S: Luke Jai 2nd Year: September 2010 - August 2011
FC: LUKE'S SECOND YEAR
1: Luke: | The Second Year Sept'10 - Aug'11
2: In September we were moving and mommy and daddy went to Florida for a few days so we had you stay with Nana and Papa while we were gone. You stayed with them for 5 days, which was the longest time you were away from us. You had a great time with them and they loved having you there, but we missed you so much. They had you all geared up for some football with your Nebraska jersey on.
3: In September 2010, we bought a new house and moved from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach. You loved the new house especially all the stairs and steps. It was so nice having more space and a backyard for you and Izzy to play in. Also the amount of sunlight in the house was a nice change from the cave at our Santa Monica home. We love the neighborhood and all our neighbors and new friends we've made. Its so nice to be able to walk to downtown, the beach, and the parks. Hopefully you will call this home for a long time. | 13 | September 2010
6: Mommy joined a new mommy and me class in Manhattan Beach, where you ended up meeting most of your friends. In October we all went to Cottone and Sons pumpkin patch dressed up in costumes. You were a clown that Halloween. | 10/26/10
8: 14 | months | You started to really walk after you turned 13 months. We have a video of you on 10-5-10 in best buy walking around the store. That was the first time you walked a lot without falling. I guess you got tired of looking at TV's. | In Best Buy
9: October 2010
10: November 25-27th, 2010 | For Thanksgiving we went to Nana and Papa's house. Uncle Mike, Auntie Carrie, Uncle Brian (Carrie's brother), and Mary, Auntie Carrie's mom came down; Yvonne and Uncle Phil were also there. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious. Nana is a great cook. We were reminded this day as we are everyday of how precious you are to us. We will be forever thankful for having you in our lives. That weekend Nana and Papa also hosted a small wedding reception for Auntie Carrie and Uncle Mike.
12: We celebrated Christmas in our new house and had all of mommy and daddy's family over for Christmas dinner. Dadu and Deda were here from India and Uncle Drew also came over. This was the first time mommy and daddy hosted Christmas. You opened up presents with your cousins, Colin and Landon. You got some really great gifts from everyone. Nana got you a painting of a blue horse and Dadu got you some cool toys from India that light up and make noises, but I think your favorite was the police cozy coupe and gas pump from Uncle Sant and Auntie Kelly. Landon, Colin, Auntie Kelly, and Uncle Sant all spent the night. You had so much fun with your cousins.
16: 16-17 Months
19: In January 2011, we had a photo shoot with your cousins and Uncle Sant and Auntie Kelly at the Huntington Library. You guys had a lot of fun running around. It was tough to get a smile out of you, but your cousins were able to make you laugh. The park was a beautiful setting for the pictures.
20: Your I just woke up look | You loved looking at pictures of people | Months | Books Books Books. You couldn't get enough of them. | February 2011
21: Getting ready for Mammoth | Going down the slide at the tot lot | Thats my belly button | Sitting on your new red bean bag chair. Favorite spot to read.
22: MAMMOTH | In February 2011 we went to Mammoth with Uncle Sant, Auntie Kelly, Colin and Landon. That was the first time you saw snow. When we went there was a snow storm so you had to be bundled up and wear goggles, which you hated. You didn't like wearing all the clothes, but you didn't mind the snow. Landon already knew how to ski and Colin was starting to learn. We would go to the lodge to eat and they had some activities and games for the kids to play. | You fell asleep on the gondola ride.
23: You went sledding with mommy, daddy Landon and Colin. | Colin | Landon | Luke & Daddy
25: You were obsessed with basketball and were really good at throwing the ball in the hoop. You hardly ever missed. Daddy liked having some alone time with you and would take you to the park to play soccer and to the beach to play in the sand.
27: We went over to Ashley and Mia's house on St. Patty's Day to make cookies with Kate, Jayden, Shea, and Zachary. You just stuffed your face with those cookies and had a great time playing with your friends. You weren't talking too much, but you could say cookie.
28: Hanging at mygym for Bryce and Zephrya's 2nd bday party | Chillin at Nana's House | 20 | At the Huntington Pier with Papa, daddy and Uncle Mike | April 2011
29: You loved jumping in the ball pit at mygym.
30: April 24,2011
31: Nana took you to an Easter egg hunt at St, Simon and Jude the day before Easter. You met one of mommy's old college roommates, Barrilyn and her son whom also attend that church. We went to St. Simon and Jude church fr Easter Service with Nana, Papa, Uncle Phil, Auntie Kelly, Landon, and Colin. Afterwards we went back to Nana's house for lunch.
32: Happy Mothers Day
33: Sunday May 8, 2011
34: Splashing Around | 5-9-11
35: We went to Huntington Park with your friends, Mia and Jayden. You loved playing in the water fountains, running through the rainbow tunnel, and going up and down the stairs. You got so wet I had to change your clothes.
36: In May 2011, Dadu and Deda were in town. We had everyone over to our house and we celebrated Dadu and Deda's birthdays at Auntie Kelly and Uncle Sants new house | 21 | Months
38: In May you were playing around with a large door that was sitting up against the wall in the garage and next thing I knew the door fell on top of you and hit your head. I was so scared and rushed you to urgent care. You had a large gash and scar but you were fine. That was your first big accident.
