I feel like my last post about Sam did not do his one-year-old self justice. This kid. He is so determined, stubborn (yet still sweet), loud and just so so fun. (Ok, I have probably said that all before).

But! Just in the last two weeks, I swear he's changed so much. He's getting so much older and it's crazy. He is sooo demanding when he knows you have something he wants (FOOD). He loves food. (mostly). An orange or banana? You cannot peel it fast enough for him. He just grunts and yells and whines until you give it to him. But sometimes he won't eat regular old food (like beans or, you know, a vegetable) until we either put it on a fork, just to let him pick it up off the fork, or feed it to him with a fork. It's like he knows eating real food with fingers is for suckers and he'll have none of it. Time to get him a baby fork.

And if you're standing where Sam wants to be, watch out. His 20 pounds will come at you in full force.

I opened the fridge and he scrambled right in and grabbed a clementine. Before I even realized, he had taken a few bits of peel off (I don't think he ate them) and sucked out half the orange. And that day's outfit was stripes on stripes, apparently.

He has aced the stacking toy and loves it. I wrote last week how he love his blocks and knocking them down, but he also is getting more into stacking them.

This is from his little "party" we had after his birthday. He pounded that cupcake down and loved it. We had a few friends over with kids Sam's age and it was a lot of fun. I think the dads had more fun than the babies playing with Sam's blocks.

Also, this kid is finally sleeping through the night (it really did just magically happen around his birthday) and we are soooo happy. Life is looking pretty good on this side of a year, sad as it is to leave our little baby behind.


Shanna Selin said...

Aw! I miss Sam! And yay that he is sleeping through the night!

K Puls said...

Yay for sleep! I love that orange picture- smart kid. Clementines are the best.

Suzette Larson said...

'Eating real food with your fingers is for suckers, and he'll have none of it'

Such a great, humorous, and true description of his grown-up attitude.
Thanks for making me smile!

Ryan said...

love love love all your posts. and sometimes don't want to read them because i'd just rather be there, danggit.

sam is adorable and you're the cutest mom. and regarding getting out in the post above, it happens to the best of us. except i've gone days not breathing fresh air, i just make sure Ryan takes hank out real quick for something.

winter is ugh.

but really, your baby is the cutest. and so grown up! but still a baby :)