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February 12, 2013

Last January, I deactivated my Facebook account for almost a full year. When a few of my friends asked me if I missed it, I mentioned to them that the only thing I missed was not seeing the pictures of my out-of-town family and friends (and their growing kids!).

Enter Instagram.

My friends reminded me of this fun little app (which I thought for years was simply a photo editing tool) and it sounded right up my alley. A photo-editing app in which I can share with and see pictures of my friends. I love that it’s very simple and easy to use. It’s like Facebook without all the extra noise.

My favorite thing about Instagram is the spontaneous, in-the-moment pictures that I’ve captured while out and about with my boys (without having to lug my heavy camera around with me everywhere I go). They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here a few thousand words capturing the hilarious personality of our little Sam.

Big brother happy to take charge and escort little brother into the library…


Sam, just a tad skeptical of the man in the suit…


Sam says to me, “Mom, look! It’s Jesus waving ‘Hello!”, I’m going to wave back, okay!”


I hear from the back of the van, “Hey, Momma! Look at this new way to wear my hat!”


“Hey, Momma, do you see something in my nose?!?!”


Two of Sam’s favorites: his cousin Rylee and donuts.


While in Rockport last summer, I asked Sam to go put on his shoes and hop in the van. I found him wearing two koozies.

He said, “Look, Mom! They’re my slippers!


If given the freedom, Sam would wear shorts every day of the year regardless of weather.

When he has to wear pants, we sometimes find him walking around with them rolled up to his knees.

It’s never awkward.


Jumping on leaf piles during a typical Minnesotan Fall.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. thepoes permalink
    February 12, 2013 2:39 pm

    Loved this!!! Seriously laughed out loud…we need a play date. Lets make it happen. Mmmkay?

  2. Kristin permalink
    February 12, 2013 8:57 pm

    Oh, these are wonderful!! I laughed so hard. He’s such a cool kid! Miss you guys!

  3. Jenn A permalink
    February 13, 2013 6:36 am

    Fabulous! My favorite is the waving at Jesus! What a treasure!

  4. MamaPat (Patsy Hinely) permalink
    February 13, 2013 5:43 pm

    These are ALL special. And I really love the waive to Jesus. I bet He waived back from Heaven when it happened! Don’t you just love it when little children are just sooooo at ease with their Heavenly Father!!!! We’re right in the middle of new grands being born. We finally have a little girl- 1 & 1/2 weeks old. Another boy will be here in 3+ weeks. We’re having a fine time in the ole town right now. Enjoy those boys. They don’t stay tiny forever. Thanks for sharing. MamaPat

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