Luca first thing in the morning, cuddling on the couch
Luca loves to sit on the counter, help us make coffee, and toast and everything else. He loves being able to see when mom and dad are doing.
John, Luca and I had a wonderful low key Thanksgiving weekend. The highlight was that John and I were both off of work. We went over to our friends, Andy and Jamie's for brunch and then over to Alicia's for celebration of her birthday! We also had a cool moment when Scarlett, Maya, and Luca were all sleeping at Alicia's so the adults got to play a game together. It was the first time since the kids were born that we have hung out as couples without them. It was a special few hours:)
Yesterday we got a turkey on sale and cooked it for the heck of it, Jess and Kimi came over. We only had the main good parts of the meal, mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing, and turkey and gravy. It was super.
The snow is all melted but has gotten me ready for Dec. and the advent season. I usually think all that comes to early but I am ready this year now that we had an few days of freezing temps. John and I are looking forward to having Christmas in our own house this year for the first time ever. There is a cool permit you can get here in WA where you can cut any tree down in the forest for $10. It sounds like fun to hike through the woods looking for a tree. We are hoping to do that tomorrow.
Monday, November 22, 2010
It is snowing in Seattle! It is so much fun and beautiful. Luca isn't quite sure about the snow flakes falling on him but he loves looking at it. John and I are home today and am going to to make a fire and enjoy this early winter wonderland. I love the snow, a true Minnesotan at heart.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Here is Luca rocking in his cow in his new casts in his dog pj's. We had PT and OT this morning at Boyer. I told Luca he was going to Boyer and he said, "play?", "bubbles?", "Elmo?" at least he has a great association with the place he receives therapy:) He didn't want to leave after 2 hours this morning.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
John just called me at work on his way back home from children's hospital. Luca has new blue casts. The casting went fine not too many tears and he is comfortable now on the ride home. Luca's feet looked more flexible and he has a large scar on the left foot from the surgery. I will post pictures of the new blue casts soon. Three more weeks till the walking casts and then new AFO's on Dec. 17th! Yay!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Luca cannot have a bath for about 9 weeks because of his casting series. It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since it began and he will have a cast change on Wed. but because he has hard casts on he cannot get a bath before his new casts go on. He is rather fussy tonight and the only thing that will console him is taking a bath. John said why not put him in a dry bath tub with his bath toys? Great idea. Luca is now playing happily in that bath. And here is a picture of it.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Luca has a new pumpkin hat knit by Kara Hill, at Bethany WS. Thanks Kara! He looks so cute it in. We are also getting a lot of use out of the exercise saucer these days so Luca can be "standing" instead of always sitting on his bottom. He can now play with the toys and press the buttons. A few month later than usual but I'll take it.