Monday, November 24, 2008

Walkin' and Talkin'

Among the babble and string of "dadadadada" and "mamamamama", Sam also used his first sign language on Saturday. It was for "airplane" and he used it each time he heard an airplane overhead or when Mommy or Daddy said airplane throughout the weekend.

Additionally, on Sunday, Sam took his first steps. They were a little wobbly, and after 2 or 3 steps he fell into Daddy's arms, but they were clear steps and he knew it. He was so excited about walking that he yelled for 10 minutes straight, waking up Mommy, and then did it again for her.

Quite a big weekend for this little guy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Word on the street is that Sammy has a girlfriend. While I did not personally witness it, I have a reliable source that says Sammy and said girlfriend engaged in what could only be described as a romantic first kiss at a coffee shop this afternoon. The girlfriend is described as an older (~12 months old), Italian bombshell named Hannah.

-Sam's story: your source for all Sam-related gossip

Monday, November 17, 2008

11 months today

Sam is closing in on the big 1 year bash. It is amazing how fast these past 11 months have gone and how much Sam has grown (and Mom and Dad have grown too). Needless to say, they have been wonderful and we are so excited to continue this journey.

One thing that has changed over the last month or so has been the lack of pictures and/or videos of Sammy. I think part of the reason is because he is so busy and we are so busy keeping up with him that we don't find the time. I also think Mom and Dad are much more exhausted these days and don't have the energy or wherewithal to remember to take a picture now and again. We did break out the video camera briefly tonight, though, as Sammy was having fun running around the house. Now mind you, he was holding on to our hands, but he is almost ready to walk unaided.

Other changes in the past month with Sammy - he has a lopsided grin (2 teeth completely out on his right side on top, 2 teeth not quite out on the left), he has been weened from the breast and is drinking exclusively from a sippy cup, he is sleeping through the night (at least the last few nights), he is generally happy as a clam and is learning new things every day (like "throw" and "put in").

Mom and Dad can't wait for his first birthday and X-mas. This is a special year for all of us and we are going to enjoy it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sam is the best little guy ever

Sorry for the lack of posting over the last couple of weeks, but Sam, Lucy and I were attending to a family medical emergency. Grandma Debby needed sudden heart surgery so we all went down to KC to be with her. Sam was a dear the entire time over the last two weeks even though his schedule was thrown to the wind and he had to sleep in strange places (like under the desk in a hospital waiting room). Throughout the whole ordeal, and while sprouting 3 top teeth to boot, Sam was all smiles, flirts and cuddles. He lifted everyone's spirits and really was just amazing. What a wonderful little boy he is.

As for Grandma Debby, she is doing better every day and is well on her way to recovery. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. They were needed and appreciated.