Oh how I am enjoying the summer!
We still get up at dark-o-thirty, but boy-o-boy is it nice to not be on a strict schedule!
Instead of needing be out the door at 6:10 like when we were traveling from Broad Ripple to school,
we can leisurely eat breakfast, brush our teeth and eventually get dressed.
It is WONDERFUL!
Sam is so much fun to be with during the day.
I feel like I can be a better Mommy too, because instead of putting so much pressure on myself and Sam to "make the most" of the short evenings we would share, I am able to really see what his day is like and I don't feel as much anxiety if he is upset in the evenings. It is hard to explain, but me being home really works for us. I could totally have been a stay at home mom, that I know for sure, and it makes me sad that life isn't working out for me to ever be able to do that.
But I am grateful that since I am a teacher, I do have breaks and summers to spend with him, I know a lot of Moms who don't have that luxury.
Anyway, so what is Sam up to now that he just turned 19 months?!
Well he talks and sings a lot! And of course is always on the move.
He knows LOTS of words... The other day I was trying to put a number on all the words he knows... I would say definitely over 50, but maybe not 100??
Hard to count.
He surprises me each day with a new word he knows.
When we are in the car he loves to sing his songs, he is pretty good too, if I do say so myself!
He had swim lessons this month which was really interesting.
Sam has always loved the water, he was the youngest in his class and he really enjoyed the activities that involved singing a song and bouncing around with his friends. If he sees another little guy or gal doing something he is sure to follow along.
One funny "friend" Sam has made this summer is with some frog and bunny lawn ornaments.
The neighbor had a ceramic bunny and frog that Sam loved to "visit" so when we were at hobby lobby I found a frog that was very light weight... He was obsessed at first sight, kissing and hugging the frog while we were in the store. Then he carefully put the frog on the swing for a little joy ride when we got home. The next morning he woke up and had to go rescue Frog from the rain.
So hilarious! He isn't into stuffed animals, but hard/breakable lawn ornaments--yes!
Another obsession is TRUCKS!
When we are driving he points out every truck we pass.
Then he gets super excited to go for a ride in Dad's TRUCK (he says TRUCK with a lot of passion!).
And he LOVES the trucks and tractors that Rachel gave us!
I am impressed by Sam's sense of direction.... He knows when we are about to get to my parents house, and starts shouting "Boss, Mimi, truck, cat" when we are nearing their house, or if we are out on a wagon ride he knows when we are getting close to home or which way to turn to go back to our house. Impressive.
But even though Sam loves his Frog, "mingy"-- aka blanket,
and trucks. He doesn't love anything more than
He would totally drink all his calories in the form of milk if he could.
Sam loves his miiiiilk!