Monday, June 28, 2010

new haircut




I got my haircut on Sat. Only 27 bucks. (Westside Barbar in West Seattle- I recommend it) It just felt like time to take 6 inches off. My hair hasn't been this short since high school and it is kind of fun to have a change.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Can I move to the farm?

Looks like Luca would like to play in the barn. Too cute! Jess took the photo.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The back room


While the kitchen is done, beautiful and very functional, the back room is still under construction. Just in case you were wondering what we were doing with all of our new found free time- John has been working on rebuilding the fireplace and back wall. And what a lot of work it is too! Laying bricks is not a piece of cake at all. You can see the great column on the right which John is working on with the new bricks.
(Thanks to Alicia and Jessica for watching Luca so John can work on it while I was at work this week.)

Look who is talking!

Luca is officially talking and hopefully a video to prove it will come soon when Luca wakes up for his nap if he will perform:)
Luca is saying SHOE, BALL, U-OO, B-BYE, DADA, MAMAMAMA, WAWA
It is so fun to hear him talk all day long. When he is not saying words he is just making lots of happy noises and laughing. Sometimes I hear him in his room, by himself, just laughing. I wish he could tell me what is so funny.

The joys of being home owners


Here are a few of my favorite things are being home owners:
1. We can destroy and rebuild our house as much as we want with out having to ask permission from the landlords
2. We don't have landlords!!!
3. We have land to garden, hang out, relax in, and enjoy!
4. We have beautiful flowers and can always a "free" bouquet on the kitchen table.
5. We are getting to know our neighbors and enjoying the sense of community in the neighborhood

Here is a picture of the latest flower arrangement. (Confession: I didn't plant any of these flowers:)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Like father like son



Luca and John at 6 months (above is John at 6 months)

Happy Father's Day





To John from Luca
and to our fathers, Harry and Jay and all those father's out there. You have a huge and special job in your children's lives. Thank you for your love, dedication, and hard work.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Luca in his toy walker



Luca loves be mobile. He loves to scoot and he loves to roll around in his walker!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kitchen compete



It is amazing! The kitchen is done and looks beautiful! We are all happy and excited to use it. John made a wonderful salmon dinner last night to celebrate and try out the new oven! Yum!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The bath

video
Luca loves to say dada. Luca also asks for him all day while John is at work. He thinks it is very funny to say dada when asked to say mama (or dada). He can say mama too just not on command. I think he and his cousin Annie have a similar sense of humor:)

Luca outside

Outside and taking a little break from his AFO's after his bath! Look at those cute feet!
Pointing to the bugs or maybe the weeds

There is ONE place that Luca wants to be that is outside! So here he is enjoying the sunshine and a shirt that changes colors in the sun. Thanks Jess and Kimi! And thanks to Betsy for helping me plant these beautiful flowers!

The Aquarium

The "Whale"


Yesterday, Monica, Lily, Jess, Layna, Luca and I went to the aquarium. Luca loved looking at the fish and scooting around. It was a lot of fun, but hard to take pictures of toddlers as they are always on the go.

In hopes for summer

To all of those Luca blog followers we are hoping for some summer around here and changed the background of the blog for the summer. Hope you are all having a great start to your summers and enjoying the sunshine!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Luca and Scarlett





Baby Scarlett is getting big and is really adorable. Luca got to hang out with her a little bit yesterday while Alicia and I were planting veggies. It was the first sunny day in MANY here in Seattle. I think the whole city was outside.

Luca and Layna on their computers





Luca was pretty happy about having Layna over this afternoon! First they enjoyed the toy computer together then Luca thought....I think I will just make my way over to the real one while mom is taking pictures. They were both glad to have their own.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

sat. morning



The boys were enjoying some foam and coffee this morning for breakfast!
(Luca the foam and John the coffee)
Got to love his new pj's from the West Seattle garage sale!