Thursday, July 28, 2011
It has finally been warm enough to go to the Seattle Parks wading pool (it only has to be 70 degrees) to have them open. Anyway, Luca loves splashing, walking and sitting in the water. He also likes that there are no diving boards there (as he is currently scared of diving boarders- as he calls them). Anyway, here are some pictures Jess took the other day!
Luca and I got to watch Layna and Jonah the other day. Luca and Layna liked walking around the house holding hands, playing hide and go seek, reading books, and "caring" for baby Jonah as they both asked, "Jonah, what is the matter...over and over again!"
Friday, July 22, 2011
Jean makes everyone smile, what else can I say?
My dear friend, Jean and co-worker is moving back to Michigan next week. Her family moved out to Seattle so her husband could go to grad. school, he graduated and now they are moving home. She began working at Bethany when I left on maternity leave, and then she stayed on full-time and was even the interim director of Children's Ministry for 6 + months! She has been such a valuable contributor towards Children's Ministry at Bethany, does amazing work, encourages everyone and is a friend to us all. We are all going to miss her dearly!!!
Luca now receives his physical therapy at the Play Garden. It is a park/therapy center that Boyer in partnered with. His PT, Beth, meets us there every Thurs. morning. Luca loves being outside and enjoys working with Beth. There is large soft hill which he calls a mountain and he is able to walk up and down it by himself. There are also chickens to chase, bunnies, a life like pig and a playground.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Luca loves to read stories all day and especially before bed. I think he would like us to read him his entire book collection before bed if we would. Here is a picture of John reading one story to Luca before bed tonight. Luca is still wearing flannel christmas pj's in July because it is just 60 degrees (0r less) right now in Seattle. Who knew we could where snowman pj's all year long in Seattle. I am so glad we are going to the east coast for 2.5 weeks this summer so at least I know we get 2.5 weeks of summer this year! It is hard to wait till Aug!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Luca and I have matching sweatshirts and Luca thought his was on the couch. Luca put it on and it was mom's! Pretty cute! John said he played in it for 10 mins. pretending it was a cape! He also picked out his Elmo shirt to wear today. He is learning to say, "cheese" when we take his picture.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Enjoying history, I thought I would look up the 4th of July in google. I found this quote and thought it was pretty amazing that John Adams forecasts this holiday celebration more than 200 years ago. Independence was gained on July 2nd, but the Declaration of Independence was signed on the 4th. Hence the celebration on the 4th. We had a great sunny day and enjoyed seeing the fireworks we could from our front yard. I do look forward to when Luca is old enough to take to the fireworks show!
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.
Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The other day Luca's friend Scarlett was requesting a photo of Maya and Luca together. We don't have too many so we took one the other day. Scarlett is in it too! All three of them enjoyed going barefoot on the cozy rug.