Sunday, December 26, 2010

We Survived (Even Thrived) Our First Week!

Well, we all knew the day was coming and we tried to be prepared ... Mommy had to return to her "other job" and MiMi and I would get to know each other much better.

On Monday, December 20th Simon and I arrived at MiMi's. There was all kinds of excitement because not only was it my first day joining MiMi and Simon, but Lauren and Rama had arrived for their Christmas visit too!  The place was hopping!

If you'd had a peek during the morning watching us all, you might have had some doubts about how well MiMi was managing ... but you know I had to make my presence known and give her a little run for her money. You know the trick ... try a different style bottle, a different style nipple, a different temperature, a different position, try some rocking, try some swaying, sing to me, check that diaper again ... okay, I finally took pity on their three ring circus act and fell asleep.

MiMi had the good fortune (and the good sense) to call in all the reinforcements she could get from Aunties Lauren and Rama and she says thank goodness she had them here for our "getting to know you" week!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sam and MiMi Spend A Day Together And The Question Is Who's Who?

Today was our first day together,
just MiMi and me.
Momma and Simon went off
to see trains and eat pizza
(two things I am sure to love also in a year or two).

Today I had a visit with MiMi's good friend,
Erin and the usual question when I meet 
new people continues to be,
"Who does he look like? Does he look like
Simon?  Well, here you go ...
tell me what you think. Can you tell
who's who?

At the time of these pictures, Simon was 12 weeks old
and Sam Henry was almost 10 weeks.
Momma  reminded MiMi that since
Simon joined the family 5 weeks earlier
than expected and I was 3 weeks earlier,
 basically we were about the same!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

There Aren't Any Big Changes - Yet!

 I keep hearing everyone say,
"What do you think?  Does he look like
Simon, his Dadda, his Momma, a
Racicot or a Kerrigan or a Mross?"
I think I just look like me!!!

What do you think?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another First For Me ... Meeting My Aunties Lauren and Rama ... and Oh Yea, There's Something Called Halloween!

My Aunties Lauren and Rama came up to meet me
all the way from Atlanta ... what a perfect day to
play at Weber Farm with me and my brother, Simon!

I don't think I get to enjoy the whole Halloween
tradition just yet ... give me a year or two, but
I was dressed for the day and hope you
got all the treats!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I Have A Birthday ... Well, Sort Of

Today I am officially able to count my age
in months now, not just days or weeks.
I am One Month Old!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Hope I Grow Up Soon So I Can Go Run With Simon

I am growing bigger, I know, because I am about
9 1/2 pounds but still it doesn't get me out
the door with Simon when he goes off to play
with MiMi. MiMi says to be happy and enjoy
all my time with Momma for now and I know she's right.
 Simon are you leaving with MiMi?
 Okay, I know I sleep too much right now.
And we'll have lots and lots of time together soon.
I know that MiMi is right ... just looking into
Momma's face makes me feel like the happiest little boy.
So Simon, bye for now ... have fun and I'll see you soon!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Met Sarah, My Momma's Cousin today!

 Sarah, so nice to meet you!

Momma, Simon, MiMi and I went on a little
road trip on Friday to meet Sarah
in College Park.  She's a famous actress from
Florida and was up in Maryland to be in a play
and she got to play with puppets! Lucky Sarah!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Have To Grow Into My Fingers and Toes!

Dr. Duffy agrees that if you just look at my
fingers and toes you can see that I seem
to take after the longer leaner look like my Dada.

MiMi thinks it reminds her of the little puppies
that you see with the big paws and 
everyone knows they'll have to grow a lot
to grow into their biggest.  Me too, I guess!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Learning About Big and Little

Now I can see why they call Simon my "big" brother!

Thank goodness the 1st toy Simon shared with me
was his "little" Elmo!

(Photos by Elijah)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Meet New Family and Friends Each Day

On my first day, I met my Auntie Kerrian
(or as my brother Simon calls her, Jan)

Sadly, MiMi was not around with her camera when 
I also met my Auntie Julia or my Uncle Charley
but I am sure there will be plenty of pictures 
later with them and my Aunties Lauren and Rama too.

When we got home I was able to meet some family friends
Todd & Michelle and Deborah MacKenzie.

Here is what I looked like at four days old!

And yesterday, I met my MiMi's friend Kathie Sullivan
and my Uncle Charley's girlfriend, Tricia Parris.

Here I am at six days old ... everyone thinks I am
looking so very alert and taking in all of the sights and sounds!

I love meeting each and every one of you
but, of course, you may find me like this ...
 sleep, my favorite activity!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Here Is Day One - A Quiet Day With My Family

Well I am making my Mama and Dada 
very happy - I am a good eater and sleeper!
What more could your parents hope for, right?

Here are a few pictures of me and some of my family ...

 Oma and PopPop

 My MiMi

 My Dada is the champion swaddler!

 Me and Dada!

 Me and Mama!

Our little family all together!

And the really good  news is that we are all going
to be home on Friday!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Move Over Elmo - Make Room For Sam's World!

Welcome to my world on Thursday evening,
September 23, 2010. This is my Mama in front of
my MiMi's home.  See, I was hiding and still not
ready to come out and begin creating Sam's World.
That all changed in a few days - I was
teasing Mama and Dada for days making
them think I was on my way -
but now on Wednesday, Sept. 29th, I am here!

My big brother Simon came to meet me!

And here I am ... Sam, I Am!
Sam Henry Racicot
6 lbs. 15 oz.
19 inches tall