Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cheesy face, Walking Time and Stripey Socks...

...these are what normal life looks like here in the Samson house. Actually this week was the week of sickness for the boys (high fevers, rash and lots of dirty diapers) and a bit for us (rash and acheyness). So as I told the missionaries who unexpectedly stopped by this afternoon-pardon our looks like a tornado set down in here. We didn't do much and you can tell. But I thought I would post a couple of funny things from this week:

1. Evan walks. Yes, it is official, the boy "walks". It is at that cute awkward stage where they look like they could lose their balance at anytime. So I decided I better document it. As you may recall from an earlier post Scott and I placed bets as to when he would start walking, Scott thought right around his 1st birthday (now a month ago) and I figured it would be about 2 weeks later. Well, he proved us both wrong and has really picked up "walking" (again I use the term loosely) this week at age 13 months. Check out the video, so cute.

(Did you see his big smile at the end of the video? he his so happy to be walking)

2. Dress up time here at the Samson house. Dallin loves to dress up, it cracks me up. We recently found his vampire costume from 2 years ago and he wore that a couple days this week-unfortunately I failed to get a picture...I will try this week. The costume actually fits, except it is a bit short for him, so he picks at his bottom a little more than normal...but (no pun intended) he looks adorable in it. We even went to get the mail last week wearing the vampire outfit-so scary. Now what I do have a picture of is Dallin wearing crazy socks. Earlier this week, when I was kind of sick I had been wearing those super soft socks that you could just melt you know which ones I am talking about? Well, Dallin saw them and stole them from me. So I found these fun toe socks in my drawer and showed them to him and he just loved them. At first he started to put them on his hands thinking they were gloves, but when I told him they were socks with "toe holes" man was he excited. He put them on (which look like stockings on him) and wanted to wear them with his sandals to the park. So I snapped some pic's because it was so cute. Notice our nifty halloween decorations on the door and the carved pumpkin (correction: Jack O Latern-as Dallin would tell you...where did I get this kid?). Enjoy:

(Yes, I did let him go to the park dressed like that-I thought it was too funny)

3. Cheesy face: When Scott's sister Janice and her family were here a couple of weeks ago her kids taught Evan how to do what I want to call "cheeeeeessse" face. For a while (mostly last week) anytime you would say "cheeeeeesse" he would repeat the sound of that word and give you a cheese is so funny. I think though that Scott and I may have used up all of the "uses" to this trick, because lately he hasn't done it. Maybe we will lie low for a bit and then spring it on him in a couple of days. Anyway, here are some pics: (Dallin even jumped in on the fun)

(The blurry pic-second to last, really gives you the cheesy pic, doesn't it make you smile?)

4. Okay so I will post these here as they seem appropriate since Halloween is coming and we have talked about dressing up. While Janice and Dave and the kids were here we went down to old town. Well, some of the boys (Kyle-who did buy the "supermoscas...translation superflys" mask-can't wait to see the full halloween outfit with tights and all, Scott, Dallin and Evan) and Jana and Nora tried on what we called the Nacho libre mask, or "luchadero masks" from Mexican wrestling. I was laughing so hard. So if the beach or the attractions don't draw you to San Diego maybe these beauties will!

(Look closely at the first pic of Scott-picture number 1, it says the mathematic, and if you look closely you can see numbers all over the mask. It was so funny and yet so appropriate for work as an engineer-don't you think?)


Bustos Family said...

I love your baby's dimples! They are so adorable. My favorite stage is that when they first walk. So cute.

Perry Bunch said...

Your boys are getting big. That is awesome that Evan is walking. He looks so proud of himself. I can't believe how many teeth Evan has. Dallin I love your socks! Sorry you guys were sick last week. Hope everyone is feeling better. Can't wait to see you guys it's been a long time.

Shillawna said...

Love the pics! Your boys are so funny. Sorry you guys weren't feeling well. Hope you are doing better.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got the post up, but at 11:43pm, don't you ever sleep? I guess your nap made going to bed hard. HaHa. I love the video of Evan, he is really getting walking down. And the socks on Dallin, need I say more, that boy is something else. I love it. Scott looks really scary in that mask. Wow!! They "cheeseee" smile is great. Kids are such fun at that age. Love you. Hugs and kisses to all.

Great-Grandma said...

Well, you did it again! More laughts and giggles from your blog.
What a treat it is to see my great-grand children so often even if I can't be there. They grow so fast and to see Evan walking is priceless. Thanks so much April for getting a blog so we can keep up with the kids and yourself. I love the costumes too. Hope you are feeling much better now. Love you lots.

Melissa said...

I love the "cheesy" smiles. YOu guys are having too much fun at home. I hope you are all free from sickness this week. Andy has been dressing really girly around here. He wears Nicky's play heels and necklaces. It doesn't seem so weird when Nicky dresses in his clothes but it looks really funny to see Andy dressed girly.

Jessica said...

Hey April,
I'm was bummed that I missed you while you were here. I can't believe how big Evan is alreay! You guys look like you're having a good time. My email is if you ever want to say hi.

tjfoit said...

Love the cheesy face. My favorite part is the scrunched nose I think. This age is so dang fun as you said. Korbin is affectionate too. His favorite thing to do is lean up against me with his back and lay is head in my lap or lay on me on the floor. It makes my heart melt. Your boys are so funny. Love the toe socks.