Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pictures and New Blog Design

As you come to my blog today you'll notice that I have new blog design. I would like to thank my wonderful husband for this beautiful design. It's still a work in progress, so some changes will probably be made in the near future. But I'm so excited to have it up, no matter how "rough" it is according to Eric.

We have been in Houston visiting my parents since last Friday. We will be here until this Sunday, but I wanted to get some pictures put up since Eric is currently in Dallas working.

Eric, we miss you but we're having a lot of fun!

I have no idea what this stick was from, but Lukas loved it.

First attempt at the swimming pool, and it was a complete disaster.

Mema and Grandad have all the good toys!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

13 Months Old

Lukas at 13 months:
- is WALKING! Oh yes, you read me right, we have a walker! He finally put it all together this past Monday (5-19-08). And while I'm totally thrilled at his new accomplishment, I'm a little worried as to what it's going to bring. There will be a video at the bottom of this post.
- is beginning to read books to jibberish of course, but he certainly knows what he's saying.
- can "high-5"
- is saying or signing his 6 words very well
- loves books, music, and puzzles
- plays very intently....he has a very long attention span, especially when he's trying to figure something out
- thinks everyone should live outside and only visit inside occasionally
- is completely in love with our cat Melody (and she with him)
- knows that shoes and socks go on your feet, hand sanitizer goes on your hands, a comb is for your hair, and where his sippy cups are and how to get them open
- eats everything but broccoli
- has had 5 ear infections since December, so we're going to the ENT to discuss what to do next
- loves his Mommy and Daddy more and more everyday!

And yes, the fall at the end was as bad as it looked. He cried for a good 5 minutes after that one.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

Yesterday most of America celebrated Mother's, and ours was no different. We went to Cantina Laredo, which turned out to be wonderfully uncrowded (although we made reservations beforehand just to be safe), to celebrate Judi (my wonderful mother-in-law) and myself. On the way home from lunch I called my mom (who lives in Houston) to tell her how much I loved her.

I am so blessed to have two moms at the moment.

I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful relationship with my mother-in-law that many do not enjoy. I am thankful for her because she is here in person while my own mother is not (while only a few hours away...still not here). She is such an amazing and strong Christian woman. While not actually a single mom because of the travel in Mike's (my father-in-law) job she did most of the daily stuff alone. With Eric's asthma issues, that were even greater when he was younger, I can't even imagine what that was like to do alone. Judi, I love you!

I am also blessed to have been raised by the most amazing woman in the world. I was shown how to be a mom, so now that I am one I have the confidence to actually be one. She modeled how to be a Christian wife and mom for me, and most importantly she became my friend. She is now (and has been for a while) one of my best friends, and I don't know what I would do without some of the information and wisdom she's been able to give to me. You are such an amazing woman, Mom! I love you!

I know this was a little late since Mother Day was yesterday, but I thought about the post all day yesterday with no time to write it.

So here's to all the mom's for all the everyday stuff we do. May we always endure, and always be loved for it (maybe not always liked but always loved). And may God give us the strength to get through each minute of every day no matter how easy or hard.

Lukas and I on our 2nd Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dallas Zoo

Today we went to the Dallas Zoo for the first time. We had a blast! Enjoy the pictures of our adventure!

"Whoa! This thing is big!"

A little droopy after a full morning of the zoo.

Feeling revitalized after a quick lunch!

His favorite thing at the children's zoo....the caterpillar tunnel.

This butterfly is one that we got to free from it's envelope in the children's area!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Basketball Star Already!

Lukas was playing with his new basketball goal this morning, so I was able to shoot this cute video.