Sam I Am

We do so love that Sam I am – A blog about the joys of toddlerhood

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Autumn adventures

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Sam and I couldn’t believe our eyes when we found a whole new crop of ripe raspberries on the bushes yesterday. This late in the fall, it was the last thing we expected. Sam quickly gobbled up every last one. We’re making the most of these last days before winter really settles in. Continue reading


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A little boat on the water

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It’s amazing the fun you can have with the simplest of ideas when you’re playing with a toddler. Sam picked out this little captain and his boat when we were shopping this morning and we decided to take it on an inaugural voyage this afternoon. He couldn’t have had more fun setting it out on the water and giving it a little push before watching the wind blow it back to the rocks at the shoreline. And then doing it again. And again. And again. If it hadn’t started raining we might still be there :)

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For 3 bucks and a drive to the nearest pond, we had an hour of fun outside. Gosh toddlers are great :)

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A final taste of summer

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The sun has been shining and it’s been gloriously warm for the past two days – a taste of an Indian Summer. Sam and I made the most of it today by riding our bike to the store for a popsicle and playing outside almost all day long. Needless to say he fell asleep the moment his head hit the pillow :)

Autumn, we’ll be ready for you again soon but it sure is nice to hang out with our old pal Summer again.

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This week we…


1. Had more fun than one would think is possible with two balloons. Balloon dancing is seriously underrated.

2. Pretended we were on a dock in Muskoka for a while. We were in Oranmore, but we have great imaginations :)

3. Played quietly with Playdoh for a hour. Mom was in heaven :)

4. Tried to save a princess from a castle. (He’s really in to Robert Munsch’s The Paperbag Princess at the moment)

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We’re going camping!

Sam, Kevin, Mahler and I are off on a four day camping adventure. Kevin has never been camping (crazy!), I haven’t been since I was about 24 and Sam has never seen a tent bigger than his teepee, so we’re all pretty excited.

I’m busy packing lots of warm clothes and rain gear, just in case, but also the canoe, bathing suits and beach umbrella, because I live in hope :)

We’re headed here, so we won’t have to pitch our own tent or sleep on the ground. Pretty excited about that. I’m looking forward to a yoga session with the owner in the morning, showing Sam how to roast marshmallows and hanging out under the stars with no phones, email or tv to distract us. It’s going to be great.

Photo courtesy of Pure Camping