Saturday, October 27, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

15 Month Stats

Weight: 25 lbs 3 oz 55%
Height: 30.5 in 30%
Head: 48.3 cm 80%
Lesson in discipline: Heartbreaking

Today at Samuel's 15 month appointment our doctor reminded us of the terrible 1's (they replaced the 2's) and how important it is to discipline. So, I guess Samuel telling US no and continuing to do what he isn't suppose to is NOT classified as discipline. Anyhow, Samuel had a moment and the doctor showed us what to do. Samuel stopped in his tracks! And then cried for about 15 minutes after the doctor left. Calmed down and cried for 15 more minutes when he got his shots.
Dave doesn't think it is nearly as bad as I am making this out to be. I just think I should be the nice parent and he can be the disciplinary. I am planning on meeting with him later and making a list of what we should discipline for and what we shouldn't because it isn't that bad. I will be sure and let you know how that goes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why You Don't Tell A 15 Month Old..

There is a baby in your tummy.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Because One Test Wasn't Enough

As I enter my 14th week of pregnancy, I guess I have some news. We are having another baby!! I am entering my 2nd trimester which in our house means I don't complain about feeling sick all the time and my energy level is increasing daily!

Crazy? Why, yes thanks for asking. But it is a happy crazy because our family is growing and Samuel will have a little brother or sister to play with.

Due date April 20th, 2008!

Dads Don't Understand...

Why Moms think it is necessary to dress their kids in costume and take pictures before Halloween.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Are coming out.

We went to the ENT doctor and he thinks that we need to take Samuel's adenoids out since he continues to get ear infections even after his tubes.

I am far from thrilled with the idea of Samuel have another surgery, but I am also not liking him being on antibiotics once a month. The doctor said he will bounce right back and only has to miss 2 days of school. So, we scheduled it for November 6th. They are going to go ahead and replace his tubes while they are at it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Lovin' that Halloween Costume

Here Goaty Goaty Goaty

Just My Size

This was one sad pumpkin patch. Guess they weren't kidding about the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2007! I think we will be going to a better one in a few weeks..but the corn maize was okay.
Dave finally started feeling a little better today, but we didn't end up going to Nebraska. Which was probably a good thing....I think the game made him relapse!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

He Gets It.

Well, either he has been playing us or Samuel woke up a little smarter Monday morning. In one day Samuel overwhelmed us with the following discovery, he actually does know what the heck we are saying. It started with him bringing me a diaper. I asked him if he needed his diaper changed and he went over to the changing table. Then I asked if he wanted milk and over to the fridge. It ended with me asking if he was ready for night night. Yep, off to bed he went. All in one day, I must say I am a proud mommy..that wonders how long he has been pretending not to understand?? Oh and he still doesn't understand "no".

And if you remember in a previous post I let on about Samuel's favorite teacher, Mallory. Well this morning he was kind of grumpy and not wanting to go to school. So I said do you want to go see Ms. Mallory? And, boom- instant smile, up and walking to the door saying bye to me as he goes. Hmmmm....nothing like making Mommy feel a little jealous.

I guess I should explain the outfit above. Well it is pretty simple and I am sure all your Mommies understand....Daddy dressed him :O).

Bye for now! We are off to Nebraska this weekend (assuming Dave feels better).

Saturday, October 06, 2007


We were at Matt and Keri's today and Samuel sees their dogs. And he says "dog". I am confused, we don't have dogs nor do we really talk about dogs.

I don't know, just one of those things that make you say hmm....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Whakey Cousins


I almost feel guilty for my lack of posts lately. And it isn't like Samuel hasn't had a lot of new tricks the past few months either, in fact he has which keeps us so busy. I mean heck, I even forgot to celebrate his 14 month birthday!
So my toddling boy is testing his independence daily. He likes to walk on his own and looks at you like you are a crazy person if you try to hold his hand. Oh and even more crazy if you tell him he can't walk in the street only the sidewalk. I know, I should totally let him do that...
We are completely off the bottle and have been for awhile now. Actually an easy transition. It helped that they stopped giving them to him at school. Though he has replaced the security of his bottle with the security of his blanket. Luckily no fits yet that the blanket has to leave the house.
His daily reports from school always say what a happy boy he is. He loves his new classroom (not so new anymore) and he loves his teacher. In fact a word added to his vocabulary is his teacher Mallory's name.
Speaking of vocabulary, he is starting to use is words in the correct context. His vocabulary consists of Hi, hello, bye, more, me, mommy, da da, thank you (dan do), and he attempts book. He says a whole lot of other words but I have yet to find a baby translator to tell me what he is saying. But we are learning to communicate. In fact yesterday he was whining and I said what do you want, show me. And he walked over the brownies and pointed. I know, gifted.
Now, I can explain my lack of pictures there is a valid excuse for that. The boy will not stand still!
Well there you have it. And all before Samuel even woke up. I