Sunday, August 30, 2009

10 months

Well Luke, another month has come and gone.

You are just the goofiest little character. It is as if you have so much personality trapped in your little body, and you just have to be going ALL THE TIME in order to get it all out!

We finally got you back to sleeping through the night - getting 4 teeth at one time was deadly for everyone involved.

You learned how to open the cabinet doors the other day - what a treat!
I think I clean up tupperware at least 6 times a day now.

This is what you did with the bowl today....You sat there like this screaming into it. I think you liked the echo. And that we laughed.

You learned how to roll your "r's" too. You just crawl around going "r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r" all day.
Sometimes it is loud, and sometimes it is quiet - it just depends on your mood I guess.

You are quite the opinionated little man. I wish you could use your words instead of just screaming when you don't get your way. You know what you want and you do whatever you can to get it!
We are working on the word "please".

You are working on standing up - finally. Your balance is good enough to do it - it just freaks you out to let go and do it on your own. You will let go occasionally until you notice, or someone else notices and makes a big deal about it.

You are still not one to show off...whenever we ask you to do all your tricks for people, you just grin as if we are just so ridiculous for even asking!

You learned the concept of "catch" too - you used to not like it because you were worried about not getting your ball back. We now play catch often. You growl often too.

When we ask "what does a monkey say?" you say "who-who-who" or sometimes just one really long "whhhoooooooo".

You know how to give five, say mom, dad, ball and WOW! - always sounds excited too, clap and say "yay", you dance ALL the time. You hear the beat and stop what you are doing to shake it. It is so great.

Your favorite place to play is under the kitchen table - you can fit just perfectly under there. There have been a few times that i've had to get you out when you get stuck in the bars under the chairs. You don't really appreciate that.

We went boating with Chris, Sandy, Kylee, Travis, Kat and Amber the other weekend - it was your first trip on a boat. You handled it surprisingly well. You only hated your life jacket for a few minutes at first. You slept for a bit and LOVED playing the water! you laughed and squealed and kicked and splashed the whole time!

You are learning so much and becoming such a great little boy. We love watching you grow and explore your environment. We love you lots and lots!

Mom & Dad

Thursday, August 20, 2009

for the out-of-towners

Ok KATY - here are the apartment pictures that you REFUSED to wait for any longer!

Above you will see our Family Room (as seen from the front door) the Kitchen (as seen from the eating area) and the Eating Area (as seen from the family room).

This is Amb's room and bathroom - hopefully you can tell the difference.
Her room has this fantastic purple wall...I couldn't capture it's greatness in a picture.

This is Luke's "I Believe In Super Heroes" bedroom.

This is the Master Bedroom (ie Megan & Cory's room). It is ginormous and has really great dark wood floors. LOVE. Then this is our bathroom...nothing overly exciting really.

And Last But DEFINITELY Not Least.....the closet. the wonderful magnificent walk-in closet.

I know...right??? It is a freakin dream come true.
Pretty sure I'll never be able to have anything less ever again.

I don't know what Cory is complaining about...he has room for all his 3 pairs of shoes. Such a whiner.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


So ENTIRELY uneventful.

This is the life we lead these days.

Luke is still as crazy and funny as ever. Now if we can only convince him to let go of the couch and stand up - we'll be moving on to the next phase of his life.

Our new apartment is seriously as fantastic as ever. I keep saying I'll post pictures, and someday I probably will. I keep waiting for it to be empty and spotlessly clean......that hasn't happened yet. So, when it does - you'll know.

I turned 24 last week (I'll post more about this - with pictures - later)...what happened to the last like 10 years of my life? Ok...even like the last 5. It has been so busy and changing every day it seems. No wonder the time flew by.

We are starting to experience "fall" weather. I am not loving it. It is getting to be only around 75 or 80 every day and that feels cold. I need to invest in some sweaters or something.

Is it odd that I almost wish our life was NOT uneventful? I mean, uneventful is nice - things are going along smoothly and easily. TOO EASILY. It freaks me out. In the life of the Christensen's that has simply come to mean that we are being prepared for the disaster to strike. Ugh.

I'm off to clean my house and do laundry....the typical wednesday. Wish me luck....