Monday, April 23, 2012

All By Myself & A Dance Party

Last week Andrew had to travel for work. I have been very fortunate that he hasn't had to travel much except a few times a year and every time he has traveled I have just gone home to Abilene for the week. This week I already had commitments with Wee School and other things around here, so I decided to be a big girl and stay here. In fact, Andrew just accepted a new position within his company making it very likely/probable that he will start traveling M-Th very often. I already know he will be gone for 3 weeks in Sept. and Oct. So I decided I would try to brave it by myself since this could quickly become the norm and I can't run home every time Andrew leaves.

 Let me just say I have so much more respect for single parents after this past week. Having to do everything for Luke and around the house is a lot- and I just have one kid. Luckily Luke was so sweet, and would come and cuddle with me and give hugs and kisses (its like he knew I was a little nervous and sad). He really was the best and I couldn't ask for a better son. But taking care of anyone all by yourself is a lot. I also do not sleep well at all without Andrew. I get too scared and I slept with the TV on every night- leaving me exhausted by the end of the week.  Not having any 'grown ups' to talk to can drive you a little crazy. Luke and I have never been so excited to go to Wee School and actually have some social interaction. Anyways, enough rambling- we survived and it wasn't that bad. This weekend we celebrated 'dada' being home by getting snow cones (we might come up with a reason to get a snow cone most days of the week). Here is a little peak into how big and crazy Luke is getting! He is a dancing fool!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day out with Thomas the Train

Today Luke and I met up with my SIL and her two little ones in Grapevine to ride Thomas the Train. The kids had so much fun. 

We listened to some music.

We waited for the train to arrive.

Then we finally got to ride the train! We were so excited!

Luke kept sticking his head out of the window making me very nervous.

Then we finished up the morning playing in the sandbox.

The weather was perfect. It is was a great play day and I recommend it to anyone with little kids. They loved it!

Thomas the Train, we had so much fun and can't wait until you come back to visit again!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Animal Sounds!

The other evening Luke and I hung out in the driveway, eating snow cones, waiting for daddy to come home from work. Here is a quick video of Luke talking and saying his animal sounds. Enjoy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm Back

Hey friends,

So sorry I have been MIA for so long. I was having major hard drive/storage and computer issues, so I couldn't do anything with pictures, saving, blogging, etc. But I have things sorted out now, so I should be able to keep this blog update more often now.

Here is a look at the past few months that you missed:

Luke has grown up a lot. He is now 17 month old.

In October he turned one, and celebrated with a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" Party.

We also found time to have some family pictures taken.

We then celebrated the holidays.
Santa visited several times and brought lots of goodies.

We have played a lot, and have just been enjoying each other. Most recently we celebrated Easter.
Luke hunted eggs early in Abilene.

And then on Sunday Luke met up with some of his cousins for lunch, photos, and an egg hunt. Luke was not loving the camera and spent his time finding the "m.m.'s" in the eggs to eat.

Clearly the eggs are way more interesting than taking a picture.

I love this stage that Luke is in- he is developing and changing each day and it is so fun to watch him grow and change. I love watching him absorb everything and try to be a 'big boy'. He wants to drive, use the phone and computer, do the laundry, load the dishwasher,etc. all by himself. It's exhausting, but I wouldn't want it any different. :)