Wednesday, March 30, 2011

lucky in love.

Tomorrow is our 4th wedding anniversary! Since I'm 38+ weeks pregnant, we already celebrated with a little Napa getaway a couple weeks ago. But tomorrow is still special...I love our anniversary! I love remembering our 'wedding week' in Lake Tahoe where we committed our love and lives to each other, surrounded by friends and family in the most gorgeous place on earth.

The past 4 years have been amazing... From our spontaneous engagement at the top of Twin Peaks, our beautiful wedding in Tahoe, buying our first home in San Francisco (at the height of the housing market...awesome), having our daughter Lucca, and now just days away from welcoming our son into the world. I am one lucky girl. I am more in love with my husband today than ever and am soo thankful he is my best friend and partner for life. As he told me last night, we make a pretty great team. He is the BEST dad, which is so freaking attractive. Lucca loves her daddy as much as I do. He is the hardest working man I know...providing for our family and making it possible for me to stay at home with our children, because we both feel so strongly that it's right for our family. Despite Rustin's crazy work schedule, he gets up every single day with Lucca and makes her breakfast before heading into the city. This is their time. I linger in bed (not complaining!) and let them do their thing until he has to go to work. He cleans my kitchen spotless. He likes to surprise me. He is the nicest guy in the world, really. He makes me laugh. He rubs my back. He brings me coffee. He loves me for everything I am.

All that to say I'm pretty happy I met this hot Southern boy at an ad agency in LA in 2003 :) The rest is history...our history.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two-year old

This lil' blog was created with the goal of documenting milestones, memories and photos during Lucca's first year of life. It has become our little treasure chest of all things Lucca...and it's hard to believe it's now been TWO YEARS of capturing pieces of her world. Things are getting busier around here as we will be welcoming Baby Brother into our family any day now. Not sure how much we will keep up with this blog, or if we will be moving on to a family blog, but wanted to make sure I got her TWO YEAR statistics down from her well-baby/toddler check up last week:

Weight: 27 lbs (with her clothes on, so maybe just under 27 lbs)
Height: 34 1/4 inches (the nurses best guess, as Lucca wasn't exactly standing still!)

Both weight & height were in the 75th percentile, with the Doctor noting that she is definitely longer than she is wide...even though percentiles read evenly. She is long and lean...and will be one lucky lady if she stays that way!

The Doctors office is not Lucca's idea of a good time, and she was shouting "ALL DONE!" before we even stepped into the office. However, she did pretty well this time, probably her best yet...only crying a few times and mostly cooperating with the nurses and doctor. She is NOT a fan of getting her head measured or laying down on the crinkly Dr. office paper. Make her do that and she will turn on the tears. She got one shot this time, Hep A, and cried for one second, but then was fine and got some bunny fruit snacks to make it all better. Treats and stickers...the way to Lucca's heart.

We are soo very thankful for her outstanding health. Not sure we've met a healthier toddler, but we hope Brother has Lucca's immune system! He will be in good shape if he does.

So far, the two's have been anything but terrible. They are treating us well. Lucca, you are such a beautiful, smart and FUN little girl. You love snuggles, singing, dancing, adventures, puppies & kitties, balls and balloons. When she's not talking (rare), she's singing a song, and when she's not singing a song we know, she's singing her thoughts out loud. She's a songbird. Her best buddies in town are Emerson, Mia, Milo and Marley. She wants nothing to do with the potty. Her favorite foods lately are grapes, sweet potatoes, beans, corn, waffles, pancakes, eggs, cheese, and she looooves milk. Also, LOVES snacks (dried blueberries, apples, crackers, anything...). She does not like fresh berries or meat, but she has finally started eating some plain, baked chicken. She has discovered cupcakes since all her little friends have been turning two and we probably talk about cupcakes at least once a day. She can still run faster than any kid her age and would rather play with a ball than a doll - although she has many, many babies that she takes wonderful care of. She is very opinionated when it comes to getting dressed, picking out her shoes each day and the color of her outfit. She always wants to wear a sweater/jacket, and must always have a hat if it's the teeniest bit chilly outside. Purple is still her favorite color.

Lucca, keep being good to your mama and daddy ... you are a GEM.

Hawaii :: January 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Little person, big vocab.

I'm a little overdue for a post about Lucca turning 2 and her fun little birthday party, but in the meantime, can I just say how crazy it is having a two-year old in the house? I am constantly caught off guard by hearing these things coming out of my little girls mouth...

"Well, actually..."

"Instead, maybe we can...."

"Daddy will probably share with Lucca..."

"Those cars are going to the store to buy balloons..."

And on and on and on. Pretty cute.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Family of 3

We have loved, loved, loved being a little family of three the past two years. Lucca, our first baby, is no longer a baby, and we are getting ready to welcome her brother into our world. We wanted to capture these sweet days just one last time before our family grows.

Here we are, at our favorite park in Pacific Heights, 36 weeks pregnant. I'm excited to tell Lucca the history of these steps we took photos on, which are the very same steps her Daddy and I used to run every night when we were just dating. You know, when we actually had time to work out ;)

Images taken by San Francisco photographer, Kelly Jacikas.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Conversations with Lucca

Mama: We're almost home, Lucca.
Lucca: Getting closer!
Mama: Yep, almost there.
Lucca: Bring orange balloon in house?
Mama: Yep, we can bring the orange balloon inside.
Lucca: Squash spiders?
Mama: Yep, we can squash some spiders.
Lucca: Squash spiders just like Daddy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday Wish List.

Lucca's 2nd Birthday is right around the corner! March 15 to be exact.

Here's her wish list:
1) an umbrella
2) a pony
3) a purple suitcase
4) a skateboard
5) a pink cupcake

She rules.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Twinkle, Twinkle

American Idol 2027