Warning: This post may win the “longest post ever” contest!
I expected to have tons of free time after moving into my parent’s house, but somehow time seems to be going faster than ever! I can’t believe my baby Samuel turned one year old on May 13th!
He is such a happy boy. He is very curious and a bit stubborn. He is a great sleeper but a terrible eater. He crawls great and pulls himself up some, but is not yet interested in walking. At his one year doctor appointment he was 20lbs 3 oz which is the 11th percentile and 29 3/4 inches which is the 42nd percentile. He is small for his age, but they are no longer worried about his growth rate, which is nice.
The above pictures are all courtesy of Alyona. She is a FANTASTIC photographer and I am so lucky to have her taking pics of my cute kids!
We had two separate parties, one Saturday night with the Andersons and another on Sunday with the Oborns as not everyone could make it at the same time. I love how Hunter is looking right at the camera in the second pic. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures on Sunday, which was also Mother’s Day.
Sam’s balloon birthday cakes. He started off eating his cake slowly and kept referring to me as he got messier. . .
The balloons got loose and ended up HIGH in the neighbor’s tree. Uncle Tyrel came to the rescue and got them down so that we could have the photo op with Alyona.
He received so many fun presents. His favorite definitely was the chocolate bar from Jordan, Nicole, Hunter, and Jaxson!
The day before Sam’s birthday he got a haircut. He’d had several trims before this point, but this was an all-out style change.
This is such a silly picture, but he looks so proud of himself, it cracked me up!
He fell asleep in the baby backpack that I used when I would go on a walk when I would babysit Hunter and Jaxson.
He LOVED his first sucker and rhubarb!
When we went to the doctor’s appointment for the kid’s check-up Sam threw up all over me and him while we were in the waiting room. They gave us this gown to put on him.
Lucy has been in Miss Jana’s class for Preschool this year (All Star Preschool, which is highly recommended!). They have had so much fun and she has learned so much!
This is from her end of the year party they had for their class. They sang some songs and showed off a little. It was so fun to see her in that environment!
They took a field trip to the zoo, which was fun.
We were following these geese down the pathway and the chicks got on the other side of the fence from their parents. One chick couldn’t make it up a ravine it ended up in so one of the preschool parents climbed down and got it. It made our very boring zoo a bit more exciting.
She loves to ride her bike and Grandma bought a scooter that she loves to ride as well.
At her last doctor’s appointment, which was at Sam’s one year check up, she was 42 lbs which put her at 92% and 41 1/2 inches tall which is the 90%. She loves to write, and can write her name, the letters of the alphabet, Sam, Mom, and Dad. She can sound out simple words, but needs guidance. It won’t be long though and she’ll be reading!
Lucy and Samuel are so fun together. They love playing with each other. Lucy is a great big sister. She helps with Sam all the time. Here she is helping feed him, but was feeding herself at the same time too, HILARIOUS!