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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Birthdays, Halloween & Things In-between!

Last week was very, very busy!

Monday afternoon, Jessica had a piano recital/Halloween party and Samuel had his first Occupational Therapy session.  After that it was MacDonalds for dinner and then we went in search of the the
GREAT PUMPKIN
for


Jim and I spent Tuesday evening at a seminar on Autism at St. Joseph's Hospital.  It was very informative.

9am Wednesday morning, Jim and I made a decision that is going to change our lives forever. 




We took Samuel to look at Golden Retriever puppies.
We pick up our puppy on Saturday at 5pm
Puppy proofing our house has been worse than baby proofing our house.

Samuel and I then zipped across town for a hearing test.  Sam passed with flying colours.

Wednesday evening, Jim and Jessica went to a special college open house at church.  The different Latter-day Saint schools were represented and had information on their school for high school seniors.

Sam and I went to church to make some copies for the boy scouts and afterwards we went to


for a

This is probably Samuel's second favorite food!!!


Can't remember which day I took this photo.  We had some Italian bread to go along with our dinner, Jim was trying to teach Sam how to tear a piece off the loaf.........Sam just said, "Tank you," and took the whole thing!

Thursday, at approximately 6am, Samuel turned 4-years-old! 
We had Halloween cup cakes to celebrate.  Later that day, not at 6am.

Jessica had a harp concert that night.  Jim and Sam stayed at home and did manly things like wrestling, spitting and watching baseball.  There was possibly some more cup cake consumption that took place.  No one would admit it, but there was a lack of cup cakes on the plate and a copious amount of crumbs on the couch.

Friday night


Saturday morning was SAT prep class for Jessica.
I cleaned the house.
and then...........


Samuel had never carved a pumpkin before.  Last year we didn't get a pumpkin because we were in Canada.


Jessica passing on her knowlege of removing pumpkin guts.



Of all the tools we had on hand, spoons proved to be the best thing to dig out guts.



Great big globs of ooey gooey pumpkin guts
ooey gooey pumpkin guts
ooey gooey pumpkin guts
Great big globs of ooey gooey pumpkin guts
and me without a spoon!

.............wait a minute........we do have spoons!!!


Being our resident artist, Jessica took over the carving.  A simple ghoulish smile was not good enough for her this year.

Samuel was just exhausted by the whole thing!!!

I know this is a bit out of focus, but Sam followed me around saying, "CHEESE", until I took a photo!!!!  He kept getting up really close and then backing away.

We spent the afternoon melting at a Trunk and Treat at church.  Great activity, but boy was it hot!!  Sam was very excited when he discovered that all he had to say was, "Trick or Treat," and people put candy in his bag!


Right before we headed off to go trick or treating.



Can you tell what Jessica carved on the pumpkin??

Jessica went to a Halloween party, she took off before I could get a picture of her, so this one will just have to do!!!!



Sunday was a normal busy Sunday!


Monday, we finally got to give Samuel his birthday cake.


Samuel loves "Blue's Clues", so that is the cake he got to enjoy!
Sam's puppy will probably be named Blue


Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday dear Saaaaam
Happy birthday to you!!!!

Sally-Ann

1 comment:

Neth's said...

Sam is so precious. Everytime I see him I smile. Seriously!