Wednesday, April 29, 2009

And he's off...

I'm so excited to say that our little Luke is walking! Over the past few days he has been getting more confident in letting go and walking on his own. He still takes his time and holds on to things along the way to brace himself but he is doing great! We are thrilled!!!!! He turns 15 months tomorrow so we were ready!

He is such a joy to us and I have really been enjoying this age and all that he is doing. Here are some of his new "tricks"...

-He can shake his head yes in response to a question.
-He is now dancing when he hears music. He shakes his head and bounces his legs, with a huge smile of course. It's too cute.
-He now has 11 teeth including all 4 molars and the 12th one is about to break through!
-He had his first cup of orange juice and seemed to like it.
-He still won't drink milk. Jacob still doesn't either so I'm not sure what this is all about.
-He still is a great eater. He loves cheese, black olives, chicken, broccoli, green beans, most fruits, and beans to name a few.
-He loves to open and close cabinet doors, over and over and over! :)

I'm sure I've left off a few things but that is what comes to mind over the last month. We leave for our vacation to Destin soon so I'll be sure to post pictures once we are back.

Here he goes

Loves the cabinet doors

Needing a break

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My little Easter bunnies

We had a great time celebrating Easter at my parents in Kilgore. We had an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, which is always fun. Hope you all had a joyous Easter as well!

The great Easter egg hunt

Same smile

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My big boy

As of 4/6, Jacob is officially 3 1/2. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't amaze me with the things he says, the things he can recall from his memory and his sweet, innocent disposition. He really is seeming like such a big boy, more and more now. He is so much fun and I thought this would be a fun time to share a few funny stories...

-As you may recall from a previous post, Jacob decided to give up popsicles for Lent. I certainly wasn't going to hold him to it, seeing how he is only 3. Surprisingly, he has done great and hasn't had one single popsicle. So, the other day he and I went for a walk around the block and I thought that would be a good time to talk to him about the meaning of Easter and what it means to us etc. So I said "Do you know what Easter means?" And he said "Yes, it means I get to have popsicles." I thought it was too funny!

-When we take walks around the block, Jacob likes to stop and pick up leaves, flowers etc and give them to me. He started doing this last summer and still does it. So, as you know he goes to his little preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And every day that I have picked him up, he runs over and gets his backpack and says with bright eyes "Mommy, I have a surprise for you!" He digs all around in his backpack and pulls out a leaf that he found on the playground. It's so cute. I try to imagine him on the playground, taking the time to find just the right leaf and bringing it inside to put in his backpack for me. So sweet! Needless to say, we have quite the collection of leaves accumulating in the garage.

Here are some other funny quotes that he has recently said...
-"When you get to be a little girl, you can come to the playground at my school- you will love it."
-"When I was a little boy I used to..." (he says this as if he is so old now)
-When he is trying to say something is messy or messed up he says "it's all crazied up"

Here are some fun facts...
-He loves playing games. We play during the day (only when Luke is sleeping b/c Luke likes to "play" too). Part of the night time routine is that he has to play games with Daddy after his bath before bed. Some of his favorite games are: Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Bingo, The Ladybug Game, Go Fish and the Memory game.
-He loves playing outside and we are taking advantage while we have this nice, spring weather. He loves riding his bike around the block, riding his scooter, playing on our play set in the backyard, playing frisbee, playing soccer, playing t-ball, playing with bubbles and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of.
These are just a few of my favorites. He is such a joy and we are enjoying every moment as time really does fly by!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bluebonnet boys

There is a nice patch of bluebonnets not far from our house. We decided to dress the boys and head out for pictures before we went to dinner. Apparently we weren't the only ones with that idea, as there were several other families there doing the same thing, one being our neighbor. So, she offered to take a family picture which is always nice to have. The last two pictures are from the years past. Happy Spring!

April '08- Jacob was 2 1/2 and Luke was 2 months

April '07- Jacob was 18 months.