Sunday, November 22, 2009

Santa's Cutest Elf

While Luke has his trip to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving this week, he has not let that distract him from training hard for Christmas in Scranton with the Caseys, the Conerys, and the Casey Conerys. Just today, in fact, he stopped repeating "Ian" for "Amy" (sorry, Ian).

And as an added bonus, Grandpa isn't the only one who is mistaken for people in print. The illustrator of Luke's new Cookie Monster book did a self-portrait in the back of the book, and, well....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday in the Park with Ben

Today, Mom and her friend, Sara, hatched a plan to wear out their boys before their afternoon naps. Luke and Ben go way back, and have a better and better time playing with every visit.

Luke enjoyed riding the "choo choo" while holding his ball (and then throwing the ball so Mom could chase it)


He spent a moment missing Daddy, who is in DC on business
But then he got his ball back, and everything was fine

He and Ben commandeered another kid's car and had a grand time together. First, Luke pushed Ben...

...And then Ben pushed Luke

And then there were crackers and hugs

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Welcome to the ool (there's no P in it, let's keep it that way)

A quick post that has been sitting around for weeks (as you can tell) summing up our trips to the pool this summer.

One one trip, Luke wore his "read to me" romper (thanks Grandma Casey) and insisted on carrying a bottle of soap, and touching everything on the way

He had lots of fun in the pool, especially after we realized that a ball would increase the fun, and spent some time "swimming" in addition to being held.

However, next to swimming in the pool, he had fun getting dry and snuggling with Mom while eating snacks and watching the other kids in the pool.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Last Saturday

Luke had quite a full day last Saturday.

We kicked the day off by playing his new favorite game, "Spoooooky Luuuuukey." We need to capture this on video - the picture doesn't do his "spooooookiness" justice.

Our little ham has also sorted out what the camera is about. Here he is saying "CHEEEEESE!"

Then he made Daddy take a picture of him with MOMMY saying "cheese." (he was emphatic about this)

Then he & Daddy need to take pictures of their toes?

Then! After naptime, we headed North to Uncle Charlie and Aunt Sharren's house - where he reacquainted himself with their youngest and friendliest kitty, Fig. Look at that gentle petting!

Then he and Uncle Charlie went fishing for Figs.

Look at that cast! We hope Grandpap approves.

But mostly, Luke was excited to spend time with his favorite Auntie, Aunt Sharrrrrrrren.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Santa, Grandpa, and Grandpap

Luke recently found a Duluth Trading Co. Catalog that had Santa on the cover....herewith, the results of his findings: