Tuesday, June 28, 2016

K-5: 6 "First Day" Pictures Plus A Bonus

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Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

end of Fifth grade

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday April 26, 2016 

Sam turned 11 last month. He's into martial arts and jumping rope. Great for cardio, coordination, and burning off energy.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday August 10, 2014 -- 9 years post-surgery

Nine years later! Sam had a cardiologist appointment last week. Last visit was maybe three years ago. They did an EKG (electrical analysis) and an ultrasound echo-cardiogram (physical and blood flow analysis.) Everything looks good. Next visit to cardiologist in five years.


Sunday, April 07, 2013

Saturday March 30, 2013
Sam is 8 years old today.


kissin' cousins

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wednesday August 10, 2011 -- 6 years post-surgery
Sam is finishing up his last few weeks of summer before going off to first grade. I see I never got around to posting a picture this last March. Here's a picture of Sam in July with a cicada.
Not much to report. At cardiologist appointment in May, we learned that apparently the ASD is still present, but not an issue.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday March 30, 2011
Sam is 6 years old today.

Stay tuned for an updated picture.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First day of kindergarten -- Sam waves goodbye

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tuesday August 10, 2010 -- 5 years post-surgery
Sam is going to kindergarten in a few weeks. First picture is from mid-June. Second picture is from camping trip in July.

Thursday, April 01, 2010


March 30, 2010. Sam turns 5 !

Janna (age 8) provides big sister-type help posing for this picture a few days before Sam's 5th birthday.


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Saturday, October 24, 2009


Saturday October 17, 2009
Walk to Defeat ALS today in Baltimore. It was a cold (45 F) rainy day, but Sam didn't mind. He had fun doing all the things a 4-year-old boy should do on a rainy day.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Monday August 10, 2009 -- 4 years post-surgery
This year was a blur as the 4th anniversary passed us by. Nothing new to report about Sam. He is getting ready to go into his final year of pre-school before hitting the big Kindergarten milestone.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


June 2009 - Germany.
It looks like we forgot to post an updated picture for Sam's 4th birthday back in March. Here he is on the cog train ascending the Zugspitse in Germany last month.

The next picture is the playground area at the farm where we stayed near Stuttgart.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Christmas 2008:
Sam was proud of the tattoo on his arm and was trying to show it to the camera.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday August 10, 2008 -- 3 years post-surgery
It has been three years now since Sam's heart surgery. It is mostly a distant memory these days except for the annual cardiology appointment and a few faint incision scars. We remind ourselves as the anniversary approaches of the blessing of Sam, the great people at Johns Hopkins and the wonder of open heart surgery. We've been watching the ABC special series called "Hopkins." One of Sam's surgeons was hilighted in episode 7 in the series. (Luca Vricella, MD.) Dr. Vricella assisted Dr. Cameron during the surgery. I just reread the August 2005 blog entries. It is truly amazing how far we've come in three years.
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