Sunday, April 29, 2007

Boys & Barf

Okay so I was going through pictures to see which ones to post and I was all, "Awww, these 2 are so cute of my boys, I have to post them." Then I looked a little closer and saw the pile of barf on Dan's shorts. How come in EVERY single cute picture we have, there is a huge pile of puke on at least one of us? Seriously?!! Enough allready. As shown above, we don't even notice it anymore. When your child pukes on you everyday all day for eight months straight you become immune to the sight & smell of the stuff on your clothes. Apparently the world has never seen barf because whenever we are in public people are always like, "Oh you have something on your shirt" or "Looks like he spit up a little" and we're all "oh this, yeah. This is still on my shirt from yesterday" and then they are all "ewww, gross"and then we walk away, secretly hoping that Luke will projectile vomit on their backs as they scurry away from us. So, I plan to learn how to use photoshop and touch up the pictures above. :)

This is how playtime with Dad starts out.

This is how playtime with Dad usually ends.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sea World- this time at night

Megaladon with Dad

Jaws with Ty & Al

Give me that hat Tyson!

He's our newest super star-------It's Baby Shamu!!!

Side Profile Guy

Trip to the Wild

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mini Dan

For those of you who still see someone other than Daddy in Luke, this post is sure to change your mind. I came out of the bathroom to see this little boy looking busted as ever playing "dada's tendo". Apparently he loves Game Boy. Awesome.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ahh the Bath Chair

This is Luke's bath chair. It is the best invention ever because now Dan has a way to contain the busiest child known to man while he is bathing him. That's right, Daddy does bath time. Good job Dan!
P.S. Can this boy be any cuter?!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Old School

So these are some old school pictures from when Luke was like 4 months old. I forgot to post them because they were taken by the lovely Alex. Luke has LOVED electronics from the time he came outta the chute. When he was little like this he couldn't operate his hands very well so he would reach for things by pointing his middle finger at them and the other fingers would automatically do the same and it would make his hand look so funny. He loved to touch other people's fingers too just like ET. Owwch. In addition to his love for anything electric, Luke was born thinking that his dad is the funniest thing in the whole wide world. Dan would lay on his back and then sit Luke on his chest and instantly Luke would bust up and curl his face down and put his nose on Dans nose. Apparantly there is nothing funnier than daddy's face.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

All Grown Up

Not only is Luke crawling, he wears shades and takes his own calls too.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

More Disneyland Pictures

World's Strongest Man

Luke & his Light Sabre

Cup of Tea

Disneyland with the Brouwer's

So we decided that 8 months old is the perfect age to ride Pirates of the Caribbean. As shown above, Luke was pretty happy waiting in line, watching the boats full of people go by, and chewing on his shades. The first 30 seconds of the ride were flawless. Then the talking skull & bones came on the scene and a big drop that sprayed us with water caused our child to scream and cry his way through the remaining 15 minutes of the attraction. He just burrowed his little head into my chest (see photo below) and wailed. I'm sure everyone in our boat wanted to toss us overboard and were muttering, "worst parents ever, etc. etc." We were thinking it as well.

So after the trauma of Pirates, we decided to head over to the kiddie rides. The lines were several miles long for all the rides except for Snow White's Scary Adventure. The fact that there was a short line and the ride has the word scary in the title did not stop the worst parents ever from taking their son on a ride that according to Dan, "can't be that scary right?" Please look at our sons face below to determine his fright level. Try to refrain from calling CPS.

We finally got things right with the Jungle Cruise. Disneyland becomes the happiest place on earth once more.

Old Chums

Despite our best efforts, these two infiltrated our cave, lured us out with a few home cooked meals and episodes of 24, and tricked us into being friends with them. They knew we were weak when it comes to food and Jack Bauer. Paul & Nicole were one of the few new friends we acquired in Hawaii. As most of you know, Dan & I choose not to make friends but we just couldn't seem to shake these ones and boy were we glad that they we persistent. We love Paul & Nicole! It was so sad to see them leave us behind on the island broken hearted, not knowing what to do or watch next. We finally reunited when they came to visit us in San Diego and the reunion was sweet. Unbeknownst to each other, we had both been watching Alias and when they arrived, we were on the same episode of the same season. What are the chances?!!! True friends. Match made in heaven. Something of the sort. We watched some Sid, went to a few touristy spots, and hit up Disneyland. It was so fun to see them again. Come back soon guys. There will always be a special place in our hearts for the southern girl & Dutch guy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Tribute

Uncle Tyson and Auntie Alex are like Luke's second parents. Where would we be without Ty & the Leige? Lost I tell you. Lost. We hope they hurry up and spawn so Lukey can have a playmate allready.
P.S. How cute is this picture? They look like the perfect parents.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This is how Luke sleeps now. Stinkbug position. He does not like blankets on him even though it's freezing, nor will he use the reflux pillow he is supposed to. From day one this kid's motto has been "I'll do it my way." I am scared.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sea World Part II

What the Seal Impression?!!

Some Family Photos

Sharks are a snore

Sea World With the Fam

We got all bundled up and went to Sea World. I love this picture of the 2 little cousins bundled up like babooshkahs. Please notice the three sweaters I am wearing in March. Our blood is still island thin. Luke had a blast holding and then eating his first starfish while mom was posing for the camera. Carl found a treasure and shared it with the boy--a big marine snail. awesome. Everyone enjoyed the Shamu Show except Luke. Let's just say that he does not heart Shamu or whales in general. He would rather hang out at the tide pools and snack on a few starfish.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Out to dinner with the whole crew

Six adults and two little guys all went out to dinner at CPK. They stuck us way in the back corner of the restaraunt. Smart idea on their part. Here's a shot of us with Dan's mom & Carl. Luke got a toothbrush for Easter and it hasn't left his mouth since. He loves it. Brushes before and after meals and most of the time in between. Although not always with the correct end. We learned a valuable parenting truth tonite. When dining at a restaraunt, it's difficult to entertain your kid, eat, and have meaningful conversation with adults all at the same time. Which is why Luke decided to take matters into his own hands and attempt to gnaw through the plastic to get to his sweet potatoes. Neglectful parents find it. Found. Luckily Auntie Shelly was nearby and gave Lukey his 1st cookie biscuit! He would scrape one side of the cookie with his bottom teeth and sogg the other side with his gums. It was so funny to watch him slobber and slather the cookie into oblivion.

A visit from Capozzi's & Hier's

Nana and Pop Capozzi and Auntie Shelly, Uncle Jeremy, and Cousin Wesley came to visit us! It was so good to see family and watch Luke get to know his cousin a little bit better. Nana pushed the stroller at the Wild Animal Park. It was so nice to have lots of extra hands around to help with the boy. It takes a village to raise this one for sure! Dan got the the cutest picture we've ever taken of Luke. It is blown up and in our living room right now. We love it because it just captures his personality so well. As you can see, by the end of the day we were worn out from all the fun.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Maui Babe

That is what I call him in when he's in this outfit. Maui babe. It's been eight whole months and he's still rollin' Hawaiian style--no shoes. He prefers to keep the shoes off his feet and in his jaws. Lukey boy loves to have things in his mouth. He is constantly chewing, biting, and drooling on everything and anything he can get his hands on. So fun.