Prehistoric Chrismas

Recently, Sam has been into dinosaurs. Actually that’s not entirely true. Sam has always been into dinosaurs. Early on, he dubbed the brachiosaurus the Samosaurus. Now that he’s a toddler, though, it’s easy to seize on on the subject and go all-in. Thus, dinosaurs featured heavily in his wish list that we put together for him. Santa even contributed to the effort and left a HUGE dino that roars very convincingly – such that we had to remove the batteries later on. Needless to say, they were an unqualified hit. He spent the whole day playing on his new dino play mat with the dino figurines, reading his dino books, sleeping with stuffed dinos, playing dino matching games, giving his dinosaurs hay-rides, and (at the end of the day) running around in his halloween dino costume. The last item didn’t arrive today, but it seemed like the perfect end to a wonderful day! Even my Incredible Hulk lego set that he bought me was used to ride on some of the larger dinos!

Christmas Eve

Sam opened a present on Christmas Eve, his grandparents gave him a John Deere tractor and trailer! Same loves it!

Last night we put out cookies and milk for Santa and some carrots for his reindeer. Sam was very excited and wanted to put his milk next to Santa’s all night.

Christmas Family Fun

Emily’s Mom and Stepdad are in town visiting this week. Sam is having a great time!

Last night, Emily’s 3rd-cousin Jennifer (and family) drove down from Whidbey Island last night for some much-enjoyed family time. Sam particularly likes playing Jaida.

First letter to Santa

Sam saw a letter to Santa in a coloring book today and asked about it. Dave explained that kids write letters to Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas. Sam asked his dad to help him draw pictures to tell Santa what he wants. In case you can’t tell, one picture is a T-Rex and the other is a Brachiosaurus. Sam colored them himself.

After he finished coloring his pictures he asked me if we were going to call Santa online. He has no idea what we mean when we say we’ll mail a letter!

First cup of “coffee”

This morning, Sam woke up and asked for a cup of coffee. We said he could have a cup of milk coffee. HIs response: “I can have a raspberry cookie milk coffee!” He obviously thinks coffee is something better than it actually is. 🙂

We poured some milk into a coffee mug, and Sam happily drank his “milk coffee”. He felt very big.