Catching Up – The Sams Turn Two!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since we blogged. Life has suddenly begun to fill up with lots of fun, “normal” things, which means less time in the house and more time out and about enjoying ourselves…which is a REALLY good thing! We’ve had three birthday celebrations and taken a 9 day trip to the Florida Keys and back (with Big EZ at the wheel), so there is much to share in the coming week.

Samuel and Samantha, also known as “The Littles”, “Team Two”, and “The Sams”, (you can’t just say “The Twins” when you have TWO sets of twin grandchildren!) turned two on February 27th. Our daughter, Tara, is a whiz when it comes to planning, decorating, and making food for themed birthday parties. This year it was a Barnyard Bash and the Sams loved every minute of it! (Click here to look back on last year’s Sweet Shoppe) It was fun helping Tara with the decorating, pigs in a blanket, rice krispie haystacks, and chocolate animal cupcakes. The farm animals and red tractor pictures hold a special place in our hearts as they were Nick’s when we lived in England and he was three!



The games were a big hit and it didn’t take long at all for Samuel and Samantha to get the hang of things. First they searched for and gathered all the eggs the chickens had laid the night before, then it was time for horsie races and dropping clothespins in a jar. Sometimes the simplest old-fashioned games can be the most fun!





Of course there’s always time for a little birthday snuggle with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Nick!

Next it was time to blow out candles, eat some goodies and open presents. The Sams knew just what to do and really seemed to like wearing the raincoats/windbreakers we got them.


At this point Samantha was beginning to “zone out”, but I just loved this picture of Tara and her girls.