Friday, August 29, 2008

Sam's First Soccer Kick!

I have been waiting for this day for 16 months and 27 days, or something close to that (not really of course, but it sounded good). Sam started actually kicking one of the 20,000 (as Katie would say) soccer balls we have in the house. Here is a video of him kicking it around a little bit, and getting a little distracted in the process a few times. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fun Around the House

This weekend we had remnants of Tropical Storm Fay make our days windy and a little rainy, so we spent a little more time in the house then we normally do. We came up with a few new ideas of things to do in the house. Apparently, Sam really loved the tent at pre-school, so I pitched my camping tent in our bedroom for Sam, and low and behold he definitely does love a good tent. Also, for some reason, Mommy decided to teach Sam how to blow on a whistle. Not sure that was a good idea a couple of hours later!

First Day of Preschool

This week marked the first day of pre-school for Sam. Mommy and Daddy went and bought Sam a new lunch bag, back-pack, shoes, and everything else he needed in anticipation of his first day of school! We were a little nervous as to how he would do on his first day since, well, the kid isn't too fond of us leaving him most places. But to our pleasant surprise, Ms. Yolanda, one of Sam's teachers, had bubbles and a drum full of balls ready when we walked in. Needless to say, Sam walked off and didn't look back. Katie and I were able to slip out of the room without any fussing.

The first day's report came back very positive. The teacher did ask us if he enjoyed spending time by himself because he would crawl into a tent that they had in one of the rooms, and would only come out to get either another book or ball. They did say that he played with one little boy named Luke. Anyway, we are very excited for this experience for him, I think it will be a good fit. Here are some pictures of Sam before we left for school Tuesday morning.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Clean Shaven

Well, it has been 7 glorious years of having a beard, and it is finally gone. It feels quite weird at the moment, but I am sure that I will get used to it, just in time to grow it back! I shaved the beard because I told the Mission Year Atlanta people that if they raised all of their money for the year, I would shave my beard. So here you go. And be sure to vote on the poll -->