Friday, April 30, 2010

Luca gives a kiss

Luca swinging his arm

Uncle Jeremy

I just wanted to tell you that I really like my new shirt. My parents weren't too sure about it but I wear it proudly. Thanks for thinking of me, I hope I can go to New Orleans soon. Do you think it is too early for me to fly by myself? (Kristin, thank you too!!)
Love you both, Luca

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I thought we had pretty great insurance with John's work. Considering he works at a hospital, you figure that is just one of the perks of being in the medical profession. Well, it turns out to be not so good if you have neurodevelopment delays such as Luca. He has not only maxed out his yearly $ for this (including casts, splints, AFO's, therapy etc) but also his lifetime $ which is only 8,000. Boyer called me yesterday to let me know and say that we qualify for free therapy through the state. Thank goodness:) We are so thankful for Boyer and Children's Hospital for covering his medical expenses. After Luca is three years old Seattle Public School system should start covering the cost of this therapy.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stats are in

Luca just got home from his 1 year check up. He fell right to sleep after those shots.
For those of you who are wondering:
He is 20 lb 13.5 oz 9.4 kg and in the (19%) for weight
He is 30.5" 77.5 cm and in the (70%) for height
This may explain why he no longer fits into 12 months pants

Good job growing Luca! Born at 5 lb 15 oz and 18" long. He is growing so quickly!!!


Pictures in color

These were also taken by Heather Dickinson

Pictures in black and white

Heather Dickinson from Bethany took these amazing pictures of Luca. She is starting up a photography business. If you are at all interested in having your families picture taken at very affordable rates you should contact her at
She is amazing. Thanks again Heather!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Luca's first birthday party

The train cake Jamie made for Luca! How awesome!
Luca's first pair of shoes!!! YAY!

Luca's first birthday party!

The above picture is Luca and Nancy! So glad to have their family in our lives and his! The below picture is Jamie and Alicia with their cute babies. Luca was sleeping at the time:)

Luca opening his present from the Whites! He loved it!

Luca's first bday party!

Thanks Jamie and Jess for hosting and throwing us all a party in Luca's honor! It was a lot of fun and very special!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Luca's birthday party

Here is a link to pictures of Luca's party on Jessica's blog, if you want to see the pictures right away. I will try to get them up on my blog soon. Thanks again Jess! The pictures are awesome and thanks to you and Jamie for hosting the party!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


We are back to the stretching, crying and AFO's. Can't wait till Luca gets use to the stretching again!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Luca's birthday party

I am having such a good time at my party. Thanks everybody!
Scarlett can I touch your feet? I promise I won't stretch them:)
I got such cool toys too! I don't even know what to say.

Jessica and Jamie hosted a beautiful birthday party for Luca and celebration for all! It was full of kids, great food, and activities. Thankfully Jessica is the profession photographer so I will post some of the pictures she took soon. I only got a few but here they are.

Other highlights for today were:
New cool looking AFO's for Luca, I will take pictures but they are blue with cars, and trains on them.
He got his FIRST pair of walking shoes! They are size 7 (I guess that is big for a 1 year old) but that is was they needed to be to fit over the AFO's. He looks so cute wearing shoes. No more questions about the casts in the grocery store and everywhere else! YAY!

Weekend in Anacoratas, WA

Luca, Mari, and I went up to her parent's home Friday and Sat. this last week. It was so much fun to be out of the city. Luca loved the Becker's cows and all the wildlife. He also loved meet Janet and Larry, Mari's parents. Here are a few pics from the weekend.
Thanks Harmony and Briant for the awesome baby laptop that plays music. He played with it all weekend and loves it.
Thanks again to everyone for all the love and gifts for his first birthday!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I learned something new today

Hi Everybody,
Thanks for looking at my blog and celebrating my birthday. I learned something new today with my mom and the OT, Caroline. I learned how to drink out of a straw and I did it all by myself. So now my mom and dad can put a straw in my drinks and won't have to hold them for me all the time. I am pretty excited and I think they are too! I love learning new things! Don't worry there was clean water in the lemon not lemon juice:)

Pictures from the day you were born Luca

Happy 1st Birthday Luca!!!

Luca is one year old today! Hard to believe it has been a year since he was born! Thanks for all of the cards, presents, calls and e-mails! You have showered him and us with lots of love today and throughout this last year. We are proud of Luca and all that he has done and endured this last year. He is a picture of him with some of this gifts and cards. We are having a party and cake on Monday. Let me know if you want to come celebrate with us.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Luca preferences

So we found out early that Luca likes to be outside. Today I was cooking and every time I tried to bring Luca in to the living room he would start crying so he played on the steps outside by himself for about an hour. He sure loves being outdoors, who could blame him, the sun was even shining:)

I also took a picture of John taking his second load of our house to the dump. The back patio is almost clear and the walls are getting primed tomorrow! Yay!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Luca birthday present from India

Luca's great-godparent who live in Delhi send him a little Indian outfit. He looks adorable in it! Thanks so much!!!! Dewy and Carolyn.