Here are the chompers that chomp on my furniture, his crib, Norah's puzzle pieces, etc.!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Luca is 10 months old!
Things I love about Luca:
He is cheerful!
He is chubby and fun to squeeze!
He has a sense of humor!
He is independent!
The other side of Luca:
He doesn't like to sleep! I can count the number of 6 hour blocks of sleep I have had since he's been born on 2 fingers.
He eats everything he can get his hands on, including furniture pads and erasers (yuck!)!
He only likes to play with wires, computer equipment, outlets, plugs, the toilet, and our shoes (which he sucks on!)!
Luca and Lucia had fun playing together at Aunt Sunny and Uncle Nick's house. We wanted to take this picture because they are both teething, and both had one bright red cheek (on their left). It was cute.
At the beginning of my week in MI, Alessia could just leave Lucia on a little play mat, and when she came back, Lucia would still be on the mat. That reminded me of Norah. I tried positioning Lucia in the "crawling" position, and at first she cried, but by the end of the week, she was putting herself in that position!
We went to Michigan after the wedding to spend my spring break with my family (while James was on a work assignment in Barcelona!). Nicholas and Sunny had us over for dinner and she set up this cute little table for Norah and Ethan. The almost look civilized, don't they?
We made a trip to Iowa City to see our friends Amanda and Sam get married--it was a great wedding. Norah had so much fun seeing Amanda in her wedding dress, dancing, eating cake, and seeing her friends Cade, Hannah and Cyrus, and her old babysitter, Amelia! Here are Norah and friends "posing" after a long night of dancing.
Just today, Norah said, "Mommy, I really had fun at Amanda's wedding. Maybe when she gets married again, we can go to another party!" I told her we all hope that this will be Amanda and Sam's only wedding!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Nonna thought Luca looked like a little Amish girl in his hat (which kept sliding off his head!) You might be wondering why he is in a heavy snowsuit if it was 55 degrees--by the end of the day he was just in his clothes. Yay for Spring!!!!
Last summer when my Aunt Janet and cousin Vinny (yes, I have a cousin Vinny!) came to visit, we dropped them off at the AMTRAK station so they could continue on their adventure/vacation. While were were waiting with them for the train to arrive, another train came barreling through the station and decided it would be a good idea to blast its horn! Norah was so terrified, she fell on her bottom, curled into the fetal position, and screamed like I have never heard her scream. What was meant to be fun (seeing the train) turned out to be terrifying!
Well, all that to say, that now, whenever Norah is near a train or a train track, she covers her ears and looks around nervously for trains to come blasting by! Here she is waiting for Nonna, who came to visit us this past week.
It actually was above freezing early in March, so Norah and Luke and I went to the playground where I work. They also have a nice pond there with an overlook. It will be fun to go here in the Spring/Summer to see the birds that I know will hang out here!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
The next day, we went to the Museum of Science and Industry, and had a grand time exploring!
Here's Norah in front of "A shadow with seeds"--really, it's a screen that has falling objects, and when you stand in front of it and cast a shadow on the screen, the objects fall AROUND the shadow! It's pretty cool to watch!
As were were walking through the zoo, we heard a lion roaring. It was LOUD, and we thought it might be a recording, but as we got closer, we noticed a crowd around the lion exhibit. The male lion was standing right by the glass and roaring! Norah was pretty impressed--we all were. He kept pacing back and forth and looking at the five little kids in the glass--good thing he was on one side and they were on the other!