24 October 2007

5 months already?

Samuel hit the 5 month old mark on Monday. Where has the time gone? Looking back at pictures it simply amazes me how much he has changed in just 5 months.

We returned from our vacation this past Saturday on the Outer Banks. We had alot of fun and as usual when you have lots of fun the time passes much too quickly. I was able to do a little bit of fishing, although I couldn't catch a cold! I probably should've tried the piers but I enjoy surf fishing. Crystal was able to get this picture of me and her first words were "now that's a blog photo if there ever was one".

This was obviously Sam's first trip to the coast and apparently the beach immediately puts him to sleep. Every single time we got him on the beach he fell asleep, even while riding on the beach in the Jeep with the top down! Crystal was able to stand him up in the edge of the surf and when the wave hit his feet, he immediately jerked his feet up to get out of the water. And of course his father had to laugh at him!

Since Crystal has become more interested in photography, she insisted that we have a "family portrait" made on the beach. She chose a spot, setup the tripod and camera, and instructed me on where and how to sit. Then Crystal's best friend Angela began snapping pictures, and I must say that we were happy with the outcome.

I was able to take a couple of cute photos too. Here's a nice one of Sam and his mommy and my favorite, Sam looking utterly bewildered. Is he amazed by the piece of grass in front of him? We're not sure what that expression is.

All in all we had a great time and we look forward to being able to go back down to the OBX and spending some more time. I will try as time allows to get some more pictures up of the rest of our trip (including pictures of all my winning putt putt scorecards)! :)

03 October 2007

4 month check up

I thought I'd give a quick update on Sam and the rest of us. He had his 4 month checkup the other day and had some more shots. He is now 27 inches long, which is in the 95th percentile for his age; weighs 16 lbs. 12 oz., which is 75th percentile for his age; and has a head circumference of 17 inches, which is 97th percentile. Yes, he got his dad's big head!

As for Crystal and I, we continually adjust to being new parents and we both really enjoy it. Crystal is getting more and more into photography and we are now looking into the possibility of procuring her a much better camera. She has already set up a makeshift studio in our basement and thoroughly enjoys taking hundreds of photos of Sam and Maddie. Here's some of her "work"!

October looks to be busy for us. Golf tournaments, Outer Banks beach trips, and I have a weekend fishing/camping trip coming up. Hopefully we'll find time to make some more posts and keep the pictures coming.