Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

No babies were harmed in the taking of this picture.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Luke's Third Week

Friday, October 26, 2007

Gram and Great-Gram in Town

Thanks mom and gram for coming over and helping us out for a few days! Here's Luke gazing into his grandmother's eyes...

Luke with Great-Grandma.

Lynn stopped by to hold Luke and drop off some yummy food (Thanks!).

We were also glad to be able to see Emily before she heads off to Nairobi.

Emily was even able to convince me to play soccer with her tonight. It was great to put the cleats on again after a long hiatus -- and we won the game! I'll be sore for the next few days.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Similar Baby Pictures

Dave on the left, Luke on the right. Do you think we're related?

Pops and Nana Visiting

Pictures in the Park with Stephen and Lori.
Luke impersonating Pops.Natalie with her birthday flowers.
Thanks Pops and Nana for coming down and helping us out for a few days!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Back to Birth Weight

Sunday, October 14, 2007

First Day at Church

Luke enjoyed his first church experience today. Justin was preaching on contentment from Phillipians 4:8-13 and I think Luke really took it to heart. He looked very content as he slept through the entire service. He also enjoyed his first long ride in a car seat, he didn't complain at all and slept most the time.
Dad and son...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

All Systems Go

Had our first doctor visit today after the hospital and got the a-ok; all his bits are in working order. It turns out that our doctor's office is so close to us that it takes longer to put Luke in the car seat than to just walk the 1 block to the office.

Our awesome chiropractor also stopped by the house to see the baby and relieve all of Natalie's sore back muscles.
Another picture of Luke for the family.
(By the way, this is the point where this blog changes focus from Natalie and Dave to Luke, Luke, and Luke with many postings, pictures, and videos of Luke doing mundane things that are exciting to us. Just a warning.)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Video: Luke's First Day and a Half

Turn up the volume, grab some tissues, and hit the play button...

This was my favorite video to make so far; let us know what you think.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Luke William

We welcomed Luke William into the world today!!

7.1 lbs
21 inches
12:01 am 10/10/07

Natalie was incredible; we labored at home for about 16 hours on our own, headed to the hospital at 8pm, and we were holding him in our arms 4 hours later. We had to cancel Natalie's birthday get together, but she received the best birthday gift ever with handsome little Luke; however, he wanted his own birthday and waited until 1 minute after Natalie's to be born =) Nat's mom and aunt flew in from Seattle just in time for the delivery, and my family was there to enjoy our new son with us as well. It all went very well and we now have our happy healthy boy home with us. The few times he cries it's about as loud as a whisper so we'll enjoy that while it lasts.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Tri-Party Day

We like getting in as many parties as we can each day -- especially when they're all at different times so we can enjoy all of them without double-booking. Today's parties worked out well with a 10am wedding shower, a 2pm company family picnic, and a 6pm housewarming party. We even fit in a pumpkin patch in between.

Here's some pics of the company party; they had everything, rock wall, water-balloon toss, raffle, bbq, 3-legged race, basketball toss, horseshoes, etc. It was fun to get to know everyone better and meet the families. This place even had a corn maze (or a maize maze?) that we'll definitely have to come back to.

Natalie picking pumpkins...Our cat tries to attack Natalie's foot through the glass coffee table. By the way, does anyone want a really cool cat? We're not sure what to do with her when the baby comes along.