Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sam's 15 month doctor's appointment

Sam had his 15 month check up yesterday and all went well!  The doc didn't really have anything to say because Sam's pretty much A-OK on all fronts.  He's physically healthy, he is saying some words, he's starting to use utensils, he's sleeping through the night and napping pretty well, and he's just a cutie.  She wants me to cut out the bottles and switch entirely to sippy cups for milk but, what can I say, I'm lazy.


Here are his stats!

Length - 32 inches (80th percentile)
Weight - 25 pounds, 14 ounces (70th percentile…a big jump from the 50th percentile!  He has been eating like a horse…)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jack is 4 years old!

Jack is 4 years old today!!  Holy smokes.  I can't believe it.  He's a real kid.  

I will try to write a "Year 4" post so I won't go crazy here, but suffice it to say, Jack is a special kid.  A little bit off the beaten path for a 4 year old if you know what I mean.  He can be thoughtful, extremely focused, detailed oriented, and likes the oddest things (i.e. fountains, tons of nonfiction books about space, nature, etc.).  But he's also your typical 4 year old boy in so many ways…loves his bike, loves running around with friends at parks with a stick in hand, and loves pizza and cupcakes and dinosaurs.

He's an enigma this one!  Happy and giggling one minute…grumpy and frown-y the next.  

He certainly wants to do things his own way and wasn't thrilled about this photo shoot.  He even attempted to give me his frown face but I think he was on the verge of laughing.

So happy birthday Jack!!  We love you!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sam is 15 months old today!

Look at this smiley kid!  He's 15 months old today! Little Sammy.  I wish I had the time and energy to blog about him every day because he's such a cool kid.  Except for the fact that he wakes up at 4:30am every. single. day.  Hence the no time or energy to blog because I'm putting Jack down to sleep at 7:30 and going to bed at 8:30.  But it's all a phase and it's hard to be mad at him when he's usually quite chipper and adorable at 5am.  

I had thought that this age was so great with Jack and I remember why.  Sam learns new things every day and says new words every day.  He can communicate now with pointing, grunts, and words if he really wants too.  "Milk", "crackers", "kitchen", "cookies"….of course.  Because he's brother is obsessed with junk food.  He also tries to sing the ABCs which is so cute.  He's FINALLY into a book or two…the alphabet board books.  I am rejoicing that he will sit through one whole book!  Unfortunately what he's truly obsessed with is TV.  One bad week with two sick boys when the TV was on a lot and now Sam wants it on all the time.  So we will see how that goes.  But one day soon he'll be able to talk and it's going to be adorable.

Sam loves going to all of our social outings whether it's play dates at someone's house or a playgroup park outing or a holiday party.  Just yesterday he went nuts at a Valentine Cookie Decorating party with like 25 kids.  He was so jazzed just to be around all those kiddos.  (p.s.  the opposite of his older brother.) 

Yup, he's certainly a charmer.  A stubborn, won't-sit-still, blonde little boy but a charmer none the less.  

For better or worse, the boys seem to be getting along a little better.  Jack pushes him down and yells at him less and Sam follows after him like a little puppy.  They play together after dinner and I thought it'd be awesome but now it's just TWO boys climbing on chairs and jumping and banging on things.  So not sure I'm happy Jack is teaching Sam all of his terrible habits.  

Sam doesn't seem to mind though because he thinks his brother is pretty cool.

Even when he smothers him in a wrestling match.

Happy 15 months Sam!