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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy 9 month Birthday Sam

Sam had his 9 month check up, he is doing great. Here are his stats he weighed in at 22 lbs 10 oz (78th percentile) and was 29 3/4 long (83rd percentile). No shots!!! Yeah. Sam is a happy little boy. He is crawling all over the place and enjoying new foods each week. The doctor said we could start to introduce more solid (real solid) food. Yah!! That should be fun. Here are a few pictures from this week.

Hanging with his buddy Sawyer.
Having a great time, learning how to pull himself up.
The boys being silly.
So I am cute! What can I say?
Were done already - Are you kidding me?
Fun in the tub!
Squeezing in snuggle time with her puppy after the bath.
New words every day. Sam is babbling in sentences, he has so much to say.
So we are baby proofed - we think? Each day Sam discovers something we haven't thought of - I think we will continue to baby proof. Sam and Luke have become buddies and hates to be separated. Mom thinks it's easier this way - most of the time.
MORE SNOW!!! I actually took Sam outside and let him play with it. He still isn't sure what to think. Don't look so worried Sam.
That is a lot of snow! The plow guy dumps all of the snow from the cul-de-sac in our yard. Isn't that cool.
Not sure about this.
Making snow balls with Mommy is fun!
Sam is more fun every day. He really has a personality and is super fun to be around.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Still catching up from Christmas

So we had Christmas with the Light Family on the Cape the weekend after New Years. We had such a nice time. It was fun to see Sam and Asher together ... they are both getting so big. Sam will be towering over his older cousin before we know it. Check out some of the pictures from our weekend together.
Sam helping his dad open up his Christmas gifts.
A wood splitter, just what dad wanted!!!
The gang hanging out during the gift opening.
Grandpa was excited about his gift from Grandma - Home Depot, his favorite.
Sam is excited about his new tool box from his cousin Asher.
The boys - talking about all the cool gifts they got for Christmas.
Asher shows Sam his new books.
So many new toys, so little time. I was the mean mom who put away all of the new toys until Sam got home. He had fun looking at the boxes.
"Who is poking me?"
Asher shows Sam how to use the phone.
Grandpa enjoys the boys on the floor.
Believe it or not, most of it made it into his mouth.
Cousin Asher claps for the camera.
Sam in his new "big boy" car seat.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Visit from Uncle JBone

My brother came to visit last weekend. We had such a nice time. He got in on Saturday morning and we went out to breakfast ... it wasn't your typical "let's catch up and chat" kind of breakfast that Jay. T is used to. We spent the breakfast entertaining, feeding and laughing at Sam. What a great introduction. While we were waiting for our table, Sam reached out for his Uncle JBone, this is not typical of Sam, especially if his mom is holding him. Instant Bond with his Uncle. It was nice to spend some time with my brother while Dan kept an eye on Sam on Saturday afternoon. We spent most of Sunday hunkered down and out of the snow watching two very good football games ... Go Cardinals - Jay. T would say Go Steelers. It will be a good Super Bowl this year. Monday Sam, Jay.T and I went to Ikea, it was Jay. T's first time. We bought a toy storage shelf for Sam (Sam's Christmas gift from his Uncle) and Uncle JBone put it together before he left on Monday night. We had such a great visit and can't wait to see him again soon.

Peek a Boo!
Instant Bonding
Even his Uncle JBone can't resist those chunky monkey thighs
Go Navy!!!

Family photo opportunity - can't resist

Flying Baby!!!
Sam trying to help his Uncle put together his new toy shelf

You crack me up!

Keeping eachother warm
Go Steelers - Your Pap would beg to differ
Jay. T earned his meals, or should I say he was working them off?
Uncle JBone is a natural - well until I spit my food back at him

You havn't visited Southern Massachusetts until you have seen Plymouth Rock, yes there is a rock in the picture.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sam is crawling

And he's off!!! My little guy is officially crawling (1/7/09), and he is so good at it. He is such a little adventurer already ... trying to get into things he knows good and well he shouldn't. It is absolutely priceless to see him crawl up to the speakers in the living room - all I have to do is say his name, he will look up at me and start to shake his head "no" - it is too cute, it is all I can do not to laugh. This kid is pretty smart, he knows when he needs to turn on the charm. It's his first day of crawling and he is already to pull himself up on the coffee table - One thing at a time bubba. *** Scroll to the end of this post to look at the video, in case you need proof.

For a beginner, it stinks when you get yourself backed into a corner, in this case under the ottoman.
Anyone seen the movie - Christmas Story?
It's a good thing he didn't stick.
Hanging in the middle of the living room - Must be nice to know that your not stuck there - Sam is a mover and a shaker.
The day after Sam started crawling he got a card in the mail from his Grandma, he was so excited to get mail. Dan caught the picture right in time to capture how excited he was.
Already trying to stand, with Dad's help.
Do you think these will fit?
Later that day, part of the Lloyd family stopped by (we missed Victoria). Sam was all ready for bed when his friends stopped by... he stayed up for a while to play.
The crawling video!!!