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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thirteen-month update (and giveaway #4)


Thanks to all of the traveling we've been doing lately, I completely forgot about Sammy turning thirteen-months old on the 23rd.  I'm going to guess that he weighs around 25 pounds and is pushing 31" in height.  Sammy is walking all of the time now and is about this close to running; speaking of running, he loves to chase after people/cats and to be chased in return.  If you ever want to give this kid a serious case of the giggles, just say "I'm coming to get you," and he'll toddle off in the opposite direction while laughing wildly. 


As far as talking goes, Sammy has added a few new words to his vocabulary, like calling Sandy by name.  He also surprised everyone at my sister-in-law's shower by shouting out "LAURA!" when I turned to walk away from him.  I think this means I need to work on the whole mom/mama thing a bit more.  Sammy's new favorite activity is walking around and pointing at things and asking, "What's this?"  (Although it sounds more like "wasdis?")


Sammy has transitioned to drinking cow's milk exclusively and continues to eat just about anything that I put in front of him; the other day he tried some spinach and mushroom lasagna and when we were back in Pennsylvania he surprised everyone by eating a whole pork chop.  I'm pretty sure Sammy's working on some molars at the moment as he's broken out in some nasty diaper rash (since I use cloth diapers this is a rare occurrence and something I really didn't know how to deal with); he's also been really whiny and clingy lately, which has made it hard for me to get anything done that requires me to be in a different room, such as going to the bathroom.


The plus side to all of this is that Sammy has become quite cuddly and enjoys being read to at all times of the day.  His favorite bed-time books are "All Asleep" and "Bear Snores On."  Another recent development is dancing--oh my goodness, this kid loves to shake his groove thang to any music with a strong beat (i.e. old school hip hop, big band jazz, Johhny Cash, etc.).  I really need to take a video of him in action one of these days; it's like a weird cross between the robot and a shoulder shimmy with some jazz hands thrown in for good measure.


The Daily Wyatt


I couldn't come up with a good segue for today's giveaway, so........here it is!:


If you're like me, chances are you like to keep a few snacks on hand in your purse (or diaper bag)--rather than waste plastic baggies, I've started using these adorable reuseable snack bags by Planet Wise.  Made in the USA, these snack bags are BPA-free and made of FDA-approve food-safe materials and can be washed and reused over and over again.  I have the feeling my snack bag is going to see a lot of use on our upcoming road trip to Texas!  The winner of this giveaway will receive a strawberry-patterned snack bag like the one pictured here.

Okay, so here's the nitty gritty on how to enter:

Mandatory entry: You must be a follower of my blog. Just leave me a comment telling me you are.

{Optional entries--please leave a separate comment for each entry}
1. Answer this question: What is your favorite snack?
2. Like my blog on Facebook.
3. Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway.

This giveaway will end Sunday, July 31st at 11:59 PM EST and the winner will be contacted via email, so please make sure that I have a way of contacting you.  Good luck everyone!
This giveaway is open to all of my readers and is sponsored by L to the third (me!); no monetary compensation was given.

22 comments:

Maeve's Momma said...

Great to hear your updates! And I dearly wish Maeve was as good an eater as Sammy! I follow you here, of course.

Maeve's Momma said...

Fave snack for me - dried cranberries. Fave for Maeve - cheerios!

Maeve's Momma said...

And I follow you on FB :)

- Jessi - said...

Awe too cute. Have fun traveling! I do follow you :)

melifaif said...

He is so super cute!!! And I adore those pictures. Isn't it grand?!? Their language. Love it....and I'd love that snack bag!!!! I am a follower.

melifaif said...

p.s Where to in Tejas? We are Texans!!!!!

Rune Ariala said...

My son is a good eater like that. Yesterday he surprised us all by eating a whole plate full of raw bell peppers. The boy is an eating machine.

I follow your blog, and I'd love a snack bag.

Rune Ariala said...

Our favorite snack is either gold fish or cheerios, depending on what is in the pantry at the time.

. said...

Don't let him start hopping trains without talking to me first!

Casey Martinez said...

oh my gosh he looks so so so cute standing up and walking now. Such a big boy!! He is looking older too. Isn't it crazy how fast they grow and change!

Nadege, said...

Some wonderful images of a very cute fellow.

Jaimie said...

he's so darn cuuute! New follower from texture thursday!

borne . image . photography said...

Thanks so much for you sweet comment on my entry!! And, your Sammy is adorable ... they grow much too fast in my opinion! I'm beyond the diaper bag stage, and this makes me sad! Most people I know on here have small children ... I am in a new season of life, but so enjoy hearing about others who still have young ones at home. You have a great trip to Texas ... we should head that way ourselves soon, to visit family! Enjoy your weekend!

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower!

Lindsey said...

I love granola bars or Cheez its

Lindsey said...

I like on FB

Lindsey said...

I FB about the giveaway!

AvroraD said...

I follow you on GFC.

AvroraD said...

My favorite snack is peanut butter with either apples or pretzels.

AvroraD said...

I like you on facebook as Avrora Davidovna.

AvroraD said...

I posted about the giveaway on facebook (as Avrora Davidovna).

M said...

I'm a follower! (there - see, you thought I'd forget, huh?)

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