Friday, August 31, 2012

Dear Tinker,

It is the night before our vacation.  You have been asleep for a few hours.  Daddy and I were packing the car to pull at o’dark: thirty.  We wanted to have everything perfect for the long trip.  We went to set up the portable DVD player for you.. it is a long trip.. and we wanted to be prepared.  We got the charger out and found that you my dear sweet son.  You had twisted the end of the DC adapter off.  The fuse, spring and end were are completely missing. 

I know that you come by this naturally.  Both of your parents were notorious for taking things apart.  I HOPED  you would be like your father and take things apart that you were allowed to take apart.  You on the other hand have decided to take after your mother and take apart things you shouldn’t.  Not only that you do it very sneakily since the cord was neatly put away in the back of the seat like nothing had happened.


Unfortunately, your timing is terrible and we are now scrambling to find the adapter we need so you wont give us too many grey hairs on the way to the beach.  Thankfully, your Daddy is much better at fixing things than your Mommy.  He has a plan and I am sure we will remedy the situation as soon as possible.  It is 11:09 pm and we are leaving at 5 am.. so his plan will hopefully work in the morning and not cut into our early morning start too much!


I love you sweet boy.  Let us harness your crazy energy into something constructive.. like the box of legos we are bringing along on this trip!


Your very tired Mother

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clips of Life

I like to capture the little moments of life.  I love to look back on these little clips and see the little boy that Sammy is right now.  So I wanted to share a few of them with you guys!  The password for all of these videos is *Sammy* (with out the stars).

He shoots he scores (that is about a 15 foot shot):

Practicing his platform diving:

Love this video (sorry it’s a little loud) but it completely shows Sammy’s personality when he is on.  Sammy is a super sweet boy.. and he is either 100% on or 100% off there is no lukewarm here:

Dancing to music at Texas Roadhouse *yeehaw*:

You want to see Tim play bass.. well I don’t have a video (hmm I should work on that) but he looks just like this when he is playing (just imagine a bass okay..):

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

July From my Droid

Out to dinner:


Sorry this is a really terrible picture.. but Sammy ate mashed potatoes!! They are my favorite and he finally likes them:


Terrible picture of the puzzle above our bed.. I promise to take a better picture with my real camera:


Sammy finally did a full cleaning wooohooo!!  He also has two wiggly teeth!! What?!?!


There is a storm a brewing:


IHOP face pancake for dinner:


Milking the cow at the children’s museum:


Breaking his accountant mold.. he tried strawberry ice cream.. verdict?  He LOVED it!


My guys after ice cream:


Tim’s coffee of choice:


CSA watermelon.. summer night dessert Smile


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Meet the Student

Name: Sammy
Age: 5
Grade: Kindergarten
Want to know a little more about Sammy?  Here are his answers to some questions I asked.. my notes are in parentheses afterwards:
Favorite color: yellow (current favorite color this changes every couple of weeks)
Favorite food: bananas (really any fruit is his favorite)
Favorite movie: Veggietales
Favorite book: Curious George (we have so many and he loves them all)
Favorite game: Mario (or anything he can play on the wii)
Favorite drink: Smoothies
When you grow up you want to be: A Teacher
What are you good at: being funny (he certainly is a class clown)
What instrument do you want to play: All of them (I then asked him to pick one), Bass Guitar (which is what Tim plays)
Most excited to learn about in school: bugs (hmm.. guess we need to learn about bugs this year!)
Favorite sport: baseball with my friends
Not Back to School Blog Hop

Friday, August 17, 2012

Richmond Children’s Museum

What is more fun then going on a short summer road trip?  Doing it with your cousins!  We took a trip to Richmond to visit the children’s museum.  I didn’t bring my camera but I snapped some pictures with my phone Smile

Riding the triceratops when you first enter the museum:


Digging for fossils:


This was one of Sammy’s favorite things there.  You put scarves in these tubes and the air pushes them through and shoot out at different spots.  You can direct the scarves with some flaps:


All of the cousins hopped on the dinosaur before we left:


Typical Sammy:


What road trip would be complete without a stop for ice cream:


Thursday, August 16, 2012

June From my Droid

Climbing up the slide at the children’s museum:


Hanging out with my man Smile:


Sammy’s reading spot in his closet:


Dirty computer parts:


I have been reading this off and on since June.. I should finish this soon:


Sammy checking out his new desk:


Enjoying the windows down in the car:


Lifting waits in the pool:


Crazy hair day at VBS:


Glow in the dark bubbles with friends:


Clash day at VBS:


After that huge storm I went to my parents for the day while Tim worked.  Sammy and I helped to clean some debris out of the lake right in front of their house:


We drove the boat over to get some food (I forgot a hat for Sammy so I shared mine):2012-06-30_18-23-06_837

Later he got to drive the boat with Pop Pop:


Love this picture of Sammy:


The sun starting to set over the lake:


Driving back over the mountain with the sun setting Open-mouthed smile:


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

*Warning* Enter at Your Own Risk

Things can be dangerous around here.  Someone loves to chase people around the house and shoot them with nerf darts:



Enter our house at your own risk!