Saturday, June 9, 2012

3 weeks old

There isn't really much new going on here, it doesn't seem, but we've been busy. I think it's been a week of firsts.

Monday morning I took Luke to my Body and Soul aerobics class (we went when class was over...I'm not attending yet!) to show him off. He was a hit of course. The ladies were so sweet, there were several gifts there waiting for us and they'd prepared and frozen soups and goodies for us to stock our freezer. We've been getting meals from people at church 3-4 times per week, with the last one scheduled for November 14, and then mom is coming down on the 16th, plus my frozen goodies....I may not have to cook until NEXT YEAR! It's terrific!!!

Tuesday, we went to the mall, our first trip. I got Luke a new outfit from Baby Gap for New Baby Dedication at church this coming Sunday. I had a gift card, and while paying, was reminded why I don't shop at Baby Gap! Too many Rachel dollars for me!! BUT! Luke will be one cute little baby boy Sunday morning.

We went to church for the first time Wednesday night and ran into Larry Schwab, one of our elders, who happened to have a camera on him (I didn't ask him why, but am wondering about that now!!) and he took a picture of our Luke First Church visit. He slept the whole time. We went a little early and interrupted the Precept class and I showed him off there. He was a big hit. Then we went to our class together and then it was home again, home again! Below is the picture Larry took.

Yesterday I went to the grocery store with Luke in the morning. He ate and as soon as he was done, I put on sweats and we headed out (without showering) and I was nervous the whole trip that he would wake up and get hungry before we made it back home. I felt rushed the whole time. Never again will I forget to wear my watch! I can't handle the stress. hahah.

And tonight (Friday) Kyle and I are going to go out to eat. We're going right after Luke eats again. He is one hungry child. I don't think there will be any firsts tomorrow, but who knows!!

Sunday will be our first trip to church. We've been staying away because pneumonia has been going around the city and church and I don't want Luke to get sick. We will go this Sunday, because as I mentioned, it's New Baby Dedication. There are going to be 16 new babies this Sunday!! A huge group. Kyle and I will be taking the camera and camcorder to record the festivities. One of the couples with a new baby are professional photographers, and they're going to take pictures after worship and give each family 1 8X10, and we can order more if we like. Kyle and I are going to do that as well.

Our baby announcements came in the mail today. I stuffed all my pre-addressed envelopes this morning and they will go out in tomorrow's mail, so one could be showing up to a mail box near you soon. Not to brag....but they turned out WONDERFUL!! I chose one of the pictures that Johnny took. I'm so happy with them.

I'll post sometime next week with pictures from this Sunday hopefully. We'll see. 'Til then!!

Happy Birthday dear Luk-uke....

Can't believe this was one year ago. Or that this was two years ago. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess!

Luke definitely was much more aware of what was going on on his birthday this year compared to last. We celebrated his birthday on the 17th since it was a Saturday. We started off the morning by having Kenron T. over for a play date. Kenron is big in Luke's life and get's a lot of verbal chatter. Kenron came over at 9:30 and stayed for the morning. They had big fun. Luke was very excited and a bit spastic. He couldn't quite contain himself at having a friend over to play.

Pappaw, Grandma Key and Marjorie Visit!



Nursed Leta: 8, 11, 2, 5, 8 and 10:30. (30 minutes each time)
Went to the grocery store.
Completely emptied out, cleaned and organized pantry. (Took forever!!!)
Gave Leta a bath.
Cut Luke's hair.
Gave Luke a bath.
Picked up toys with Luke.
Put both kids to bed.

I feel quite accomplished!

Nuttin' much

Leta LOVES to drink water from a sippy cup.  Especially a sippy cup that has a straw.  She's much better at picking the cup up and drinking it correctly now, but back in the day (2-3 weeks ago) if the cup got knocked over on its side she would squirm her way around to drink out of it while it was on the floor, on it's side.  Not very effective...but SO cute to watch.

We've started putting Luke down for his naps in underwear.  He stayed dry yesterday. We'll see how today goes!!


Max can clap!  He also waves, but he's not really saying hello or goodbye.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Max started sucking this thumb today.  At 10+ months old.  A little Johnny come lately?