Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Lukas said "Mama" today. Now if only I could figure out how to get videos on this blog!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quality time with Sophie

Today my Dad took this super cute photo of Lukas. We thought Lukas was done with teething for a while but we were wrong. It started again today -- hence he spent lots of time chewing away on Sophie the Giraffe. Best teething toy on the market!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Little Sitter

Lukas has been sitting for a while with support. But within the past few days, he's been able to sit without any support. He can even correct himself when he starts to tip over. It's so fun to play with his stacking cups while he sits. If I bang two together, he will copy me. Perhaps he is destined to be a drummer?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lazy Spring Sunday

Today we had a really nice, quiet day as a family. We started the day with a walk and brunch. Then we came back to the house for nap time. Afterward I played with Lukas in the house. We moved our playing outside to the grass so Lukas could watch his Daddy work on the patio. Lukas is fascinated by yard work, especially if his Daddy is the one doing it! We've been giving Lukas more and more time on his tummy lately. He is building up his strength to start crawling in the next month or so...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Six Month Appointment

Somehow we missed Lukas' six month doctor's appointment. Between Andrew going to the ER, his trip to New York, me starting a new job and our 3rd cold of the season it slipped through the cracks. So Lukas had his six month appointment today, just 3 days shy of his 7 month birthday. He weighs just over 18 lbs. (45th percentile) and is 28 1/2 inches long (92nd percentile). He can scoot backwards on the hardwood floors and is able to maneuver himself to go where he needs to. It isn't crawling but it is movement for sure! Lukas is also really good at sitting independently, although we still have to sit close by just in case he starts to tip over. He still only has 2 teeth (on the bottom) but the 3rd tooth is about to break through (on the top).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Talking for Papa Choo Choo

Today Papa Choo Choo came up to Sacramento to watch Lukas. When he walked in the house Lukas flashed a big smile -- and was all smiles throughout the day. He went on one of his famous napping strikes so unfortunately my Dad didn't get a break. When I got home Lukas pointed to his two teeth and said "teeth" loud and clear. Strange coincidence? Or one very smart baby? I think the latter. Papa Choo Choo was pretty impressed too.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lukas in the laundry basket

I don't know why we bother buying "real" toys for Lukas. He prefers toys of the homemade variety!
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Happy Birthday to Daddy!

Just a few days before Andrew's birthday, Lukas said "Dadda" which is his official first word. Once he saw our reaction, he kept saying it over and over again. Even if I suggest he say "Mama" he still says "Dada." You can tell Lukas is really excited to be able to communicate with us using his new word. A few days before Andrew's real birthday we sang happy birthday and had cake right before Lukas went to bed. Lots to celebrate this year for Andrew. This was his first birthday in 5 years without being in the middle of finals. So we actually celebrated for about a week - he deserved it!