Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Sam!

Sam turned 7!

Now, we have five 7year olds!
Four in our home and one in China!
(Ben is still in China waiting for us)

Billy and Sam had plans to go to the driving range 

there was one problem!

Sam didn't have any golf clubs!

What to do?

So we decided to give him an early present!
(Early by only a few hours)

He was very surprised and very happy with his gift!

Of course now we have many more kiddos that want to go golfing!
However, I think most of them don't quite have the personality of a golfer!
They talk all the time, they move all the time and they would cry if they didn't win 
; - )

So we will see with time how many budding golfers we have!
Hubby learned the first time around...
if you teach all your children to golf...
you never get to golf!

This little guy was beaming!

It was record heat on Sunday as they set off to the driving range.
Didn't matter!
He was too excited!

It was pretty funny watching him walk out like this-
 the clubs didn't fit through the door,
so he got stuck!

The party goers!
Very rowdy crowd!

Billy played golf in college and was happy to teach Sam!
At one point when sam swung he let go of the club and it flew about 20 feet!
Thank goodness no one was there to get hit by it!

He got the usual 4 presents from us and then a few from others.
The kids weren't so sure it was fair...
but we told them 
he did not ask for nail polish, lipstick or earrings.
A soccer ball looks bigger but it is not more expensive.
The size of the box matters...
they were not convinced...

But they managed to muster up a smile!

Auntie Barbie joined us!

Sam has a lot of energy and a ton of personality!

He exudes JOY!

He has many passions!

Including BUGS, anything outside, animals, sports and the list goes on!

This is the picture of a girl...
whose birthday it is NOT...
she is feeling like life is so unfair...

I think the more commonly used term is

Of course once I said that she burst out laughing!
He birthday is coming up in October?
How old is she?
that's another post!

Legos... another passion!

HaPpY bIrThDaY SaMmY!

As the candles were being lit, there was a lot of excitement!

The million dollar questions was... 

How many girlfriends does Sam have?

Which would soon be revealed when we saw how many candles he did not blow out!

The excitement was mounting!

Can you believe it!

He has 2 girlfriends!

Just hoping I am one of them!


Emily said...

And how cute is he????

Happy Birthday, Sam!


Karen Twombly said...

Did you ever see a sweeter smile? So happy for your son's happiness!
Karen T.

Jennie said...

I always enjoy your style of writing - and this post was especially fun to read. Billy is so gracious to teach Sam - that will be bonding for sure. Happy birthday, Sam, and Many, Many more!!!!!!!

Heather S said...

Loved seeing the pictures of Sam's birthday. Really loved seeing the pictures of your son holding Anna in the background.

Thank you for sharing your family. It inspires me every day!

Jennifer P said...

Wonderful birthday pics. My husband says the exact same thing with fishing. He is so busy going from pole to pole that he never gets to fish himself. Oh the joy!