Thursday, July 31, 2008

a few fun moments from the past week

Here are a few of my favorite moments from the past week or two...

Luke has started to like certain toys and textures. He loves this monkey that Stef gave him!

We have quite the intense little reader on our hands!

He's still enjoying his time both in and out of the bath tub. He's even taken to splashing the water from the moment he gets in the water until we take him out. We might have a swimmer on our hands!

He's also discovered the love/hate relationship we have with cell phones and the bad reception we get in our house.

Friday, July 25, 2008

THE activity gym

We bought this for Luke before he was born in a last minute *I think I need everything right now* moment I had about a week before he was born. I thought it was a great deal because it was on sale and I had a coupon for 10% off, so whether he liked it or not, I had it just in case. Let me say, Luke adores this thing. He will lay on the mat and smile at the crazy smiley face light for as long as we let him. He talks to it, screams at it, laughs at it, and manages to kick the bejesus out of the side bars to keep it going. I'm able to make and eat my breakfast each morning without having to worry about Luke or what he's doing because I can drag the mat over and he's right next to me. Wonderful!
The only issue that we are having with this tiny slice of heaven is that Rosco has decided that he would like to lay in there to clean himself and/or get attention by laying in it. I had a picture of this but accidentally erased it from my camera. Next time we catch him in the act, I'll make sure to share.


Beth and Killian came over to the house on Tuesday to hang out with Luke and I for the day and while they were over, we took some pictures of the boys together. They've gotten quite a few matching outfits from various family members and we thought this would be a great opportunity to get that on film before they grow out of them. Here are some of the best:

How do people with twins manage this? Man! I have a new appreciation...

Monday, July 21, 2008

happy birthday nonna!

Today is Keith's mom's birthday and so I thought I'd share some of our fave pictures of Nonna with the family!
Happy birthday and we hope you had a great day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

tricky luke

Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved to be with his dad.

They played together, laughed together, sang songs together, and generally always had a good time together. The boy also had a mother who he wasn't quite so sure of yet.
Unfortunately, it was his mother who was able to feed him. One night, the boy became hungry for a snack. He thought long and hard and came up with a very sneaky plan.

He decided now was the time to enact his plan. First, he would lead his mother to believe that he wanted to play with her and enjoy her company.

Then when she least expected it, he would go in for the kill!

But his mother was too smart for him and caught him in the act. His plan was foiled! The boy was very angry and decided to retaliate the only way he knew how:

But alas, the little boy did not get his way, even after trying to eat his mother's hair instead. He realized the only way to get the food that he desires is to continue being cute and adorable.

The end!

dad's twin

Luke and Keith have the same picture taking abilities. My proof:


a new mode of transportation

I realized a few days ago that we hadn't tried to put Luke in the front-pack carrier thing that we have so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not quite sure that he's in correctly, but this seemed like where his hands would go.
It wasn't too hot out because we'd had a big rainstorm the day before, so as Keith was grilling dinner, Luke and I joined him outside. I asked Keith to take a few pictures to commemorate the event, but Keith went overboard, hence my face and expression in some of these pictures. Here are some of the best:

Please notice Luke was pretty much indifferent to the whole experience. I really don't think he cared one way or another if he was in the thing. Oh well, it was worth a try!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

3 months

Time is seeming to fly by. Luke is three months old today! I had to do the usual chair photo shoot to track his growth. Here is a reminder of how big he has been in previous months and with the newest addition:

1 month

2 months

3 months

Luke is such a happy baby so far and has quite the personality coming out. He started sleeping for an 8 hour stretch at night with great naps during the day (sorry Tara!) and has just been so wonderful. He's started squealing with delight and has the beginning of a great laugh down, mostly just when he sees Keith or doesn't want to nurse anymore. He has also found his feet this month and is now trying to figure out how to get them into his mouth. Today we gave the bumbo seat a try for the first time and he did really well in it. I was impressed with his trunk and head control! Drool comes out almost non-stop at this point and he has managed to use this drool to blow bubbles on occasion now. We've noticed the past few days, he has been sucking his bottom lip in and under his top set of gums which results in a face similar to 'bitter beer face.' And no matter how hard I try, he always manages to find the TV and sneak watching as much as he can before I figure out what he's doing.

Those toes!

Bumbo seat

Bitter Beer Face

Sneaky Pete watching the TV