39: Hanging in the man cave
40: Bloody Mary's, golf, and Luke. What more can daddy ask for on Fathers Day. The day before Fathers Day we went to Daddy's company picnic where you had so much fun jumping in the bounce house, getting your face painted, running around, and playing games. | 6/19/11
42: F | R | I | E | N | D | S | Mia's 2nd Bday Party | Walking down together from mommy and me class | With Des at Natural History Museum | Play date at our house
43: MIA | BRYCE | CAM | ZEPHRYA | SHEA | KATE | JAYDEN | Stunt Double | RHODES
44: We got you a trampoline this month which you absolutely loved. You would jump on that all day long. In the mornings when daddy would get ready for work you would watch him and help him pick out his tie. You loved dressing up like daddy wearing his ties and putting your feet in his shoes. You would also make fun of daddy and point to his chest and say boobies. This was funny at first, but after a while I don't think daddy liked hearing that. You weren't a big eater, but you loved to eat eggs and mushrooms and lots of fruit. Everyday was so much fun with you.
47: Trying to make Izzy go down the slide | Romantic moment together watching the sunset | You loved sitting in Izzy's bed
48: Auntie Juliet and Uncle James came to visit us from London and stayed with us for a few days. You really took to James and would follow him around. You loved going to the beach and the park. Always running and jumping around. | Feet up with some food. All thats missing is the remote
49: In July we went down to Jackie and Chris' house where you went swimming in their pool and played with their son Tyler. You were taking swimming lessons that summer at begg pool with daddy. You loved it and never wanted to come out. | You liked lining up all your cars in a straight row | On 4th of July running around with a flag
50: At Long Beach Aquarium with Landon and Colin | Mommy and Me Class | Playing with Bryce and Zephrya at under the sea | Lining up your cars at Nana's house
51: F | U | N | Tea party with Mia. . | Picking Mia up for your date at Valley Park | Hanging with Rhodes
52: During the summer we went to the beach quite a bit. You loved to play in the sand, make sand castles, and run around with your friends. Although you loved the sand and you loved going in the pool, you didn't like to go in the ocean. You would get your feet wet and that was as far as you would go.
54: You loved the Cars movie so we had a Lightning McQueen themed birthday party for your second birthday. We had your party at the house and invited all of your friends. You had so much fun jumping in the bounce house and on the trampoline, eating cupcakes and cookies, and running around with your friends.
55: 2 | Happy Birthday Lightning Luke
56: Papa got you your first tennis racquet
57: Happy 2nd Birthday Luke
59: In August we went to Uncle Sants house. Anish, Arin, Auntie Payel, and Uncle KS were there as well. Anish, Uncle Sant, and Arin jumped into the ocean off the dock and you were begging me to help you jump in as well. You just stood at the edge of the dock and jumped right in. Uncle Sant had a hard time holding you and swimming so we put you on the paddle board. Later we all went kayaking. You had a fun time. Also in August Auntie Juliet and Uncle James came back to Orange County to visit again. We had a bbq at Nana and Papa's house | 2 | You're
61: Luke I can't believe you're 2 already. I can't believe how much you have grown and how much you have learned this past year. We are so proud of you, the things you can do, and the person you are becoming. Your little personality is changing everyday. You are so affectionate, always giving hugs and kisses and holding hands especially with your girlfriends. You are timid, gentle, smart, and laid back most of the time. There are moments you are really stubborn like when you want to stay in your pajamas or when you refuse to eat anything. You take a little time to warm up to things, but you usually give things a try once. You have an adventurous spirit, jumping into the water, going on rides, climbing high places at the park, and going down large slides. But there are some things you don't like; like the ocean, people dressed up as characters, washing your hair and face, changing your diaper, eating real meals, and new and unfamiliar faces. You get upset quite easily when you have a little fall or when someone steals your toy or won't share with you. You are shy and have a serious look on your face a lot of the time but thats because you like to observe and check out the situation first before you jump right in. When you smile it just melts our hearts. With those cute dimples you have the sweetest smile and laugh. You can make me so mad, but with one shy smile it's so hard to stay mad at you. You are starting to talk a little more and starting to form a few small phrases, but you do most of your talking with mommy and daddy. You are a really great sleeper taking long naps, going to bed with no problems and rarely waking up in the middle of the night. Right before your second birthday we started you in a program called moms morning out twice a week where you stayed by yourself for a few hours. I was nervous the first day, but they said you did great. Never cried and had no problem adjusting. A few days later you got into a little trouble for hitting, but that lasted a day or two and then passed. You love to play with cars, trucks, and trains and you still love to read books. You really enjoy being around your friends and playing with other kids. Everyday I feel like you are learning something new or do something to surprise us. It's amazing to watch you grow, but its hard to watch you become a boy and see my baby slip away. We just want you to know whether you make a mistake or make us proud, we'll always be your loving parents. Love Always Mommy and Daddy