Sam turned one this past week. And in spirit of being a little bit older he got his first tooth the day before his birthday (i think he was embarrassed by the idea of being the 1 year old with no teeth). Since he has that one tooth we have been brushing every morning and night. He sits so good on the bathroom counter and opens up big for me to brush that one tooth for him. Only problem is that he loves it so much he goes into screaming fits every time we stop! So here is practicing himself with a different toothbrush for playing with. He tries so hard… good thing i do the real brushing!
Sam had his 1 year check up right on his birthday and now i have some stats to report- he is 24 pounds (75%), 31 inches tall (75%) and his head is 19 inches around (90%!!!). only 17 inches to go and we can plan our Disneyland trip!
Sam just got one present this year from us- this fun truck, but it took awhile for him to have any interest in opening it. (one of my in-laws blamed it on the blah wrapping paper- maybe) He finally got it opened, and although a bit apprehensive at first, he was soon pushing it everywhere and loves to take the driver out and put him back in over and over again. He also realized that it was his and would get upset when the other kids would try to play with it. It bothered him the most when Kariah would touch it- she is 2 months older than Sam but 6 pounds lighter. Whenever She would touch it he would start to cry and bang his head on the edge of the truck (a normal Sam tantrum). I feel bad but i couldn’t help but laugh when he would do it. He also got a very cute orange and blue blankie from Grandma Clement, and some cash from Grandma Thurston and Great Grandma Norton.
Then we moved on to cake! Per Brad’s instructions we had chocolate cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles. We sang and blew out candles 4 times- 1 each for Sam, Brad, Me, and Grandma Norton. Sam was pretty clueless about what to do with the candle, but he really didn’t like me blowing it out for him. Then the mess making began.
Are you sure I am supposed to eat this thing? It feels kinda gross…
Oh… I pick it up like this?
Oh….. you’re right….this is good stuff!
Hey guys- come check this stuff out!
Ok- no more time to chit-chat, let’s start shoveling it in.
What? You gave it to me mommy- don’t give me that look! You were practically asking for this mess!
You saw it too- she put it right in front of me, what was i supposed to do?
Hurray! I am messy enough for real bath time at grandma’s house! no washing up at the sink for me! (it kinda helped that grandpa gave me a whole bowl of chocolate ice cream with my very own spoon after i finished the cupcake mommy gave me)