Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vital Statistics from Luke's Latest Appointment

Luke was supposed to get his shots Tuesday, but the poor thing has another ear infection. However, we did get his latest stats: 27-1/4 inches long (95th percentile for his age) and 15 lbs. 7 oz. (50th percentile for his age). Tall and lean... sound like anyone you know? :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Luke's First Christmas

It's taken me a while to post Christmas stuff, but I'm sure you all know how it goes: you spend weeks gearing up for the holidays, then they happen, and then you need weeks to recover! Luke was no exception. He had a great first Christmas, but, bless his little heart, he went somewhere every day from the 23-28, and it wore him out. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful holiday together. I don't want to be too verbose, so I'll try to list the highlights.

December 24
We opened gifts at my parents' house. There, Luke got to hang out with his best bud, his grandfather. Luke's aunts and uncles were so generous, and he got lots of wonderful toys and outfits. The highlight, though was his new jumper from Honey and Grandfather! He was a little awestruck that day, but it is now one of his favorite toys when he stays there during the week.

December 25
This morning, Jeremy and I opened our presents to each other, but, most importantly, Luke got to see what Santa brought. Santa brought Luke a Light-Up Star Soother (which, if you're considering one for your little one, it is lame), and, this life-changing present...
The Rainforest Jump-a-roo. Luke loves this! Later on I'll post the video of his first time in it, but he really goes to town and just jumps all over the place. The seat swivels, so he has all kinds of different things to play with. It is so adorable, and it is a huge hit at our house. Christmas afternoon we enjoyed lunch at my parents' house with Mom's side of the family, and we all ate too much but had a great time.

December 26
We got professional pictures done. Click here to see Luke's best shot if you're interested.

December 27
We hit the road for Winona to spend a night with Jeremy's parents and family. We had a wonderful time and ate great food (too much of it, as usual). Luke enjoyed some time with his Grandma and Grandpa and got some wonderful presents from his aunts and uncles. Aside from a really rough bedtime for Luke and, by extension, everyone (sorry about that, Roberts clan!), we had a really terrific time.

December 28
We left Winona for home and then headed back out to Grapevine to see my sister, Tara, brother-in-law, Steve, and niece Tessa for a brief visit before they headed back to Kansas City. Here's Tessa (~15 months old), who is far more beautiful than this photo does her credit. We had a nice visit, but, by this time, Luke was OVER IT. We spent the next six days at home resting and playing. It was glorious!

Okay... wow. Probably much more info than you wanted, but I can mark "Christmas blog" off my to do list. Yes! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you all the best in 2009!