Kind of a slow week this time around, so I'll just start off with the pictures:
Sam did have one of her important firsts: her first baseball game. She actually got really excited about it when we started telling her that we'd be going. All day long it was "We going to a baseball game!" and "We going to a baseball game!" and finally "We going to a baseball game!" When we finally got there she looked everywhere except at the actual baseball game itself. It was like five billion degrees out even when you calculated in the windchill factor, so she did an admiral job of keeping herself hydrated. Too bad she seemed less interested in the game and more interested in kicking at the head of the lady sitting in front of us. She did, however, manage to count all the other people in the stadium. There were four, according to her best estimates.
One new thing I've noticed about Sam this week is that her energy levels have become really sporadic. Sometimes she'll sit still for long periods of time, either watching television, scribbling in her coloring books, or even just cuddling with Geralyn. Other times, though, it seems like she's bubbling over with energy and can't sit still. The latter is usually when we're trying to put her pants or socks on. There's just something about the words "Sammy, let's put your pants back on" that sends her into a full-on fit of burbling antics.
I've also noticed that she's developing her own unique mannerisms, like twirling her hair or biting her lip and twisting her torso back and forth so that her arms swing back and forth like little fleshy whips whenever she's reached a moment of indecisivenes. This is all very cool, of course, because it means that she's developing her own personality and poker tells.
Finally, to close this week out, here are my 10 favorite things about Sam at the moment:
- The way she pronounces "strawberry" as "saw boobie." Better yet, "Strawberry Shortcake" becomes "Saw Boobie Hort Cake."
- Watching her put all her stuffed animals down for a nap with a kiss and a "Goodnigh. I love you."
- The way she's picked up on the game of "Let's find something green" (or white or red, or whatever) and how well she plays it.
- The way she loves to water the plants in Grandma's garden
- The way she keeps saying "Thomas is a maheen" (as in "Thomas the Tank Engine") after I taught her to classify things as animals, plants, people, or machines.
- The way she proudly announces "I drinking from a big girl cup!" right before dumping the entire contents of said big girl cup down the front of her shirt.
- The way she scoops up handfulls of bubbles from the bath and tries to blow them in my face.
- The way she laughs when I lean in and blow them in hers first.
- The way she would still eat black olives, refried beans, and red onion all day every day if we let her.
- The way she says "Mmmmm! This is GOOD" when she likes something. Especially black olives, refried beans, and red onion.
I should really keep a list of these things.