After we went to the museum we went to see Grandma and Grandpa Guthrie. Alicia and her little ones were there and Shawn did one of his favorite things, pose Beckum and Luca together. I have the funniest father-in-law. (Good thing he doesn't read my blog or that last little sentence would go to his head =P ) After Shawn had us take pictures of the boys he got really worn out and had to take a little nap.
Shawn and Beckum
The happy boys Beckum and Luca
Shhhhhhhhhhh, be still
The longer you stay married the more you have in common
I wanted to take some comparison pictures of Luca growth and how big he has really gotten. The first one is when he was in the hospital and we got him a giraffe for his isolet and then a follow up picture with his giraffe two and a half months later. I took some more just because he is gotten so cute and funny.
Luca in the hospital with his giraffe
In the hospital
Luca at home with his giraffe (two and a half months later)
We had Nick's parents and little sisters over for dinner tonight and we tried new recipes for everything. Nick made a pork tenderloin that everyone really liked. I made a potato salad that no one really liked (Linda was being the great mother-in-law she really is and said it was good. I know she was lying but she made me feel better). I also made some lime shrimp that was a little on the spicy side but everyone really liked them and I also made grilled peaches. We watched Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treador and it was really good, much better than the last Narnia movie Prince Caspian. We then bored the family by showing them pictures. They were good natured and it probably helped that I made candied pecans too. I've been in a real cooking mood lately since I've started my diet again. I know it is weird that I make tons of food that I can't even eat. I guess that since I can't enjoy it someone else should.
I am so happy to have Nick around. As I posted a few weeks ago, our dryer went out and I had to get another one. After he new dryer was delivered it worked for half a cycle and then kicked the circuit breaker. Every time I tried to dry anything it would kick the breaker. We called Lowes (where I bought the dryer) and they were supposed to send a maintenance crew out. By this point I've had the dryer a week and haven't dried a thing. Well the maintenance guys never showed up, so Nick called them back on Monday and they said, whoops. So the maintenance guy was scheduled to show up on Tuesday by noon. He called Nick at 11:50 and asked Nick what was wrong with the dryer. Nick explained what was wrong and the warranty maintenance guy said he would have to charge us if he went out because it sounded like there was nothing wrong with the dryer but with our circuit breaker. So Nick read up on how to replace the circuit breaker, he bought the part and replaced it; this was on Thursday (the first day he actually had a minute to get to it). I am happy to report, the circuit breaker is brand new and working wonderfully, my dryer is awesome, and I've done all the laundry in the house. Not just washed and dried the clothes buy folded and put everything away. I love Nick - I know I don't tell him enough and since I've been I this diet I haven't been the most pleasant person to be around. I just hope he can bear with the mood swings and grumpies just a little longer.
PS. I'll post the good recipes in the recipe section.
Today we took Luca to the zoo for the first time and he was so excited (as you can see from his pictures). He was actually awake for most of the adventure but fell asleep right before we made it to the elephants. There were so many people looking at Luca while we were walking around, it was like he was his own exhibit. Look at the human baby, please remember not to feed it because it is on a special diet. I think he like everything (as much as an almost 3 month old could like anything) except the dinosaurs.
Nick & Luca standing in front of the wolf pin (the wolf is asleep in the background)
Nick & Luca (in the stroller) in front of a T-Rex
Just so excited to be here!
Happy Little Family
Almost as big as an infant gorilla - there were a couple of other people taking pictures of Nick & Luca here
Shauna feeding Luca to a T-Rex, Luca's not too happy
This is a mommy Lemur with one of her twin babies
We got Luca a new friend at the gift shop. The giraffe is bigger than he is
We are so proud of Elizabeth for graduating from high school on Friday June 3rd. As you can see from some of the pictures she played in the orchestra during the ceremony. She was also very excited that she was the last girl to walk. YEAH ELIZABETH!!!
Elizabeth waiting so patiently (there is a lady behind Liz's right -our left- yawning)
The graduates were getting ready to start walking and Liz was playing amazingly
Now Liz is getting ready to go stand in line to receive her diploma
Liz & Alta
Here she goes...and
YEAH!!! Graduated - The happy graduate is pictured here with her dad and mom
Alicia had her new little bundle of joy on Monday the 30th of June. His name is Beckem Pruett and he weighed in at 6 pounds 14 ounces and is 20 inches. Alicia got out of the hospital on Wednesday the 1st of June and went to her mom's where Nick and Luca were. I think these pictures are so funny. Beckem is 2 days old and Luca is 2 1/2 months. Poor Luca is just so little. We are so happy for our new little friend!