Monday, August 25, 2008

Just a few more Sammy pics

Sammy hates Target

While trying to find a binky that would work at Target, Sammy decided to scream his head off in protest. There was a huge thunder storm outside - the rain was so thick you couldn't see the cars in the parking lot - so going outside to feed Sammy just wasn't an option. Because of that, he screamed his little head off until he found his arm. He then proceeded to give himself two new hickeys. We are going to have to watch this little guy when he gets around girls. No kissing until you're married!

Like father, like son?

It's a little creepy I suppose, but apparently Sammy and I are more alike than we thought.

Friday, August 22, 2008

More Sammy Smiles

We were hanging out with Sammy the other day and he started posing and smiling all over the place. We were fortunate to get one picture of it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As a new parent, everything is either exciting or entertaining. Poop, hiccups and even sneezes. Here was a particularly entertaining event in the short life of Sammy Bean

Sammy Gets Some Action

Maggie was feeding Sammy the other day and noticed a big ol' bruise on his arm. She showed me and worried that he got it because maybe she was trapping his arm between him and her stomach while feeding. We then remembered that we had seen him sucking on his arm right after having eaten. You see, Sammy has my genes, so therefore he'll eat anything and everything for as long as he can. It seems like he never gets enough, so we have to cut him off. Anyway, we came to the realization that it was nothing but a self-imposed hickey.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Sammy Smile!

Here's a picture of our happy, sweet boy. He's so much fun to have around (especially when he isn't screaming so loud he turns purple). What a cute kid!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bath Time Fun!

We gave Sammy his first bath the other day and caught it on camera. I thought he wouldn't be thrilled about it, but he ended up really liking it.

He had such a cute little face during the entire bath. He didn't cry once, simply sitting back and relaxing while he was doted upon.
FYI - Maggie was not pushing Sammy's head down. She was trying to get her arms out of the way for the picture. Just looks funny.

The Many Hand Positions of Sammy

So Bean fell asleep on Maggie's shoulder today and he looked so cute. I started comparing pictures of him sleeping and found that his favorite thing to do before he sleeps is to position his hands in a totally different place. We both think it's really funny, so we decided to share it with you all.

Also, we wanted to give a big shout out to our great friend Che Fullmer for giving us such a nice blog background and header. We think it looks great!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dancing with the Sammy?

Ever since we knew Sammy was on his way, Maggie always had his dream of him being a great dancer. I constantly tried to come up with reasons why we shouldn't make him take dance lessons and then I saw him do this.

Maggie instantly told me that he would be a natural since he already does "jazz hands." I'm not giving up the fight yet, though it is fairly convincing.

The River Walk(ers)

Here are some more pictures of us at the River Walk in San Antonio. The picture with the starbucks ad is funny because ever since we saw Sammy in his first ultrasound, we've called him Bean. He's a funny little guy.

Photos courtesy of Doug Mallory

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Update for PDA and Dr. Carrico

I know it's been a few days since my last post, sorry about the delay. Now that you are blog junkies, I'll try to make a post at least every other day - just for you. Here's the link to the rest of the pictures Laurel Hogge took of Sammy. They are great!

It'll be up for a week so have a gander!

Remember the Alamo!

I'm such a happy camper these days - Maggie and Sammy have arrived and I must say that it is so much fun to come home from work to my family instead of an empty apartment. Dad Mallory was so nice and kind to drive the two of them down. It was fun to have him here for the weekend.

While he was here, we decided to go see the Alamo and stroll down the River Walk. It was a lot of fun, and interestingly enough, we all decided the best part of the day was sitting in the air conditioned Drury Inn where an electronic baby grand was playing music and we had nice comfortable chairs and couches to sit on. During the day, I checked the temperature and it was 105 degrees. Hot! Here are some pictures of the trip.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Funniest YouTube Video Ever

Check this out. I love their accents. Watch the older boy's face during the entire thing.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Laurel Photography

We took Sammy to get his picture taken by Laurel Hogge, who is in our ward. She is really an incredible photographer and I thought these pictures needed to be shared with everybody who has kids. She specializes in newborn, child, maternity and senior portraits. Anyway, they are incredible pictures and hopefully she will be alright with me posting the pictures.

We'd also like to thank Julie Lichtenberg and Laurel for giving us this gift for Sammy's birth. What a great gift, thank you!

Her website is,