Sunday, September 28, 2008

Are You Excited?

Lucas now is walking everywhere, and asserting his independence at every turn. Check out his newest trick -- he had us rolling in the aisle when we first saw him do this and now he does it on command whenever he's asked "are you excited?"


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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lucas on Parenting Website

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month in October, Parenting's website is featuring a gallery (well, there are now six galleries) of pictures of kids with Down syndrome, and Lucas made the cut. Here he is.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Labor Day Break

Four plus years after our honeymoon, we ventured back to where it all began...Key West. This time marked our first visit with our little bean. Key West still had much of the magic we remember so fondly, except we didn't get to enjoy quite as much pool time, pina coladas in hand. It was both because of our new addition as much as the inclement weather, courtesy of Hurricane Gustav. We made the most of our little getaway and had a great time just the same.

We enjoyed some of our favorite activities including a visit to the Hemingway House to point out the 6-toed cats to Lucas (especially Charlie Chaplin pictured below), a night out in Mallory Square for freak watching, renting bikes to tour Duval street with Lucas in tow (literally!), and everyone's favorite Key West pastime, hanging with the chickens. We ate and ate, and then ate some more...our favorite stops included Blue Heaven and the new Sarabeth's for the most amazing breakfast (the owner spent more than 20 years as the GM of Sarabeth's on the Upper West Side in Manhattan). All in all, a great way to say goodbye to Summer.