Monday, June 30, 2008

14 Months Old

I'm behind on my posting, but I guess that's what happens when life gets busy.

Lukas at 14 months old:
- weighs about 22 lbs (I think part of it depends of what he wearing when they weigh him)
- will still eat anything and everything, but is starting to get picky as to when he wants certain things
- is walking everywhere he can go...and is really good at it
- is talking in sentences (paragraphs sometimes), we just don't understand his language
- is very strong-willed....This will serve him well for the future, but for now it means quite a few tantrums.
- listens to Mommy and Daddy fairly well...we are very impressed with how he listens to commands
- loves to read to himself and have books read to him
- has no clue why houses exist because outside is much better
- eats with a spoon with very limited success, but he does know that the spoon goes from the bowl to his mouth and back again
- drinks like it's going out of style
- loves to dip his food is sauces...if Daddy (Mommy doesn't use sauces usually) is doing Lukas also needs his own dipping sauce (and yes salsa is included...he's a good Texan)
- is technology's best friend
- loves animals, especially cats
- is constantly on the move (he walks almost constantly, and only stops to figure out something or read a book)
- loves Mommy and Daddy more and more every day!

He loves his Magna Doodle!

He really likes to ride this thing, although he cannot get on it or off of it by himself yet.

Bubbles are automatic smile-makers!

Lukas and Melody, best friends forever....although I think sometimes Mel would prefer Lukas hadn't dubbed her his best friend.

Eating with a spoon!

Monday, June 16, 2008

What a Saturday!

This past Saturday we met our dear friends the Bunts at the pool/baby water park. We had a blast! Although Lukas is not a fan of the big pool, once we got him accustomed to the shallower wading pool he had a lot of fun.

Lukas is bravely adventuring into the water that he only recently tamed.

Bunts and Swaynes enjoying the water.

They had a lot of fun with the water sprays.

As we were about to leave the unimaginable happened when Lukas fell face first into the concrete off of our cooler. As we rushed him into the first aid center and finally got the attention of the high school life guards on duty (not their most shining moment), all I could think of was find out where the blood is coming from and then we'll know how serious it is. The blood did stop, we left the pool, and then straight away called our doctor. We were much relieved to hear that according her he was fine, banged up, but fine. She recommended that if we wanted to take him to the urgent care to wait an hour for the swelling to go down.

Being first time parents (and first time crises endurers) we opted to definitely go to the urgent care. After a short nap for Squid, showers for parents, and directions to the place we were back on the road again. We ended up at Acute Care for Kids in Plano. They were wonderful! We were in and out in less than 30 min (and they said this was normal), and they were very friendly and reassuring.

We then rushed down to Medieval Times to celebrate Father's Day for Eric and Mike (my father-in-law) as well as Eric's birthday. I had no idea how that was going to go, but Lukas loved it! He was so fascinated by the horses and the lights. What a great way to end the we thought.

On the way back from Medieval Times (almost to our house actually) Lukas starts vomiting. Not good! Vomiting was one of things they kept asking about as a possible sign of a concussion. So as Eric cleans it up (what a wonderful husband!) I am back on the phone with the doctor to find out what to do now. She recommends go to the ER.

So off to Plano Presbyterian we go. Luckily we managed to get there in a lull so we got back to a room pretty quickly. They did a CT scan of his head which thankfully came back normal. We were there for about 3 hours, and he ended up being diagnosed with a virus. Poor guy vomited on his clothes while we were there though, so we had to put him in a hospital gown. He was so cute (even though he felt terrible)!

Cute hospital gown...hope we never have to wear one again.

Finally got to sleep.

Not great quality but you can see his poor face.

What luck?! Squid managed to come down with a bug the same day that he fell face-first into the concrete. When we got home from the ER he had a fever of almost 102 which lasted (going down slowly) until the middle of Sunday night. Thankfully he woke up Monday feeling much better.

I truly hope we don't have such an exciting day ever again!

Friday, June 6, 2008


To all my friends out there, I just wanted to say thank you! You are all a huge blessing in my life.