Thursday, June 30, 2011

13 Months

Somebody is getting to be such a big girl!

Samantha seems to be growing up at a lightning pace.

We had a great June. We unfortunately started the month by saying goodbye Grandma and Grandpa Lerch. They had stayed with us for almost a week after doing a big month-long driving trip that took them up to Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Columbus amongst other places before staying with us in Charlotte. They were here to celebrate Samantha's birthday with us, slave away in our yard (my favorite landscapers!) and love on Samantha...I think Murphy got some love too.

The first weekend in June we had a visitor! One of my oldest and dearest friends, Jenny. We had a great time visiting with her...much less eventful than when she visited last year. We shopped and shopped and found time to go to the pool.

Jenny and Samantha staying cool - June 4

bathing beauty

enjoying the splash park at the YMCA

We had such a nice weekend. It was so good of her two sons and husband to share her with us.

We love Jenny!

Samantha got a lot of great toys for her birthday - and this table and chairs from Grandma & Grandpa Lerch and Aunt LeeAnn are a hit.

June 5

She loves sitting at the table and reading her books, sorting her blocks and evidently eating her lovie - which we have now called "Bob"

Bob is tasty! June 5

It has been a hot, hot summer. We have tried to cool off a bit in the backyard.

But Samantha just loves to read her book and this is where she spends a lot of time...hanging out with MurphXL which we got at Christmastime in 2009 before we even knew that we were having a girl. We just knew that our baby needed this stuffed dog.

This month we also went on the Kobsik Family Vacation - and Samantha had a great time hanging with her cousins. We had a wonderful week bonding.

To finish off the month, we went to Knight's Castle...home of the minor league baseball team in town....for cousin Jacob's birthday. It unfortunately rained and rained that night so we weren't able to see him throw out the first pitch (like last year) but it was fun nonetheless.
Daddy and Samantha watching Jacob blow out his candles

Jacob is 13!

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