Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I don't know if I just don't remember my emotions concerning Luke's 1st and 2nd birthdays, but this one was tough. I've had a difficult time lately - it may just be because Luke is growing and changing so much right now - but I've been thinking about his birth mom a lot. You know I think that Luke is the most handsome, smart boy on the face of the earth. It's really been making me wonder about his birth family. At times when he looks especially sweet I wish that his birth mom could see this particular "face". I think that this is just an adoptive mom thing - basically, you have to experience it to know what I'm talking about. I think I'm pretty normal in this area.
We talk about Vietnam a lot. On the night before his birthday, I was in the laundry room folding clothes. When I came out Luke had gotten our pictures out and was looking at them. He told me all about them. It was pretty cute.We let Luke open his presents from us yesterday morning. He has been looking forward to this birthday since this summer so I felt bad to make him wait until next weekend to open his presents. This was his favorite gift. A Mack truck with a Lightning McQueen Shake-N-Go car. He played with it all day yesterday and even got in trouble last night playing with it when he was supposed to be going to sleep. Luke picked McDonald's for his b-day dinner last night. Who would have ever guessed that?!?!
Stay tuned for the birthday party post!
Friday, October 3, 2008
The bounce house
The "Real" Thomas
We also had a family picture taken, but Daniel is going to have to help me scan it.
One of Luke's favorite things - playing with trains
At a "sing-a-long"
On a train
Getting a tatoo - James is his favorite train. Luke is going to be James for Halloween!
Riding on the "real" Thomas
Looking out the window
Climbing the wall to slide down the slide
Back to play with the trains again!
Waiting to meet Sir Topham Hatt
Meeting Sir Topham Hatt
Picture with James
We got a balloon and actually made it home with it! Luke is still traumatized from losing his Elmo balloon.
Playing with his gift shop purchase - a Thomas bubble blower
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We went to a church conference at Hillsdale at couple of weeks ago. Nana and Papa met us there. Nana was a lifesaver watching Luke while I went to classes. She brought him a bug catcher. Luke is still playing with it. The bug catcher had big tweezers that Luke calls "squeezers", so he doesn't have to touch the bugs...Yeah right! :)This was just a cute picture. Luke made a bed out of my laundry basket. I can not begin to tell you how much this little guy is growing up. His language sounds so big now. He still has a few words that have a little bit of baby in them. Instead of saying another he says "anuhwe". It's so cute. His imaginative play has developed tremendously. It is so funny listening to him having a conversation between two toys.
We went to Tulsa last Thursday. The purpose of the trip was to get our hair cut on Friday and his 3 year old pictures taken on Saturday. I had over booked us so Daniel stayed home to take care of the concession stands that our youth ministry is doing for a fundraiser. We got in Thursday evening and Luke got to open a few early birthday presents. Aunt Jen got a big kiss from Luke because she bought him tickets to A Day Out With Thomas for his birthday. He is so excited! We are going this Friday. Stay tuned for lots of pictures!
Our story doesn't end there. Oh no... I unknowingly came to Tulsa with the stomach flu. My dear mother spent the whole night taking care of me. She is wonderful. My dad also went to the store at 4:00 a.m. to buy 7up. I slept all day Friday and mom called in sick. Mom and Dad took care of Luke. And my poor father - I shared the germ and he got sick Sunday night.
So to the stuck in Tulsa part - We had to stay until Tuesday so that I could get my hair cut. We had a great visit though.
Well, that's what we've been up to. I'll post again Friday night with our pictures from A Day Out With Thomas.