Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Luke @ 10 Months Old

Aw, he looks so happy! 

{1 hour later} 

SICK sick SICK as a dog.  
Oh, it was awful! 

I spent the next week sanitizing our house from top to bottom and praying that Luke and I would be the only ones that had to get sick.  Luke was in pain and we could hear his little tummy churn, but he still smiled and laughed.  You can't make this kid unhappy.  He's full of joy, no matter what!  

P.S. How is it even possible that they were this close and Owen didn't get sick, too?!

We needed that stomach bug to hit the road because we had BIG plans --- Disneyland! Owen turned 4 years old on May 4th and we chose a trip to Disneyland over a birthday party.  Technically, he got both {Disneyland plus a donut and banana birthday party at school}.  He's a tricky one! 

Meeting the Mouse!  We got to the park an hour early, went to City Hall to get Owen's birthday button, and waited in the front courtyard for less than 5 minutes to meet Mickey.  It couldn't have been any better. 

Taking a 9 month old around Disneyland and California Adventure was a lot easier than we expected.  There were lots of rides that all four of us were able to go on together... The Tea Cups, Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story Midway Mania, just to name a few.   Owen's absolute favorite was The Monorail!    

Luke couldn't take his eyes off Buzz for a second... not even for a picture!

And, he practically climbed up my chest trying to get back to Woody. 

We packed a bag full of puffs, baby food, and bottles for Luke, but he preferred the pineapple spears in AdventureLand and the Mac N Cheese from The Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.  

Owen remembered the Mickey Mouse Ice Cream from our last visit and savored every bite! 

Luke and I played in Radiator Springs as Brendon and Owen waited to ride Radiator Springs Racers! Luke was such a trooper.  After spending most of his day in the Ergo, stroller, or being held by Mommy and Daddy, he deserved a little time to crawl around.  There was a quiet little area behind Flo's V8 Cafe that was perfect for the little guy.  One of the cast members even swept the ground in the area he was playing.   

Owen got the big brother treatment during nap time! He and Brendon went swimming the first day and I took him to California Adventure the next day.  While we were there, he was given the full tour of the Trolley Car in California Adventure.  He got to blow the whistle, honk the horn and announce "Trolley On" The conductor took the time to answer all 100 of his questions, too! 

The birthday boy was beyond excited when opening his presents from Grammy & Poppa! Grandma and Grandpa sent him shopping money so he could pick out anything he wanted.  He loved being able to pick out his favorite things!

The hotel water park was so much fun and the perfect size for little ones!

Back at home, we've had just as many fun new adventures and Luke's had lots of new accomplishments! 

Luke's first words were Mama, Dada, and Bubba.  He also says, Wawa for water. We're working on signs for more, all done, please, and thank you.  He smiles as us while we sign to him, but for now, just watches. 

The closest he's come to signing "all-done" was this.  He ended up tossing the eggs in his hands at me and laughing!  That's one way to finish up a meal. 

Owen really likes helping Luke and sharing his puffs.  This was a "one for you, two for me" moment.  But, I appreciate the help, so Owen gets to eat puffs too! 

Luke is fearless! His favorite activity in the entire world is climbing the stairs.  You can't keep this kid off of them.  It's a full time job!  

*The giant baby gate has since been delivered and Luke is completely banned from the front section of the house.  (Owen now uses that space as his office... he does his "work" there and hides any toys that he doesn't want to share!)

The boys love going to The Man Store, aka Lowe's.  This month, Brendon built a tool bench for the garage and Luke tried his hardest to help.  In honor of Luke's favorite things.. TOOLS... his first birthday theme will be a handyman/garage party!  He has a bin full of toy tools and is always holding one.  He even crawls with a tool in his hand. 

This month we also celebrated Mother's Day! The boys spoiled me with sleeping in, breakfast in bed, homemade cards, a day at the spa, and family photos! 

{As if this month wasn't amazing already} David, Jessica, Bryce and Kyle came to visit! 

The "little" brothers are both very quickly growing and we suspect that they'll soon be bigger than their brothers. 

The guys made homemade ice cream with help from all the little boys! 

We beat the heat by playing in the splash pad at the park, too. 

And, resting in the shade! 

Owen's favorite outside game, Water Trampoline, was even more fun with Bryce! 

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