Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Not so new, but Improved

We have been doing some updates on our house...blinds in the basement, vinyl lettering EVERYWHERE, a table and mini fridge downstairs, a desk for my craft room, Lukas' new room, fixing the carpet (basement leak), a new TV in the loft, not to mention the 90 inch screen and projector in the basement. I was getting so tired of the same old decorations and decided to try and change some things up. I am happy with the results and still have a few things in the works! It's good to document things every now and again. Here is our house as of today.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mr. Max

Max is getting so big and I haven't really updated what he's been up to. He is almost 5. With his new haircut everyone mistakes him for Lukas. He has quite the memory and can practically repeat word for word any commercial on TV (like OxyClean, Game Fly, and a half a dozen As Seen On TV products). He has a sweet side to him-he likes to snuggle with me, he'll share his blanket or carry something in from the car, give Zoey hugs (BIG time, non-releasing squeezes), have good manners, and he is a great helper when it comes to wiping off the kitchen table. He DOES NOT like to be the focus of attention or to be called anything other than Max. One day he said I could call him Officer Max (he wants to be a cop when he grows up), but if you try to call him handsome or cutie forget it!! He starts preschool next month, so he's been kind of bored at home with Lukas gone all day. He was in Karate for a few months and did really good. We're taking a break so he can be in soccer (which he is actually excited about). He loves having friends come play and every day he asks me, "Mom, what friend can I have come play?" He struggles to keep his hands to himself and sometimes lets his impulses get the best of him. But he's growing out of his "aggressive" stage and starting to make better choices. He is a lover and wants attention and affection. I'm so happy I get to spend more time with him. (I will find a better picture than this! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lukas turns 7

Time just keeps flying. I'll never get tired of saying it. Today was Lukas' 7th birthday. He's getting so big! I made him his favorite breakfast (swedish pancakes) and then took him to school to drop off his share week poster and birthday treat. For lunch Pat and I took him a happy meal and ate with him and all his classmates. It was so much fun, seriously the BEST part of my day. He was SO excited to see us and not embarrassed in the least. I loved seeing what his day is like and meeting his friends. He was instantly popular and everyone wanted to say hi and sit by him. By the time we left, he was out at recess and so many kids were chasing him and wanting to be by him. SO CUTE! I'm so proud of him and how he's growing up. He's got such good manners and so many friends. After school he came straight to the park for his party and seriously 20 kids came!!! I let him invite whoever he wanted and he did!! I loved it. It was a little stressful to have so many kids, but Whitney and Windy were there for me and took Zoey off my hands. Lukas got so many gifts and had a great turn out. Our families came to the same park for dinner. What a great day for Lukas. I hope he feels how loved he is and that he had a special day!