Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Another video

Bath time fun

During this evening's bath I thought I could get Lucas to sing his ABC's but no such luck. Instead he wanted to talk about trying to fall in the bathtub and who we are going to see this weekend.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We spent Halloween weekend at Andrea and Richie's. Mariah and Michael joined us for our weekend of Halloween fun! Lucas dressed up as Superman. We didn't make it out trick or treating, but he had fun playing Superman and sucking on his sucker from Price Chopper.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Lucas' newest thing is dressing up as Superman and running through the house. I thought about making him a Superman costume for Halloween and Jon laughed at me. I'd be better off buying the costume, at least it would look like the real thing.
There hasn't been much going on here. At work we started the Biggest Loser again. It's going to be an 8 week ordeal and I'm excited to see what I can do this round. I kind of fell off the wagon after the last time. I've been to the gym a few times this week and can tell I haven't been to the gym since probably May or June. That's pretty much it. We are very boring people so not much to blog about. So, have a good week!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Evil Knievel??

Jon bought Lucas a tricycle at Hy-vee for $5 last week and what is the first thing Lucas does? He stands on it instead of sitting. His little legs are too short to reach the pedals but he can still make it go. Another new thing he is trying out is jumping off furniture. I'm not too fond of him jumping off the recliner or couch or even standing on it for that matter. This afternoon he was playing in his room and screaming "jump". Jon went to check on him and he was jumping of his bed. Lucas then yelled for me to come and jump off the bed. Oh do we have our hands full. We hope everyone is having a good weekend. See everyone next weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More pictures

A chocolate shake on the way home.

Lucas playing in one of the fountains.

Lucas and Cole under the Natural Bridge at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

Natural Bridge, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton, MO.

Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Big Surf, MO State Fair and so much more

Last weekend was busy for the Duff's. Jon and I both had Friday off so we went down to the lake to spend a couple of days with Jon's parents and Cole. Friday morning we went to Ha Ha Tonka State Park to see the Castle Ruins and Natural Bridge. Both were unbelievable sites. It's definitely a place I'd like to go back to. Then that afternoon we took the boys to Big Surf Water park. The boys had a BLAST and I think the adults did too. It was a very relaxing afternoon. The park wasn't too crowded and there was a lot to do. Jon and I even did a few water slides. There was a kids pool and Lucas and Cole probably went down the slide 50 times. They had so much fun together.

Friday night Mariah and Michael arrived at our apartment to spend the weekend. We played the Wii for quite awhile before going to bed. Saturday we got ourselves around and headed to Sedalia to the state fair. I've only been once and that's when I was a kid. The weather was a little hotter Saturday and it was hard to find any exhibits with air conditioning. Luckily, the Children's Center was air conditioned so we let Lucas play for awhile. We also decided to let Lucas ride some of the rides. He loves them so much and is so impatient when waiting for them to begin. He probably only rode 6 rides before the tantrum began. He was so tired and hot and was ready to go. Good thing because it started to rain as we were driving out of Sedalia.

Sunday Jon had to work so Mariah, Michael, Lucas and I went shopping for some new tennis shoes for Lucas. We found a pair at Kohl's. Mariah and Michael wanted to get back early so they left around 1. All in all we had a good weekend with everyone.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Making pizza

I've been letting Lucas help me do some cooking lately. Yesterday he helped me make biscuits and scramble eggs and today he helped me make pizza. His favorite parts were whisking the eggs, rolling out the pizza dough, putting the cheese on and playing in the flour. Here are a few pictures from today and our pizza making.


Last weekend Mom, Lindsay and Grant came down for a visit. We had tons of fun shopping, visiting and hanging out. Grant and Lucas played together which doesn't happen very often and that was fun. Grant pulled pretty much every toy of Lucas' out of his room and put it in the living room. The boys had fun chasing each other, talking and fighting.
This week Jon's parents will be at the lake because George has a conference. We will be spending time with them on Wednesday and then again on Friday. Cole will also be with them for the week. So more cousin play time. Friday evening, Mariah and Michael will be here. We are going to go swimming, enjoy some of the festivities at the State Fair and probably just hang. We will have a jam packed week but that's ok.

Another thing that happened this week with Lucas is he has been telling me when he is poopy. The other morning our conversation went like this:

Lucas: Mommy, I smell.
Mommy: You what?
Lucas: I smell.
Mommy: Oh, you smell. Are you poopy?
Lucas: Yes, I poopy.
Mommy: Let's go change your pants.
Lucas: Ok.

And then he runs into his bedroom. So to all of those Mom's who have been through the potty training stage, do I need to start??

That's pretty much it for us. We hope everyone has had a good weekend and that this week will be much cooler. We hope to see everyone soon.
PS I have also uploaded a video of Lucas and I singing one of the Blue's Clues songs. It's one of his favorites.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fun at the Fair!

Mariah, Michael & I took Lucas to the fair over the weekend. He LOVED the rides!! He cried after every ride because he didn't want to get off. The county fair in Jeff City is next week so Jon and I will be taking him again. Here are a few pictures we took.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Playing in the pool

Grandma "L" bought Lucas and Grant a pool to play in over the summer. Lucas tried it out on the 4th but the weather wasn't the best. He had better luck this past weekend. Here is a picture of him playing.

A couple of pictures of Lucas playing with sidewalk chalk.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Lucas, with the help of Mommy, spelling out his name.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yee Haw, Yee Haw...

Lucas and his newest phrase.


Lucas was the victim of a bitter today. Danielle said that he and Kyla were chasing each other around and then next thing she knew, Lucas had gotten bit. I guess that's what he gets for biting her 3 times in one week a few weeks ago. The other pictures are ones I took just for fun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

More pictures

Drainage + Losing a Tube = Ear Infection

Well it's been almost a year since Lucas had his tubes put in his ears. Last Tuesday his ear started to drain and would not stop. It was almost like his ear was a leaky faucet. Jon picked Lucas up from daycare on Wednesday and noticed a small black thing on the inside of his ear, yep it was his tube. Thursday we were scheduled to visit the ENT but they called and had to cancel. I was still concerned about his ear and the drainage so I made Lucas an appt with his regular doctor. It was ear infection. Now Lucas is on antibiotics for 10 days and we are going to see the ENT this Thursday. Wish us luck.
Michael and Mariah came down for a visit over the weekend. Lucas was so excited to see them and us too. I had to work til noon on Saturday but that didn't stop us from having a jam packed afternoon and evening. We met Andrea, Patty and Jayme at Osage Beach for some shopping. It was a good time. Sunday, Jon had to work so it was up to me to entertain Mike and Mariah. I had to go to Target and Mariah wanted to go to the Mall. We stopped for some lunch and headed back home. Jon didn't work too late Sunday so we went to the park that afternoon. The weather was perfect for park time. Lucas fell and scraped his knee again. I guess he's not coordinated enough to run on concrete yet.

I hope everyone has a good week. I'm hoping we can make a trip to Maryville soon.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

More pictures...

This worm was on one of Mom's plants. The colors are so vibrant.



Michael's new truck.

Lucas in a crock.