Thursday, March 27, 2008


Andrew and Sam took off one morning to the workshop with a project in mind.  They decided to build a dinosaur together.  Yes, together.  I got out there in time to see Sam in action.
At least there was some instruction!  I noticed how Sam's cool new sunglasses were conveniently standing in for safety goggles.  DHEC approved, I'm sure!
Alone with his thoughts and power tool!!  Notice the Todd tongue?  All Todd boys concentrate with their tongues out!
Subtle, but notice the concentration?!!  Like father, like son.
The headless dino!  I had to leave and tend to the Henster before all was complete.  That actually turned out for the better, as the finished dino had the sharp ends of about 10 nails for teeth.  Great, not so DHEC friendly on that one!
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  That is the stuff memories are made of.  Sam now sleeps with the sharp-toothed wonder he named--Dinosaur.  How creative.


Sam celebrated his 5th Birthday at Leapin' Lizards.  He talked about it for a month before hand.  I had to make a "darken" calendar to count down to party day.  Sam's big moments are determined by how many "darkens" there are until the event!  Needless to say, it takes a lot to stay excited over 32 darkens!!  And of course, it turned out to be everything he had hoped for and more.
The birthday boy about to enjoy some pizza.  He's not excited or anything!
The party crew.  These are Sam's classmates from Kilbourne Park Preschool.
Sam and Keith enjoy the jumpin' castles.
Makin music with my friends (if that is what you want to call it!) It was so loud, you can see Walker (behind Sam) covering his ears!
David and Keith hamming it up!  I'm pretty sure they are having a good time!
I wish I had more pictures from his party, but the pics turned out really dark on my camera and Andrew's files are too big to put on the blog.  Once again, I have to get the hang of the mac and I need a lesson on how to get Andrew's pic files smaller.  I am missing some very cute pics of Ava in her beautiful party dress and where was Big HEN???  Hopefully I will figure this out so be looking for them.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Following in his father's footsteps, Sam is playing Tball at North Trenholm this Spring.  This is his first experience with "organized" sports and so far he loves it!
What a cute ball player!
Sam is the first to break ranks in this picture!  What I love most about the Tar Heels is that EVERY child runs to the ball!  No matter what the outfield position, they all abandon ship to chase it.  Of course, once caught-the ball usually stays with the lucky catcher! Whadaya mean I got to throw it to first??!!
Bringin it home.