Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Sam, you are almost 4 and you don't want to nap in the afternoon.  I decided to let you stay up and when we were in the car you looked like you were about to crash. I asked if you were tired and you lazily responded: "no, my brain is recharging".  You are too much!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

From Rop Pop to the cousins

Sam, nicholas and stuart;

The three of you will have great fun growing up together.
Try to stay close as family is important but if you wind up living in different parts of the country make every effort to maintain close contact frequently. You will have many other good friends along the way but nobody could or should replace your family. Its important to pay attention to your family.
Rop pop


Sam to Mom while playing a shape game: "you're the thinker and I'm the maker.". What a team we make!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

From Uncle Nick

Sam: "Uncle Nick says when girls wake up they are cranky"


Uncle Nick has a baseball head

Sam to Uncle Nick: "does uncle nick play baseball? His head looks like a baseball... I mean a football."

Sam and his pirates

Sam, you are obsessed with pirates... Still. It's been over a year now and your love only seems to grow! Your cousins got you pirate PJs, which you love... And when you slept with Uncle Nick here in Malibu you woke him up every few hours to see if you could get up to hunt for treasure. Classic!

Friday, July 15, 2011


To his 11-yr old cousin Chrissy: "can I watch you take a shower?"

Chrissy was horrified... The answer was obviously "no!"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dear Nicholas

As I sit up at night with you, I rub my chin against your soft head and think "there's no place I'd rather be than right here." You complete our family and I already love you "infinity", as Sam would say. Your smiles and coos brighten my day and make my heart skip a beat. Every day watching you grow is a joy. I can't wait to see what kind of person you become. As you lay in my lap, I think of how quickly Sam has grown. He doesn't fit in my lap anymore!! I know the same will happen with you and i want to cherish every minute. I look at your little strong legs and think of all the potential you have... To be a friend, a love, an adventurer... Whatever you want. Nicholas, I love you, little man. I want you always to know that!

Love, mama

Monday, July 4, 2011


When Aunt Chrissy asked him if he wears floaties to swim: "Steinmeiers don't use floaties!". What??? We've never even mentioned floaties!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Family fun

Matts 29th bday. Sam requested a cowboy birthday so we made cake shaped like a boot and daddy dressed up. Mimi was there (celebrating her bday too) and took this pic.