Last night your Dad and I got some practice at parenting, when we babysat for Lincoln, the 6-week-old son of our friends Jon and Kristin. Your Daddy held, fed, and burped him. I did the diaper change. He was such a good little baby, slept most of the time and only cried and fussed a little. I hope you're so easy!
You also got a present yesterday, from our good friends Jenny, Jon, Grace and Nathan. Aren't those the cutest shoes? (They're Squirrel brand, which I suspect are really nice kids' shoes.) The card said, "Dear Sammy, Here's a little something to help you make your first steps easier. We can't wait to meet you!" We are so lucky to have the Shemwells in our life, even though they went and moved to California right before you joined our family. We miss them a lot.