Let’s see, what do I have to report? The poor boy has been suffering through his first cold but has still been an absolute delight throughout despite the green snot monster up his nose that is coating everything in a delightful goo that matches his bedroom walls.
He’s been in a good mood, very smiley and ignoring his discomfort mainly I think because he’s got a new trick which he likes to repeat over and over again. He can now stand up without having to be near anything for support. He is absolutely delighted with himself and will sit down, then stand up, sit down and then stand up. All the while he is screeching with joy and pride.
Another favourite pastime is to throw things. Throw toys out of the cot, fling his socks, trousers, shoes out of the play pen, drop his food, spoon and sippy cup from the high chair. He’ll then look down at the item, over to me and squeal. Of course like a complete mug I’ll retrieve it for him and within seconds it’ll be hurtling across the room again.
Yet, we’ve progressed a little from this scenario.
When Sam roams his nursery we place a heavy box across the doorway so that he is contained. He loves to stand next to the barrier looking out of his room, slapping the lid with his hands, screeching, and you’ve guessed it, throwing all his toys out into the hallway. Well, the other day while I was getting his dinner ready his chirpy screeching turned to gleeful shrieks. I went to investigate and there he was half perched on top of the box stretching down and reaching for a little plastic piggy. With a big effort he retrieved his toy and dropped back down into the nursery again, happy as a little boy who just got his toy back. Of course, he then chucked the piggy back over the box, grinned up at me, and merrily went to retrieve it once more. Clever Sammy.
Sam went exploring yesterday. For the first time since he was born the office is now clean, tidy and baby proof. I was able to fence off the dining room and kitchen, and with the bathroom and bedroom doors closed Sam was given a free pass to roam the rest of the house. He was so excited. He kept making a break for a doorway, stopping and looking back at me as if to say “Are you going to come stop me or what?!” He’d then pick up speed and disappear around the corner chortling to himself. Sammycam with my parents yesterday was fun, though I can’t imagine they saw much more than a blue and green stripy blur because he never stops moving anymore. I think they did get to see him perform his new standing trick several times and do a lot of walking around though.
Finally, Sam’s Injun name is Stinks Like Hamsters.