Sunday, October 25, 2009

A few movies... Enjoy!

The possibly overwhelming birthday song.

Jammin' with a singing birthday card



In the rain

A chocolate treat

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birthdays & Weddings

Looking out the window on the way to Colorado Springs.

Hanging out with 'tough' military friends. Sam learned to greet people with a growl.

Doesn't every good party end with guests rolling on the floor?

Dressed up to celebrate Jocelyn and Ian's nuptials.

Spending time with our dear friend Jocelyn.

We saw Wicked! We would definitely recommend it.

Sam finally figured out the joy of blowing out the candles after all the guests went home.

The motley crew to celebrate Sam's second birthday.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A little bit of Richards life...

Sam gets a big boy bed! (aka a twin matress on the floor)
With Sam's second birthday on the horizon, we thought it might be time for a new bed. So we disassembled the crib Saturday morning then googled "how to transition your toddler to a bed." Apparently, 2 is still a little young. But we got him all excited about his big boy bed and amazingly, it worked. No tears, no escape attempts. Then around 11 we heard a "thud, thud" and found him like this: (Still sound asleep)

But he loves it, so we are thrilled!

Oh my goodness! The best burger meal ever. A friend told us about a place where the hamburgers start at $15 and they are worth so much more. So we scrounged up some pennies and shared a burger to end all burgers. He was so right!

A friend commented that half of our old Europe pictures were just of the food we ate. So here is a nod to the old days.

A visit from Grampa Joe and a trip to Ivars.

How cool is this kid?

Maybe my favorite picture ever taken.

This boy makes me giggle.
So does this boy:
Perfect timing to capture the bite

This one is for all the baby model scouts out there. But no, you can't have him.

We were so excited to take him out on a boat! He was less excited.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

We did a little trip to Idaho where Jim's Aunt Barb and Uncle Larry treated us well, gave us boat rides (see above) and fed us home made moose smokies. Pretty yummy.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Summertime in Seattle

Daddy explains the wonder of the french fry.

It's the Richards family. Eating. What a surprise!

Sam turned this lunch bag into a hat. We didn't notice until someone on a neighboring towel called over to ask where he could get a hat like that.

Sam, can you smile for the picture?

He put this hat on and walked around the house saying, "Pretty."

And keeping with the theme of hats, my two favorite boys in hats.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some recent videos

In the next video, try to focus on Sam and not his mama. (Although I think she's adorable!) This is the Sam dance, and his favorite electronica band.

We're blogging again!

Don't anybody get used to this type of promises for the next six months. Here are a few of Sam lately.

Discovering the beach in San Diego

Meeting his new cousin Malia
Gotta fix this trike!

First time in a chair like a big boy

This is daddy's trick to get him to stick his face in the water to get clean

Sam's first and most common word is "Stella." This is Stella.

Reading with Grandma

Discovering sprinklers! In PJs!
Ammy Jane does the ammy dance.

Googly eyes for Aunt Jenney