One Sunday some friends invited us over for dinner.. They have lots of toys and a bunny, who Sam loved and probably poked in the eye a bunch.
One evening we decided to use an olive garden gift card so we didn't have to cook. Sam really chowed down on the salad. Yes, he loves lettuce/spinach (with dressing, obviously) these days. He preferred this to the pizza. !! And he often eats with his hand up like that, mostly because he stuffs his mouth so full he always needs back up.
We went up to a big park at the rose garden a few times. Sam finally decided he likes swinging and actually requests it. He also climbed those stairs all by himself (not even holding onto the rail). Which, now that I write that down, seems like a weird thing to brag about, but I think for 1.5 year olds, it's totally a big deal.
Sam's always had fun with the elevator (banging on the walls, stomping/marching, not to mention all the lights and buttons), but earlier this summer he got his hand stuck in the door (wait, did I not write about that? We spent a nice evening the the ER, which was basically pointless, but you know. due diligence) and we had to coax him over the threshold for months. He finally runs in now and hangs on the bar and really enjoys the ride. I imagine he'll be the only kid of ours with such frequent elevator rides.