Wednesday, December 29, 2010

4 Months

Lukie, you are now 4 months old. You don't know this, but mommy found out she was pregnant with you on New Years Eve 2009, so it was fun for mom and dad to re-live those emotions a few days ago with you now being 4 months old! None of us can remember life before you came in it, brother!

So first - your statistics. You tipped the scales at 14lbs 14oz (60%), 25 3/4in long (75%) and your head is in the 50th percentile. We think you are a perfect little (big) guy!

Luke, you still don't love the car but we are starting to see improvement. Sometimes mommy even finds this now when she opens the back door - not bad, brother!
I think this picture of you is so funny...taken at Thanksgiving of you sitting in pa's lap. That can't be that comfortable!
You found your thumb awhile ago, but especially in the car you still prefer your paci's.
You have started to really enjoy being in the swing and you are now reaching for toys and bringing EVERYTHING straight to your mouth.
You love to take baths with sissy. I love helping momma get you clean.
You are so enthralled with me :) Almost anything I do gets a big smile out of you... and at the very least I am the center of your attention anytime I am around you!
Momma just liked this picture from one time you fell asleep on her after nursing. That's going well by the way.... you nurse most of the time but take a bottle right before bed that has a mix of formula and breastmilk in seem to do just fine with it!
You met your Uncle John and Aunt Quyen this month, who flew in from New York City to meet you and hang out during the holidays.
You are a big sports fan. Literally! You love watching basketball and are riveted to the TV whenever sports are on. Daddy thinks this is a good sign of future bonding to come. Your favorite teams are the Chicago Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks. You are being raised right.

You like being a big to stand stand stand. And the Bumbo is popular as well! are a good sleeper, buddy! Most nights you sleep from about 7pm - 5am. You get up at 5 for a quick snack and then you go right back down for a couple more hours. Can't complain about that! You are getting to be a more consistent napper, which makes momma happy. You are awake in about 2-hour spurts and your naps can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. It just depends on the day!
You like sitting with momma looking at the computer. Cutie pie.
What do we have here? Oh yes - your hands! You discovered your hands and feet this past month and its been adorable to see you checking them out. Momma tells me I did the same thing when I was a baby :) are SO loved and adored by everyone...especially by ME! You are my greatest joy and I spend a LOT of my day trying to kiss you, hold you, entertain you and tell you about all the things I'm going to teach you as you get older. You really do complete our family! Happy 4 months, brother!

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Christmas Day

After opening all my presents, we got cleaned up and went over to Nana and Papa's house for Christmas day. We ate and ate and ate until our bellies hurt, and in between we opened presents. I took a 3-hour nap from all the fun!! Here are some highlights!

With Uncle Jon and Aunt Quyen

Uncle Jo and Aunt Jess gave me an Ariel dress!

Dad and Lukie...

Another great gift!

The Kubik men (and baby)

Luke asleep on Aunt Jess

Mom and Luke...

And finally a family picture...can you tell its almost bedtime?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Morning

Like most kids, I was up bright (well, it was dark outside technically) and early to see if Santa had visited our house. Luke was still sleeping and momma and daddy really enjoyed experiencing Christmas morning with just the 3 of us...and of course I never argue with all the attention being on me. I tore through the gift opening, many times exclaiming "yes, yes, YES!!" as I was opening my gifts. Mom and dad thought it was pretty cute!

Most importantly, the verdict with Santa was that I was a good girl this year, because I got what I wished for... my very own dollhouse!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

I had an amazing Christmas this year! First of all, we have baby Luke as our best gift ever, and it was so fun sharing Christmas with him. But mostly this Christmas was special for mom and dad because I was SO into everything Christmas. Jesus' birth...Christmas carols...Christmas movies...Santa... I delighted in EVERYTHING and that gave such joy to mom and dad!

Christmas eve started off with a big party at my Mimi's house with momma's side of the family. I had a blast and spent most of the evening playing on the floor with cousin Ryder, whose favorite activity is pushing a ball around and crawling after it. I love playing with Ryder and all the adults were quite pleased at how sweet I was to my cousin.

Luke, on the other hand, pretty much just got passed around from person to person, gnawing on various knuckles and generally just being adorable.

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I Got My Hair Did

My long hair prone to being tangled +
Mommy being short on time every day +
My complaining every time my hair is brushed +
Daddy not contributing anything in the hair department (can't even do a ponytail)+
my best friend Sidney having a short hair cut (thus making it desirable) =

So far I am loving it and it is much easier on everyone, especially momma!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

School Christmas Party

Well, yesterday we had our Christmas party at school. I've been very excited about it and have been telling mommy for a long time that I can't wait to sing her all my songs, but she wasn't so sure. (Remember last year? It didn't go so well).

Well I'm proud to report this year was a total success! I LOVED singing and putting on a show in front of all the parents. I was front and center and had a blast!

Me and my teacher's aide, Ms. Luana

Me and my teacher, Mrs. Hayes

I was happy to have mommy and Luke there to see me.
Daddy couldn't come (work) so Mimi filled in.

Me and my buddy Ashlyn

Me and my "very best friend" Sidney

Hamming it up in front of the Christmas tree at school

I now have my stage fright behind me, and am ready for many more performances ahead!

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