Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bees Game

We got free tickets to the Salt Lake Bees game today. Nice way to celebrate Sam's arrival day anniversary. We had great weather and the Bees won, but barely. We actually went home before the end, but I found this article describing the Bees' narrow victory:

The kids' favorite thing was the race between 3 people dressed up in huge inflatable food costumes. The hot dog knocked over the pizza in the middle but the pizza still ran ahead and won, and the ice cream cone never seemed to have a chance.

There was a playground nearby and I was there for a while with the kids. I noticed Sam had disappeared and went looking for him. I found him under the slide with 2 other boys. They were sitting in a circle having a cute little picnic together, consisting of dirty red licorice bits that someone had dropped. Yuck. Still, they were pretty happy kids. Not only did they get dirty Nibs, they got popcorn from Sam's Sunday School teacher who was very gracious and shared freely.

Overall, a great summer day. Love Salt Lake, the Bees, and my family. :-)

Arrival Day - 3 years with Sam

August 24, 2007

August 24, 2008

August 24, 2009

Tomorrow marks our 3 year anniversary with Sam. He has completed our family and brought us unbounded joy. Happy Arrival Day to my little buddy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

party pics

We had a wonderful birthday party. At the end when we were getting ready to leave, I tried to go out a door closer to our car and inadvertently set off an alarm (in my defense, it was only marked "EXIT" with no alarm warnings or emergency exit sign). Alex does not like loud noises, especially surprises. On the way home Bryan asked if she had a good party. She said no, because of the alarm. Despite that, I think she had a very good time, even if she won't admit it. :-) And I very much enjoyed her chocolate cake!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

birthday girl


first birthday

age 2

age 3

age 4

age 5

How the time flies by.