Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Trip to Seattle

For Memorial Day weekend we decided to take a trip to Seattle to visit my grandparents and catch a baseball game. It takes us normally about 4 1/2 hours, but with Lucas we had to take an extra stop to feed him and let him out of his carseat to play a little. He was so excited about the steering wheel.

We stopped at a scenic view of the Columbia River.

We walked around Greenlake in Seattle. Whenever I visited my grandparents as a kid we would go there and walk, run, rollerblade, swim there. We loved it. When Ryan was going through his cancer treatments in Seattle, he used to walk around it when he had enough energy. And now since we have been married we have gone there each time we visit Seattle. It is fun that we both have memories of Seattle and so we both love going there.

Silly boy

Cheesy smile

We stayed at my aunt's house and just blocks from her house was this great walking trail and this amazing view of the Puget Sound:

Luckily Lucas likes being in the Baby Bjorn because he was in it a lot this weekend.

A love of baseball and the Mariners has been passed down. Like Grandpa, like Father, like Son.

Lucas was a little like this during the game:

But then woke up and was like this:

He is such a happy baby. My grandpa, aunt, and cousin couldn't believe how good he was. With naps on the go and a new place, he was a champ. We are so happy that we know that we can take him on little trips and that he will do great. That is so incredible. We know that we are so lucky.
My Grandpa is turning 91 this week! He was so happy to have us visit. He gave Lucas toy trains and a baseball mitt.
My Grandma is getting old and doesn't always recognize me when I visit, but she kept smiling at Lucas and saying "Hi cutie."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just pictures

Having a video monitor helps us so that we can catch all the crazy positions he gets into in his sleep:

We thought this would only happen once, but this is the second time we caught him with his binkie on his face!

Hanging out with his papa

He is a deep thinker in his sleep

Lucas loves trying to drink out of the cups we are drinking out of

Toga boy

Sitting in his high chair eating, but looking so little

Lucas is getting two new teeth on the top, maybe three. One of his front teeth popped through yesterday and the one next to it is coming in too. We think that his other front tooth might be, but he won't let us investigate for very long. We are amazed at how well he does getting teeth. He has just been a little drooly, but not too cranky. He is such a good little baby.

Friday, May 13, 2011

7 months old!

Lucas is already 7 months old. What a big boy! Several people just recently have mentioned how he lost his new baby look and now he is a little boy. He is getting so big and he is so curious about new things. He is doing really well at sitting and can sit for a long time without falling over. He loves the stroller. We have been going on lots of walks now that it is nice, sometimes even 2 a day, and he just sits and looks at everything and sometimes falls asleep. He loves playing with the remote. I guess he sees us using it and wants to play. Ryan gave him the extra one, but when Lucas saw that there were two he wanted both of them. He loves playing peek-a-boo now and really giggles when we peek out. There is a baby channel on TV that we have recently found. There is a show on it called baby gym and so Lucas and I everyday do his little baby gym. He really likes it. We do little stretches, activities, and sing some songs. It is really fun. He is eating like a champ. He has eaten lots of veggies and his favorite is squash. He just started fruit and likes bananas. He also started eating oatmeal today! It kind of feels like he is getting one of his top teeth coming in. He has had his bottom two teeth for 2 months now.
Lucas is such a great little baby. He sleeps from about 9:30-8ish everyday and then takes 3 naps throughout the day. He is kind of transitioning out of his third nap, but if he doesn't fall asleep before dinner he falls asleep in the stroller or car. We love our little boy. He makes us laugh so much. He is such a joy to have in our home.

Yellow Duck

I remembered that someone had given Lucas this duck bath and I got it out last week and he was so happy when he first saw it. It even quacks when you squeeze the beak. He loves yellow ducks for sure!