Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 05, 2010
We took a fun trip to Disneyland just after Thanksgiving.
It was so nice just to get away and spend time together. The weather was about 25 degrees warmer than what we left behind and we had a terrific time.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 10:52 PM
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Sam: Mom, I have a really big problem.
Me: What is it?
Sam: It's really big. Will you help me with it?
Me: Of course. What's going on?
Sam: I just don't know who to marry when I grow up. Will you help me decide?
Me: I absolutely will.
This is a promise I intend to make him let me keep.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 11:50 PM
I was in a rush the other day to get Sam out the door for preschool.
Let's be honest: We're always in a rush and running late. One morning I told Sam that if he didn't hurry he'd be the last one to school. He replied that being last would be fine with him. The last one in gets to shut the door, so thank you Miss Jamie for that.
But anyway, we were running late.
I had a pair of old scrubs on that I use as pajamas. I figured that I wear scrubs all the time and nobody would know if I'd slept in these. So, I hurried Sam out into the garage. He looked me up and down and asked, "Is that what you're wearing?"
"Yes." I answered. "Get in the car."
"Aren't you going to get dressed?"
"Don't you want to go put on a cute shirt?"
"Jeez Mom. This is going to be embarrassing."
Next week I'm wearing curlers and a bathrobe.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 11:40 PM
Sam has a set of dinosaur cards with dinosaur names and facts on them. One day he showed me this dinosaur's card.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 11:26 PM
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 7:27 PM
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 7:19 PM
We went to the State Fair this year and had a great time. We ate and ate and ate and looked at every animal and booth and exhibit. We even rode a few rides despite my distrust of traveling amusement parks and their employees (who I'm sure are upstanding citizens. I've got a great example for you one of these days.)
The whole time we were there Sam kept begging me to let him do this bungee trampoline contraption that allowed you to jump about three stories high. I told him it was too scary. I told him he wouldn't like it. I told him he could do it when he was older. I told him I'd buy him another caramel apple instead. He begged and begged and begged until I was sick of it and he wore me down. I told him fine, if he wanted to so bad then go for it.
He did great until they buckled him into the harness. Then he turned pale. His lips started to quiver. Tears welled up in his eyes and he begged me to get him down. I, the sympathetic mother said, "No freaking way Sam. You have been begging me to do this for three hours. I've paid seven dollars and you are going to jump as high as you can and if you pee your pants I'll kill you."
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 6:56 PM
We had the first day of "real" preschool back in September. Sam had been going to a preschool/daycare a couple of days a week for the last year. This year I decided it would be better for him to go to a preschool my neighbor teaches. It is still only twice a week and the teacher does a great job. He learns so much. The downfall is that I don't have a babysitter for the mornings after I work. This is where you all complement me on what a selfless mother I am. Go ahead, I'll wait.
So anyway, Sam informed his teacher that he is "Sam, not Samuel." He has made his preference known to all who will listen lately. We still call him Sammy, Samuel, and Booger, but he says none of those are his real name.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 6:27 PM
Friday, August 20, 2010
While we were waiting for Old Faithful to erupt Juno attracted quite a following. She is very popular with her public. We kind of hoped someone would like her well enough to steal her out of the back of the truck while we weren't watching. No luck.
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Jenna and Daniel at 6:41 PM