The tree has been shook! The good thing about this Christmas is that Sam does not know its Christmas. Sounds funny, but as many times as we told him that Santa was coming and bringing gifts, he really did not comprehend it. Not to say that the boy does not enjoy opening gifts! So, Christmas morning for us started around 7 AM when Sam got out of bed. Mommy and Grammie were waiting downstairs with baited breath for his arrival, and he made em wait. The first thing he ran for when he got downstairs was .....a cup. He was really excited about the cup too. He eventually warmed up and got into almost everything. He has to take all the paper off the gift before he says "wow". We opened everything and played with it all. He really loves the kitchen set that Santa brought and as soon as he figures out how to steer the Jeep, he will be big time. The little guy is really tuckered by this season as he has taken to sleeping in until 8 and taking 3+ hour naps. We are heading to Louisville this weekend to see Pop Pop and Grammy Re. Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Yes, yes tis the season. We just got back from a weekend excursion to Michigan to celebrate Christmas with Cheri's family. We flew up on Friday morning and Uncle Robbie and GrandPa picked us up at Flint International. The flight was uneventful as Sam is as Sam is a seasoned traveler and enjoys flying. There was little traffic at the airport and nobody at security when we left on Friday. On Saturday, all of Cheri's cousins, uncles and aunts came over for a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange. Sam had a great time playing with his cousins Andrew and Ryan all weekend long. Sam got a WHOLE bunch of gifts up there, his favorite part of opening the gifts was making sure every single piece of wrapping paper was off the box. His favorite part of the whole weekend was singing the ABC's at the top of his lungs at 6 AM both days. This made Auntie Em really happy. All in all we had a great time and it was great to see everyone up there. Merry Christmas.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Last night was our annual Christmas party. We have been doing this event since we got married 6 years ago. It is always a fun event and the invite list grows each year. Last year we started the tradition of inviting the kids and having Santa show up for a bit. Santa is a great sport and nobody has any clue it is the same guy they were just enjoying meatballs and crackers with. I am going to play Santa at Sam's holiday party on Thursday, should be fun. Anyway, this is always a hectic week for Cheri as she goes into max party planning mode. One of Sam and my responsibilities was to make the sugar cookies for the party. So on Thursday I made the dough when I got home and Sam and I made the cookies after dinner. He had the best time spreading the flour out on the counter and decorating the cookies with sprinkles. He kept chanting eat, eat throughout the whole process. Cheri did a great job with the party and everyone had a great time as usual. On a side note, my fantasy football team, the Amish Rake Fighters put up a great fight but will probably be bounced from the playoffs a week too soon. Thanks for listening.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Do you know that Sam loves to sing? Well he does! He has a wide range in his vocal ability, and has several tunes in his head. You should see him on the piano, its pretty cool. He can set up all the beats and tracks by himself and rock out. He also discovered a new trick, which you can see at the end of this video. He is quite the acrobat...only 11 more shopping days.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Sam is really picking up on who Santa is and anytime he sees anything that resembles santa, he says Ho Ho Ho in his little voice. Today we took some Christmas photos in front of the tree and we actually got him to pose, which is tough to do. We also went over and played with Aidan and Evan during the football game. He is doing so good, in fact we missed his 6 month anniversary home with us. He loves school so much and even better, they love him. His speech is getting better and his therapist is working on pronouncing words correctly. He might as well be the posterchild for potty training. After graduating from Co Co's potty training bootcamp he has not looked back. We put a rubber sheet on his bed a week ago and he has not even tinkled a little bit. He is so casual about it all. He still loves his Mommy very much and if he could be surgically attached, he would.