Thursday, December 25, 2008

More Christmas Fun!

Lucas being silly.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Lucas was up and going at 6:45 this morning looking to see if Santa had found us in Jefferson City. And yes, Santa found us. Lucas was a good boy this year because Santa brought him a lot of nice things. His favorite is the Little People Play 'n Learn Town. He also got two books, two puzzles, some clothes and new music to listen to in the car for long trips.
I made us a delicious Christmas dinner which included turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, squash and rolls. Lucas had an entire plate full of food. He especially liked the noodles, just like his Daddy. Right now we are relaxing and watching some of Lucas's favorite cartoons on Noggin.
We hope everyone had a good Christmas with their family and friends! We can't wait to see everyone next week. Again, our weekend will be busy but we'll try and make time for everyone.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ear infection and croup

It all started Sunday with sneezing. From there it turned into a bad cough and a runny nose. I decided to take him to the doctor on Tuesday b/c the cough wasn't getting any better. Needless to say I wasn't expecting an ear infection out of the visit. Apparently, Lucas lost the tube in his right ear and it was pretty infected. So he's on antibiotics for 5 days. We decided to take to the ER on Tuesday night b/c his breathing wasn't right. There was a lot of wheezing going on. The ER doctor heard him cough a few times and knew right away it was croup. For those who don't know what croup is, it's an inflammation of the voice box caused by a viral infection. It causes a bark like cough and is worse a night. We're not sure where Lucas got it but he sure does have a good case of it. He stayed home from daycare yesterday and today. From what I've been told he is now more susceptible to croup. Lucky us.
Jefferson City isn't supposed to have the ice like those in Maryville, Kansas City or Ottawa, IL. We are experiencing rain right now and the temp is supposed to get to 45 by midnight.

Not much else it going on. We're trying to get ready for Christmas like most everyone else.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Saying "Hi"

Here is a video Michael took of Lucas saying "Hi".

Monday, December 8, 2008


Mariah and Michael came down over the weekend to watch Lucas for us while Jon and I attended my bank Christmas party. I tried to post a video Michael took, but it wouldn't download right. So here are some pictures I took.

Last post on "Family Guy"

I swear this is the last post about "Family Guy". We finally got Lucas on video during the theme song to "Family Guy". He gets so excited and I think he ia almost singing along during some parts. Jon and I are trying to decide when it's a good time to stop letting him watch the show. It can get pretty bad. I don't think it's done too much damage yet. : ) You may have to turn up your volume to hear everything.

The Duff Family Christmas Tree

The apartment doesn't leave much room for a big Christmas Tree, so we had to improvise and put up a 1 1/2 foot tall tree. I decorated it with lights and I found a little angel to put on top. I bought some little Christmas balls but decided against those in case Lucas got a hold of one and put it in his mouth or something. It's pretty sad when the gifts around the tree are 2-3 times bigger then it. I also put lights up in Lucas' room, but they have already fallen down. I did get a picture of them too. Enjoy!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A smashed thumb and so much more...

Lucas got his thumb smashed at daycare earlier this week. Danielle called to tell me that it didn't look to pretty and she was right. I was pretty sure his thumb nail was going to fall off after I first saw it but it is looking much better today. I tried to take some pictures of it but do you know how hard it is to get a 13 month old to hold his hand still?

Along with getting his thumb smashed, we met with his Parents As Teachers, Lisa, on Tuesday night. Things were going oh so well. Lucas was doing the activity she demonstrated and then he started to get tired. He crawled to my lap and was there for 2 seconds and lost everything. Any when I say everything, I mean everything. Lucas has never puked in his 13 months and that night he made up for it all. Jon and I felt terrible for Lisa. She was on the floor helping Jon clean up the puke while I was giving Lucas a bath. We thought things were better after the bath but we were wrong. After the second puke, we decided that PAT could wait a couple of weeks. I'll update you on how the next meeting goes. : )

Monday, December 1, 2008

Another busy weekend

We went home for Thanksgiving on Thursday. We spent the weekend with family and friends. Jon and I had to move stuff out of the house and in to storage b/c we got our house rented...yeah!! That consumed most of our morning and afternoon on Friday. We had Thanksgiving supper at the Henggelers and then Jon and I went to our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Campout. The fire was nice and so was the beer. : ) Lucas stayed with my parents and helped put up the Christmas Tree. He did such a good job. Saturday we spent most of the day visiting grandparents. That evening we had Thanksgiving supper with the Stiens family. Sunday was another day of visiting friends and family. Lucas had lunch with Aunt Laura, Uncle Chris, Aunt DeAnn and cousin Charlotte at Carson's. This was the first time he ordered off the "Kiddie Menu". He followed in his Daddy's footsteps and had macaroni and cheese. Sunday evening we met Andrea and Richie in Liberty for my birthday. Lucas again ordered off the "Kiddie Menu" and had grilled cheese and mandarin oranges. He wasn't too fond of the oranges. We arrived back in Jeff City around 9:30 pm. We all slept through the night...yeah!!! It was good seeing everyone this past weekend. We can't wait to do it all again.