Tuesday, March 31, 2009

14 months today

Our sweet Luke is 14 months today! I get so excited when there is a 31st day of the month b/c I like noting Luke's birth day each month. I get a little sad when there are only 30 days in the month and I can't celebrate the day. Especially the first 2 years, each month is so significant and so many milestones to celebrate each month.

I have to say the past month has been really big for Luke. He can now say "ma-ma" and "up" with appropriate meaning and I think I've even heard him say "bite". He started signing "more". He got 3 new teeth and now has a total of 9 including 2 molars. And he has started crawling!! I still can't believe it. We just thought he was going to be one of these babies that just skips over crawling and walks instead. He has been crawling for about a week now. He doesn't do it all the time but he certainly can do it. He is still getting close to walking! I pray this is the last time I am going to have to say "still close to walking" and I can finally say he is WALKING! I can't to make that post, hopefully sooner rather than later! He is also pointing to so many things and just looks at me as if he were saying "what is that mom?" He is adsorbing so much and I can tell he is understanding so much of what we say.

Here are some pictures of Luke crawling...

And of course Jacob is right there with him

Luke loves his fire truck and is trying to get on and off of it by himself

Jacob took this one...

He loves pulling up to the couch

And cruising along the couch

Jacob has been really into using his imagination lately. Here he is using his tunnel as his "rocket ship" and counts down from 10 and "blasts off to Mars". And we have to be his "passengers" to go with him. And he even packs a little bag of toys to take with him. It's too funny!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Our week in Houston

The boys and I had a fun get-away last week in Houston. Jim had to go out of town last week and Kristina's husband, Oscar was out of town as well so we decided to join forces and spend the week together. I was a little nervous about driving 5+ hours by myself with the boys but they did great! It's all about the timing, around their naps, dinner etc. They did great there and back. Jacob had so much fun spending time with his cousins and Luke enjoyed taking it all in. Thanks Kristina and kids for a super fun week!

While we were there we took the kids to the Discover Green park in downtown Houston. They had a great time playing on the different play areas. We also were able to meet up with my good friend Lauri for lunch since she works downtown. We had a great visit and she enjoyed being able to see the boys briefly. We miss you Lauri!

We also took the kids to the Space Center since we had never been. Jacob had a great time and enjoyed playing with all the things there.

We also went to the Houston Rodeo during the day on Friday. It was a beautiful day and I was really impressed with all they had geared towards the kids. They had fun, interactive exhibits set up that the kids loved.

I also want to share that while we were there, Luke started signing "more". It was so cute to see him do it. He did it first while eating and then did it several more times when the other kids were being silly and singing and when they stopped he would sign "more". Now we will work on "all done", "eat" and "home". Those are the few that I did with Jacob and it so nice to be able to communicate with them before they can actually talk.

As you can imagine, I have a lot more pictures that I didn't post so be on the look out for an email with the rest of them.