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, June 8, 2010

Hey, That's My Brother!

It seems Luke William has discovered that Zealand isn't just a thing that eats and sleeps all the time.  With Zealand soon to enter his 6th month of life, he's very alert and Luke knows it!  Not only does Luke now look for his bro when he notices he's not in plain sight, but he spends a lot of his time trying to make Zealand laugh with a game of peek-a-boo or by taking and giving his teething rings.  He also seems like he's trying to get his brother to get up and get playing because he's always tugging on his clothes and trying to get him to roll over and play.  It's so sweet to see them connect...especially when Luke does have Zealand chuckling and in response makes Luke laugh too!  However, this also means that mommy and daddy (and our sitter Meagan) have to be on high alert now because Luke thinks he can play with anything he can...or do anything he can.  Yesterday morning Zac and I were having an adult conversation (can you even imagine!) and noticed Luke walking eagerly towards his brother with toothbrush in hand.  So how do we tell our eldest that he's being sweet by sharing yet he can't be rough and he can't put things in his brother's mouth, unless it's a bottle, but it's okay for mommy and daddy to give him a teething ring but you can't shove it in his mouth.  Oy vey!  Caution versus freedom.  And caution wins every time!

I had an exciting moment with Luke on Saturday.  We came downstairs after he woke up around 6:30am (did I mention Zealand has been sleeping through the night for a week now - aaaah!) and I took off his diaper and his pants.  Asked him if he had to pee pee in the potty and he didn't really act like it so we left it at that.  I went into the kitchen to get him a sippy of water and he ran in from the living room and was like, "mama, pee pee" and i went into the living room and in the potty...pee pee!  He did it all on his own and I gotta mention his aim is getting better.  Ready for another pee pee story?  So on Sunday, he ripped his diaper off and pee peed without me even suggesting it.  We're so excited.  Like I said a couple of weeks ago, we're not going to push him into it, at least not until he's 2.  But if he's happy to go, than I say go!  And he can say "go go go" :)

Mommy and daddy have been having fun too. We took the boys out for Mexican the other night, all dressed up in their overalls. I used my work camera, a sweet Canon, and tried to get a family shot of us. We're also loving the warm weather over here! We just got a dragon pool and I did blow it up myself. Luke is not afraid, as he'll dive in head first. We've been putting Zealand in his bathtub in the shade which he seems to enjoy and Luke even likes to crawl in with him from time to time. Gotta tell you...it's tricky getting suntan lotion on a toddler. He's not a fan, but it must be done. And he doesn't understand bribery yet.

We hope you all are enjoying the weather too, wherever you are!

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