Friday, July 17, 2009


Wow. Two weeks late.

We're already halfway to your august birthday! This has been one of our greatest months, making it easy to ignore the computer for a while and play with you.

You now say some words with regularity - "cat" being your favorite and Schiele darts across the living room... "Dad" and "Mama" are clear and, boy, do we still melt at the sound of them. You're walking, too. And do this cute shrug with your hands in the air for "what's going to happen?" or "I don't know!" Oh, the list is long.

But mostly, you laugh. And laugh. And laugh.

We went to visit Grandma and Grandpa Stiers this month and I've never seen you happier than you were with all those animals around. The puppy was the clear favorite, though the horses were a close second. And I'll never forget watching you "get big" to help herd the cattle while making your "mmmmmmmmoo" sound.

Oh, my love. We laugh a lot. You find joy out of everythng and nothing, and it's changed my life.


Leslie Amick said...

I am in love with these pictures and you Samaire! You are getting SO big!

Sheila Bocchine, Pinhole Photographer said...

awwwww!!!!! i love the way you write about her.