Sunday, May 25, 2008

Runs like the Hulk.

Striking similarity to the Hulk.


I found this old picture of Samantha and her friend, Audrey (who now lives in Austin). We miss them :( Look how "small" Samantha used to be. She's growing up so fast.

I put Samantha in her baby bouncer that converts to a toddler rocking chair. This is a bad angle for the thighs, but we both thought it was pretty funny.

The other day we were eating pizza and Samantha took it upon herself to pull up on the table and grab a slice for herself. She was really chowing down and we didn't notice until she made a mess.

Samantha hanging out with Dada. She missed him so much.

Monday, May 19, 2008

First Tooth

Samantha got her first tooth yesterday!!! Finally!!! I guess she needed to turn 9 months old before letting that tooth out. Last night I was eating a sandwhich and she slyly took the top piece of bread off and ate it... little thief :)

This is her new toy that Sam and I picked out. Samantha generally ignores it, but I had to put her on it for a picture. It also stands up so she can walk and push it, but she almost fell on her face, so I have to be careful.

That's all the news for now. I promise to update this thing more often :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No Pictures, just blabbing

I'm so happy to be going home tomorrow and seeing Sam and all my friends. Of course I'm sad to be leaving El Paso too. I'll be in CA for 3 months, then I have to back in El Paso by Aug 6th because I have an orientation for my teaching internship *(Ashley...tell Henry that I'm interning at his old Elementary school, Eastwood Heights). I hope this summer is going to be fun and relatively stress-free...if that's possible with a nine month old. Well I better get to sleep. I have a long, early day ahead of me.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Funny Food

Samantha was eating some alfredo noodles the other day and she made this funny slirping sound, then a weird face. Sorry it's sideways. I think I used to know how to turn these things around, but apparently I forgot.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Finals are over!!!!

Here's a few pictures of little missy sam pants. I haven't had to time to post a lot, so here are just a few pictures from last week.

walking around the coffee table at mimi and papa's house

So, this is the "Sam Face" She looks just like Sam when she does this...and she does it a lot.

Swinging at the park. I feel so bad I deprived her of a baby swing, she loves them, but she's too heavy for the little infant indoor ones. Grampy, I think it's time to put in a swingset outback :)

I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am that this semester is over. School used to be a breeze for me, even when I had a job. Now, it's the hardest, most stressful thing I have ever had to do. Samantha is a very demanding baby and I now truly understand when people say that beign a mom is the hardest job in the world. I'm so thankful to have had support from my family all semester. I couldn't have done it without all of them, especially thanks to Sam for sacrificing his time with Samantha. I feel terrible for leaving him alone, but I know it's the best thing for our family. I am now officially 2 semesters away from graduation and I hope it comes sooner than later.

I'll be heading back to CA in 9 days and I'm debating whether or not to move out and get an apartment or stay where we're at in the stinkin' (literally) townhouse. My biggest concern is that we are in a 2 story and Samantha can really crawl and pull herself up now and even with baby gates on the stairs I'm so scared she'll fall. Plus, we have all sorts of creatures in the house, like bugs and other things that look like they are from another planet. Plus mowing our weed-filled yard sucks. Well, not for me, but for Sam. I just hate to leave because we have made such good friends with our neighbors :(

Friday, May 2, 2008


Samantha has been such a brat lately. She thinks she's a big girl now so I can't get her to eat baby food. She's also cranky because she's been teething for an eternity and still no sign of teeth. My child eats chicken nuggets with no teeth.

Hey Samantha! There's a bug on your head!

This is her thinking about how to get into trouble next.

Here she is eating her Gerber cheddar puffs. It was funny because she was standing like a drunk at a bar. She was really entertained for 10 minutes with those things. I was amazed.