You know how everyone is put on this earth for a purpose? Well, Sam's purpose seems to be to bring happiness wherever he goes.
Really, I can't remember a time since I knew of his existence that he has not brought a smile to my face, and there are very few times that he doesn't actually have a smile on his pudgy little face.
Our Sammy boy is sweet, sensitive and silly. He has a goofball grin that I wouldn't change for anything in the world. He is only now starting to stand up to his big sister and its hilarious to watch the two of them interact. Two minutes of sibling love usually results in ten of sibling screaming, but man are those two minutes good for the soul.
Sam is still a mama's boy- something that I know will change as his daddy, then his friends and eventually (horrors) girls come into play. For now, though, nobody fixes like Mama and I would be lying through my teeth if I said I didn't love it.
That belly laugh- not to mention that belly- are my favorite things on the planet. Sam continues to have more hair than most grown men (and some women) I know, and is currently on haircut number five. Unfortunately, one of the only times he cries is when he gets his hair cut.
Sammy currently has seven teeth (four on top and three on bottom) and tooth number 8 is thought to be responsible for several recent sleepless nights. Mama and tooth number 8 are on the outs.
When I think back over the past year, its such a blur, but its a happy blur. I got a little emotional thinking about this day last year- all of the anticipation and then the overwhelming joy this boy brought to our lives. Yes, this baby boy healed me in ways I didn't know I needed healing, but more importantly he brought his funny, quirky Samuel Haskell Harris self to the world and he made it a happier place. And if he can do that in just one year, I can't wait to see what he does next.
Sam- bathroom selfie August 2014
Sam- bathroom selfie August 2015