Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Classic Lucas and Santa picture

Gingerbread houses with his cousins

Go Seahawks!

Christmas jammies from Grandma

He always finds the Superhero costumes at anyone's house that we go to

More gingerbread houses, different cousins

Checking out the Christmas lights at the conservatory

Joseph in the Nativity on Christmas Eve

Christmas morning excitement:

Every night he sleeps with his Rescue Bots

Lucas' comfy way of watching a show on Ryan's phone

Lucas and his cousin Beck

New Year's Eve fireworks

Santa forgot to get Lucas Chase, so he had to use some of his Christmas money to buy it. 

Halloween and November

I have been neglecting this blog and I feel really bad about that...so be prepared for tons of pictures in the next couple of days.

Lucas went trick or treating at the high school with his buddy Spiderman

Costume change

Halloween party at his friend's house

Fun at Chuck E Cheese

First snow of the season, someone was excited

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Big boy

Lucas is THREE!!!

Weight: 29.5 lbs--------27.4%
Height: 38 inches-------54%

He is a healthy and happy little boy! He talks really well and talks a lot. He is learning his numbers and letters. He loves being social. He loves going to the library. He loves playing with his cousins and his friends. He never wants to leave places because he doesn't want to miss out. We have to sing him a song from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Mr. Rogers' cartoon sequel) that says, "Choose one more thing to do and then it is time to go." We use lots of songs from that show to help Lucas. One song: "Grown ups come back" helps him go to nursery at church and have a babysitter. "When you're feeling mad and you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four" is another gem.
Lucas loves Superheroes and Transformers. He is totally a boy. He loves turning anything into a gun. He loves trucks. He has lots of guys that he plays with, superheroes, rescue bots, and lego guys. He likes fighting and wrestling with other boys. He loves being outside, going to the park, and going on walks.
Lucas sleeps about 10-11 hours at night and still takes about a 2 hour nap. We have just started potty training. I read the book Potty Training in One Day. Since then he has been doing pretty well. And he is always so proud of himself when he does go. I tell him "I am so proud of you!" and he hugs me and says "I'm so proud of you too!" It is pretty funny.
We recently turned his crib (that still had the tent on it!) into a toddler bed. He is really proud of his bed and shows anyone that comes over. I was really worried that he would get out of it, but so far he stays put. He yells at us when he wakes up "Mommy, Daddy, I wake up!" At night he knows that he can only get out if he needs to use the potty. He usually yells out, "I need to go potty!" about 5 minutes after we already took him. We will work on that.
He is a great kid and makes us laugh. He knows how to entertain. We love you Lucas!

On the day of potty training, I wrapped a present of underwear (Superhero and Rescue Bots) and he opened it and was so pumped!

"These are my underwears!"

Ducky is always a good companion for him

His big boy bed! He is wearing a Bumblebee costume that he hasn't taken off all day.


"I'm so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers." --Anne of Green Gables
Fall is definitely my favorite season. We have great fall weather here. It has been in the 60s and sunny. There is a crispness in the air. The leaves are absolutely gorgeous. It has been fun to rake the leaves with the sole purpose of jumping in them. 

He is packing for Grandma and Grandpa's here. As you can see the important stuff, his toys. He spent the night at Grandma and Grandpa's for the first time and did great!

After church on October 20, we went to walk around the temple. We were married there 7 years ago. It looked beautiful with the colors just like it did on our wedding day. The sky was blue as can be just like our wedding day too. On the way there we told Lucas that we got married there and he asked "And that is when you became mommy and daddy?"


I love this sequence of pictures: raking, running, jumping, and playing.


Playing in the leaves with friends. Lucas asked the other day if we could rake "and then our friends will come and play in the leaves with us." He loves playing with friends.

Wait, leaves are something that I can throw at other people?