashes curling just so, the smell of her scalp, the sweet potatoes in her eyebrow......

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Do Not Smile!

One of the things that we always got our kids to do when we took pictures of them was to tell them not to smile.  If you say, "Do NOT smile"..."Don't smile at me!", it's guaranteed to garner a big grin.  A few weeks ago, I tried that line with Sammy and she didn't get it.  She actually didn't smile.  Something clicked between then and now so today when I told her not to smile...this is what I got.  Seriously, don't you just want to snuggle into her neck right now?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Mommy says that this baby doll is 'creepy'.  I say it isn't.  It was MY baby doll (actually the last doll my dad gave me before he passed) as a child and I love my Thumbellina.    Obviously, Thumbellina is a special needs doll.  Now, all that aside, Sammy plays with it as much as all the other baby dolls we have here.You know, Chuckie, the IT clown, ........

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We'll see....

There is a debate going on regarding the ability of Olivia's attempt to roll over.  Daddy says that she can't roll over because her arm is in the way and she can't get over it.  I say that all she needs is a pizza off to her right and she'll roll over easy peasy.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh yeah the grocery store...

So Samantha discovered that when we go to the grocery store we can ride in a car and she can steer!!! OMG did that start something..."Mommy can we go to the store and ride the yellow truck?" (almost everyday of asking).  Getting her out of it was not so much fun, but now the grocery store is SOOO fun!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Check these out

I just love how blue Olivia's eyes are in these pjs.  Yep it's that time of year for the comfy footie pjs.  Wish they had them in adult sizes ha!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Sammy loves to jump into the water now.  She loves to jump anywhere!  She'll jump off the stairs, off the couch, off the have to keep an eye on her otherwise you'll have a Howler monkey jumping onto your back.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I see it!

Her hair is starting to show up more and more in the photos I take.  I hope it comes back like it was when she was born.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Piggy bank

This is a great way to get rid of all the spare change in my wallet show Sammy the importance of saving.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Back fat

Does everyone understand now why my arms ache at the end of the day?  :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tastes like chicken

Right before Mommy left at lunchtime to go back to work, she gave Sammy several GULPS of her blue energy drink.  (Like a 2 1/2 year old needs energy?)  Her tongue turned blue and looked like she had been licking Sully here.  Don't worry, the drink's zing wore off just in time for me to give her candy when Mommy arrived to pick them up.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This is Auntie Kenna's Puffalump from when she was a little girl.  Matching colors.  Matching bellies.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Toy Story

Papa got the girls settled on the couch to watch a movie.  Sammy loved it, Olivia not so much.  She preferred laying down and taking a nap.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


When I checked on Olivia's nap, I found her like leg up in the air...sound asleep.  (check out those jowls!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Copy cat

Sammy loves to mimic me in infant care.  When I hold Olivia facing out, Sammy holds her baby facing out.  I do NOT draw on Olivia's head, though.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Long time readers here will remember my apprehension on Sammy learning how to climb stairs.  Not only did she learn lickety split, but she goes up and down them by herself like it's no big thing. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pig tails

How old is Sammy now?  12? 13?  Well, whatever her age, her hair is now long enough for pig tails.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A very full belly

A full belly, dry diaper...couldn't be happier!  She's a little love bug.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fancy Schmancy

Check out those shoes!  Princess shoes...just don't lose one when the clock strikes midnight!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Two peas in a pod

All this time, we've been saying that the two girls look different from each other.  One for Daddy and one for Mommy in looks.  I've said that Olivia really looks like her Mommy and in this picture I really see it.  Then the world turned upside down.  I looked at Sammy's scrapbook I have of her at four months....these two could be TWINS!!  Of course, Olivia outweighs Sammy by about 20 pounds here but their faces are identical!