Sammy is 2!


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My two youngest boys are almost exactly 19 years apart.  Zach’s birthday is September 30th and Sam’s is September 29th.  In 2010, Sam was scheduled to arrive on the 5th of October, but he was too impatient and arrived a few days early.

I left a couple days after their birthday’s last year and arrived home a couple days before this year.  We had a little family birthday celebration for them Sunday and I did take a few pictures I will post at a later date.

Here are a few pictures of Sam taken by a real photographer at Expressions Photography studio in Fargo, ND yesterday.

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31 responses »

  1. Audrey says:

    What a sweetheart! You’ve got a very handsome little guy. 🙂

  2. bjones1031 says:

    What a cutie!!! Especially love the one with flag around him!

  3. Margarita says:

    Happy birthday to Sammy and Zach. I’m sure having their dad home is the best present they could have! Well, maybe Sammy’d rather have Legos or something…Anyway, all the best!

  4. Karen says:

    He’s adorable 🙂

  5. Adorable, and it must be so good to be home with them. And I think, you are the *real photographer. 🙂

  6. Reggie says:

    Sammy is totally gorgeous – and you can totally see Dad in him! Thrilled you got to celebrate their birthday with them. 😀

  7. I’m so relieved you are back safe and with your family! This may seem strange to voice, but following your blog has put a very human face on the war for me. As your countdown to homecoming got closer and closer I was a bit anxious for you.
    Thank you for your dedication to our country and your willingness to serve. Your boys have a wonderful role model!

  8. Marian says:

    he’s wonderful. 2 year olds are so much fun, so interested in everything. so glad you are home and enjoying him.

  9. He’s so adorable!

  10. Eddy says:

    So glad you are able to celebrate with them now.

  11. Oh my what a gorgous little boy he must be so happy to have his daddy home again

  12. kathyruth says:

    He is so so cute, love the pictures and great smile

  13. A Dog With Fleas says:

    Love the pictures. So adorable. And I am so glad you are home to spend their special days with them.

  14. Aww, he’s adorable! You have a very handsome son, sir! Happy birthday, Sammy!

  15. manty67 says:

    Happy Birthday to both your little boys 🙂 lovely photos. However I do think you are a proper photographer, I’d like to see a studio photographer take the wonderful photos you took in a war zone.

  16. He is adorable! What a happy child. I’m smiling from ear to ear 😀

  17. Ray's Mom says:

    Such a handsome young man – and a patriot at that…

  18. Happy Birthdays to your boys!

  19. These are really great!!! Such a cutie. Like the American Flag, my favorite.

  20. O’ he is so cute! He looks like a little ham……Great pics.

  21. davidsgal12 says:

    Happy Birthday to boy your boys Dan, So glad you could be home with them and Kate. Glad you made it home safe…. Thanks for everything you did for me and my family while you had your own things going on!!!

  22. rebelsprite says:

    That’s adorable, he looks like his dad 🙂 Been away from WordPress for a while, it’s nice to see that you arrived back home safe and sound!

  23. Tinman says:

    He looks so like you. happy Birthday to both him and Zach.

  24. An AMAZING series of portraits, Dan. Parents are lucky to get ONE smiling shot, and you got so many. I’m glad you got to be home for THESE birthdays! –John

  25. Awwww he’s adorable!! Great shots 🙂

  26. Jennifer S says:

    Gorgeous, darling, beautiful boy! Two very happy birthdays to celebrate… what a special thing to share.

  27. dilipnaidu says:

    Beautiful young guy Good wishes that he grows up into a fine young man.
    Cheers 🙂

  28. Very Handsome boys! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!

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