Speer Family Blog

With so many of our family and friends living far from us (or is it that we live far from you?), this is our way of keeping you in the loop of the memorable moments of our family! This blog will keep you up-to-date on all of our zany thoughts and experiences, as well as provide you with a plethora of pictures of our handsome sons Luke William and Zealand Gabriel Beck!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunny Days, Cereal and the Potty

Zac and I said good-bye to some dear friends this week. Kate, Sawyer, Jack and the rest...you will be missed. But we were both very satisfied with the way they went. For those of you who didn't watch Lost, it was a brilliant ending to a very intriguing show. One of our new neighbors introduced the show (already 3 years in the making) 3 years ago when we first moved to Easton...pre-marriage. That summer we didn't have cable and Dave and Megan shared their DVDs with us...and we would find ourselves watching up to 3 episodes back to back in a night, because it was so exciting! We ended up getting cable and have enjoyed our Tuesday nights together, through two pregnancies (not talking about Claire's and Sun's) and many many questions. We'd often go to bed following the show debating the meaning behind this clever story. Alas, we had to say good-bye, and we will always have fond memories of it entertwined with our life as our family began to grow.

So what's new with Luke and Zealand, you ask? All sorts of wild fun! At Luke's 18 month doctor's appointment on May 7th, our doc suggested we introduce the potty to him. We'd already bought a potty and have been showing him it, but not getting crazy with it. But after her "go ahead" we've decided to include it more often in our daily routine. Now, just a couple of weeks later, he will say "pee pee" and we'll disrobe him and bring out the pot and he'll pee pee in the potty...aiming is another thing we'll have to work on ;) We're sooo proud of him! We're not going to rush it by any means, but it's nice to know he knows what it's all about. Luke is at a very fun yet demanding age right now. He's got a little temper which shows most often when he's not allowed to have something that he wants, when he wants it. Who could blame him! But he's also got his hugging down and knows how to squeeze tight, so tight you don't want him to let go! He also repeats almost everything we say now. (The pic above is him saying elbow while aiming for his elbow). So we need to be more careful about what WE are saying. And one of his favorite things to do these days is climb. Our couch is right up against the staircase and let's just say he's navigated his way through the bars, past our gate. So we've had to get a little creative in that department to keep him from escaping to the upstairs.

Our little Zealand is growing and growing and growing. We had his 4 month appointment on May 20th and he ranks in the 72nd percentile for weight and he's off the charts at 98% in height! And his baby blues are hanging in there, the brighest eyes ever!

His big event this month was trying cereal for the first time on May 11th. He wasn't too down with it that night, but two weeks later he's sitting in the high chair and happily eating up to 2 Tbs. He can roll over from his tummy to his back and we're pretty sure he's snuck in some rolls from his back to tummy, but we haven't witnessed it firsthand yet.

Oh yeah, one more thing...when you ask Luke "who's Luke?" he points to himself and says "me!" with a huge, proud smile!

Life is good!!!

1 comment:

  1. These are fun stories and some great pics. I can't wait to see the 'little' guys again. I'm always amazed at the BIG changes in both of them (you cant see them as much as us part-timers can). We'll see you soon. Love PaPa