Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

T- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, March 24, 2013

3 months together

What better way to celebrate than with Mexican food?

Sammy, Sam the Man, SamSam, Samtastic-
You are something else, buddy.  I can't believe it has been three months since you were placed in my arms.  We love you to the moon and back and can't wait to see what all we learn about you in the next three months.

In other events of the weekend...

We met the Easter Bunny Saturday.  This was before the Bunny.  PawPaw did their hair.  I think they look pretty good. Of course, Mo is bringing them up as always!

Morgan, Sam, and John Hinton

These boys.  I hope they are always best buds.  Five little boys with one poor little girl.  She better bring it. 

Carson, John Hinton, Jacob, Sam, and Nic.

My big baby making his mean face!

Monday, March 18, 2013


We have rules.

House Rules:
1. Be kind
2. Show love
3. Tell the truth

Let's just say one little person is having more trouble with that third one than others. 

We have wrestling rules:
1. No hands to the face
2. No elbows or knees
3. No choking
4. Mom is a safe place

Pawpaw's rule: rocks stay in the driveway. No exceptions.

Nonnie has no rules.

Unc's rule is that underwear must be worn at all times.

Mom's rule:
No one sits on my lap or touches me while I eat. 

Dad has tons of rules.

Dogs' rule: if they can get it, then they can eat it.

John Hinton's rule: If he wants it, then it is his favorite and he will take it by force.

Sam's rule: Wear your opponent down with endless crying, whining, pointing and pinching.

Mom's new rule: The pinchee may pinch the pincher back.  Seriously, he pinches all the time.  I'm all about a little vigilante justice.

But maybe we need more rules:

It is obvious from these pictures and my recent stance on pinching that I have lost control and joined in the madness.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Baby Picture

Couldn't you just eat him up? We received some of Sam's baby pictures from the orphanage and from a great organization that advocates and cares for orphans all over China.  Check them out at

My only regret is that I have missed even one day of his life.  He is something else.