Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September Wedding

My husbands mom, my mother-in-law, was just re-married on September 6th. We travelled down to Umatilla, Oregon for the big event. It is only a 4 hour drive, but with a baby it would most likely be longer.  So, I suggested we leave later in the evening around 8pm. By then, Luke was asleep and he didn't wake up until we got there. What a good little traveller!
His cousins (only a few pictured) were so excited to meet him.  They loved to talk to him.  Colby, who's 3, felt Luke was hungry and pulled his bottle from his diaper bag and started to feed him.  The only place we have a picture of that is on Chris's phone.  I bought Luke little sunglasses since we'd be spending a lot of time outside.  

The wedding was "Cowboy" themed with wranglers, boots, and hats.  I was in charge of  the bride's hair and it was a good thing she wanted a frenchbraid. It was pretty hot so I don't think curls would have stayed nice with all the sweating we were doing.  Her daughter, Jodi, and a friend from work were bridesmaids, two granddaughters were flower girls, and a grandson was a ring bearer. Everyone looked great.   There was more to the "wedding party", but no one was together at the same time so I got what I could.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Don Ranne!

Immediately following the ceremony was a BBQ.  Those were some good eats.  Someone in her ward made the cake  and it looked very beautiful.  
We'll be back to visit in November for Thanksgiving.  See you soon!

Friday, September 12, 2008

My, how he's grown.

How the time flies!  Luke is 5 months old and is getting so big.  At his 4 month appointment he was already 17 1/2 pounds.  He's not a chunky kid either....he's just long.  He measured in at 27 inches which is the 99 percentile for height at his age.  Kids do grow like weeds.  

Here are the things Luke's been doing.   He is now sitting up on his own.  He wobbles a little, but for he's getting pretty steady.  

Luke is also starting to eat solid foods.  Well, cereal isn't super solid, but it's not formula.   I think he's ready for baby food since he watches us eat and grabs for it if we're holding him.  Chris is more than willing to share with that baby boy.  One day I came home from work and Luke's shirt was red and wet all down the front.  When I asked Chris what he gave Luke he told me they shared a popsicle.  Way to go on getting our child addicted to sugar already, Dad.  

Luke loves to have books read to him.  I even get to read it instead of only pointing at the pictures.   I think he'll be a reader like his Momma.  Luke also loves kisses.  He is such a lovey and cuddley baby.  He hasn't become scared of new people yet, but maybe he won't ever be which is s a good and bad thing.  Good for family that he doesn't see all the time.  Bad because strangers aren't always good.