Thursday, May 24, 2012

Samuel Cannot Already Be Two

I'm just sayin'...

This week, among the craziness that is life with three boys under three, our sweet Samuel Levi turned 2 years old.  It's almost surreal thinking that two years ago, I was holding Samuel in my arms, and today, two years later, he's wanting to hold his newborn baby brother in his arms.  I'm so proud of him...  how he's adjusted, grown, and blossomed in the past two years.  He is an amazing gift to our family.  His sweet personality fills our home with such joy and peace.  God knew what He was doing when He gave us Samuel two years ago.

In His 24th Month, Samuel:
Weighed 28.5 lbs (50th percentile).
Was 32 inches tall (10th percentile).
Wore size 18 month clothes.
Wore a size 5 1/2 extra wide in shoes.
Still in size 4 diapers.
Had no interest in the potty.
Really liked milkshakes.
Became a fan of swinging.
Liked going for walks
     or rides in the stroller.
Was scared of slides, bugs, and strangers.
Liked playing in boxes and/or buckets.
Was a great "pretender."
Began throwing temper tantrums.
Disliked being told what to do.
BUT usually followed directions.
UNLESS it involved finishing his meal...
     in order to have desert.
His tantrums usually involved:
     crying unconsolably.
     saying, "no," over and over.
     running to his bedroom.
     laying in his bed.
     getting tired of crying.
     coming out of room as if nothing happened.
Loved, loved, loved books.
Disliked sunscreen.
Loved his big brother.
Was always singing.
Had his "End of Year" program for MDO.
Actually stayed on the stage!
Didn't cry at all!
Really enjoyed balloons.
Had his last day of MDO (until summer).
Celebrated Mother's Day with Mommy.
Ate sweet potatoes and green beans that day.
Gave Mimi her Mother's Day shutterfly book.
Liked looking at the pictures with her.
Spent lots of time with Ms. Jennifer.
Loved to talk on the phone.
Got to meet (or be completely frightened by)
     Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales
     at Chick Fil A's family night.
Did NOT like the crowd or the cows.
Really liked his puppy dog balloon.
Spent the day before baby brother arrived
     at McDonalds eating fries and ice cream,
     taking a walk around the neighborhood,
     and reading books with Mommy.
Got to meet his baby brother in the hospital!
Wasn't too sure of Elias at first.
Loved him once he got to touch him.
Danced around the hospital room!
Spent his birthday at home, getting loved on.
Got a mini-trampoline!
Yes, he actually jumped on it.
Got two awesome birthday cards in the mail!
Talked up a storm!
Had the most hilarious out-loud laugh!
Always wanted to wear a hat.
Became a bit mischievious.
Started using stools to unlock doors.

Samuel's Favorites this Month:
  • Color:  green
  • Book:  How Do Dinosaurs Laugh Out Loud?
  • Song:   ABCs, My God is So Big
  • People:  Daddy, Ms. Jennifer, Daniel, Mimi
  • Food:  hamburger, spaghetti, rolls or biscuits
  • Snack:  ice cream, gummies, watermelon, grapes
  • Toy:  balloons, swingset, telephones
  • Movie:  none (he'd rather read or sing)

Popular Phrases:
  • Where's he going?
  • Daniel Johnson!
  • No, don't do that.
  • Oh, my goodness!
  • Goodness gracious.
  • He's so funny.
  • What're you doing?
  • I hungry.
  • I wanna snack.
  • Let me go outside.
  • I ready to go.
  • It's my favorite.
  • That one (when choosing between two things).
  • I need to call _____.
Pictures from Samuel's 24th Month:

Swinging at the park with Grandpa

Showing Mimi all of his bedtime buddies

Soaking up story time before bed

HAS to have a hat...
Someone please buy this child a Vandy one!

Loving on his big brother

Noticing a balloon onthe ceiling
at his MDO program

Mother's Day 2012

At Chick Fil A's Family Night

He tolerated the oversized Bob and Larry;
he handled the crazy balloon man, but
the Chick Fil A cows were too much for Samuel!

This picture still makes me
laugh hysterically,
because Mimi was upset over
how upset Samuel was. 

His face made it clear that he
DID NOT want the cows
coming to our table!

Who needs fries when you can have ketchup?!

Our last walk and night as a family of four!

Meeting baby brother for the first time

Welcoming his baby home!
Playing with Elias' feet

I can do it, Mommy.

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