One Month Old!
Weight 9 pounds 8 ounces 42%, Height 22 1/4 inches 78%, Head Circumference 15 48% on 2/6/2012. Sam also started smiling about 4 to 5 weeks old which for a mama is one of the best feelings in the world!
This is the way she came home from school?! Awesome blue armpits!
How we found Layla sleeping all snuggled up under her sleeping bag!
Getting dressed in his very first Mickey Mouse onsie for his first trip to Disneyland!
Sam’s First Trip to Disneyland! (1 Month Old)
First family of 4 photo at the Disneyland entrance!
Popcorn in line waiting for the princesses!
I love this picture of Layla and Minnie Mouse! We used this one for her Mickey and Minnie themed 4th Birthday Party Invite!
Minnie was loving Baby Sam!
Mickey so sweetly brushed Layla’s hair out of her face!
Mickey Mouse was also totally into Baby Sam!
Ahta being silly with Sam!
Ahta waited with Sam so I could go on the rockets with Layla! It had been so long since I was able to go on them with her and I couldn’t wait!
Layla and Mommy on the Rockets together again!
Nicole got tickets for self to go see an amateur production of Pinkalicious! Layla loved it! It was very cute! Layla got a little present before the play, a Pincalicious plush doll and a Pinkalicious wand too!
Layla with her surprise Pinkalicious plush doll!
Standing in front of the stage!
With Pinkalicious after the play!
With the rest of the cast after the play!
Enjoying Pinkalicious’ favorite, pink cupcakes, after the show!
Sam and Papa!
5 Weeks Old!
Poor baby boy had shots at his 1 month appointment!
Tubby time! Sam always pees as soon as he is placed in the warm water! so to avoid getting a pee shower I had to be quick to cover up the little boy hose!
Legoland with our friends Hayden and Arden!
Sam’s Open House
As we did with Layla, we hosted a huge Open House for Sam. We invited friends, family, and neighbors to come meet Sam, mingle, eat and drink! It was a very special day. Sam is so lucky to have so many people want to come and be a part of his life!
Baby Sam with Jill!
Abby holding Baby Sam!
Shannon with Baby Sam! She is expecting a baby boy in June too!
Layla and Arden!
Kacen, one of my former 4th grade students holding Baby Sam!
Eileen holding Baby Sam!
Dawn holding Baby Sam!
Layla, party ready in her Little Mermaid costume with her baby dolls in their stroller!
Jocelyn holding Baby Sam!
Alicia holding Baby Sam!
Andrew holding Baby Sam!
Brenton holding Baby Sam!
Layla getting her soccer groove on all princessed up!
Joe holding Baby Sam!
Linda holding Baby Sam!
Aleksandra holding Baby Sam!
Kelly holding Baby Sam!
Sydney holding Baby Sam!
Brenda and Baby Sam!
Hank and Baby Sam!
Kisses from Kim for Baby Sam!
A proud Nonna with her Baby Sam!
Working hard making homemade Valentines!
6 Weeks Old
Beautiful Sam Smiles!
Up close photos of our precious boy!
Our 2012 Valentine’s Card picture!
The three loves of my life!
My two littlest Valentine’s!
Layla and Ahta on Valentine’s morning! Ahta stopped by to drop of some Valentine’s treats for the kiddos!
Valentine’s Day cheek kisses!
Disneyland on Valentine’s Day!
One day a year, on Valentine’s Day, the princes are with the princesses! Nonna, Layla, Sam and I went together to meet some princes! It was adorable!
We met Ariel’s prince, Prince Eric.
The Prince from Snow White!
and Cinderella’s prince, Prince Charming!
After a group photo with Prince Charming and Cinderella we were off to Pixie Hollow!
At Pixie Hollow we saw Vidia!
And Tinkerbell of course
We had a wonderful day at Disneyland! Then we went home to meet our princes, Papa and Guy to have a traditional linguini with Clam Sauce Valentine’s Day dinner! It is our way of turning a sad day for our family into one where we can be together and enjoy each other’s company!
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Lots of Valentine treats for our Valentines!
Papa with his little Valentines
Our little heart breaker giving Papa some much needed Valentine’s Day loving!
Layla did awesome and remains in the “No Cavity Club!”
After the dentist we all went out to visit Nanny at the Rehab center at Casa de Las Campanas where she was healing and doing amazing getting better from her back surgery! We spent a few hours and played a board game with Nanny! The kids sure do brighten her day!
Preschool Story Time at the Library!
The owl Layla made at Preschool Story Time!
Visiting Daddy at Price Smart
We finally took Sam in to meet Guy’s co-workers, boss, and assistants at Price Smart!
Sammy with Hazel!
Daddy with his kiddos at work!
Watching Dax Play Baseball
A Visit to Nonna & Papa’s House
Louie resting his head on Sammy while Sammy sleeps on Guy! So sweet!
My boys! I love being able to say that now!
Making Fried Chicken with Daddy and Uncle Joe!
Me and my sweet baby boy!
Teaching Uncle Joe how to give a baby a bath!
Playing Dress-Up with Uncle Joe and Bailey!
Legoland with Carson, Avery and Melissa!
7 Weeks Old
Beautiful Lana holding Baby Sam!
Big Sammy holding Baby Sammy!
A visit from Lana and Sammy!
Layla practicing her skills and having fun! Balancing,
and rolling around being silly!
Watching El Camino High School Playoff Basketball!
It was fun to “style” Sammy in his basketball beanie for the basketball playoff game!
Working in the Garden with Daddy!
Messy fun with potting soil!
What Sammy was doing while sister was gardening!
Popcicles & Barbeque at the Bottoms’
Meeting the Illustrator of Fancy Nancy
On a very rainy February night we went to Barnes and Noble to meet Robin Preiss Glasser the Illustrator of the Fancy Nancy books! She was quite fancy herself! She read the newest Fancy Nancy book Fancy Nancy and The Mermaid Ballet and talked to the kids about what it takes to become an illustrator or anything you want to be, practice! Then she autographed all of our Fancy Nancy books! It was a fun family night out!
Talking about becoming an illustrator and reading the book.
Autographing Layla’s Fancy Nancy books!
8 Weeks Old
Backyard Synthetic Lawn Installation
After years of battling to have a nice green lawn in the back yard we decided it was time to go to a synthetic turf! Here are the pictures of the process! we love the final product! It is green and beautiful all year around with really no maintenance at all!
Happy boy and happy Mama!