Friday, December 19, 2008


Well, we got here safely! It was a long 17 hour trip with several stops to let Luke get out and to see friends in Indianapolis over supper. Luke did really well, only a few melt downs when he was really tired and having a hard time falling asleep. He only took a few minutes to warm up to Mimi and Pawpaw before he was crawling everywhere and trying to eat Mimi's feet! He still is making sure I am close by, but he is getting braver! Hopefully the trip back will be uneventful too. Daddy drove the whole way so he is already sleeping down stairs, but Luke and I have lots of energy from sitting and napping all day so I think we'll be up a while playing with Mimi.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow and early Christmas!

It snowed!!! Lots and lots! And more ice and snow are on their way (we are just praying that all this beautiful white stuff will be cleared off the roads quickly so that we can have safe travels to IN). This is the first snow to cover the grass completely so I bundled my baby up and took him outside. He had absolutely no desire to touch or taste the stuff, too cold for him, but it was very pretty.

I love the orange berries on this bush and how bright they are against all the white of snow.

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

Here are several pics of my baby, just because he is so cute!

Most of these are bath time shots because I want a bunch to put in frames of different sizes in our new bathroom downstairs.

Picture him dancing!
My sweet boy!

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...
We leave for Indiana at the end of this week so I am hurriedly trying to finish my Christmas present projects. In the mean time we are very busy. Work itself is supper busy, several inductions or repeat c-sections are scheduled for each day and who knows how many unscheduled pts we may get! I work three of the next four days and we leave on the fifth day and pour Luke has been extra clingy whenever I work a lot (I already worked the last two days with only today off in between). I am worried the drive won't go very well. It has been almost six months since we last attempted this drive, but it wasn't much fun then and I don't think there is much I can do to improve on how that drive went, except to pray that the car doesn't break down this time. I am very excited about spending time with family and friends there, the time already seems too short and we haven't even gotten there.
I did put up our little fake Christmas tree that we got last year, and today after several failed lighting attempts I finally have it all put together! It looks so pretty in the corner of our living room by the windows, but part of me really wishes it was real!
Luke is doing lots of new things right now. I mentioned waving bye-bye in my last post and he has since figured out the give and get idea, if I give something to Mom when she asks she gives it back to me. He also really likes to throw things on the floor right now so if I don't have my hand ready he throws it away, and sometimes even if I do have my hand ready he decides he is done and throws it on the floor. He has also started to get better at walking, it is an obsession for him and he loves it when anyone walks him around a room holding his hands. He actually took two steps by himself on the 11th for the first time, but his balance isn't quite good enough yet and he is so excited about the walking that he doesn't want to wait to balance himself before taking off somewhere! Maybe his IN grandparents will get to see him do his first steady steps?
Well, this will probably be the last post for a while with the holidays and work and our trip, so I hope everyone has a good Christmas and happy New Year and I will see you all on the other side, that is unless I get supper ambitious between now and then and manage to get another post up. (-:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas party

My sweet baby!

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.

When Jyl and Hope got ready to leave she was waving bye-bye at everyone and we tried to get Luke to wave too and he did!!! First time ever. At first he just was lifting his hand up and down on the table but then he turned to look at me and I told him to wave and waved at him and then he lifted his arm in the air and waved!
Greg took a few pics of the rest of the gang, but they didn't turn out very great, mostly washed out and not focused on anyone in particular, so I am guessing they would rather have more flattering pics than these posted. We are getting a new flash for our camera soon which should help with that quite a bit, I can hardly wait. Our Christmas pics should be great!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pics of Luke's first haircut!!!

Pics of Luke's first haircut!!!

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.