They were great babysitters...I wonder what their hourly rate is?
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Luke has always been at his crankiest in the evening. Recently, however, he has taken to being EXTREMELY cranky in the evenings, and has added to that finding solace only with his mother, rejecting his father's affections and ministrations outright. With force. At some point, we can only laugh at him...this was captured after a dad-to-mom transfer following a 20 minute tantrum where his father tried everything in his bag of tricks to calm him down to no avail. Once Mom took him, he decided that maybe, just maybe, he could make it to bedtime.
We eagerly await the end of this phase.
Friday, May 16, 2008
But, by the second day, while she didn't want to hug or kiss him, she would grudgingly accept Mama Mer giving him a cuddle:
And showed her acceptance of him in her own way, perhaps in the way that shows her highest regard, by making sure that Luke's lovey (or, as Luce calls them, "lubbies"), Daniel, was well-tended and tucked in just so:
By the end of the visit, I think everyone would agree that a good time was had by all. We hope that we all get to hang out again soon!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
In college, Mer & I dubbed Fran "Fran Life of the Party Infantine" because she is one of those people that EVERYONE finds fun & funny to be around. I mean, Mer and I are pretty fun people to be sure, but I was never a DJ for the Masses... True to form, Auntie Fran got Luke to show off his laugh for his dad for the first time. (Paige had seen it before while Paul was out of town, but he hadn't busted it out since)
Don't worry, while you can hear Fran threatening to share Embarrassing Paige Stories with Luke, she KNOWS I have equal dirt on her to tell Lucia one day...
Monday, May 12, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Luke just realized that he can touch things, and they will then move. The natural progression is that he can grab things and hold on to them, generally until his hand gets tired.
With a little help from Dad he got his hands on the pineapple from the playmat and held on until it got boring.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
And because Paige cannot help but stage photos, here is Luke with Paul's two childhood friends, Luke the Bear and Curious George...
Friday, May 2, 2008
*Though he missed Big Day Coming and Little Honda Luke did stay long enough to enjoy the song stylings of Flying Nun stalwarts and opening band The Clean while in utero, thus either making him cooler than other babies, or just marking his mom and dad as lame alterna-parents.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
He and Ronan Scott enjoyed an afternoon meeting in Hamilton, NJ while their moms enjoyed one of Sarah's gourmet lunches (mmm...pistou!).
This was apparently Ronan's first run-in with a newborn - he was a true gentleman, letting Luke get in a snuggle with his Mom...
...And he gave Luke some thumb-sucking pointers while giving him a gentle rock in his car seat.
Luke has also had some quality time with fellow Hoboken resident and trendy hand-me-down provider, Ben Kornbluh.
Ben was unrelenting in his assertion that the mat is a happy place - once you learn to control your hands.