Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Of course I think my boys look adorable and everytime I see them in a picture together it just melts my heart (yes, even the ones where it looks like Blake has poor "little" Luke in a half nelson!). I haven't seen them all yet, but it looks like Jac did an awesome job considering Luke was feeling really rotten and Blake is still not a fan of getting his picture taken. Once I get them all back I'll share more...Enjoy!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
There is so much I could say about "May-May" as we call her. She has been the best little friend to us and has taught us so much about loving all things in the world. I can still remember the night we adopted her and she was this tiny little puffball. When we took her home and gave her a bath she turned into a wet chipmunk! There was nothing to her! I think she weighed 2 lbs, 8oz or something crazy like that. She has always had a little bit of a wild side and will get this crazy running streak that is hysterical to watch because her legs just flail all over the place. Blake and Luke love getting her riled up so she will run. She still lays on the floor with all limbs sprawled out like she's a bear rug or something. I love the way she tilts her head at you when you ask her a question...sort of like she is contemplating her answer. She's such a good little dog, and I have to believe loves her little doggie life. We are so thankful for her and hope that there are many MANY birthdays yet to celebrate!
Friday, July 24, 2009
Life is pretty much status quo with our usual routine of busy, Busy, BUSY!! It's probably going to get a lot busier here in the next few months too. Kurt goes back to Mexico for work next month and I start a new position at Target August 3rd. Yes, I know, I just started my current position a year ago, but they like to keep you moving there. I'm going back to the Buyer role, though this time I will be buying in Home versus Apparel & Accessories where I usually land. I'm excited about the new experience.
I promise to post pictures soon...I will hopefully have some good ones of our photo shoot, the birthday party and my dear friend Megan's wedding (it's tomorrow - yeah!!). Happy weekend!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We have apparently upped the anty in our house...Usually Blake gets the standard dum-dum sucker when he gets his haircut, but today, Kurt took Blake to get his haircut and he came home with a new, big boy bike! I'm sure next time I take him he will expect a pony or something! It's okay though, Kurt's been wanting to get him a big boy bike for a while and once he mastered his trike I figured it was a matter of time before one showed up in our garage. The first thing he wanted to do was move his horn from his trike to the new bike. He wouldn't ride it for me until that was done! I was actually quite surprised by how quickly he took to it. He can peddle, steer and brake already. I was very proud of him! And his new hair cut looks pretty sharp to boot!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It's official, our precious baby boy is a full year old. I'm pretty sure I wrote something about how fast time has gone every month, but it feels so much heavier today. Where did the time go? I've been going through pictures trying to pick my favorites (which is almost impossible for a Mommy to do when the subject matter is your child) and can't believe how much he has changed in a year and yet how much he still looks the same.
This little guy is an absolute blessing to have in our lives. He's got so much energy and is just DYING to use it. Changing his clothes or a diaper has become what I am sure could be an Olympic sport! He's still a pretty good napper and sleeps okay at night as long as he's not sick. He's slowly becoming bored with his ba-ba's and his favorite foods are avocado and Club crackers. I gave him some today before I used the rest to make guacomole and when his ran out he was MAD! He then proceeded to eat fistfuls of the guac!
He's got a handful of words now...Ma-Ma, Da-Da, Dog, May-May (what we call Molly sometimes), Hi, Ah-Oh and Na-Na (Banana). He's pretty funny, but still a little moody. He has never been a fan of riding in the car, but is liking riding frontwards a little better.
We had a few birthday celebrations this week. The first one was Sunday with my sister, Jill, and her family while we were all in Door County, Wisconsin for the week. He had a great time eating his cake all by himself. He ate mostly frosting, but I don't think he minded. Then today he had another mini-party at our friends the Lamothe's. We went to their house to play, have dinner and watch fireworks with Chloe and their other friend Jonny. The kids (including Mr. Birthday boy) stayed up to watch fireworks that didn't start until 10:00! Luke finally crashed at around 10:05! It was almost as if he was saying "I'll be darned if I'm going to miss a minute of this birthday!"
So, here we are, quickly moving from this baby phase to toddler-dom. I can't begin to articulate how much fun we've had this year and how much joy Luke has brought to our lives. From his little heckle to his belly laugh, from his brow furough to his smiling eyes, from his super long eyelashes to his crazy fast growing fingernails, from his perfect baby soft skin to his little birth mark that only Mommy knows about, from the smell of his clean baby hair to every stinky diaper...I love every little bit of this guy. You are so loved Luke William and your Daddy, Blake and I want to wish you the happiest birthday ever! We look forward to the rest of our life with you! Here are some of the favorite pictures I was able to narrow it down to...
My "little" 8 lb, 6 oz angel.