Sunday, October 31, 2010

What a Week...

My mom says that this has been a week for the record books. She says she doesn’t know what she is going to do with me. One word I have heard her use a lot this week is pitiful…I have felt pretty pitiful.
This week my sweet little girlfriend Harper celebrated her first birthday, and I was so excited to see her and her big brother Henry. I think I want to be Henry when I grow up.
Just when we were really getting ready to start her birthday festivities with cake, ice cream and gifts I stole the show and had the first projectile vomit session of my life. Let’s just say I came home in Harper’s clothes and mom and dad came home in Harper’s parents’ clothes! It wasn’t pretty. I feel kinda bad for stealing Harper’s thunder and I hope I can make it up to her in 2 weeks at my birthday party. 

The next day I woke up and felt fine and mom and dad breathed a huge sigh of relief…until Friday when I woke up with my THIRD head cold in FIVE weeks! (this is when my mom started to really say “Luke what are we going to do with you!”). Friday night I didn’t sleep at all and mom and dad took shifts staying up with me and trying to help me get comfortable. I was supposed to go to a fun Baby Halloween party on Saturday with lots of my friends, but mom and dad wouldn’t let me go…they said I might get my friends sick and then mom and dad would never get invited to parties again…we were all pretty bummed out. After all, I looked pretty cute in my Chewbacca outfit and I hardly got to show it off…not to mention all the cute photo ops we would have had!

Today, for Halloween, because mom and dad couldn’t take another moment in the house, we joined my friend Campbell and her parents, and my Nonni and Papa and went to The Village to see the trick or treaters. Campbell/Little Bumblebee and I weren’t too sure about Halloween, but it seems we are always along for the ride with our crazy parents!

Me and Campbell the Bumblebee...Not so sure about these outfits!
With The Santa pumpkin patch (my daycare friends)

I think everyone at our house is hoping for an upcoming week of health that lasts for longer than 10 days!

Poor pitiful me!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Win or Lose....

Mom and Dad said people like it when I blog, so I am back this week with the latest!  Today we went to KU Homecoming, Mom and Dad said it was just for the socializing because the Jayhawks are rotten this year! I think I was the hit of the tailgate (let's be honest, there isn't much to celebrate this year)! Mom and Dad claim that the Jayhawks used to be good, but I am not sure if I believe them.   I ate some yummy food, put lots of things in my mouth that I shouldn't, got super freaked out by odd looking strangers and tried to avoid Mom's camera as much as possible (that lady has lost it!).
I was the only baby at the tailgate...BUT I have 5 new tailgating friends on the way...the problem is they are all in these ladies' bellies.  I sure am glad I am not in my Mom's belly! I guess next year I will have to show the newbies all the ropes!
I finally decided to stop being so stubborn and have started standing a lot more...I wish I hadn't let my parents know I could do this because now they make me do it ALL the time...I just love to be carried is SO much easier, but they get so excited when I stand and take steps that I guess I better keep doing it!  It sure would be a lot easier to see where I was stepping if my Dad didn't put his huge hat on my head!  We did go to the game and I really liked the crowd, music and of course clapping with everyone, but after the first quarter my parents were so disgusted with the Jayhawks that they took me home and put me to bed...silly Jayhawks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

From the mind of an 11 month old...

Pssst…It’s me, Luke! My mom and dad don’t share enough about all the fun I’m having these days so I am hijacking the blog this week!

I’m 11 months old today and I think I’m pretty big time! I finally have some big chompers and boy has it helped me eat better…I eat what mom and dad eat now and chew all my food with my front teeth. I’m very messy and love to rub food in my hair (that way I get to have a bath which I LOVE).
I have two pretty cool dogs and my mom and dad are fairly sure I say “doggie” or something close to it every time I see Bentley and Rigley. I “talk” a lot. I’m trying so hard to tell people what’s on my mind and it sometimes frustrates me that they don’t understand so mom and dad are working on baby signs with me now! I love to point at things in the house and make a questioning sound so mom and dad will tell me what things are called. Every time I hear the word “bye” even if it is on TV or in passing I wave my hand!

I have gotten pretty fast with my crawling. I love to explore and get in to everything. I love doors and like to pull things out of drawers and cabinets. Mommy and daddy are starting to lock me out of things and I don’t understand why. It makes me pout and cry, but they don’t seem to respond…boo. I climb up the stairs super fast and I sure hope mom and dad don’t buy one of those gates like other people have and ruin all my fun (I heard them talking about it last night) I promise I won’t fall down the stairs!

