Lots of Pictures because... Samuel is 2!

We celebrated Samuel a day early because 1.) he doesn't know the difference and 2.) we have a Pastor visiting us tonight ;)!
 Libby is helping get ready for the party. The nightly routine is to shake out Sammy T's chair and Salt cleans up the mess.
 Samuel, time to take the bucket off of your head and get ready for a party!
 That's right buddy, these are for you!
 Yes, shake it, tear it, enjoy it.. you are the birthday boy.
 Such a joyful, excited little boy we had on our hands. He opened a Toy Story Rex flashlight and played with it for a good 10 minutes before moving on to:
 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No... it's a riding lawn mower like my daddy's!
 Actually Samuel, you can't ride it, but you can conquer it by laying across it.
 My favorite family picture to date. (Back to camera school.)
 Oh yes Samuel, somebody said CAKE!
 Two candles, how sweet and silly it is to celebrate such a little man.
 Check out the expression on that dear ones face. Classic.
 What will he do? Blow them out or burn a finger?
 He knew what to do and blew out the first one. I helped with the second.
You may be thinking a pink cake? We all know the secret around here. Samuel struggles greatly with the temptation of strawberries.. NO really, We call him Sinful Strawberry Samuel at his little moments of strawberry thievery. But, today it was all about him and Jackie and I whipped him up the most luscious Strawberry Buttercream Frosting in the history of our lives and he was pleased.

Happy Birthday little man. May you continue to grow in strength and fierceness. You are a strong boy, a fearless fighter at heart and we pray that the Loving, Personal Lord of our Universe will wield that to the glory of His name!


JackieLynn said...

So funny, so sweet. it could only be samuel.
Happy birthday sam!

Jen and Geoff said...

Happy birthday, Samuel! Oh Christie, what a happy little man you have. He is absolutely adorable, as are the rest of you. I love the pictures!

Claire Higgins said...

It is such fun to see your family in pictures. It is like looking at the perfect family. :) Such a sweet boy and he has grown! I see bits of Josie in his face.

Um...awesome house, btw. ;)

Appollo Schloss said...

Adorable. I can't believe he's 2! Warm birthday wishes.

I love the family shot, and all the varied expression.

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

Thanks so much for the pictures!

Karen said...

GREAT pictures! Loved them all. Happy Birthday Sam!

Linda said...

Great photos of your adorable crew!
Give our love to everyone,

Brittany Martin said...

Happy Birthday, Samuel! I LOVE the family picture...we're looking forward to news of your little one!