Playing catch up again! As usual! Last weekend we headed to the beach for a weekend away. Tommy and Luke left Friday afternoon, my Mom brought Krystal and Hunter (our niece and nephew) Friday evening, and I headed up Saturday after work. Tommy’s extended family was there for their annual vacation, so we got to spend alot of time with family. Saturday night Tommy and I went out with a couple of his cousins and had a good time at the Greene Turtle. Sunday we got up and packed (heavily) for Luke’s first trip to the beach! We had a good time, but our timing was off and we went right when Luke should have been going down for a nap, so we stayed for about three hours and then decided we’d better let him get some rest. He was asleep within a couple of blocks! He loved the water and the sand. He kept trying to eat the sand. I’m assuming anyone who has had a baby on the beach has experienced this :) I set up a small baby pool for him and he splashed around and had fun. Sunday night we brought the kids to the boardwalk and Krystal got to do the “Slingshot.” She had never been to the boardwalk before and she loved it. Monday Tommy and Hunter went back to the beach, Krystal, Luke, and I went shopping and Monday night we played mini golf with the family. Tuesday we packed up and headed home in the afternoon. It was a great weekend filled with good family memories.
heading to the beach with a scrunched up face :)
Luke gave us a really hard time during the nights this week. I noticed that he finally cut a tooth on the bottom that he’s been working on for weeks, so I think he finally got some relief and slept until 9:00 this morning!!! After taking turns with Tommy throughout the week getting up with him in the middle of the night, it was so nice to wake up to Tommy saying “we need to get up” and rolling over and seeing 8:51 on the clock! Sometimes you just need to sleep in. Today was one of those days. I’m so glad Luke popped that tooth through! This brings us to TEN teeth.
Luke is doing big boy one year old things now like sitting forward in his carseat, drinking milk, and eating lots of big boy foods. He’s still pretty attached to his pacifier which makes me nervous because I have a fear of having a three year old with a pacifier hanging out of his mouth.
Luke got dirty crawling around the garage at Jason and Brittany’s last night and then crashed as soon as we got in the car, so he got a bath first thing this morning.
He’s been showing off his bear crawl to lots of new admirers over the past couple of weeks. Everyone loves the way he gets around on his hands and feet with his butt up in the air! He’s a huge hit everywhere he goes :) He holds himself up on things really well and will sometimes stand without holding on to anything for a couple seconds, but hasn’t taken any steps and doesn’t show a huge interest in walking.
Today we ordered our bridesmaids dresses for Bonnie’s wedding, which is three short months away! Carrie and I are both happy with the dress and it was a quick and easy decision!
I can’t think of anything else that’s been going on… Tommy’s at a concert right now and Luke is fighting bedtime, but as soon as he goes down my bedroom, which should really be referred to as an obstacle course or disaster area, is getting a major overhaul!!!! It’s been crammed and ridiculously cluttered since our spare bedroom became occupied in April, and I can’t take it anymore! So, here I go…