Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I've been doing a good bit of running as of late and oftentimes one or both of the boys will come along with me (don't worry, if I only have one it means that Parker or Posey is watching the other).

Anyway, Guthrie has really gotten into the whole ritual of running: he will ask to wear his "running shoes" (many of his shoes are now categorized), this day he wore a headband similar to one I often wear and he loves to stretch and say the word, "stretch" with every letter annunciated. This day he was already in the stroller when the stretching began, but that didn't stop this guy!
Oh those skinny little legs are like rubberbands.

All ready to go! Yeah, not quite sure what he's wearing either......
Oh yeah, G's also sportin' his new hairdo- Bri likes to call it the short, tousled handsome look. He's awfully cute....

Friday, August 20, 2010

Spinning piano

Sammy has been enjoying playing this little piano that has these spinning disks to play the notes. Guthrie was laying sweetly beside him until I got the camera out, then he wanted to look in the viewfinder at Sammy....

....that is, until he wanted a picture of himself too.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two boys playing

A while back, we converted our sunroom into a playroom for the boys (well, originally for Guthrie because Sammy wasn't here yet!). Guthrie has always enjoyed playing out there and now Sammy has started wandering in there to join him- the small step down doesn't seem to even remotely deter this little squirmer....

They will play independently for a while, but always seem to end up near each other and begin to play together. This usually entails Guthrie either offering Sammy an overabundance of toys, Sammy being "King Kong" by basically blasting through whatever Guthrie's playing with or simply two boys sharing just a couple toys sweetly. It's enough to make a mama melt.

The animals seem to be enjoying the sit-n-spin...

Funnily enough, Sammy happened to pick (or it was strategically placed in his hands by some other sneaky little hands...) the one little person that Guthrie doesn't seem to like and never plays with- it worked out perfectly: two happy boys!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sammy got his first tooth!

Yup. It's true. The little bugger poked through on the bottom left side.

This is not a picture of Sammy's new tooth (we don't have any yet)- just a darn cute one that needed to be shared. How can one little boy be so pretty?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Playing in the rain

We have many pictures "backlogged" that haven't been shared on the blog, so my goal is to post some of these even though they're not exactly recent.

The following pictures are from late May. We were gearing up to take a trip to one of the many "spraygrounds" in town when it started to downpour- one of those perfect warm summer rains. Bri and Guthrie decided to take advantage of this and played in the driveway puddles instead.

Post play snack: watermelon, hot chocolate, and banana bread. Can't do much better than that to warm the bones after being soaked!

Time for some playdough. Guthrie can't get enough of the stuff. He has a total blast playing with it, but also takes it very seriously (hence the concentrated looks).

When I originally viewed this picture below, I couldn't help but think that something had shifted with Guthrie. He was turning into a little boy, less a toddler or baby. Obviously it's even more true now, but that's for a later post....

I just love the collection of orange hearts on the blue fishy tablecloth. He planned that.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sammy @ 7 months

Oh sweet boy, how can we count the ways we love you? You are just so darn delightful, it's not possible!

Once again, Bri and I feel like giant cliches and can't help but say that we can't believe that Sammy's already 7 months old. Its just too fast. We blinked and he could sit up completely by himself. He's moving around the house like an old pro- turn your head and he's in another room finding the one exact thing that you wouldn't want him to put in his mouth! He's babbling a good bit, this time around our littlest is saying, "Mamamamamama!" much to my delight! (Bri had his turn with G- "Dadadadada" was a constant for some time)

This guy has us smiling constantly, shaking our heads about how we got so lucky to have such a happy guy for a son?!
Guthrie and Sammy are starting to play together a little bit- we're so proud of G for trying to include Sammy in play. It doesn't usually last too long, but hey, we'll take what we can get and enjoy watching them interact.
We have a good bit of photos of Sammy cleavage. He scoots around on his tummy so fast that often his shirts get pulled down at the neck. He's our little built-in swiffer these days.
Lovin' on Daddy.
Oh that little smile gets us every time. If he keeps this up, we'll be mush in his hands by the time he's a teenager!
"Come here big brother!"

Too much lovin'?

Guthrie and Sammy had their first bath together the other night (no good pictures, sorry) and Sammy was over the moon. He splashed almost the entire time and the two of them ran/scooted around naked a good bit afterward. It was so funny to see them in cahoots, giggling at their nakedness.

As many many children do, Sammy loves to swing. One of our friends recently put G and Sam back to back in a swing at the park and they both thought it was hilarious. We now do this every time we're at the park. (will get a picture of that soon too!)

Sammy and Parker have become good pals recently. Sammy can't get enough of him or Posey- he kicks and squeals whenever either of them come into the room.
Oh Sammy- stop growing up so fast! There's not enough time in the day to give you all the hugs and kisses that you deserve! Thank you for being such a luscious sweet pie- we love you so much!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Where'd they go?

We're still here and have a lot of catching up to do blog-wise!