Sam likes routine, and you can pretty much set a clock to his behavior.
He wakes up at 6:00 and says, "I'm done. Up, up, up."
Because when he is "done" sleeping, there is no getting him to rest longer....
His eyes open and he is ready to hit the ground running!
Other parents at his school typically comment on how "awake and happy" Sam is in the mornings.
He goes into school eager to see anyone and everyone to say, "hello" and wave.
He is Mr. Social for sure.
Sam is making friends in the neighborhood. It is funny to see people stop what they are doing to come and say hello to our friendly little guy.
This month I had the first protest of getting picked up from school:
I could see Sam walking holding the rings (totally the cutest thing ever), he was in the back just waving and saying hello to everyone who passed... so adorable.
But then he saw me and said, "No, no, no!!!".... (Um, gee, thanks)....
He knew they were on their way to the playground and he did NOT want to miss out on that!
I had to distract him to get him off the ring and he was not happy to go home.
Guess it is good he loves school so much.
Even though someone keeps biting him there? He's still happy to go!
Sam truly LOVES being outdoors.
When we go for a walk outside, he starts saying, "No, no, no!" when he sees our house because he doesn't want to go back in.
Actually, whenever we go outside I have to have a clever bribe to get him to come back in or else it is meltdown city.
Sam is friendly and a talker for sure.
One of his favorite phrases is "Hey Peppa." I am not sure why he decided he likes Pepper the best out of all the dogs, but he loves saying Hi to Pepper. Pepper on the other hand isn't as fond of Sam...
Sam tries to repeat pretty much any word or phrase that you say. I think he impresses his teachers with his vast vocabulary.
He can say hello to Boss and Mimi which is really fun.
On the way home from school he looks out the window waiting for "trucks and tractors" to point out,
two of his new favorite items.
We read "Little Blue Truck" every night.
Dinner time is always an adventure.
Sometimes Sam eats with ravenous force, sometimes he wants nothing to do with his meal and throws it with force on the floor.
He has started wanting to sit in an adult chair and refuses to sit at his high chair.
He is just tall enough in the big chair to shovel food right from his plate to his mouth.
In order to save some money on clothes, I have recently started having him eat with just his diaper on in hopes of keeping things stain free....?
I am looking forward to spending the summer with my extremely active little guy!