Saturday, October 30, 2010

Luca coloring

video

Luca coloring

Luca started coloring with his mouth and his hand. It is fun to see him coloring. video

a few more pictures



Luca colors Snoopy!


Post surgery

Layna came over to cheer up Luca the morning after his surgery. He sure liked the Binky game! video

Friday, October 29, 2010

Havest Party




At Bethany tonight, there was a huge party, the Harvest Party. It was so much fun to see all the kids dressed up and lots of new friends too. Luca looks adorable in his pirate costume. He didn't smile too much he looked very serious most of the evening. I think he was trying to figure out why everyone looked so funny. I was Mrs. Frizzle from the Magic school bus series.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Update

Luca is still recovery and sleeping well. He ended up not having to stay at the hospital the first night because he was eating, drinking, and doing ok. We were all very glad to come home around 5 pm and Luca slept much better than I think he would have at the hospital. We are watching some baby Einsteins, playing with toys, and enjoying all the visits and food brought by so many!!! Thanks again everyone for supporting us through this surgery! I am still blown away by how well it has gone. It has been so much better than the first surgery which helps me since we many have more down the road. Luca slept really well again last night. He does say off, please several times a day while lifting up his cast. I wish I could take them off but we all want the end result-straight feet for walking. I will post some pictures soon.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

smooth recovery

Luca is doing very well, he slept through the night last night and took a three hour nap this afternoon. We are all glad for the much needed rest. Luca has just begun scooting around this evening. Thanks for all your prayers, call, and encouragement. He still wants his casts off but hopefully soon he will get use to them again.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Surgery Update

Luca had a successful surgery without complications. He is awake and eating already. He should be in good order to go home tomorrow.

Luca in surgery

Luca is in surgery right now. He calmly went down to sleep in the OR, while I was holding him. Dr. Mosca is currently working on Luca's little feet. I will send an update when we have one. Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and support.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cute Luca

The new lawn


John got some fresh sod for the front yard and it looks so nice. I feel like we robbed a golf course or something. Can't wait to enjoy it this spring and summer! He has got some amazing home transformation skills!

Early Halloween




I went to a consignment sale with Alicia yesterday and found a pirate costume for a buck. I was planning on putting Luca in his monkey suit from last year (the pants don't fit but brown pants would work, right?) anyway, who knows if we will make it to anything we need a costume to with his surgery on Tues. but I thought this would be fun if we were all up for it. The legs of the pirate outfit are wide enough for the casts to fit over too. He still needs a hat or something but he looks pretty cute.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Luca's Truck




I don't know if you have seen pictures of Luca riding his truck yet. He loves riding it down the block and then likes you to put him back up and doing again!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More pictures




Here are some pictures of making apple crisp together and reading books with Luca. We had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa.

A moment to myself

It is so nice to have my dad here. He is currently at Boyer with Luca during his PT and OT. It takes 45 mins. to get to Boyer at this time of day and then the PT and OT are about an hour each so it is a full morning experience which Luca also enjoys. I am grateful to have a week "off" even though it is really fun to watch Luca during his interactive therapy time.
What did I do with my morning you may ask? I went to the dentist for a follow up visit, cleaned the house, and had a quiet breakfast. I think I need to get more creative in my moments to myself but it happens so rarely I don't know what to do with myself:) I am also hoping to go running a little later on this beautiful fall day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Surgery Date Set

Luca is going to be having surgery on Oct. 26th on both feet. He will be in long leg casts for 6 weeks, walking casts for 2 weeks and then back into AFO's right around Christmas.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Grandma Bev and Grandpa Jim Adams visit in Seattle





We are having a great time here in Seattle with Grandpa and Grandma! They are enjoying the fall colors and most of all their great grandson Luca! He has charmed his way right into their hearts and he loves playing with them! Thanks for coming all the way to Seattle to see us! There are pictures from our special dinner last night at Anthony's Restaurant (where John and I had our wedding reception). Luca did an amazing job sitting through a two hour dinner! What a trooper, and what a delicious meal enjoyed by all!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Luca's new hair cut and cast




Update: Luca got a short hair cut on Monday and today he got a new leg casts. He did so well during the casting. He talked to Dr. Mosca before the casting then hardly cried as we sang together during the casting. I am very proud of him. He had so much fun this morning in the bath (after I took off the last cast and before he got the new one.) He splashed with his legs so much the whole bathroom floor was wet but I didn't care, I just loved seeing him so happy in the water. After 45 mins he was still not ready to be all done but he had to come out. I look forward to his next bath on Monday when he will go back to Children's for x-rays and a decision about when/if to have surgery and on what parts of his feet. Sorry the pictures aren't the best, I couldn't get him to look at the camera this morning.