Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Happy 5th Birthday, Samson!

Today is Samson's fifth birthday. I guess in dog years he's 35. And, bless his heart, I think he's aged several years since Caleb has been around. Sometimes he and Lilah give me this "Can't things go back to the way they were?" look. It makes me sad. Other times they drive me crazy because Caleb will have just gone to sleep and they decide it's time to bark and chase each other around the house. Aaron reminds me that I cried as we told them goodbye on our way out the door to the hospital to have Caleb. I was sad for them because it wasn't ever going to be like it had been the last 5 years. I could be totally wrong but maybe once Caleb gets a little older, he can interact with the dogs and they won't be such the ignored "step-children" anymore. This picture is of Sam's birthday present (yes, we get our dogs presents)- a new pillow to relax on in the office. He really likes it and spent most of the evening curled up on it. He is not wanting to share with Lilah but she just makes room for herself whether he likes it or not.

And, because I just can't not post a picture of my adorable son, here's one of him in a great little outfit. It is fun because his pants are starting to fit so now we can dress him up like a little man (even though it is much more of a pain to change diapers).

Today we went up to Riverfield to have lunch with some of my friends then went to my doctor for one last follow-up visit. It was weird to leave and not make another appointment since I've been there so frequently for the last 9 or so months.

On a sad note, I found out tonight that a friend of mine from high school went into early labor with twins (about 24 weeks along) and that neither one of the babies made it. Please keep this family in your prayers.

It looks like it is going to get mighty chilly this weekend- get your mittens out!!


Kristi Webster said...

Don't worry Samson, that little tyke that stole your Mom and Dad away will be your best friend in about a year and a half!


Kimberly said...

I love that you celebrate Samson's birthday! Elvis & Prissy can relate to becomming "step-children" but I too have to remind them that a few years from now they will wish they could get away from the baby.
I love Caleb's outfit! He is such a cute "little man!"

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH. A couple things here. 1) I love that you give your pup birthday gifts. I don't know if you've seen Lucy's myspace, but we had a full out birthday and she received designer puppy pee pads, a new sun dress, and a Cesar (dog food) birthday cake along w/ a candle. I am so obsessed. It's actually really ridiculous. I just bought her a new Valetine's dress yesterday. Ken is terrified of how I'll become when we have our first child. 2) My favorite picture out of the last 4 posts is Caleb on New Years Day SCREAMING. I laughed out loud b/c he is so dang cute. 3) The pictures Betsy took are beautiful and should be in a magazine. You look amazing by the way. Seeing the pic of you with Caleb made me miss you a whole lot. Finally, 4) I started crying when I saw the pic of Caleb passed out on Aaron in his little pouch thing. I guess I'm really emotional today but wow, that was precious.
I love you, miss you, and cannot WAIT to see a birth announcement. xoxoxo. AOE GB :)