I still love music and do my butt dance and clap my hands. Mom and dad play me lots of kinds of music but much to their dismay I still prefer the catchy little ditties my brightly colored toys play! At my Mimi and Granddads I look and point at the CD player to get them to play my favorite CD!

I love to cruise around on the furniture and people’s legs. I love to stand and grow stronger each day. I can stand by myself but I sure don’t like to, I would rather hold on. Maybe one of these days I will try it more on my own, walking would be cool but the dogs crawl so why can’t I? Bentley and Rigley showed me how to carry toys in my mouth. I wonder if I look like a dog? Mom and dad show me the cute little guy in the mirror everyday, maybe that’s what I look like? They are constantly pointing to things on the baby in the mirror and saying things like “eyes, nose, mouth, ears.”

I have a new trick that seems to make my parents happy and laugh (btw they smile a lot when I am around, I wonder if they smile that much when they are away from me) anyway, I make a kissing face now. My mom thinks it looks kind of like a fish kiss, but I do that face and make a kiss sound! People seem to like it, so I do it a lot!

I don’t like it when people walk very far from me, I want them to stick close and I get very upset if mom and dad stray very far. Recently strangers kind of freak me out, I warm up eventually, but it takes me some time.

I hear my mom and dad talk about how they are amazed by my memory skills. I don’t know that I am any different from other babies my age, I think my parents just had no idea how much an 11 month old would understand and remember and they have lots of fun testing my memory skills. They cheer for me when I am correct so I try extra hard! I think my parents are pretty cool, so I try to imitate them as much as possible. I also think their electronics are neat so I try to type on their computers, I hold their phones up to my ear and talk and I have learned that the buttons on the remote make the TV do silly things!

Life sure is exciting! Overall, I couldn’t be happier! I will check in next month after my first birthday! I can’t wait to try some cake!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our Little Jack-O-Lantern

It was a Saturday in the heart of football season, it was near 90 degrees and sunny....were we at a football game...nope, a sports bar.... nope, sleeping in...nope guess again, we were at one of a million pumpkin patches with other parents of young kiddos trying to fill the day with fun between naps!  I never knew so many pumpkin patches existed or how many families spend Saturdays in October at pumpkin patches!

Luke was a trooper...but the little man does not like the heat...he would have preferred some shorts and his pool at the lake! I had high hopes of some great photo ops...but the little man had few smiles for the below pictures will indicate...he had had enough! Hopefully soon I can get a real smile captured...because Luke toothless grins are a thing of the past...he now has at least 6 teeth (he doesn't like me to look).  Four of his six teeth are on the top and his smile looks much like a jack-o-lantern!

Luke's friend Sam joined us on Saturday!  They enjoyed the petting zoo.  Sam got his little fingers nibbled by a pig, the boys pet the pigs, goats, a llama, saw chicks and a cow!  Luke always loves to have friends his own size join him on adventures!

This last picture pretty much sums up Luke's parting thoughts with the pumpkin patch....

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bon Appetit!

We dig spaghetti at our house...A LOT! So much for tonight not being bath night...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cinco Anos

On October 1, Drew and I celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.  Five years sounds like a long time (even though we have what like 55 more to go?), but it has flown by in the blink of an eye.  We have seen joys, heartbreaks, successes, failures and have grown stronger through these five years than I could have imagined.  This past year has by far been our best year of marriage and we have rejoiced in becoming parents. 

To celebrate our anniversary we escaped to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for 4 quick days!  We were blessed that the four grandparents gladly and willingly took over the reigns with Luke and allowed us to get away and remember what it feels like to be just "Sarah and Drew" with no responsibilities. 

It didn't take us much time at all to slip back into relaxation and adult mode!  Although we missed our little Meatball, we had an amazing trip...filled with sleeping in, relaxing on the beach, and eating well!  We had no set agenda, no day trips planned, no shopping, just pure relaxation!

Below is a picture of our little hut, right on the beach.  Everyday was filled with perfect blue skies and incredible weather. 
This was our view from our front porch in one of our two hammocks.  It really doesn't get any better, and the people watching was out of this world!
We took daily siestas and just enjoyed some much needed time together.
We had an amazing trip and are so grateful that we felt confident that Luke was in such good hands while we were away.  In fact, Luke was probably overly spoiled while we were gone!  It was so fun to come home today to his smiling little face, he was so excited! 

Here's to the next 55+ years and all the joys that they will bring!