Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sam's Birthday

Sam turned 12!We had a picnic lunch in our yard, for a change.

I know this is Sam's post, but I took a couple of cute pictures of Cecily. She was trying to be so still so that the little bug wouldn't leave. She was excited that he was sitting on her arm.

Then she tried to smile for the camera, but still didn't even want to smile too big in case she would scare it away.

A dry-erase T-Rex that Sam drew during read-aloud.

Sam's surprising dinner of choice was Pork and Tomatillo Stew. It's served over rice with avocado, cilantro and lime juice on top.

Good choice! It was pretty delicious.

I really didn't catch the excitement over his new whittling book from Papa and Grammy in this picture...

...or the beginning woodcarving kit from them either. Lame pictures, but such a cool gift. The kit came with a woodcarving knife and woodblocks and guide to beginning projects. Grammy also sent a finger and thumb guard. He's set.

The big gift from us was this Fishing Encyclopedia.

It's ginormous and even he was a little dazed and amazed.

Happiness for Sam is hours and hours of informational fish reading, for all of those free times that he can't actually be out fishing.

Sweet ending: Apple dumplings.

God bless your twelfth year Sam! You are such a blessing to us!

1 comment:

The Jones Family (TN) said...

So hard to believe that Sam is 12! That means we have been married 10 years. I still remember little 2 year old Sammy running down the isle as the ring bearer in our wedding :)