Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy 8 Month Birthday Lukas! And Happy 1st Father's Day Andrew!

Lukas turned 8 months old today. Where has the time gone? Here are some fun facts about our little sweet pea:

He has 6 teeth, 4 on the bottom and 2 on top (there is a gap between the top 2 teeth that is SO CUTE!)
Just started crawling on Wednesday! (military style, on his stomach). His Opa was the first one to see him crawl.
Lukas can transition from sitting to laying on his belly
Says Dada & Mama
Recognizes familiar faces
Jumps VERY high in his jumperoo
Loves playing with blocks
Likes books, likes chewing on them even more
Enjoys baby foods -- peas, pears, bananas and rice cereal are his favorites.
Gives really great hugs, especially in the morning
Does not mind mommy giving him lots of kisses
Has a budding sense of humor -- does things that he thinks are funny, laughs and then we laugh because he is laughing. Lukas is really great fun.
Travels so well in the car - we were on the road for 7 hours today. What a trooper!
Is one of the most content and happy babies. We are REALLY lucky.

Today we went to Amador to celebrate Andrew's first Father's Day. What a great family outing we had. I can't wait to go back for another picnic. No messy cleanup after lunch - love that!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lukas in his baby pool!

Summer has arrived in Sacramento. And all over Northern California as well. Which means it is time to a. stay inside all day OR b. partake in water activities. Today I picked up a little inflatable baby pool, threw on a swim diaper and Lukas' swim trunks and made the best of our hot hot Sacramento weather. Lukas adores kicking his feet and playing with his new water toys. We had to wait until 6pm though when the sun wasn't too strong. Wouldn't want to burn that big, bald head of his. Andrew is thrilled to FINALLY have an excuse to have a baby pool. He also had one in his early 20's...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Much Needed Escape!

Andrew & I decided we really needed to get out and get on the road this weekend. I have been cooped up for the past couple weeks, recovering from the shingles. Which means I have barely left the house and gotten quite the case of cabin fever. I'm sure Lukas has been bored to tears. Not even a trip to the grocery store or coffee shop to break up our day. So we hit the road -- I made a stop at my parents so they could see Lukas. Then I continued on to Santa Cruz where we had nothing but sunshine and cool breezes. It felt SO good to be out and about. And as usual, Lukas was a great baby on the drive down, our dinner out in Soquel and our little hike on West Cliff. Despite the setbacks, at the end of the day I am grateful for all we have. Most of all, I feel so lucky to have our baby boy, someone who I dreamed about for many years and who is finally here. We love you Lukas - thank you for making me a mother, Andrew a father and all of us a family.