Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
We decided to let him open his Christmas present from us tonight, the last night we are all together before we go to Goshen. He was more interested in the camera and this big box full of baby clothes, but once I got the paper off he was pretty delighted. I'm trying to upload a series of videos so you can see his progress...
And here is the happy boy after his bath next to our pretty little Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Afterwards I was pretty tired so it didn't take much to get me laughing, and Greg put on some music, and Luke started "dancing", and, well, you can see for yourself...
Monday, December 8, 2008
We had a Christmas party with our Sunday School Class tonight pot luck style with a chocolate white elephant exchange and games. The little ones were especially cute so we got a few pics... Just a few... (-;
This is little Jeremiah, the youngest member of our class..
Luke is really interested in other little kids right now but he doesn't understand "be gentle" yet so we have to watch him pretty closely. He mostly just wants to hug and kiss them but his lovin' isn't always gentle. Unfortunately we missed most of the kisses, he kept wanting to pose for the camera. (-: He has recently started to smile for the camera while sticking his chin out, funny since I never tell him to smile, usually I'm trying to catch him doing something and would rather he didn't look at the camera!
This is little Hope, sharing her mommy, Jyl, with my little boy, so sweet. She is about three months older than Luke.
Monday, December 1, 2008
So I woke up this morning and wet down Luke's hair to see what a bad job I had done last night and it actually is fairly even, not such a bad job after all. It still has lots of curl in it even though it ended up a lot shorter than I originally intended. I took quite a long video this morning of him playing and he did his little head shake dance several times, the first I have gotten on video, Yeah!!! Hopefully I won't have problems loading it like I did yesterday.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Luke and Eli are best friends. (Eli is reading Luke's favorite book to him here.) At our Thanksgiving reunion a few days earlier we were all sitting in the living room in a circle and when Eli came to sit down Luke crawled right up to him and put his hands on Eli's shoulders. Then he touched noses with Eli and then he laid his head on Eli's chest for a moment. Then he touched noses again and gave Eli a big wet kiss! He sat there with Eli giving kisses and patting him and smiling at him for several minutes before becoming interested in something else, and even then he kept checking to make sure Eli was close by. I haven't seen him do that with anyone before, and it was SOOOOO sweet! All the aunts were hunting for their cameras.
Today (Sunday, November 30) we had the Bartel Thanksgiving get together and I think after three days of being with other people he was just a little worn out because he was pretty whiny, but he did manage to be pretty cute too. When we got home I decided to attempt the hair cut I mentioned before. We have a short video clip of it but no pics because Luke was so exhausted that he fell asleep while I was working on it. We started out with Luke in the tub but that was short lived and we ended up doing the rest downstairs while he sat/lay on my lap. It didn't turn out great, I'm probably going to have to get someone else to fix it tomorrow and will most likely cry about doing it in the first place. He was so wiggly that one side got too short really quickly. I do think he might still have curls as it grows out, tomorrow when he gets up I'll take another look at it and wet it down and see what it does.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In other news, we have a working toilet in the new bathroom!!! It has a really short powerful flush but it's not terribly loud, which I'm glad about since it's right next to the dining room.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The dust from sanding was awful, all of us got sore throats and Luke and I got runny noses and coughs as well. Only Greg got white though! It is going to take another week to get all that dust cleaned up!
We also had time to enjoy each other. It was great to have Grandpa there every morning to play with Luke while I got an extra couple of hours of sleep, especially when I worked late a couple of nights. We also spent an evening at my parents house to relax.
Aren't my boys sweet, both exhausted and all snuggled up together!
The cubby hole on the right of the shower is going to have three shelves in it and the toilet and sink will be on the right hand side too. I have a light blue shower curtain and soap dish and will get some towels to match. It's small but I think it will be beautiful.
This light is in the small room on the left of the bathroom. We haven't figured out what color to paint it yet, probably will get a reject paint. The to do list is a lot smaller now, we need to buy a mirror, lights and doorknob for the bathroom, finish the painting in both rooms including the shelves and door, install the sink and toilet which shouldn't take too long since I think the plumbing is already in place and waiting, install the door to the bathroom and decorate and move things in to both rooms! I can hardly wait to reclaim that space, but I think it will still be a couple of weeks at least, depending on how much time Greg is able to spend working on things.