Monday, May 11, 2009

Sami's 9 Months!

  Hanging with Daddy at the golf course
   First golf lesson!!
 1st riding lesson from Grandpa


It is true what people say, "they grow up fast", "the days are long but the years are short".  It seems as though time is picking up pace as Sami is approaching her first birthday.  She turned 9 months old on May 3rd.  These last few weeks have been so much fun for Adam and me.  Sami is learning so much and really discovering the world around her.  She has mastered the army crawl and my guess is she'll be up on those knees in a matter of days.  She is pulling up now and doing a little cruising.  She is feeding herself finger foods and drinking well from a sippy cup.  Her top left tooth is poking through and the right one will be following shortly after.  She gives high fives and other fun tricks.  All of these developmental milestones are reassuring to mom and dad that she is progressing as she needs to be.  But, the most amazing part about Samantha is her disposition.  She is such a happy baby.  She is always smiling and laughing.  She is so sweet and loving.  She is so much like her daddy in that she is charged up by being around people.  Her face just lights up around others.  It doesn't matter who it is, she wants to make sure she gives everyone a smile and maybe even a giggle.  For instance, today we took her to a department store to make an exchange.  She had every lady in the store playing with her, and I truly think she brought so much joy to all of their hearts.  I love that about Sami.  She is such a joy to be around and I get to be around her everyday!  I love being her mom.  This mother's day was my first, obviously, but it was one of my favorite days ever.  I am so lucky to have two great moms of my own and get to be the mom of an incredible baby girl.  I don't deserve it, but God has been so good to our family.