Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fun at home

I thought I might as well update my blog, even though nothing major has gone on recently, it is always fun to see new pictures. The boys and I have been enjoying good weather and for me more energy. I feel like I have recovered really well from Andrew's birth, but the last couple of weeks I have felt great-just a ton more energy than I have felt in a long time. So we have been out and about! Dallin started another session of Preschool, which he loves. His teachers always tell me he is a good boy and that he will do great in Kindergarten! What mom wouldn't love to hear that. Evan and I do errands or just play and get frozen yogurt when he is at school. This last week we even hit the zoo-how fun is that! Life if good, what can I say. Scott is doing really well at his work, and they are treating him really well. Next week Dallin will be 5, can you believe it and his mom will be....well we won't go there, but it will be a busy week, full of family (coming down for Andrew's baby blessing-May 2nd come on down, and birthdays), food (we like to eat out for birthdays and the first week of May is birthday week for us) and fun (plans to go to Legoland-for Dallin's b-day). And now the pictures:


We walked up to the farmer's market by our house a couple weeks ago and we finally ran into the balloon man...okay let me explain, the balloon man is amazing, let's call him a "balloon artist", he can do anything and usually there is a huge line waiting for his talents. Well, it must have been our lucky day because we found him right as he was getting to the Farmer's Market. Dallin wanted him to make Indiana Jones (his newest superhero). He decided to do a cartoon version.
Dallin and his silly Indiana Jones. Dallin picked out the color balloons for his pants, shirt and hair. Evan had a balloon of Spidermans "Venom"...but of course at his age, he wanted Dallin's balloon so there is no picture of Venom (but he was awesome too!).
Chocolate Fondue night-yummy!
Who doesn't love to wear chocolate?
This is serious business!
Is that just normal happiness or sugary happiness?
Dallin ready for school-he is such a handsome boy, even when he is "trying" to smile.

Here he is doing his homework!
There is our happy Little Andrew-isn't he a doll, don't you want to gobble him up?
So Evan's hair has gotten rather long, and it has a bit of wave to it, so dad likes to style it! Cheeseball!
Hair up high!
Our trip to the zoo-there is a Koala in the tree behind him.
At the zoo with his friend Maddie. The elephants were right there!
Another hair day-how about combed over?
...with a duck tail/fan in the back. Scott cracks himself up doing Evan's hair.
Evan photo shoot, he loves to show off his hair! Looks a bit sneaky doesn't he?!
And again, what a happy boy!

Life is good!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

6 weeks!!

Can you believe it, Andrew is 6 weeks old today. I just can't believe how quickly the time goes. He is such a sweet little boy-he only gets angry when he is hungry, and usually that is only if I don't get to him while he is grunting (a noise that keeps Scott awake, but is a signal to me that he is up and ready to eat). The boys still just love him to death. Every time they see him it is like he is brand new and they have never seen him before. They are always right there the minute he is awake (or when he is sleeping), but it is super cute. I love that they love him so much!

As I was deciding which pictures to place on this post, I realized that the last 6 weeks has brought a lot of family visitors and therefore a lot of fun events....so picture overload warning!!!

When I had Andrew, as I mentioned in the previous post, my mom stayed with us the first 5 days. Then we were home alone for another 5 days and then my grandma came down for a week, and then after she was here my mom and my brother and his family came down. Then Scott's sister Janice and her family came over and spent time with us. We were (are) so blessed to have so much family love us and Andrew so much to travel here and take care of us! Thanks for all that you did (and do) for us! We love you all so much!

When my mom and grandma were here, we laid really low-I just wanted to keep Andrew home and I wanted to rest. When my brother and his family came, we did lots of fun stuff- we went to the beach, the Mormon Battalion and the zoo. We had a great time with them and they just loved on our little Andrew.

When Janice and Dave and their family were here, we went to Hoodad's, Seaport Village, the outlet mall at the border and then just hung out here at the house. They too just loved on our little Andrew-especially Nora, she held Andrew anytime she could! We just loved visiting with them, it was a ton of fun. As you can imagine with both sets of cousins Dallin and Evan just loved playing non-stop with all the cousins! Thanks Perry's and Willman's for helping our boys have fun while adjusting to life with a new baby brother.

So as you can see, we had quite the eventful 6 weeks! I feel so blessed to be the mommy of these beautiful boys!

My boys!

Grandma Perry with the Samson boys-really I have 3 boys???
My three boys!


This is how Dallin is any chance he gets-he loves to hold the baby. And Andrew loves to be held by him, he generally falls asleep on when Dallin holds him.



Grandma Perry and cousin Ethan at the beach!


Dallin wrote his name in the sand at Coronado (the first attempt was his name spelled perfectly backwards-so cute)


The Perry kids and two of the Samson boy's at the beach.


Wyatt and Evan up close and personal with a baby condor.


I love this picture, don't you think Andrew is so cute?! (2 weeks old)
Cousin love! Oh the fun! A 5 year old and a 4 year old and a zoo stroller=lots of giggles!


Uncle Michael and Wyatt.


Aunt Tera and an unhappy baby Andrew (2 weeks old).


Dallin the Leprechaun-he made his hat and "pot 'o' gold" at school, and then added the blanket when he got home.
Katie and the baby.


Bryanna and the baby.


Ellie and the baby.


Dallin and Nora at Hoodads.


Nora, Aunt Janice and baby Andrew at the outlet mall.


Who says I need a little girl? I found Evan putting makeup on.


He was so excited. Maybe Dad should be home a bit more?!?


First time at the Park-hey smiley baby!


Playing at the park.


My scooter boys! So cute!


Bath time!


My handsome boys on the way to church.


This is as serious as it kits!


Dallin assuming his normal position-baby holder.


Dallin at the park with some friends collecting eggs.


Happy Easter!


Happy 1st Easter Andrew! What a cute boy! (The thinker)


Easter spoils-which included a fish tank and fish...which have died already. Apparently you have to put drops in the water here, because it is chlorinated...something the Easter Bunny failed to inform us of. Oh well, the boys enjoyed watching the fish being flushed down the toilet. When Scott got home, Evan said "Fish in the toilet" and started to laugh. But no worries we will get more fish soon, and we have already bought the drops.


Dying eggs. Their strategy was just to put the eggs in as many different cups as possible, as fast as possible.
The boys both had their shirts off, I tried to convince Scott that he needed to have his shirt off to, but he wouldn't cooperate.

The classic Samson boy sleeping position-arms over the head.


Chocolate-that is my boy!
And here is Andrew now 6 weeks old. So serious!
Looks like a blue eyed Samson boy...
This is a picture that Dallin took-not half bad!