Thursday, July 24, 2008

July has been a big month

Well, July turned out to be quite the big month for Sammy. He learned to crawl and is now exploring beyond the living room carpet. He likes crawling to the dining room and under the chairs like a tunnel. He also has mastered sitting up from a crawl so that he can now move to a toy and then sit up and play with it. Also, while sitting, this week he has begun to dance to music. He really enjoys moving to the beat.

Did I mention that he now proactively kisses as well? Really, it is more of a head bump, but same thing. It is wonderful and he even has given a kiss to his friend, Panda. What else? Well, he eats finger foods with ease. He told his first joke last night while eating green beans, it went something like "Pfthpthpfpfppfffpthp!" Hilarious! At least Sam thought it was really funny. He likes baths, which he takes pretty much every day after he eats solid foods because he also like to make a mess. Now that he's crawling, he also loves to climb - over the toy, on the side of the sofa, up Mommy, etc.

And the month is not over! This weekend we head to Door County, WI for a family reunion. All sorts fun people to visit with, beaches and lakes to explore, parks and candy stores enjoy. Oh so much fun!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

He's moving

This past weekend, Sam put his mind to reaching a toy. He stared at it. He reached for it. He belly flopped. He got up on his hands and knees. And he crawled the 9 inches between the toy and himself.

Now, the kid won't stop moving. HELP!

UPDATE: Here's a video.

Friday, July 11, 2008

On the verge

This week, Sam has decided he wants to move. And while he hasn't actually crawled yet, Lucy and I are preparing ourselves mentally for the chase because once Sam moves, he will not want to stop. Check it out...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Fun at the farm

We had a great 4th of July weekend at the farm with our friends. Great weather, not too many bugs, and enough chips (poker and Dorito) to keep us occupied for days. Here are some highlights.

The view
Playing in the yard
Diet Coke + Mentos = Extravaganza!
Mmm.... paper plate.
The gang