Sunday, February 3, 2008

Luke's Check-up and Recent Milestones

So Luke had his 6 1/2 month check up this past Friday. He's healthy as an ox and learning new things every day. His stats:
17 lbs 10 1/2 oz. = 42nd percentile
28.5 inches long = 97th percentile
He's certainly a big one! In the middle of January I decided it was time to start rice cereal and boy did he LOVE it! A few days later we were on to baby food. He loves to eat and gets SO excited every time he sees me get out something for myself to eat. Its amazing to me how quickly he related his seeing the bowl and spoon for rice cereal and baby food and how he now relates that to food and eating! Babies learn so quickly its amazing!

Another thing Lukas did a few days ago was roll over completely by himself from his back to his tummy and then some! He has never done that before and hasn't done it since this one time. I was so glad I had the camera close by cause he only did it like 4 times in a 5 minute period. And boy did I have to show Matt what his little guy accomplished!

One more thing that Lukas did this past week (whether on purpose or not) was sign daddy all by himself for the first time. We had a couple over for dinner on Friday night and Matt was trying to get Lukas to show off by signing "daddy" in American Sign Language and he did it all by himself (granted his fist was closed instead of open)! It was cool. I'm pretty sure it was a fluke but Matt insists he did it on purpose. haha. What a proud dad!

(this one is just cute cause for no reason he just got SO excited, as you can tell)

Lukas' First Haircut

So my son is blessed with tons of beautiful hair that many a mom is quite jealous of. ;) Unfortunately, it got a little shaggy this past month and so over an inch had to go. Lukas was quite a trooper and very content to chew on his teething ring while daddy held him, mommy cut, and mommy's friend Shayna took pictures and video to remember the momentous event. I wanted to save a little piece of his hair for his scrapbook (I know cheesy) but Matt made fun of me so I didn't. Later on that week I was talking to my sis-in-law and she asked if I did save some. I told her what happened and that I didn't and she said she still has both of her kids and even her own that her mom saved from when she was a baby! How cool is that?! I immediately regretted not saving some for Lukey. Oh well. I'm sure we'll all survive. *Sniff sniff...
By the way. Before the cut Lukas had dark brown hair. After the cut, blond. I'm sure it will just keep getting lighter and lighter like mine did. He's such a cutie!

The Before pic

I love how scared he looks ;)

And...After! He's adorable, huh?!

Birthday Fun

Another thing Matt got me for my birthday was 2 cases of shotgun shells, hand gun shells, and 2 HUGE cases of clay pigeons. Why? you may ask. Well, my dear sweet husband remembered how much I really enjoyed going shotgun shooting a few years back. He knew my birthday was coming up and so he asked his friend who owned a shotgun and hand gun if we could go out with him and his wife if we provided the ammo. Thankfully he said sure and so we had a blast! I LOVE how thoughtful my hubby is! Unfortunately, I kept bragging to Matty beforehand that I am a really good shot and rarely miss the clay pigeons (which I swear I was the last time I went) and so not to feel bad when I beat him. Well, look who got majorly humbled at her own birthday shooting party! Yea, I stunk it up on the shotgun and Matt did amazing well! I guess I did redeem myself when I did really well on the hand gun. Woohoo me! ;) Here are a few pics of us.

Adobe Photoshop

So Matt got me Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for my birthday in December and I FINALLY used it for the first time today. What do you think??? I really have NO clue how to use the program so I went online to a tutorial and this was the first thing I found so I miraculously did it. You likey?