Look at this guy! He may need a haircut and he may be sweaty from playing outside all day but he is so darn adorable. Sammy is one happy dude.
He's got such a sweet, lovely disposition and is always ready to play with people and have fun. Every day he says more and more words which is so cool. He communicates really well which makes life much easier. Though he has yet to be able to communicate why he needs to get up at 4:30 or 5am every day. But luckily he's in a pretty good mood every morning so it makes the wee morning hours pass a little quicker.
As I've said before, Sam LOVES his big brother Jack. It's gotten to the point now where he just copies whatever Jack is doing verbatim. And if Jack is eating something, he wants the same thing. If Jack is playing with a toy, he wants that toy. But the main thing is just the mimicry of the actions. It's crazy and adorable and frightening all at the same time. If Jack climbs on the couch and jumps off, Sam does too. If Jack splashes water in the bath, Sam does too. When we get to preschool early, Jack likes to run around the gym and slide on his knees on the slippery wood floor. Sam does the same thing now and the two love to make it a game.
So we are FINALLY getting to see the two of them be cute together and it's a pretty nice payoff. The other day after Sam had gone to bed Jack told me "I love my little brother." And when they are playing and Sam wanders off, he laments his absence and wants him to come back. Today at the park there was a giant twisty slide and Jack was flying down it over and over. Sam was interested so he sat down right next to Jack at the top and the two of them went down together, side by side. Wasn't long before Sam was flying down himself. Pretty cool.
He's still pretty attached to me which can make basic every day things fairly difficult (i.e. going to the bathroom, doing laundry, doing dishes…or anything really where I can't hold him or sit next to him). But I know it's a phase so I try to react sympathetically to the never-ending "mama mama mama!"
So happy 19 months to our little Sammy! Our smiley Sam. :)