Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010
I can't decide if I haven't posted in over 2 weeks because we haven't done anything exciting, or if my new project has me too distracted. Either way, I'd like to share some Luke photos, because that's pretty much all I do on the blog.

He loves it when Dad comes home. Sometimes Luke calls Mac "Mac", because that's what I call him. He likes for his dad to get him out of the bath, not me, so when bath is over he calls "Maaac".


He loves to hang out with his extended family. On days Luke starts talking about Emmy, Peter, Bampa and Nana before we're even done with breakfast I feel bad telling him we've got other plans. He's started to say "Om on Pete" (come on pete), and he even says it in his sleep. Also said in his sleep: "No that's mine". I'm not sure who that's directed to, but it makes me laugh.


He's kind of into "sleeping" right now. Besides regular sleep he wants me to tuck him in with a stuffed animal, book, and blanket. Then he just reads to himself for a good 10-15 minutes.


He also has been into wearing his superman poncho towel and hat for fun. Already fully clothed, he'll bring me the towel and ask me to help him put it on.


And then of course he always enjoys his birthday suit. It's not ideal for sliding, but that doesn't stop him.


Well, that's all! See you in a couple of weeks with more Luke photos!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

End of the Season

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Last night was Peter's last baseball game with his team. I only got to make it to a handful of games, but I never liked baseball like I liked it this year. Maybe it's because the more I watch the more I understand, and the more I understand the more each little thing means something. Peter is liking baseball less and less so he may not play next year. It's kind of a sad thought because I've really liked seeing him develop as a player through the years. I wish we had video of Peter's "chatter" from the dugout because he's kind of known for it. Saying things like "C'mon kid, you've got this" to teammates in his special only-used-in-the-dugout-voice. I even find myself cheering more with phrases I never thought I'd use like "nice cut" (I'm pretty sure I'm using it in the right context).

Luke, of course, loves the games. At least the first half. For the rest of it he charms the ladies in the dugout, eats the most disgusting food (courtesy of Grandpa), and finds a playground. Last night he was acting out his own little game of baseball with an imaginary bat and ball. We got home a couple hours past bedtime and Luke and Mac slept in till (gasp! shock!) 8 am. After my run, he wanted to stay outside, get real dirty, and find a stick to be his bat. He sure loves his "Pete".


Monday, June 07, 2010

Toddler Conversations

Monday, June 07, 2010
Luke: Mom?
Me: Yes Luke.
Luke: Mama?
Me: Uh-huh.
Luke: Mom?
Me: Yes?
Luke: MomMom?
Me: Luke.
Luke: Ma?
Me: What.
Luke: Mom?
Me: Yes.
Luke: Momma?
Me: Uh-huh.
Luke: Mom?
Me: Yes Luke.
Luke: Mama?
Me: Luke.

Repeat as necessary several times a day.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

The Beach

Saturday, June 05, 2010
Despite Luke's previous aversion to the beach, he's now decided it's a great time. We played in the sand, ran in the water, climbed some rocks, and played in the sand some more. He loved finding sticks and rocks to dig with. When it was time to go I could tell he wasn't going to be happy. Luckily it worked to have him say goodbye to everything. Goodbye rocks, goodbye sand, goodbye water, goodbye boats, goodbye beach. By the time we said goodbye to everything he was ready to let it go and leave. I wish we lived closer to the beach, but hopefully we'll get some good beach time when we camp in August!





Friday, June 04, 2010

Triangle Trip

Friday, June 04, 2010
The next stop on our triangle trip (Rocklin to Eden to Disney and back to Rocklin) was Southern California by way of Las Vegas. We stayed with Mac's cousin Kristin, her husband, and their 3 adorable girls. We got to go swimming with them and Luke was so brave to keep going down the slide, even though he got dunked several times. He couldn't get enough of swimming.

While staying in Vegas Luke wandered off in the middle of getting ready for bed. He had found his way into the garage and climbed on a really great toy!


The next morning we drove Vegas to Anaheim and did our first day of Disneyland. It's all kind of a blur, but I do remember that Luke now can't go on pretty much any adventure rides (the ones that go indoors and tell a story). First he got pretty traumatized by Winnie the Pooh, and then a Monsters Inc one. I only went on the Monsters Inc one because we were waiting for Mac and Hanna on Tower of Terror and another mother in line assured me that it was "happy". Well in Luke's opinion it is not happy, it's scary. By the time I took him on Small World he was so worried when we went in the dark that he clung to me and started crying. It took a little bit for him to realize that Small World is not in the least bit scary and after a minute he was happy and dancing. Mac and Hanna got to go on some rides they'd never been on before (Soarin', Screamin', etc) and while they did that I took Luke on the carousel and ferris wheel over and over and over. At least 8 times on the carousel and 2 on the ferris wheel by my count. He wouldn't even break a smile- this is the biggest one I got... He just takes fun way to seriously!

Luke is having the time of his life:


By now on the vacation Luke has a pretty big sleep deficit (going to bed a little later, waking up a little earlier and taking shorter naps). I just know that when we get home he is going to sleep for several days straight.

This is how you know Luke is super tired:

He fell asleep in my arms on the way to Denny's. Usually it's hard to transfer him when he's asleep, but he stayed asleep through me putting him down and eating our meal. But when I tried to pick him back up and put him in the stroller to back to Disney, he was SO MAD. He stayed that way for a good couple of hours. I was pretty bummed that my two favorite things at California Adventure were closed - no Aladdin and no Pixar parade. If I had known that they were closed I would have switched the days we went to the park. Oh, well. We'll make sure we double check these things next time.

On the ferris wheel:


Something about Luke and Mac interactions just melts my heart. Here Mac is trying to keep Luke happy while waiting for Dumbo or Tea Cups by playing I Spy.


It's Friday morning now and after a trip to the beach we're heading home to Rocklin for Mac's Aunt Melanie's wedding. It's been a great trip and I'm so glad we did it, but it's time to go home. I need to go on several good runs and not look at a refined carbohydrate for a month. Last night on the way home from Disneyland we stopped to buy some groceries to make dinner. All we felt like eating was salad and melon and grapes. Something about eating too much snack food on the road will do that to you. Luke was getting restless in the store so we went out to wait in the car. Listen around the 17 second mark and see if you hear what I hear.


I could swear he's saying "I'm playing in the car". Oh, Luke, you're too cute!