Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Many Faces of Sammy

Hey guys! I HAD to to post these recent pics of Sammy from our day at the park. He LOVES the swing. His newest thing is this face that makes us all die laughing. You can see why!

Monday, September 3, 2007

The end of summer

Well, summer is quickly coming to an end, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity before all of the students get back and we get loaded down with ministry and work. We went on a family day hike to an old castle with both kids in their cool backpacks, and then to the "foothills" near Torre Pellice to visit with some friends of ours who have two kids just a little older than ours. It was fun to get out of Turin to the country and rest for the day.

The kids are growing so much. On the 2nd of September, Sammy turned 7 months. He decided it was time to crawl that day. He is already pulling himself up on the sofa and letting go to stand for a second on his own before falling to the ground. He is one coordinated and determined little kid. He loves to smile and is really enjoying eating solids. His favorite thing to eat is squash. He also enjoys sucking on fruit and bread. He has already cut his two bottom teeth and is currently cutting his top front tooth. Ouch!

Siena is now singing all the time. Her favorite song is "I Love You Lord" and she also loves "Si,si, si Signor" (Yes Lord, Yes Lord) in italian. She also loves "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" because she likes to do the spider with her hands. She keeps us all laughing! Currently she loves to make you smile with: "I have no clue!", and recounting stories in Siena fashion. For example, "Emma got hurt. Teo hit. Teo got disciplined. He's not nice." and "The rain came up the stairs! Our car's broken!" with her arms going up and around to describe how much water cam into our basement to flood our car.

Check out these videos to see a little bit of these two in action.