Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Put me in, Coach!"

These photos should make Daddy very happy...

At the park today, all Lucca wanted to do was watch the big guys play basketball. She probably said the word "ball" no short of 1,000 times. It was a riot. I'm big advocate of her playing any sport, especially soccer, volleyball, tennis or golf, but she just might be a little basketball star after all...just like her daddy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sewing 101

Wish me luck! About to begin sewing my first dress for the little lady! Trying to make sense of this tissue paper they call a pattern, with dots and lines and numbers resembling...MATH. uh oh!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturdays Rule

My girl is this happy because she was watching her Daddy picking grass and letting it blow in the wind. Little moments like this sometimes make me stop and wish for a moment that everyone could experience being a parent. The simple joys, seeing beauty in the small things, and loving a tiny person more than you thought humanly possible are just a few reasons why I love being a mom.

It's been a slow road...

But, look closely, Lucca is FINALLY starting to grow some hair!!!

(and we thought she was pretty before...WATCH OUT!)

Monday, April 19, 2010

California Girl

We got out of town last weekend and headed to Stinson Beach to soak up some sunshine. Lucca loved it - my little beach baby. Hopefully she still loves running miles and miles on the beach when she's 16, and 25, and 35 yrs old :) I'll remind her that she never ran out of breath at Age 1. Her daddy and I were winded just trying to keep up with her!!
The Runner
Collecting Seashells

Thursday, April 15, 2010

13 Months

I thought the month by month counting stopped once your baby hit 1 YEAR OLD, but here we are, celebrating Lucca turning 13-months old today. Today we realized how much Lucca is living up to the meaning of her name. Lucca means "Bringer of Light" and ohhh does she ever light up our lives. And our families lives. And friends lives. And strangers lives. You get the picture. What a little spark this girl is!

It's funny, I always say my two favorite times of the day are when she wakes up and when she goes to bed. She is the sweetest and silliest when she wakes up. And then let me tell you how sweet it is once she finally goes to bed! :)

Here's the babe when she woke up from her nap yesterday. I caught some sweet, and of course, silly, moments...


It's becoming increasingly harder to get a good photo of Lucca these days. She is a BUSY GIRL! I can't get her to sit still long enough to get her whole face/body in a picture!

This is what most of our photos are looking like these days.... :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The rain paused just long enough today for Lucca and I to take a chilly stroll around the neighborhood. It was so nice to get a breath of fresh air!

I am so in love with this girl and so thankful God chose me to be her mama. Life just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter as the days go by...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baby in Bermuda shorts

I'm loving these little Bermuda shorts I scooped up from Target last weekend. So funny/sweet to see Lucca's little bare legs running around the house today. She melts my giant-sized mama heart.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We are home sweet home, and back together as a family once again! 2010 has been BUSY! I'd like to meet a more traveled one-year old than Lucca...because I think she's probably pretty hard to beat.

Rustin "worked" from home today and we had so much fun. He got to come to gymnastics with us for the 1st time. He loved watching Lucca doing somersaults, hanging from the bar, running around and playing with her little friends. And she LOVED having her daddy there watching her. The little smirk on her face was priceless as she would glance over at him to make sure he was watching her.

Here's Lucca at lunch, waving to every other person dining on the patio:

Playing ball with Daddy at the Little Gym

That's our girl...the one with both arms reached out to catch the bubbles...

**In other news, Lucca has decided to tell us every time she goes poo. "Poo!" is what she shouts when she is going. I am hoping this means she will be easy to potty train (?!?)

Monday, April 5, 2010


Lucca (and her baby) rode in Grammie's new Radio Flyer to go feed the ducks today. She thought she was pretty cool sitting pretty in the wagon, waving at every single person, dog and cat that walked by.
Most of the bread went to the ducks, except for the pieces that went into Lucca's mouth. She played the game "One for You, One for Me" while feeding the ducks. Considering Grammie feeds the ducks warm, fresh bread, I can see why Lucca wanted to eat it instead of share it!!

Fun at Grammie's

Lucca-bell loves Grammie's backyard. She runs and runs and runs, sometimes stopping to look at the bunnies and saying "Bunny!" before continuing to run. I love watching her exploring her world. Everything is new and exciting, and if Lucca is anything like her mama, she will spend 90% of her childhood outside...and that is ok with me!