Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sam's big day

It's amazing how fast a year can go by. One year ago today, Sam arrived. We still remember the doctor exclaiming, "It's a boy - it's definitely a boy!" Today we celebrated Sam.

His first Happy Meal.

The party begins!

Sam's big gift - a Tonka truck!

Sam's favorite gift - the boxes!

Sam's birthday cupcake.
(Much more manageable than a full-size cake!)

Extra special thanks to Michele (Mom) for making today memorable.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

knitting follow-up

On Monday, Michele and the new baby had their monthly check-up. Based on the ultrasound, the doc has 2 concerns - the baby's ears look a little low and the placenta is also low. A low placenta can cause problems during the pregnancy. But of more concern, low ears can indicate potential mental & physical problems. Our doc is optimistic that everything is OK, but we have a Level 2 Ultrasound scheduled for June 3rd so they can find out more. It's hard not to worry. Please keep us in your thoughts & prayers.

On Saturday, we went to an art fair with some new friends. Sam loved being outdoors and was especially fascinated with one of nature's works of art - a leaf!

I wonder what he's thinking.

(actually it's Sam's new favorite food - zucchini)

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Below are photos from our ultrasound just over a week ago.
I can't help but think of Psalm 139:13.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

mom's day

Taken a few weeks ago -- Sam was up a little early one morning and played with Michele while we ate breakfast.

Hanging out in our back yard last Saturday

Our Mother's Day gift -- a body pillow for Mom & the new baby!

After a great Mother's Day morning, Sam was ready for a nap.

The best gift of all -- peace and quiet for Mom!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

the ball game

Last Tuesday, Sam went to his first Cardinals game! My employer owns 4 season tickets in the Bank of America Club -- just up from 3rd base, with all the food you can eat included. We invited some good friends from Kirksville who recently relocated to the St. L area. The Cards beat the Reds 7-2. What a great way to enjoy Sam's first game!

Crusing around the stadium before the game

Go Cards!

The Hoffeditz family (minus Atticus) celebrated Isabel's 3rd birthday!