lucas latests

well today we are going to give potty training a bit of a go. we got his big boy underwear in the mail last week and i put them on him just now. he is also sitting in my lap at the moment, so this could end badly.

last weekend dad built lucas this awesome thomas the train table (they retail for $200!) and brought it over. we got him a train track set and he has been loving it. thank you dad!!

he commonly says 4 word sentences now, and as always picks up new words easily and quickly. he is learning to count, “1, 2, 3, 5” and can tell you how old he is. he can identify numbers 0-9 and occasionally letters (or at least that it is a letter even if he doesn’t get the right one). he understands about taking turns and sharing pretty well. he seems to remember people now. he saw a picture of Rachel when i was scrapbooking and named her, even though he hadn’t seen her or heard her talked about in 3 or 4 months.

ive started letting him watch tv occasionally. i keep a couple eps of Thomas and Sesame St on my DVR for when i need to get him out of my hair and he actually sits there the whole time and watches it. not sure if that is good or bad.

he got his dragon costume for halloween and he actually likes wearing it (unlike the last two years). he gets to wear it to gymboree the week of halloween and also to both the gymboree halloween party and the neighborhood halloween party. we will also go trick-or-treating this year now that he is old enough. we’ll just do a few houses, though.

he hasn’t been napping for awhile now. he was really cranky yesterday so i did put him down then and he slept from 2-4, but that is the first time in like a week that we even bothered to put him in his room at naptime.

he’s inherited my ability to sniff out sweets, and found the Crunch bars i had stashed in a kitchen drawer under the towels. he spotted a cookie on my desk last night and came up with various devious measures to get at it, including asking me to go find a toy for him (that he already knew where it was) so that i would leave the desk and he could get at the cookie.

things i’m supposed to remember to write down that lucas has said over the past few weeks;

– i was heating food in the microwave and went into the office while waiting. the microwave went off and lucas ran in to find me and said, “food’s ready!”
– if you ask him who is in mommy’s tummy, he replies with “cookie monster!” (he’s not wrong)

there were at least two more of those i was supposed to remember, but of course i dont


little squirts

im standing at the window looking at paint samples when paul and lucas start cracking up laughing. i turn around and ask what’s so funny to paul, but it takes him a second to answer b/c he is laughing. i turn further around to look at lucas and realize he has been standing behind me squirting me in the ass with a water squirter! (i didnt feel it b/c i had jeans on)

conversations with Paul

Mon Oct 3rd
ally: lucas’s poop was literally teal
like, really really teal
like i almost took a picture of it
but then decided that would be too weird
Paul: lol
Tues Oct 4th
ally: so i had this dream that you and i were at the old house getting some more stuff we left behind. and i kept finding stuff i really wanted to keep and didnt know why i hadnt gotten it the first time around
like for some reason my tank was still there and you said it was too big to take with us 😦
Paul: the dream is wrong because I wouldn’t be there
ally: so then your mom busts in
Paul: the dream is wrong, I wouldn’t be there
ally: why wouldnt you be there?
and she is all bitching about money. and i was just like “i dont want to hear about it” and she was like “i said youd get some money from me, in half a decade” and she still never asked where we had gone
Paul: because I’m never going back to that old house
I’m done with it
maybe if I own it
but most likely I’ll just send Terence
ally: well in my dream we didnt already have all our stuff out
Paul: I’d like to say that you should stop dreaming in the past
dream about Damon Salvatore or something
ally: hahahaha
Paul: I wish they’d turn on the heater in this place
man it is cold
 ally: why dont you take that mini heater to work with you
Paul: because I don’t like it here
this reminds me how miserable a place it is
wouldn’t want to get comfortable that might make me productive
Weds Oct 5th
ally: i found the dragon costume on amazon so i bought it there for $31
Paul: whatever
dress him in a white sheet and pointy hat
then say he is a ghost