Life with Sam has still been fun lately. He is still just as sweet as ever. However, he has started to test the boundaries on things he can say. A friend described it perfectly the other day as “lippy”.
Sam is doing so great at baseball. He has done great at hitting the ball from the coach and only every once in a while having to use the tee. We have been very impressed. His team is currently in a tournament and this seems to be much better baseball for him. In regular season, they bat through the line up and this just makes for long stints of doing nothing. In the tournament, they play three outs which definitely speeds things up!
Sam is a sweet friend and has lots of best friends. It changes regularly depending on what day you ask him. Dylan, above, seems to be the friend he plays best with. In the picture above, they were being spies and Sam had his spy coat on. One day I asked Sam if he was friends with a certain kid in his class and he simply said, “Not yet.” I thought that was such a sweet thing for him to say. We saw another one of his friends from class at Disney World and they were so cute together. We ran in to them in a store and they just played and played while I talked to his mom.
He has a great imaginations. In fact, I would say Sam is much more imaginative than Reese is. This seems to make him have more “bad dreams”. I don’t know that he is really having bad dreams but every.single.night he comes in to our room. He did that for over a year when he was three/four years old but we got him stopped around Christmas last year. Recently he has started again. The rule is he is not supposed to wake me up. He is just supposed to curl up on my floor with a pillow and blanket and go back to sleep. It doesn’t always work that way though.
He has good and bad days with each of his siblings. He loves to pick. He picks on each of them until it pushes them to the limits (which comes faster for Reese and louder for Hayes) and then this pushes Mommy to the limits. He likes to be helpful with Hayes but Hayes doesn’t always like that. However, when they are all sweet together it makes my mommy heart happy!
Last weekend Joci spent the night with us and her parents came to get her around 10:30 the next morning. The kids were up bright and early and outside playing. I was listening in and heard Reese performing a wedding ceremony. Sam and Joci got married. When she told Sam he could kiss his bride, both of them said “EWW! No!”…thank goodness. I told them no kissing for a long time! After the ceremony was the reception where Reese was teaching them how to slow dance. Oh my! Luckily Joci’s parents got here quickly.
I can’t believe Sam is going to be five in less than a month! It is so crazy and I don’t know if I am ready for it!