Thank you all so very much for your kind words yesterday. Sammy and I made it safely to Pennsylvania without incident (and I even managed to shave some time off of the trip this go-round). There are some other things going on in my immediate family that I'm not fully at liberty to discuss but all I can say is that when it rains, it pours. I have a feeling that I'm going to need a couple of days to recover from this visit once all is said and done at the end of the week.
Okay, enough Debbie Downer talk: here's some exciting news--upon closer inspection, it appears that Sammy has cut his first bottom tooth! I'm guessing that the two completely uncharacteristic screaming jags that Sammy went through last week were due to the discomfort caused by this dental eruption because he's been just fine and dandy for the past several days. I'll try and grab a picture of it to share with all of you, but I've heard that getting kids to show off their new teeth can be practically impossible, so wish me luck. And just for fun (mostly because I hate doing a post without a photo and because this totally makes me smile), here's a picture that has absolutely nothing to do with this post whatsoever of Sammy rocking an electrifying new 'do: