Although we only have 1 day under our belt, we are LOVING our 2 year old. He is the greatest!
Sam is extremely well behaved. He loves to be praised and is so proud of himself when he does the right thing.
He LOVES his brother Brimley. They are best buds. They play tug-of-war, chase and wrestle. Sam calls him "Bimmy".
Sam is really great at "helping" out around the house. He hands us dishes from the washer, pulls out clothes from the dryer and puts them into the basket and really enjoys helping Daddy cook dinner. Sam has a new obsession with Bananas. When he was a baby he despised them so much, we assumed he was allergic. (He also gets a small rash around his mouth after eating them). Now he eats one a day and loves to peal them on his own.
Sam can sign please, milk, more, dog, camel, giraffe, apple, candy, sorry and I love you. He is learning the alphabet very quickly as well.
This boy is all about bugs, sticks rocks and dirt. (Although he HATES to have his hands messy when he's eating.) He can identify lots of bugs and animals that some adults don't even know. (i.e: Geckos and Tapirs? Who is this kid?)
Sam loves being outside. Its too bad we live in rainy Seattle.... At 2 years old he is 26.4lbs and is in the 25%ile for height and weight. He is still wearing 18-24 month clothes :)
Sam's favorite movies are Toy Story 1 Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. He loves Buzz and Woody so much.
Sam knows how to start a car. Scary, right? He's just like his Daddy. He loves cars, trucks and bikes.
We are so thankful for Sam! He is truly the coolest kid we have ever met. Its hard to believe its been 2 years! Although its a little sad to watch our "baby" become a "boy", we are loving every moment of it!
Every Sunday that we drop Sam off at nursery, he picks up a bug and brings it home. We are all really tired of fighting off all the colds, infections and exhaustion that come with going to church! It hit Sam and I hard today with horribly runny noses and sore throats.
Does this happen to you? How can we keep this from happening every week?
Stress levels are extremely high here in the Aprecio household. Its been a little rough for us all. On Tuesday, after working 3 days in a row with Courtney, Sam and I took off to my parents house to leave Matt home to tend to job searching and test taking.
I needed to get out. It was imperative. So my Mom, Sam and I hopped into the car and drove out to Tacoma to go to the zoo.
We arrived at 3:30. The Zoo closed at 4.
I wasn't about to turn around, so we went in anyway. It just so "happened" (quite possibly on purpose) that we were as far as possible from the zoo exit at the time the park closed. So we HAD to meander our way through all of the yet-to-be-seen exhibits on our way out. ;)
It was amazing to be the ONLY people in Pointe Difiance. It wasn't until we had seen it all that we got caught and asked by an employee if "we knew the zoo was closed."
Oh, we knew! But we're rebels.
Sammy and Grandma at the shark exhibit. Watching the big nurse sharks. We got to watch the young tigers tackle their mommy. We had no crowds in our way. Sam was very entertained. I'm not sure what he would have done had he caught it.
We ended the day back at Grandma and Bub's house for some nice, relaxing hot tubbin'. Ahhh....
Yikes. 10 days into this month and I have yet to update. Thanks to my Dad for the brash "friendly" reminder.
We really haven't done a lot since we returned home from California. It took us a good week to cure ourselves of coughs, runny noses and exhaustion but we are starting to mend and get out of the house a little.
On Thursday and Friday there was this bright light that appeared in the sky. We ventured out to see what it was.
Sun? Could it be?!
It was glorious.
The new light made it possible to view our yard in a way that we hadn't seen it in months. Dirty. Messy. Weed-y. Time to work. Sam and I put on our gettin' dirty clothes and started a'fixin'. Matt came home and joined in the party.
We were able to do so much! Its a relief to have yard work checked off the to do list.
Such a difference, right?
Matt has been a busy boy with school. Its a lot of work, but he seems to be really enjoying it. It takes him away from us Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but we are 1/3 of the way done! Hooray!
When he's not busy with school, he is working hard running the family staffing agency. (That makes it sound like he staffs families. Need a mom? Haha. This is not the case. Its a Nursing Agency started and owned by his mother. Matts runs it. Got it? Okay, moving on.) However, it doesn't bring in the money we would like (millions, please!) so he is searching far and wide for another position. We are hoping for something to come along sooner than later.
For now, a lot of our income will be coming in from the photo shoots that I am able to schedule. (which would be a lot easier if the weather would cooperate!) Luckily, my summer is booking up full and fast with weddings and I get to travel for some of them. I'm pretty excited.
I am also busy creating marketing campaigns and informative cards for mine and other business's. Its keeping me on my toes, but it doesn't bring in the money right away. Sigh.
Anyway, our Sam is doing great. And guess what?! His birthday party is this weekend! I cant believe my little brown, crazy-haired baby is going to be 2! When did that happen?
Sammy is all about Woody from Toy Story, so we decided that a cowboy party was in order. I dressed him up in some western wear and asked him to make a grumpy face.
Could this be any more perfect?
The glare. The pursed lips. The REAL bruise on his forehead. Gosh darn it I love that there cowpoke.
We are pretty excited to celebrate :)
Welp, that's about it for now. Hopefully the spring will bring lots of fun activities for us and we will actually have something great to blog about!