Friday, March 20, 2009

Bits of Life :: Annie & Sam

Sam's best friend is our neighbor, Annie, and if arranged marriages were in style I know for sure these two would be a match made in heaven. Their conversations are hilarious and together they are just a joy for me and Annie's mom, Denise, to have around. Although these two play wonderfully together, neither Denise or I ever seem to get anything done because we hide around the corner listening to their chatter and call each other in fits and giggles to share what's going on.

Today Sam, Annie & I celebrated the first day of spring with a trip to the Bounce-U and Chocolate World. Our tradition at CW is to hit the tour ride and then take a cookie break, and that's exactly what we did. So enjoy a few pics of our yummy day and have a Happy Spring yourself!

p.s. Normally, other than my kids, I do not post children's names on the blog, but in this case I was given permission~ really, how can I write this blog post without saying "Annie & Sam"?? Just too cute!


  1. they are so gonna be high school sweet hearts someday! hehe! way cute.

  2. ha ha ha - they aren't waiting till high school!!!


  4. hmmm, yeah if these two ever would happen to date later on or get married, we'd have some REALLY good stories to tell! ;-)


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