I am going to try my best to get this post up and tell my stories before my mom gets here (as I know she is going to want to hear EVERYTHING) but it isn't going to be easy, haha. WOW....what an action packed, BUSY, wonderful last few days it has been is all I can say.....
We left here last Thursday morning at 3:00 am. Yes, 3 AM! HAHA....But I just have to tell this quick little story before I get to that. My Wed was packed to the brim too as I was running around here doing all those last minute little things that must be done before a trip (you all know what they are!) and on top of that I had scheduled a doc visit for myself. Not sure what I was thinking. If I hadn't already canceled this particular appointment twice, I wound have canceled it again, lol. Anyway, I had done all the running around, dropped my mom off at my sisters (no small job in and of itself ~ but that is another story) and was back home and decided I had just one small load of laundry I wanted to do. I knew I would come home to lots of laundry, so why leave anything at all... right? Well, I scooped a small pile of clothes out of our hamper and dropped it on my bed to sort through. I noticed what "appeared" to be a very small plastic toy that I thought somehow one of my grandkids must have dropped in my hamper. So I picked it up and IT MOVED! Yes, it was alive! It was a very small little lizard! When it's head moved it registered in my head, "Oh my goodness, it is alive", so I QUICKLY dropped it and it began to run across my bed! Quick as a wink (I surprise even myself sometimes!) I grabbed one of my hubby's tee shirts and grabbed the little thing The last thing I wanted was for it to be lost in my room or ON my bed somewhere. Anyway, I actually caught it on my very first try and then is was in my hand in his shirt! Sooo without thinking, I ran into the bathroom and dropped it into the toilet and flushed it down! I killed the little thing!! Why in the world I didn't run to the door and let it out I honestly don't know. It bothered me for hours.....sigh. OK, back to we left. The drive is sooooooooo long I can just honestly never quite believe it. But knowing what waits for me when we arrive keeps me going. We didn't get there until 9:15 PM (New Mexico time, we gained an hour) and Sam of course had gone to bed. We visited for a little while and fell exhausted into bed. On Friday, we got up to cool temperatures and pouring rain! It was sooo nice after all of the heat we have been having here in California. Mike's mom and sister and her boyfriend were all there too, so it wasn't like most of our other visits there where we get everyone all to ourselves. It is usually the bonus of going THERE to see them, whereas when they come to California it seems as if there is a line to see them all and we have to share of course, haha. Mike's dad lives right there on the dairy too, so he was around as well. But knowing all of this in advance of course made me ready to deal with that. We all did really well I thought. Sam kept us all sooo amused. I could tell you all the little things he says and does now but I will spare you...(grin). But he is just soo sweet, and such a good baby. I am really proud of Melody as she has done such a good job of being a mommy. Friday quickly sped by and that night we all went out to dinner together to celebrate my birthday. That was really nice, and I had a YUMMY rib eye steak that was to die for. It was at this sports bar type restaurant and the motif was really fun. In one of the rooms there was a giant stuffed Cougar on the wall. Sam was just fascinated with it. We got just the cutest picture of him petting it. We were there way over two hours, and not so much as a slight melt down from this sweet little guy...
|The look on his face was priceless!|
|Kept him sooo busy!|
We picked up balloons on party day and he spent a good hour just enjoying them. We ALL enjoyed him enjoying them, haha.
|Notice the lower right hand side one....every once in a while he would lose the string the balloon was on and of course it floated to the ceiling. He'd work and work until he grabbed it again. Soo cute!|
Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and Sam got some really nice gifts. Mainly clothes which was wonderful. He has gotten soo big. He is soo into books. I loved how he would sit on your lap and let you read to him. He points to things as you ask him which lets you know he has heard them MANY times, haha.
|His Aunt Brooke got him a stuffed Micky Mouse. He LOVED it!|
|He makes his "tough guy" face a lot, haha!|
|Someone was telling him to do his tough guy face, and someone else asked him where mommy was and he was pointing...haha, now he REALLY looks like a tough guy....|
After his cupcake Sam got a bath and it was bedtime. He got one last book reading from Grandma, LOTS AND LOTS of kisses, and he was off to dreamland.
I just have to share one more quick picture...
|Sam by their corn, holding an ear....Sooo cute!|
And I wanted to share a quick little video. It is really cute. I had Melody send me a little video of the book I made her with shutterfly of Sam's first year. It was SUPPOSE to be there last Friday so she could have had it for the party and I could have seen it, but of course it didn't get there until today....sigh. She said it was a stun, but it is hard to see it of course from a video. I couldn't download it though so I guess you will be spared that one, haha. ENJOY!! I hope to get around visiting this afternoon while mom naps. As you can see I did NOT get this up before mom got here. I knew I was dreaming. : ) The phone rang a million times it seems. Hope you all enjoy your week! Many blessings to you all.....Debbie