Sunday, August 31, 2008

Oh. My. Goodness.

Luke has been asleep for 3 hours. He hasn't done this since he was 2 months old or had a fever. I'm taking his temperature as soon as he wakes up. I didn't let him fall asleep on the car ride home from church today since last week he did and then thought he'd had his nap and didn't need a real one.
This is huge at our house. I guess today will be a one nap day.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

There it is!

Luke has been pointing for about a week or so now. He's very good at running that little pointer finger of his these days. Everytime we go get him from his crib he always points at his OU mobile (ug.) that Georgeanne got him, then he points at his magnets and board he got from Vicki and sometimes he'll turn around and point at his toy in his crib and then he starts all over. Mobile, magnets, mobile, magnets... you get the picture. I tried to get a video the other day but he woke up cranky and wanted me to hold him while he pointed at everything. I'll have to try again when he wakes up from this nap.

Luke also got another tooth on Tuesday. His bottom left incisor. He's up to 7 teeth now. He's been kinda cranked out lately (and it didn't quit with the arrival of tooth #7) so hopefully it's because his 8th tooth in on the way.

Last night. For the first time... Luke stayed in the nursery at church the entire time and was HAPPY AND PLAYING! when Kyle and I picked him up. I think the nursery staff was more relieved than I was. I'm sure they just love it when Luke comes. Maybe last night will change their minds. He found a few favorite toys that he liked to play with and he appearantly laid down on top of another girl and then looked at everyone with his storty face smile, very proud of himself. So maybe he's cheating on his girlfriend, Hannah. Who knows. He's such a playa'.

He's also thinks it's fun to stand all by himself, but so far he's not willing to take any steps. I'm working on it. Don't you worry. You'll be the first to know.

Also, Luke and I have a trip to Nebraska planned (I'm going to email you and let you know mom, don't worry. hahah!) Luke and I will be flying to Omaha October 23rd and then flying back the 28th. It will be our first big trip by ourselves. Kyle decided he needed to stay home and work since we'll be traveling in November and December. I thought it would be easier to fly that far with him rather than drive. There are a lot of details that need ironed out, but we'll get it figured out soon.

We're taking the boat out this evening. It'll be Lukes first trip (and mine) in the boat. Maybe we'll remember the camera and take pictures.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Here's our boat. Kyle named it The Sope Float.

I have joined the rest of the known world.

I bought an ipod.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

First Haircut!

Luke had his first haircut today. We went to Chandra Sisson (Traver's sister). She did a great job on a very wiggly Luke. He just got a little trim. His hair looks much nicer now.

San Fransisco

By a fountain in downtown Sausilito.

Downtown San Fran
Pet store in China town. Luke LOVED it. I think it was the highlight of his whole trip.
The fam at Muir park.
Mommy and Luke sitting in a hollow redwood tree trunk.
Luke and Kyle in our hotel (The Palace Hotel built in 1875) in San Fransisco.

It's been quite a while since I've posted. We've been gone for a week. We were in California from the 3rd to the 10th. I had been very worried about how Luke would do on the airplane with naps etc. but he did great. Much better than expected. He didn't sleep at all on the plane on the way there, but fell asleep in his stroller in Deven during our short layover.

We went to San Fransisco for 3 days and had big fun. We walked around down town, went to Chinatown, toured Alcatraz, saw the Sea Lions at Pier 39, drove over the Golden Gate Bridge, drove down Lombard street (the crookedest street in the world), went to Muir state park, and visited Sausilito. In three days. With a baby. We managed to accomplish a lot.

The only challenge of our trip was Luke's refusal to eat jarred baby food. He finally found two different fruit combos that he liked and a few veggies, but he wouldn't eat ANY of the meat combinations. He ate off our plates a lot.

After our three days in San Fran we drove to Roseville (just north of Sacramento) where my Body and Soul conference was. They kept me busy all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Luke and Daddy had a lot of quality time. They went to the Sacramento zoo, a dog park (with no dogs), the pet store, the mall play land, went swimming, ate at several different places, and they visited me at the workshop.

*Sidenote: Quote from Kyle, "I think I'll do something in the next Olympics. I haven't decided what. Maybe kayaking. Or sprint biking. Have you seen their legs? They're huge!"

I did 6 long workouts during the time there. We were operating on Central time, because we didn't think messing with Luke's schedule for just a week was worth it, but being in Sacramento, they, of course, were operating on Pacific time. Needless to say, going to bed at 11:30 to midnight our time and waking up at 6:45-7 wore me out as well. Luke did really good on our vacation over all, but he doesn't sleep as well in his pack n play. His naps (two a day) were always 30 min. and he was waking up at 7 instead of his more normal 8...

We're home now and working on getting back to our old schedule. He slept til 8:30 yesterday and 8 this morning and has been sleeping an hour for 2 naps with a short 3rd one...except today when he refused to take his third nap.