A typical Luke look!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I finally got my life organized enough to sit down with Luke and give him his first solid food. Norah was great at feeding him, too (though his expression in the photo seems to say, "Help me!").
The baby food book that I use told me how I could tell if my child was ready for solids:
Does the child take great interest in watching you eat and drink? Yes.
Does the child make chewing motions when he/she is watching you eat? Yes.
Do you feel guilty eating around your child? Yes.
I guess we were ready! He did great. I forgot to put a bib on him so it was a bit of a mess.
Norah, Alessia, and I had a "Girl's Day" and brought Norah to get her very first haircut. We were going to save the sucker for a treat after the haircut, but it was the only way we could lure her onto the seat. She actually did great, despite how pathetic she looks here!
Luke Calvin was baptized on October 17th by Pastor Kyle. It was a beautiful service all around, and we were able to share it with my parents and James' parents, and close friends, too. What a great day!
Luke is wearing the same baptismal gown that my cousins, my siblings, my daughter, my nephew, my second cousins, and I wore when we were baptized. It was a gift from my great-grandmother.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Norah and I recently attended "Princess Night" at our church. It was a program designed for 3-5 year old girls to teach them how to be beautiful children of God. They all got to wear their princess dresses, and made crowns, decorated cupcakes, had a small lesson, watched a short movie about being beautiful on the inside, and had a marvelous time! Here are Norah and her friend Hannah listening to the lesson.
Luke had his first bath in the big bathtub, and boy, did he every LOVE it! He was splashing and cooing and squealing in delight! Every once in a while, he would splash his own face and get a very surprised but delighted look on his face!
I can't believe he is almost 5 months old already!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Me: "How should we do your hair today?"
Norah: "With our hands."
Here's another from today on the way to the park.
Norah: "That's a weeping willow tree. You can almost reach the branches to swing on them."
Me: "When I was a little girl, I used to swing on weeping willow branches."
Norah: "When I was a little girl, I did poopoo in my pants."
I will post more as they occur, as my memory is all but non-existent these days!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"The baby on his Bumbo"
Luca loves sitting upright in this Bumbo seat (courtesy of Alessia). I tried it a couple weeks ago, and it was a definite "no" because he would arch his back and slip out, but now he just sits in it and takes in the world around him!