Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More birthday for Luke

Since Luke had a party with his friends 2 days before his actual birthday, when Sunday came he thought he had turned another year older and insisted that he was now 5. We had to explain to him that Friday was his pretend birthday and Sunday was his real birthday. I guess it can be confusing for a kid. Then on Monday Jack wrote me a letter to inform me that on Oct. 28th we would be celebrating his pretend birthday. He told me all of the things I could buy for him. He was quite disappointed when I told him we couldn't just have a pretend birthday any time we want and get presents, it had to be at your birthday time. He was so mad, he pouted on his bed for a long long time. It's still hard for him to see Luke get something he can't get, but they usually share and get a long really well.
On Sunday Grandma and Grandpa J came and visited and brought Luke some gifts. He loved the clothes so much he wore them the rest of the day, even though they weren't intended to be worn together.

Then we went to Grandma and Grandpa H's house for a birthday dinner and party. He got some fun stuff from them and Grandma and Grandpa B. He also had fun hanging out with aunt Nata, uncle Ry and uncle Landon.

Luke is 4

Happy Birthday Luke!
Luke celebrated his 4th birthday on Sunday. He is such an awesome kid, he brings so much energy and intensity to our home. He says the funniest things, and loves to do karate, hip hop dance and play with his brothers.
On Friday Luke had a Star Wars Birthday Party with some of his friends.

The front door.

Darth Vader (Jack) greeted all the guests.

We played lots of fun Star Wars games.

Outside the Jedi's in training played "Jedi, Jedi, Stormtrooper".

Luke has such nice friends, and they gave him awesome presents. It's hard to go wrong with this kid, he loved everything.

Light saber and Darth Vader cake.

The party finished with the Jedi's in training going for a scavenger hunt around the yard, they found a great treasure in the end! Luke had a great party and loved having his friends over for some fun.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy 3 Months Baby Max!

I can't believe Max is three months old today. He is growing so fast and learning so many new tricks. When I got home from Young Womens tonight Randy told me that Max allegedly "rolled over" when I was gone. Of course, the baby saves the big tricks for when I'm not around. I naturally didn't believe him, so we put Max on the floor and sure enough it didn't take a minute and he rolled from back to belly. (I know my baby is a genius).

Other things aside, the cutest trick Max does these days is his giggle guts. It is a little disturbing what gets him to laugh, you will see in the following video that the family snorting at him like pigs works the very best. He is a big boy now weighing in at 13 1/2 pounds, and still always STARVING! (and yes that is a pull-up on the floor...oh the life)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't Forget the baby, Mom!

Apparently my last few posts didn't include enough pictures of baby Max, so here's a cute one of him just hanging out helping me make dinner. Isn't he getting big? I'm trying to enjoy every day with him while he's still small.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Elephant and Tiger poop Stinks!

Last Friday we kidnapped Randy from work and headed to the circus. For the last couple of years whenever Jack hears anything about the circus he asks when we can go. I have been giving him the "Oh, we'll go someday I promise" answer for 2 years. It got to the point that I couldn't put it off any longer. He loved it. I think he was in a full belly laugh for the first 20 minutes. He gets overly amused by lame clown gimmicks, he was laughing so hard the little boy in front of him kept checking over his shoulder to see what was so funny. We were in the cheap seats, but man when those tigers and elephants started pooping we still weren't far enough away. Randy kept sniffing Max's diaper to see if it was him. HOW INSULTING! My baby doesn't smell that bad even on his worst day.

Everyone had a good time. It was the first time I had been to the circus, so I think I'm good for another 30 years. The next day Jack asked when we could go again and I told him it was kind of like going to Disneyland, we can't go every year. Luke asked when we could go to daddy's office again. (hmmm...I wonder what Luke thought of the circus)

The Orange Traffic Cones

The boys started soccer in September. They got these fabulous flourescent orange uniforms. When they were trying to name the team, the parents had great names, one of which was the orange traffic cones. The kids decided on the Tigers. I put them on the same team to make it easier for us to get to all the games, this means 3 year-old Luke is playing with 5 and 6 year-olds. They are both getting warmed up to it and doing great now.

Hey boys, the ball is over there. Like I said they are warming up to it.

They also get to play with cousin Nick (Randy's sister Julie's son), he's the one kicking in this picture ^. It is fun for them to be able to play with their cousin, and to see them so often.
Jack is a good mentor, he tries to remind Luke when the ball is coming to kick it and which way to go.
Even though he is 2+ years younger than everyone on the team, Luke is still bigger than half of the kids.

When our aggressive little Luke is feeling nervous, he just follows around Jack and stays right on his tail, then when they are in the middle of the bunch he will hold on to Jack jersey. What a good big brother to protect him.
Great kick Jack!
A little embarrassed by his mother's endless cheering.

Luke is very proud of his uniform, we have a hard time getting him to wear anything else during the week. Church could be interesting. (do you think cleats are inappropriate "dress shoes"?)

A few outings...

I've been a slacker on the blog lately. Here are a few of our recent outings.

The State Fair
Luke with an extra large chicken.
On the Ferris Wheel

The boys had to dress the part for the fair.