Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sam is eager to try out his drinking skills. He seems to think that every time someone else drinks something, he should also get a taste. Yesterday, he just leaned over and "drank" out of Opa's mug. Fortunately, the mug was empty so Sam didn't actually get any coffee, but he sure seemed to enjoy it nonetheless!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sam singing with Great-Grandma Ewert

Sam's Great-Grandma Ewert is 102 years and 9 months old! Sam really enjoyed singing with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandma enjoyed talking with Sam. Here's a small duet the two of them did.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sam in the laundry basket

Oma was doing some laundry and needed to carry Sam and the laundry. Solution: Put Sam in the laundry basket too! Sam loved the laundry basket and proceeded to play in it for almost half an hour. He sang, he played peek-a-boo, he chewed on the basket, and generally had a great time. Photo evidence is below:

Monday, December 28, 2009

This just in!!!

Sam is demonstrating his newest talent. Opa taught it to him this morning and Sam has been practicing all day :)

More of Sam and peek-a-boo

Sam was having a grand ole time with his scarf, as you can tell.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sam playing peek-a-boo

Sam has really discovered peek-a-boo. He likes when someone plays with him by hiding, or when he can play with you with his scarf. Here he is playing with his scarf and Oma.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sam and the wrapping paper tube

Sam may be saying "Happy Anniversary" to Grandpa Chodos and Grandma Leis here. Or he might be showing you his impersonation of an elephant. Either way, it's pretty entertaining :) Or at least, that's what we thought!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sam in front of the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve

I thought that Sam sitting in front of the Christmas tree might make a neat backdrop. Sam demonstrated how well he can sit by sitting for ten minutes. And he showed much patience with Mommy's impromptu photo session as evidenced below.

And one that Opa took of Sam in his highchair, which I also thought was pretty cute!

Sam's form of crawling

You'll need to be patient to see the results since Sam decides to converse with Daddy first, but eventually he does "crawl." He still needs to figure out his forward motion :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sam sings The Beatles

Sam really liked hanging out in the laundry basket a few days ago. He was also saying "Ya ya ya" a lot so Oma taught him The Beatles She Loves You which incorporates those exact words. Here is Sam, sitting in the laundry basket, singing She Loves You with Oma! You will notice that after a while the main attraction was chewing on the laundry basket, rather than singing :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sam and the Water Tap - Part 3

Here is Part 3! We hope you have enjoyed watching these videos :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sam and the Water Tap

Sam and I (Natasha) were in Saskatchewan visiting my parents. While at Oma and Opa's house Sam gets to do anything he wants! One night when he was getting his diaper changed Sam pulled the water tap towards him and was trying to drink out of it. It was still off, by the way!

So Oma turned the water on to see what would Sam would do. This is the first in a series of three videos which show what transpired. Enjoy! We sure did :)

Sam is self-entertaining

This is a short video of how Sam entertained himself on the loooooong car trip from Saskatoon to Calgary yesterday! Sorry for the bumpiness of the video. It's hard to film in a moving car.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Which is more exciting???

It's true what they say -- at (almost) 1 give them the wrapping paper, at (almost) 2 give them the present!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sam opening his present - Part 2

Sam continues to open his present...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sam opening his present -- Part 1

This is a video of Sam beginning to open his first Channukah present!

Friday, December 11, 2009

First night of Channukah!

We celebrated the first night of Channukah tonight. Here are some pictures of our celebration. Over the next few days there we will post a series of videos from tonight too. Keep checking back.

We have latkes, the menorah, and since it's also
Shabbat we have challah, candles and wine!

Since it's Shabbat Sam opened his soft Shabbat set.
It has 2 candles, 2 loaves of challah, a challah cover,
a wine bottle and a cup of wine. Hopefully, he'll have
lots of fun with it.

Sam practices sitting. He's getting really good at it.

Sam seemed to think that the best part of his present
was chewing on the plastic case it came in.

Natasha reading Sam his Shabbat book and
demonstrating with his new Shabbat toys.

Sam playing with the candles.
He LOVED chewing on the candles!

Sam can feed himself!

Sam can now feed himself rice rusks! He is very excited about this new development. To be honest, so are we. It keeps Sam entertained while we eat :)