Tuesday, August 28, 2012

two years and very twoish

My lovely little Luca Bo,
You are most certainly two! Up until about a month before your birthday, you showed very few signs of acting "twoish". I thought you were going to be like Ella and behave yourself! Oh, but sweet boy, the day moment I started planning your party, you turned on every switch in your body that would have anything to do with being two and you morphed transitioned in that month an insane amount!
For starters, you grew!!! You made a comeback from the 30th percentile to the 50th! You grew taller, you gained a couple pounds and you FINALLY grew out of your size 5 shoes. Well, most of them ;)


You are fast. You came into the world very VERY fast and that seems to be an inate quality of yours! You can get a way from me and have the cabinets rearranged pictures pulled down from wall, milk poured out of fridge, remote hidden and out the door before I notice you've left the room. It's a wonder I haven't lost all the baby weight chasing you around ;)
You've always been a hoss baby-in your chunky days and in your teenier days. You've always been very strong-which brings me to a new hobby of yours these days...climbing dresser drawers using your little toes, rearranging furniture, throwing things-big.heavy.things. You got mad and threw my flower pot! And of course it broke! A pretty painted one I got from my class-shattered! I glued it back together and then less than a week later, I got this text from your Daddy one day when I was at school, "Luca threw your white decorative ball down the stairs, shattering your flower pot once and for all. But he missed Pippa who he was aiming for." Which brings me to my next point!
Baby boy you are W-I-L-D!!! I do not go many places with you alone these days! We are never sure how you will do or what you will do-but it's getting very interesting these days :-) Also, you sure are sweet on your mama and you just seem to know how much I love you and so no matter what I do right now, bad or ugly, you are unphased. I say you are determined, strong-willed, passionate and a little stubborn. Your Daddy says you are Italian.
I have to admit this is all new to us. Our little Ella Bella never went through such an active exhausting stage! But more than anything "twoish" about you, you are the love of our life. You and Ella. You have eyes just like Puss and Boots that melt me and most others every single time you flash them. As hard as this stage is, you know just when you've crossed the line and you need to come reach and ask mommy, "I hode you" or "mommy i wock (rock)". You are a mama's boy and you know how to melt hearts for sure.
You are talking up a storm now and your most common phrases are: Mommy yook! (look), here ya go, i go home, I hode you, i wock, and many more. But my all time fave right now-you mocking your sister as you trot down the hall saying, "UUUUGGGGHHHHH LUCA!!!!!" :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

not much to report

Not much to report here! Other than I (once again) survived work week :) This year was great because we had a lot of time to work in our rooms-otherwise, I would have been up a creek. I made it by the hair of my chinny chin-but do not regret AT ALL living up every day of summer and not going to work "early" :) Anywho-we had a low key week. I worked and slept.

BUT, Ella did start soccer and she rocked it! Seriously wasn't excpecting that. Her daddy is an athlete, but if I was, I never would have known because never was I EVER remotely interested in ball sports. I just wanted to dance and flip :) But Ella really seemed to like it and did a great job so I'm excited for her this season. This is our first time to allow her to have two commitments and for now (or until December) it is soccer and dance. She was so cute. 

 Miss thang also decided she "needed" a swimming cap so she didn't mess up her "bootiful hair" in the pool. I told her I would buy her one when she learned how to swim. So what did that little girl do? She just up and started swimming. After swim lessons. On her own. Who knew all she needed was a swim cap? So of course I took the opportunity to buy her the frilliest most girly cap ever-the vintage retro "petal cap" :-)
 And this is the only pic I have right now of our bebe boy. Holding his arms up high so his big boy backpack would stay on at church. He has to hold his arms up or else it slides off his shoulders. So he he walks like this aaaalllllll the way into church.  I love that he wants to be big but is still so little. His 2 year post is coming up soon :) Wish me luck next week as I return to the working world!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

so long summer

So long summer! Not much time to elaborate because someone's gotta get up and go to work in the morning! But anyway, here is how we've spent our last week of summer...
 Alex's birthday party-80's night...my fave!









 girls nights...
 birthday parties and skating!!!





Sunday, August 5, 2012

Our Little Man's Mustache Bash!

It seems like yesterday this little lovely came blazing into this world, and here we are two years later!!!

A little man's mustache bash wouldn't be complete without some old man music right? We brought our record player and had some Frank Sinatra records playing in the background. 
We had the party in my Mom and Dad's backyard. The music, patio lights, family, good food, a special birthday boy and birthday fun- it made for one special evening :)

the dinner menu included: handlebar hotdogs, fu-man-chew (gum), go-tea, cheveron soda, and water to wet our whiskers ;)
 

the party...
happy birthday dear luca, happy birthday to you,
presents...
and here's the guest list starting with the guest of honor...








 











 the clean up crew...