18 months


This photo…I just can’t deal! That’s a little boy!!

Yesterday we went to a friend’s party and there were about 3 other little kids there who just turned one and it’s crazy to see Sam be the older kid in the group (the only boy too! ha ha)

- He’s really beginning to enjoy playing with toys. He loves cars, airplanes and helicopters. He loves to play with Little People (both new and vintage) and is starting to use his imagination when playing making them jump and drive the cars.

- Sam loves to talk and learns so many new words that I just can’t keep up! He’s also putting together sentences, “Banana more” “Bye-bye Daddy. Bye-Bye Ginny”

- He still does some signing. I haven’t been teaching him new words, but he always uses “more” and “tooth brush” and “banana”.

- He’s starting to associate objects in a book with things around him. He’ll point as a bear in a book and then points to his stuffed bear.

- He’ll sing, but he’s still shy about it. Our favorite songs are “Row Your Boat”, “ABC” and “Twinkle Twinkle”

- Sam still eats like a champ! Sometimes he’ll eat more than me! We’ve been doing WeeliciousMenus and he’s been loving all the meals. His favorite foods are fish, cheese, muffins and always always bananas.

- He  has 12 teeth and always working on more. Droooooolllll!! We also brush twice a day, which goes as smoothly as one can ask from an 18 month old.

- We moved up to the older kids swim class. He’s the youngest, but has more fun doing bigger kid stuff. He’s a rock star at back floating!

- And he asked for hugs, which just makes my heart melt. “Ugh? Ugh?” (it took me a bit to figure out he was saying hugs!)

Cabin in Asheville

At the beginning of August we took a much needed mini vacation to a sweet little cabin up in the mountains near Asheville.

Our home for the weekend

Our home for the weekend


Enjoying breakfast.

Enjoying a snack.


Sam had so much fun running around.

Sam had so much fun running around.


It rained most of the time, but we got a little sunshine, which we took advantage of with a walk.

It rained most of the time, but we got a little sunshine, which we took advantage of with a walk.


Watch out world, here comes Sam!


See that? THAT is Sam walking! Yes, he is now officially a walker at 15 and a half months and since he’s been pushing and running with his little walker since Feb., he is a pro at walking. Sorry if I’m bragging, but seriously, I started having doubts, ha ha. And he’s so stinking proud of himself too. He loves it.

My co-worker friend has a theory, kids with big heads tend to be late walkers. Her boy was 99% for head size, late walker. My other co-worker friend’s daughter, 100% for head (what???) and she was a late walker. Rob, it’s a running joke how big his head is, was also a late walker. At Sam’s last doctor’s appointment, he measured 90% for head. I think we have something here. Those poor big heads are too heavy to balance on their wee bodies.

Oh and I totally get to cross that off on the Summer Bucket List!

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