I know I've been a bad blogger lately.... sorry, Nana and Grandpa!
New Addition: So, I've been in Albuquerque for 2 weeks. I was supposed to go back on Wednesday, but instead on Tuesday found the perfect car and decided to buy it, changed my ticket for Ben to come out, and we'll drive it back to Austin next weekend. Crazy, right? But it will be worth it. It's hard to find the perfect car, see. Our combined list of wants were a) Ben must fit, b) have good gas mileage, c) be roomy enough if we have company, d) leather interior (me), e) adequate cup holders (Ben). After weeks of research, we were settled on something like a CR-V or going back to a Maxima. We liked the way the CR-V would fit better in the garage, but it's 10 times easier to find a Maxima with leather (let alone an attractive interior at all) than a CR-V. But, then we found one here with attractive interior, cup holders, and great head room. I just couldn't let it go.
So, in case you were wondering if Ben and I were really on some trial separation, the answer is NO. It's just the car. Thanks to everyone who has been nice to Ben, fed him, and let him tag along on movies night. We miss him like crazy.
Friends: While we have been in N.M. Lucas has had fun with all of his new playmates - especially his cousins and aunts. He quite likes it when I'm not around and often times asks me to go away - usually if he's having quality time with Grandma, Maddie or Lisa.
Dirty Kid: Lucas spends a lot of time outside each day, which is great because in Austin it will be too hot when we get back! He loves riding the wiggle cars, and he's quite the pro now! Each day at bath time we have to scrub the dirt off of his feet and knees from the day's adventures.
Pinto and Whitey: We have some horses across the street we also like to visit and take watermelon rinds and freshly mowed grass. Pinto tried to bite Lucas the other day, but I don't think he noticed. He's kind of a mean horse.
(horses in Texas have it much better than these poor high dessert horses)
Name Game: Lucas has started calling my mom "Grammy" for some reason. It's only once in a while, but it's kind of funny. Sometimes he asks for "Tom" instead of Grandpa.
Sample, anyone?: We go to Costco at least once a week. The other night we met Lisa there and she took Lucas to the back of the store to watch the forklifts unload a truck for about an hour. On their way back to the front of a store, Lucas saw a little boy wearing a Nemo shirt and the two became fast friends. The mom asked Lucas if he wated to come home with them and Lucas said, "yes." Then the dad said, "You can be an Indian for the weekend - we're wild!" When it was time to part ways Lucas gave the kid a huge hug, and the kid reciprocated. It was the cutest thing ever. They even had their heads on eachother's shoulders. Lisa said Lucas kissed the kid, too. Hopefully he wasn't too freaked out - I think he was about a year older.
Nighty Night: Lucas has been sleeping in a little tent I bought for him. I thought it would be fun and keep him in bed. The other night he decided to sleep on the big boy bed, so I put about 6 pillows all around him so he wouldn't fall off. Then in the middle of the night there was a thud and crying. He slept the rest of the night in the tent. The next night he managed to stay on the bed the whole time, and last night he slept on the floor for at least 2 hours (after he fell off). He also fell asleep one day behind the rocking chair in the corner (after throwing a fit).
I guess that's it for now. I'll put more cute pics up later.