samuel | 12 months

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As of right now we’re going on 14 months, but hey, better late than never!
You’ve come a long way, baby.  But, I still remember the first time I held you like it was yesterday.
Samuel, you are such a joy.  My heart has grown so much since you showed up.  You are such a little boy.  Loud.  Messy.  Full of energy, and so much fun.  You are so proud of your self, and I am so proud of you.  Watching you light up at the sight of your daddy coming home from work just gets me every time.  We’ll  keep it our little secret that you’re a momma’s boy.
Watching you grow this year has been bittersweet.  I know to enjoy each of those little moments as they are so fleeting.  Enjoy kissing those little feet before they become stinky boy feet.  Enjoy smooching all over your face and watching you light up with giggles before it becomes annoying and uncool.
You’re going to blow me away this next year, kid.  I love you, and I’m so blessed to be your mommy.
Looking Back:
Also, thank you everyone for your prayers for Ruffino.  We think it was a stroke that he suffered.  Yesterday he had a really good day – alert and interested in eating/drinking.  Today wasn’t as good.  We’re still praying it was a one time thing and that he recovers over time.  Please keep him in your prayers and I’ll keep you guys updated.


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    oh i love him! and that outfit is adorable- those shoes!

  2. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    What a sweetie. He is getting so big!! And my prayers are with Ruffino, I hope he recovers and can go back to his old self.

  3. Crissy @ House of Marlowe Avatar

    Too precious for words… he looks like he has the sweetest disposition ever. Hoping your sweet Ruffino gets much better.

  4. Tiffany Avatar

    I hope Ruffino continues to improve. Samuel is so adorable. It makes me want to go home and kiss my baby. They grow up so fast. Mine just turned 15 months and she's such a hand full but her smile and giggles are just the best.

  5. Andrea Avatar

    Samuel could not be any CUTER! Dang that makes me want a baby. My boys have definitely graduated to the stinky feet level. Still praying for Ruffino.

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