Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy 2nd Birthday Luke!

Baby boy you are two today, last night I tucked my sweet one year old baby and today a TWO year old woke up, ready to conquer the world! I love you sweet guy. Your smiles are the brightest, your giggles are the sweetest and your meltdowns even make me chuckle on the inside.

This last year has been such an adventure with you.

You stood by me hand in hand as my tummy got bigger and you innocently and unknowingly became a big brother. The best big brother! You are amazing, I could not have asked for a better transition of you becoming a big brother and bring your baby brother home. Some days were harder than others but we pulled through, together!

This year you broke your little leg. You had a cast on for 3 weeks and still baby boy you were stronger than ever. It did not stop you one bit! You're independent willing spirit shone through and I'm convinced it made you more coordinated having a little cast on still running wild!

I am most grateful this year for your little kidneys that the Lord healed. When you were in my tummy and the doctor told me something was not right with your kidneys my heart ached and worried that you were going to suffer as you got bigger but The Lord heard my prayers for you and the prayers of many that joined me and asked for healing of you sweet boy. I'm so grateful for every prayer that was prayed that was not in vain! The Lord healed you!

I'm so grateful I am your mommy. I would not trade it for the world. Somedays you make me countdown the hours and minutes 'til your bed time because you be driving me nuts! But most days you are sweet and I could cuddle up and read you books all night if I could!

I'm excited at what the Lord has for you this coming year. What will you learn, what will you conquer? I'm here with you baby every step of the way,  I love you, Happy 2nd Birthday! Welcome to the terrific TWOS!

Here's whats up with Lukey Boy:
  • Favorite Song: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, LOVES IT! He can listen to it all day long, and he's obsessed with the music video as well! 
  • Favorite Food: In-N-Out, he'll take a patty with cheese and fries...
  • Favorite Book: The Very Hungry Catepillar, calls it "hungy, hungy..." 
  • Favorite Show: Calliou, it's so weird. I used to think that show was annoying but it's taught him a lot actually like about being a nice big brother, being patient, sharing, and learning to hold mommy and daddy's hand when he walks, needless to say, it's now my favorite show too.
  • Favorite Toy: Anything he can throw around, basketballs, soccer balls, bouncy balls, if its round, he's a fan...
  • Loves bugs, frogs, butterflies, anything creepy crawly!
  • Loves books, can leave any toy store with out throwing a fit but take him to a book store and not buy him anything... Fun screaming sesh.
  • Will walk himself to time out, and stay there! Spankings didn't really work, somedays needed but usually time out seems to do the trick! (Praise the Lord!)
  • Loves the water, he's a total fish baby!
  • He's fearless, its scary and exciting to watch!
  • He does not like to get embarrassed, or have people watch him or laugh at him, he'll flip! I'm hoping he'll lighten up a little as he gets older! 
  • He has a tradition with daddy, every morning when daddy brews coffee, Fred will grind the coffee beans and Luke runs to the kitchen to smell the coffee grinds! He actually calls coffee SASA, or SALSA... Not sure, but we know he means coffee when he says it!
  • He's talking like no other, It's amazing, like everyday I hear him say some new word that I had never heard him say before!
  • He calls all girls "Addy" after his cousin, It's hilarious!
  • He says the F word... It's not what you think, I promise we don't curse! He is really trying to say FROG but the R is silent and his G sounds like K. And seriously it doesn't help when your kid is obsessed with them and then you realize that there are frogs everywhere and your kid has to point them out to you everywhere you go! So I have to keep a straight face and say, yes baby, a FFRRROG!
  • Loves Bear, bear is a family member now that goes to every outing, tastes all the food, smells the coffee beans daddy grinds, he even got put in time out the other day by Luke! He's not allowed at bath time or pool days.
  • He was Batman for Halloween.
  • He loves story time at the library.
  • Omg. He still goes to bed with a bottle of milk, he's a grown man, I keep telling Fred we need to stop giving him a bottle but it's just part of our bed time routine! So we'll see when it stops!
  • Takes a nap around noon for about 1.5-2 hours. 
  • Wears size 2T starting to fit into 3T, shoe size 7.
  • He's becoming cuddly! I shared a while back how I was struggling with him not being affectionate, well slowly but surely he's gotten sweeter, he'll hug us and rest his head on us sometimes we even get kisses! The Lord is good, I know he's answering my prayers! 
  • I've been so grateful the fits have gone down and he's actually starting to listen to us, WHAA?  
  • Loves to chill. For as independent as this kid is, when it comes to chillin sitting down with the iPad or to watch a show he always wants mommy or daddy to join him, he'll say "Sit, sit," and pat the couch or chair. It kinda stinks when I want to get stuff done but it's cool because the little guy actually wants to spend time with us so I'm learning to just drop the the dishes to join him and enjoy him!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 2 of Luke's Birthday Celebration!

