Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lucas counting

Lucas got on this stage and started counting. Right before he had done it perfectly all the way to 13. I think his little counting voice is so cute!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Julie's visit

We had the pleasure of having Lucas' birth mother, Julie, come and stay and play with us for a few days. Lucas was shy at first (it was close to naptime), but then he warmed up to her pretty quickly. He loved chasing her. I think one of my favorite things of the weekend was Lucas asking Julie, "Go jump on Julie's bed?" and then they would go jump and play. He loved showing off for her. It was great to see them together playing and laughing.
Lucas waiting for Julie to get off the plane

This was right before he pushed her off the rock

I love this picture of Ryan and Lucas

Just chilling

Playing in the backyard

We went on a gondola ride to see the falls

His first carousel ride. He chose to ride on the tiger because it didn't go up and down.

Looking back at Julie and me

The largest Radio Flyer wagon in the world. Julie wasn't too impressed,
I think we made it seem bigger and cooler than it was.

This was the first time that Ryan realized that the blocks say something

We went on a hike around Lake Couer d'Alene (Julie got to visit Washington and Idaho)

It was a beautiful hike

We went to an arena football game (Ryan and I went to one on our first date)

Lucas made this in Nursery at church, so cute!

Sunday evening we went to a great park

I wish we would have brought our camera. I love this picture, but unfortunately it was just on my phone.

Opening the package from Grandma Angie. He loved the Toy Story stickers!

And the Batman cape!

He went straight for the Buzz sticker

Combination of Batman and Puss in Boots with the hat

The cape makes a great blanket for when Batman pretends to sleep.
Saying goodbye is hard to do. This is not a good representation of how Lucas felt about Julie. He had fallen asleep on the way to the airport and was kind of cranky. He was sad to see her go and keeps asking about her, "Where's Julie?" and then answers himself: "Julie at the airport. Julie fly on plane." He saw a plane flying yesterday and said, "Where's Julie going?"
Love these two!

We are so grateful for the relationship that we have with Julie. It was so much fun to have her be here and see Lucas in his own environment. We love Julie! We are so happy to have an open adoption. Thanks for coming and visiting!

Fun in the sun

He loves playing T-ball and running the bases

Lucas loves playing with his friend Brooklyn

"I spray Mommy!"

Drinking from the hose

Figured it out
Grandma Darcey sent these yard tools and Lucas loves helping in the yard

He was really getting into raking

Then the sprinklers came on and he knew just what to do

I love this face