When Sammy was 4 to 6 months old we did two road trips. One to Monterey and the other to Palm Springs. He is now 16.5 months old and we had done no traveling with him since those two road trips…until last week. Read more >>
So here we are, Sammy is just about to be 16 months old and he’s walking. He took his first step two to three months back but as far as walking a decent distance, that started sometime last week. Since then he’s been on a mission. It’s actually quite remarkable to watch the evolution. Read more >>
It’s been roughly ten months of me working from home with the rug rat while Annie goes off to work four days per week. I still have a painting company but my main gig is being online at home…which is why this whole thing worked out to begin with. There would be no way for me to have Sammy at painting job sites all the time. Read more >>
We went in today for Sammy’s 15 month check-up and all is good. The doctor said that physically he is doing quite well. Sammy physically reacts and responds to things normally, his lungs and heart sound great, and so on. He did say that Sammy was more social than kids his age typically are when it comes to strangers and he also took note when Sammy offered the doctor his bottle. The doctor seemed to think that was pretty cool that he was so willing and eager to share. Read more >>
My friend Trish posted this article on Facebook the other day, “8 Tips For Raising An Only Child” (from http://www.mindbodygreen.com). Since we only have one child, the title hooked me and reeled me in. I’m always curious as to what “tips” people might have for me so I clicked the link (actually I am just looking for what they got wrong). Read more >>
I think our life is a canvas…or maybe it’s a toolbox…or something similar. From day one we are adding things to that canvas or to that toolbox. Things like memories (good and bad), people, education, books, trees, mountains, rainbows and every little thing we encounter throughout our days. Each little thing is a brush stroke upon that canvas or a new tool we add to that toolbox. Read more >>
So little dude turned 15 months old yesterday…where oh where does the time go? You don’t need to answer that, I know it passes like sand through our fingers (or something like that). It’s been an interesting couple of weeks with Sammy, not only is his sign language continuing to get better and better but he also started “walking”. Well, he will take a couple of steps here and there but he still seems to dig crawling more as of now. Read more >>
Every once in a while I catch Sammy doing something and I REALLY wish I could be in his mind for a moment to see what he’s thinking. The below video was one of those times…it cracked me up. The problem with Sammy is that if you make eye contact with him he will stop doing what he’s doing and crawl to you…so I shot this video carefully so he wouldn’t see the whites of my eyes.
So what do you think he’s thinking about?
Last year Sammy was about 2 ½ months old at Christmas and, I will speak for myself, I was still kind of in the “new parent fog”. Don’t get me wrong, I remember much of what went down and have great memories of decorating the house last year and carrying Sammy around to show him the Christmas tree or the lights I put out back…but life went from “normal” to surreal and I had not quite caught up to that. Read more >>