Here's a photo of Luke smiling. Not a full-on grin, but a smile still. It is fun to watch him interact with us!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"I want to go with you."
"You can't go."
"But I want to come, too."
"I said you can't. Your mommy said 'No'."
"Oh, I am so sad."
James glanced back at Norah and saw she was speaking for her two vehicles. She is a strange girl.
2) This morning, Norah brought her mermaid doll (Ariel, she named it...) into my room and Ariel sang the entire "Part of your World" song from "The Little Mermaid" including the reprise. I am slowly piecing together Norah's version of the lyrics--will post soon.
3) As we were having lunch today, Norah asked what I was drinking. "Ginger Ale," I said. She must have been thinking about princesses because she replied, "Gingerella?" That made me smile!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Luke went to his 2 month doctor's visit. I think this photo sums up what we found out at this checkup. My sweet baby weighs a whopping 15 lbs, 13 oz.!!!! He probably weighs even more at the time I am writing this....
He had some immunizations done, and was NOT pleased. I tried to get a photo of the bandaids, but he wouldn't straighten his legs...I had a photo of Norah after her 2 month visit (check blog archives if you want to see it...) that I was trying to replicate.
And to think the doctors were worried that he wasn't gaining weight--he showed them!
My siblings and I planned a 60th surprise birthday party for my dad. He was absolutely surprised when he found out; we were sure he suspected something, but he didn't!
The biggest surprise of all was that my dad's friend from age 5, Peter Stack and his wife Ginny came all the way from Rhode Island to be there! My dad was speechless when they walked up, and he is RARELY speechless!
Uncle Nicholas took the girls all the way up the sand dune behind the beach. I warned him that Norah might poop out halfway up, but he reported that she made it most of the way by herself! I guess she got a little scared on the way down, because once you start running, it is difficult to stop!
While Alessia and Jim and baby Lucia were in the hospital, Oma and I took Norah and her cousin Ethan to Reed's Lake in East Grand Rapids.
It was a beautiful day, and many people were enjoying the lake. We watched boats get launched for a while, and then Ethan and Norah smelled the flowers for a bit. Ah, the joys of summer!