Monday, November 28, 2011

18 Super Sweet Months.

In Samuel's 18th Month, He:
Weighed only 22-23 pounds.
Wore a size 4 diaper.
Wore size 12 months in clothes.
Shoe size was a 5.5 extra wide.
Was very shy.
Was the best eater.
Was a picky eater.
Did not like to try new things.
Was frightened by many situations.
Was attached to his Mommy.
Had a harder time falling asleep.
Went through about 20 bananas in a week!
Was sick for over a month.
Coughed, wheezed, etc.
Breathing treatments and 2 antibiotic rounds.
Had 4 pediatrician visits in a month.
One of those included a trip to get a chest x-ray.
Cried because Mommy couldn't hold him during it.
Had an infection in his lungs despite all the meds.
Was Sir Topham Hatt for Halloween.
Really liked candy.
Went on vacation with his whole family.
Liked Gatlinburg.
Slept in the van a lot.
Loved to sing.
L-O-V-E-D Five Guys and Fries restaurant.
Enjoyed playing on the playground at Ober Gatlinburg.
Was becoming quite daring and more independent.
Gained himself an attitude.
Said "no" all the time.
Talked up a storm.
Said words that surprised us!
Mimicking many adult words.
Pretended to pray like Daddy.
Disliked getting dressed and having his diaper changed.
Liked talking on the phone.
Followed his brother.
Bit his brother often.
Hit his brother often.
Told brother "no-no" all the time.
Began saying, "yeah" for yes.

Some of Samuel's Favorite Things:
Food(s):   Spaghetti, Pizza, Sandwiches, Macaroni and Cheese
Toy(s):  Elmo, Lightning McQueen car, Books
Show(s):  Sesame Street
Movie(s):  Elmo in Grouchland, Dora
Snack(s):  Bananas, Chips
Song(s):  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Amazing Grace
Color(s):  Green and Yellow
Thing to Do:  Sing, Pretend to Song-Lead
People:  Mommy
Samuel's Popular Words/Phrases of His 31st Month:
  • Peez.  (please)
  • Shhh.
  • Dan-yule.
  • Sit.
  • I hungee.  (hungry)
  • Nana.  (banana)
  • Bol.  (bowl)
  • MMM, good.
  • No-no, Dan-yule.
  • Yeah.
  • Funny.
  • Ow-side.  (outside)
  • Sowwy.  (sorry)
  • Tank you.  (thank you)
  • Hi.  Bye.
  • Schoo.  (school)
  • Pa.  Mimi.  Ca.  Duttin.  Mom.  Daddy.  Adlie.  Pop. 
Some of Samuel's 18th Month Highlights:
Chips, his favorite snack.

Chowing down on his very first, TWO S'mores.

Sir Topham Hatt was under the weather
on Halloween...

Despite the fever,
he seemed perfectly content
to eat snacks as a bribe
at his doctor visit.

His favorite seat.
The rock fireplace at the condo in Gatlinburg.

Singing, the very first thing he does
every morning after waking way too early.
Here, Grandpa joins in.

Ketchup makes everything taste so good.
He's saying, "Good."

Rocking with his cousin, Adlie (Natalie).

He didn't eat this "All-You-Can-
Eat-Pancake" by himself.
They should advertise the fact
that "All-You-Can-Eat" means
the size of a large pizza.  Goodness!

Getting brave, looking super tiny, and riding
the carousel with Uncle Duttin (Dustin).

Who's that in the rope tunnel?!
Oh. my. word.  It was SAMUEL!
We were all in shock that
he was that courageous!

Samuel enjoyed the turtle
much more than the bears, owls, raccoons, etc.
Wildlife is for the birds.
Turtles are for Samuel.

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