If you’re ready to meet Samarah Josephina Hoffman, she’s ready to chat 🙂
p.s. All images below were taken today (except for the very last one), on Gotcha Day, by the lovely Jenni Tellers, who came with us lovingly to help capture our perfect day.
p.s.s. Once you get to the bottom, there is even more beyond these pictures. Enjoy!
I am Samarah Josephina Hoffman
Samarah was not the name given to me at birth, but by the grace of God it’s what my birth certificate changed to today.
My name means, “Protected by God,” and I share a special middle name with my great grandmother, Josephine and aunt Kelly Jo.
In addition to my real name, here are some of the other names my mama calls me, “Mara, Mara Jo, Josephine, Josie, Angel Baby, Lovie, Sweet Lovin’, Twinkin’ Tots, Mari,” and of course, Sam.
I was born on September 12, 2013 and weighed in at all of 2 pounds, 5 ounces with a height of 14 inches.
Tomorrow I turn 22 months, even though mama tells me I may have already entered the terrible 2’s.
I have tight, curly black hair and beautiful little brown eyes (or so my mama says).
My smile will make your heart skip a beat, and if you’ve never seen a grown man in love, just watch my daddy when he makes me giggle.
I have two dogs, Reagan the Great Dane and Fiona the Peekepoo. I refer to them both as “Puppy.” (You’ll see us in our videos soon.) I also refer to cows, cats, pigs and all other animals as, “Puppy,” except for my stuffed monkeys, which are, “Monkey.”
I love to eat, but I’m sure my mama has already told you that. My daddy still can’t believe how I love cod liver oil, green olives and steelhead trout. I’m a growin’ girl.
I cook and bake with mama in the kitchen a lot, bang on pots and pans with spoons and empty out as many kitchen cupboards as I can before they catch me doing it. “Peanut Butter,” or “Butter Butter” as I call it are my favorite kitchen words. I say them no less than 5 times per day.
I am busy, and into everything. I love to explore, and I love to figure out how things work and how to put things together. I can dance, and my mama and daddy have no idea where I got my moves from, but I am good at them.
My favorite accessory are my shoes. I play with them more than with toys, and today I sported my new cowgirl boots in the Judge’s Chambers. How cute am I?
I make funny faces, do tricks with my eyebrows, flare up my nose and am generally entertaining all the time. Of course, except for here, I wasn’t too impressed with the Judge’s Chambers apparently.
I love playing with the kids at Miss Liz’s (my daycare), and they are teaching me all kinds of things like sharing our toys, picking up (“pick up, pick up, everybody pick up….”) and being kind.
I have a really big heart, which matches my smile. I love giving multiple hugs and kisses to my mama and daddy right before bed time. I also hug and kiss my two monkeys and a giraffe.
All of my grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins and family members live in different states (mostly Minnesota), but rumor has it they are excited to see me tomorrow. I’m sure they will be shocked at how much I’ve grown.
I’m still just a wee little, and the world is a very big place, but my mama and daddy sure do love me (have they told you yet?!). I can feel it every single day.
We just got out of the San Joaquin Judge’s Chambers where the state made me theirs forever.
This might be the best day yet.
I am loved. I am loved. I am loved.
Hello, world –> today I officially became: Samarah Josephina Hoffman, and my mama and I have something special for y’all to check out. Just click on the picture of she and I.
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