Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sam's growing up!

Sam, you are SUCH a character.  You're latest mind-blowing comment was when you jumped into bed with us and asked "What's beyond space?"  When I explained that it was outer space, you looked at me like I was crazy and said "No, BEYOND outer space."  I don't know where you get these amazing ideas, but you are sure full of them.

You are also finding your challenging voice.  When I made you dinner one night, you took one look at it and said, "Mom, you made the absolute WRONG dinner!"  Ouch!

This morning you woke up and dressed yourself in FULL pirate regalia, including the parrot on your shoulder.  After school you came home and dressed up in the same outfit.  You are truly pirate at heart!!

You are becoming quite an amazing artist - your drawings blow us all away.  The level of detail you use is astonishing.  You are VERY particular about how things should look often taking over if me or Dad is drawing with you!  You love drawing skeletons, pirates, pumpkins, spooky scenes, and pictures of our family.  We both think you may become an artist.  You've said that's what you want to be when you grow up.... well, an artist AND a pirate!

You are really taking your role as big brother seriously - playing with and talking to Nicholas all the time.  Nicholas just lights up when he sees you.  You do dances for him, make sure he doesn't roll onto dangerous things, and are always sharing your (safe) toys with him.   Nicholas couldn't hope for a sweeter big brother!

We are so proud of you.

Nicholas is crawling

Nicholas, you've made that leap into crawling!  It's still an army-style belly crawl, but you can surely get around.  Today, you crawled across your room to check out the trash can.  Before now, you were taking full advantage of rolling - using it as your preferred mode of transportation.  But now, it's all about the belly crawl.  You can get up on your hands and knees, but you haven't quite mastered the actual crawl.

You are such as joy to be around!  All smiles all the time.  You are fascinated with food - watching us eat all the time.  Tonight you took your first bite of real big boy food -- pieces of cooked carrot and meat.

Dad and I spent tonight looking at old pictures of Sam when he was a baby.  You look JUST like Sam did at your same age.  We are wondering what you will look like when you get older... will you look just like Sam as you get older too?  Our boys are SO handsome!  We love you guys.   xoxo