Family 2013

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Friday, March 27, 2009

March Madness - not so much!

So our March has been pretty eventful ... Sam has started cruising (walking with assistance) more and more, is a very fast crawling, but we think he will start to walk before too long. He has stood on his own for a few seconds a couple of times now. He is doing great with signing - he can now signs for "more", "all done", "milk" and we are working on please, and thank you. He also blows kisses - not on demand though. Sam is continuing to grow - not as fast as he was - We had a check up at Children's Hospital on 3/23 and he weighed in at 23 lbs and 29 1/2 inches long. Here are a few pictures from the 2nd half of March.
This is Ms. Diana, she takes care of Sam at Daycare - Sam loves Ms. Diana and we love her too! She is wonderful with Sam. Diana babysat Sam for us (our first time with a babysitter) while Dan and I went to see "Dirty Dancing" on Broadway. It was nice to have a night on the town.
This picture was taken earlier in the month when Dan and Sam went to Jamaica Plain to visit Uncle Jeff and Asher. Uncle Jeff is a very proud Dad and Uncle.
We spent last Saturday afternoon in JP too. It is so fun to see the boys together, they are starting to notice each other more. Cousin Asher is such a happy boy!
The boys get a bite to eat before the big play session begins.
Learning to share!
Silly Boys.
So Dan and I have been trying to make it to the YMCA to take Sam into the pool - well we finally made it last weekend. Sam loves taking baths, he cries when it is time to get out. So we hoped he would love to get in the pool ... he did!
Sam and Dad hangin in the family locker room.
Pool time is over! Sam enjoyed himself. No crying - in or out!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fun Times!

Today is the first day of Spring and the weather is slowly turning warmer, not fast enough if you ask me - we get outside every chance we get. Dan put together the wagon Sam got from his Grandma & Grandpa for Christmas ... it's almost finished, we still have to put the seat belts in. Sam loves cruising around the neighborhood in it. Be sure to check out the video below.

Hi! That's enough pictures mom!

My birthday was March 13th ... this is what I woke up to. I have a creative little guy. Dan said he saw Winks (stuffed elephant) and Sam on the monitor hanging this banner from the crib in the middle of the night. What a little sweetie.
My mom came into town for my birthday and of course to see her little man too. We had a nice visit. It was still pretty cold out, so we didn't get out as much as we would have liked to.
Happy Birthday Mommy!
Birthday Kisses.
Wow - the big 32! Time flies. Isn't it funny that you spend your early years just counting the days down til your next birthday - you're always wishing you were older - time seems to go by so slow ... Then when you really want it to slow down, it flies by. Sam and I took Grandma to the airport. Here she is getting a chew on the "Sam bone" She will be back next month for Sam's 1st birthday - We hope she brings Pap with her.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Being a Boy

As I have probably mentioned in an earlier post, Sam would rather play with things he probably shouldn't rather than his toys ... the remote control and phones are he favorite. At first I was very insistent that he should not play with them because they were not toys ... but like a lot of other things/ideas I have had about how to raise Sam the "right" way - I threw it out the window. In theory it is probably a good idea for him to NOT play with those type of non toy items, but after realizing that he really wasn't hurting anything ... I gave up trying to stop him. To be honest, now that he is allowed to explore them - he isn't as interested.
Your pointing it the wrong way.
Sam started to crawl Jan. 7th and since that day he has been pulling himself up. He can navigate himself throughout the living room.
Mr. Independent. He is starting to like to do some things - let me repeat "some" things on his own. How cute is that little bum.

All of the crawling/cruising he has been doing has wiped him out at the end of the day. He fell asleep at the dinner table - in the middle of eating, dessert, none the less.

He has 4 teeth now and it seems that he will be teething for a while now, we can already see 4 more teeth coming in on top. With the agony of teething he is still sleeping through the night. He goes down at 7pm and sleeps through until 6am.