He is very much a thinker. He studies things very closely and doesn't get bored with them until he has figured them out. He likes to put objects into containers or build up things to knock them down. He likes pots and blocks over dolls and stuffed animals any day.
He doesn't say much yet, but when he has something to say you better listen because he is extremely opinionated. He doesn't like mashed potatoes today, but might tomorrow.
He hates it when things are taken from him and he thinks that when you say "no" you are telling a joke. He only puts dirt in his mouth if he knows you are looking and when you go to pull it out, he laughs at the game he has won.
Sam can walk but chooses to crawl because there are so many things on the ground to look at. Yesterday he followed a bug in the grass for a few minutes. He didn't even attempt to touch it, he just watched its every move until it was gone.
He experiments with sound. He will hit wood on metal, metal on concrete and anything else that he can find to bang. He will put phones, remotes and cameras up to his ear to hear if there is a "dada" on the other line.
Sam is a comedian. If you think its funny, he'll do it 9 more times. He really gets a kick out of making me laugh. He enjoys doing summer-salts and giving hugs. He also thinks its fun to "bonk" heads.
We are lucky to have a very affectionate boy. He loves to cuddle and be held. He accepts kisses with a smile and gets excited when anyone says "hi" to him.
He is a happy person. He constantly reminds me about the importance of the little things and the reason that we are here on earth. Happiness is not something we are given, it is something we must find, and I have found it.