Auntie Sel & Uncle Nick took Luke out to celebrate his birthday early! Uncle Nick is a firefighter so he will be working at his station on Luke's birthday and they wanted the chance to celebrate Luke turning 2.

They took him to this new spot in Frisco, The Coop! It was awesome, Luke loved it! Ball pit, toys, bounce house, slides, carts and so much more! Plus for adults they offer free wifi, comfy seating areas and even a cappuccino bar all this with a modern feel! It was just lovely and so much fun!

We're so thankful for Auntie Sel & Uncle Nick! Luke loves them! Can you guess why? They're just the best and super fun! Here's to Day 2 of birthday fun! Tomorrow my baby turns TWO!!!

Luke's Early Birthday Celebration!

We took Luke to the Dallas World Aquarium to start his birthday celebration early! Little guy turns 2 friday but we wanted to begin the festivities early! 

He loved it, he was a little scared at first but then after seeing the monkeys he warmed up to it! He was a little upset because he kept wanting to jump into the water where the fish were! He thought he could go swimming with the fishies!  

Afterwards we had lunch at the Bishops Arts District and ended the afternoon with coffee at Davis Street Espresso! Last year we gave Luke chocolate milk for the first time on his first birthday so we decided to make it a tradition and got him his very own chocolate milk to celebrate his 2nd birthday! 

Birthdays are a big deal in our family and we have many more fun plans to come! 
Happy babies, happy mommy!
Cutie pie, sitting down "reading" the brochure!
Daddy teaching him all he knows!
Noah wants to see animals too!
Hanging out in the shark tank!
So honored to be his parents! 
He just started to rest his head on our shoulders and we love it!!!
The bond between these two is beautiful and undeniable.
Lunch time sillies at Lockharts BBQ. 
And now, coffee!
Daddy's cortado!
Cheers to chocolate milk!
And the drive home! Out like trout!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

4th of July, 2014

This fourth of July we decided to try something new and I'm glad we did! We went to see the fireworks at the park by the Little Elm lake. That park is one of my favorite spots so we decided to try it out for the fourth.

It was just perfect!

Weather was just right, not too hot, nice crowd, live music, and we got to see the fireworks right on the lake. I think we will be adding this to our yearly family traditions!

Both boys really enjoyed it and thankfully did great even though it was passed their bed time, they also really liked the firework show. Family outings are slowly becoming less stressful and a bit easier to round up both boys and keep them happy with snacks!

The Lord is so good to us, we live in a country where we can celebrate our freedom. I choose to use my freedom to proclaim Jesus, to celebrate him above all and remember he has freed me from sin and gives me a new joyous life through him!

How good the fathers love for us!
Luke practicing for the World Cup with his brazuca!
My baby boy trying to stand.
Lukey and his snacks.
Those eyes...
Seriously, these handsome boys have my entire heart.
I love being their mommy!
practicing his crawl.
my boys love their auntie Sel!
getting ready for fireworks.
boom. boom. boom.
mesmerized by fireworks, thankfully they weren't scared!
Had an awesome night, so grateful to live in America and celebrate our freedom!