Monday, November 23, 2009

Friends, Thanksgiving Party and Smiles

I'm throwing a handful of new pictures in here. Last week my friend, April, and her two kids came over. She has a boy, Carson, that is 6 months older than Gabriel, and a little girl, Brooklyn that is 3 weeks older than Luca. It's nice to get together and the let the boys play, and to have some adult conversation as well. Gabriel had his Thanksgiving feast at school on Friday, and his class were Indians. It was cute, and Gabriel was excited that his daddy and his GeeDaw were able to make it.

Our baby is full of smiles. It's amazing what a smile can do to you - it just melts your heart.

Some Gabriel Updates

Gabriel came home from school last week, and asked "Mommy, do you know what I'm thankful for? I'm thankful for God." I said "that's very nice...what else are you thankful for?" he said "God's brother" I asked "you mean God's son?" and he said "yeah, him too."

We brought Gabriel into our church service on Sunday, because there was a sick child that had been in his class, and the entire service Jonathan and I took turns hushing Gabriel. He wanted to talk to us, and instead of using a quiet whisper voice, he would talk louder so he could be louder than the Pastor. He kept asking "is this over yet? How much longer" At the end of the service as soon as the Pastor was done, Gabriel stood up and said "Wow..that was really nice."

Jonathan took a trip to Las Vegas a week ago, and sent us a picture via phone in front of a sign that said Las Vegas. I showed it to Gabriel and he said "Is Daddy in Begas?" so I showed him the words and I said "Daddy's in Las Vegas"...he looked at me and asked "Daddy's lost?"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Little Luca Pictures

Here are a couple of updated pics of my baby boy. He is almost 6 weeks old, and I'm amazed at how fast it goes by. I was holding him yesterday, and walking around trying to get some things done. Realizing he was sure was still, I looked down to see if he was asleep, and he was just staring at me. So I smiled at him, and he just grinned right back. Warmed my heart, that smile. It makes everything else okay. Funny how that doesn't change - I can be in a bad mood, and even Gabriel can give me a sweet smile and melt me.

I even managed to get out one morning and meet my friends Kristi and Jeannie. Kristi had a little boy, Luke, two weeks before Luca was born, and we had not been able to see each other's babies yet. Kristi and I have been friends since before either of us can even remember, and it's pretty cool that now we have two boys each, and our youngest are just two weeks apart. I'll enjoy watching them grow up together.

Sweet, sleeping baby
I had to throw a picture of Gabriel, too
Luca and Luke

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gabriel and Mommy Time

I took Gabriel to the park one day, just him and I. It was a beautiful day, and I thought he could use some just "him" time. He has been excellent with adjusting to the baby in the house. I feel guilty a lot of times because I have to tell him to wait on things or I can't do things, but he is very good and patient when it comes to Luca. I look forward to Luca getting a little older so they can play together. Here are a few pics I took of my sweet boy at the park.

And one of my boys in matching shirts, with their daddy

Luca Joe - 1 Month Checkup

Stats at 1 month:
11 lbs, 11 oz
22 1/2 inches long
- Making him 90% in weight & 75% in length

What can I say? We have big boys! :o) He is starting to smile and is more alert. We are still trying to figure out this sleeping at night thing. I like routine and a schedule, and so far he insists on doing it his way. Maybe the next update I'll have good news on that front.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Halloween Fun

For Halloween this year we started the weekend before with a little pumpkin carving with our neighbors - we ended up with two, which I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Then, we went to a trunk or treat at my dad and step-moms church, and then for Halloween, we had our neighbors, The Bairds, come over for dinner, a Halloween movie and then off for trick or treating. The weather was a little wet, but it didn't keep Gabriel and Addison from hitting up a few homes. It was a nice time, and we couldn't ask for better neighbor/friends to hang with.

Gabriel's Fall Party at School
Praying before they eat - he's so darn cute!