Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sam Dieu Fan Club

This will be a big week for Sam, culminating in his birthday and baptism this weekend. It also will be a week of lots of visitors, namely Ed's parents, brother and sister, who arrive Friday. We are so excited for them to meet Sam! The week started with a visit from the other side of the family: my sister, her husband and three kids, AKA the Sam Fan Club.

Sam is wearing a hand-me-down from Jack, who is now almost 16. I love this photo of the two of them. Jack is my godson, and I can remember taking almost as many photos of him as I am now of Sam (and that was before digital)!

Clare is ready for babysitting duty. She was so sad that Sam took a nap while they were here.

All three kids would just laugh at every little cute thing Sam did. Kevin was good at making Sam laugh.

Everyone got a chance to hold him. We're being careful about not too much holding by other people, and no one feeds or changes him. We also make sure we're in his sight when others are holding him. This is all part of helping with a healthy attachment. Although he seems to really like us, it will be awhile before he understands that we are here forever as his parents.

Amy looks a lot like me--and has the same high-pitched voice for baby talk--so maybe Sam was especially comfortable with her. Or maybe it was the Obama button, which he went straight for!


Anonymous said...

Yay!!! We ARE the Sam fan club. We love Sam!!! Happy, happy birthday, Sam! We miss you so much and can't wait to see you on Saturday. Love, Auntie Amy

Anonymous said...

Dear Sam,

Happy birthday!!
I enjoy watching your blog.
I want to see you!!


Renee said...

Sam knows a good presidential candidate when he sees one. Smart boy!

Anonymous said...

I love being a part of your parenting adventure through your blog, Heidi. The photos are a joy. And please tell Ed that Maddy graduated from LTHS - we live close to North campus, but neither is far.
Have a blessed birthday and baptism.
Danielle K