Tuesday, November 30, 2010


My mom is such a slacker!  It's like she doesn't think I am interesting or exciting enough anymore...or maybe I'm just keeping her too busy!  We've been having lots of fun...I got to spend 10 whole days at home and not at daycare which I loved...I think all three of us wish that every week were Thanksgiving!  My mom says being a working mom is really hard sometimes and I think she really misses me (most days), I miss her lots too (or at least she hopes so!).

We had a fun Thanksgiving with some of mommy and daddy's friends in Wichita and I also got to hang out at my Great Nana Iddings house....she has lots of fun things to get in to and pull off the shelves!  One of my favorite parts was staying in a hotel room with my mom and dad...we had an all night party!!!  Every time mom and dad got tired of playing with me I would scream and shout to get them to come over and get me from my pack n' play, we stayed up all night!

Snuggling with Nana

Love to give Hugs!

I think I might decide to start walking soon.  I have started to take a few independent steps between pieces of furniture (but only because mom and dad cheer for me when I do and I get to clap for myself) and I love to walk next to mommy and hold just one of her hands...we get around SO fast!  I giggle the whole time because its so much fun!  I love to hide my toys in places like the fireplace and daddy's boots.  I tell long, wild stories to mom and dad and they play along, but sometimes they act like I am speaking a foreign language, I don't know what their deal is!

I'm trying to eat a lot because I'm pretty little.  At my one year appointment I only weighed 20 lbs 1.6oz, so I spend lots of time in my high chair these days eating yummy foods with lots of fat!  Mom says I should eat all things covered in gravy and butter! 

Mom and dad haven't put up the Christmas tree yet because they are worried that I will pull it over or hide all of the ornaments!  I can't wait until they put it up so I can get int to all kinds of mischief!  When I am being a stinker I can't stop giggling! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One Year Photos!

Thanks to our good friend Bethany for capturing our little man this weekend in honor of his first birthday!  To check out a few of the awesome pics she took click on her name!  I'm sure I will be adding a few more to the blog in the coming days!  Bethany happened to catch Luke in the only thirty minute window he has felt reasonably well in the last few days...poor little man is battling a stomach bug.  We are hoping we can get the little guy eating again soon...our little Meatball is wasting away! 

Thank so much Bethany, you have such a gift!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

How can I summarize the greatest year of my life…quite simply, I cannot…what I can say is that Luke has changed our lives, taught us more than he will ever comprehend and has brought us so much joy and happiness! With each passing month of the last year he has surprised us, warmed our hearts with his smiles, laughs and mellow disposition, and made us a family. It’s hard to believe that a year has already passed us by. I embrace every moment with our little man and cherish the days as they pass us by and I know that the best is only yet to come! We have many surprises in store for one another and I am fairly certain that we will learn just as much from Luke as he learns from us! And as a favorite child’s book so perfectly summarizes…”How do I love you let me count the ways….I love all that you will be and everything you are.”

Our Very Happy  Birthday Boy!
  We had a wonderful birthday celebration filled with family and friends and even a webcam visit from Tia Jauna in Vermont during cake time! Luke was overly spoiled…in fact, as I sit and type this I am staring at a pile of yet to be opened gifts…I think we should just change the wrapping over to Christmas paper and call it done!

Already thinking about tearing in to a few of his gifts...

Not so sure about that candle...but Rigley is ready to help him eat cake!

Typical Luke...always tentative first...

Older and wiser Harper decided to help Luke with his cake...maybe they were practicing for their wedding cake someday :)

Mom...I can't see!

Daddy's gift to Luke...the Mega Playland...complete with over 100 fun house balls, multiple tunnels and play areas....a mother's nightmare! Dad decided we needed at least 300 more balls!

Today the little man is wiped out and sleeping the day away…leaving me to packing up the infant clothes and toys that are now from a former day! Cheers to our toddler!