Wednesday, December 31, 2008

We had a good Christmas! Did you?

Here is Lukas' new favorite toy that he got from Santa. He has been asking for a train set with a table for the last 3 months so he was pretty excited when he saw this on Christmas morning. Except we didnt have it built yet and he cried when he couldnt play with it right away. So we learned an important lesson this year : have the toys ready for them to play with when they wake up. He did ok though. He helped dad build it and loves it very much.

Here is a little snow cave that Brian built for Lukas. Lukas thought it was pretty fun. I did too until it fell in on him. But it was really small so it didnt hurt him at all. He thought it was pretty funny actually.

Here is Lukas with his cousins, Livie, Bently, and Kloie. He had a blast playing with them on Christmas Eve. Tina's family was here the weekend before Christmas and I feel bad cause I didnt get any pics with their kids. Actually I didnt get many pics taken this year and I feel bad. I didnt even get any of us opening presents. I guess I was too busy helping Lukas with his presents that I didnt even think about it.

Here is Lukas, Kloie, and Bently on Christmas Eve as we were doing the acting of the Nativity. Lukas loved his little outfit eventhough it was WAY too big. He still looked cute though.

And here is Lukas and Kloie sneaking tastes of the gingerbread house they made. We had a wonderful Christmas and ended up with way more things then we need. It was fun to spend time with family and just relax and think about all we have and have been blessed with. We have so much to be thankful for. We have a good life and we are happy. What more could you ask for?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Festival of Trees

Tonight we decided we needed to get out and do something, so we went to the Festival of Trees. Lukas liked looking at all the different christmas trees and everything that was going on. He got to sit on Santa's lap too. It was funny cause he didnt even hesitate. He ran right up to him and just jumped on his lap and started talking to him. Eventhough in the picture it looks like he isnt quite sure of Santa, he really did like him. He also got some reindeer ears to wear around and he kept them on the whole time. Tomorrow morning Brian is taking him to eat breakfast with Santa at the Festival of Trees. He only got two tickets through work so I thought I would sit this one out. It will be fun doing something with just him and his daddy. I will tell Brian to take pics cause I am sure it will be cute. They also had a train to look at and of course that was Lukas' favorite since all he talks about is how he wants a train for Christmas. But it was a fun night and there were alot of interesting trees to look at.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It might be early, but the tree is up !!!

So we usually dont put the tree up before Thanksgiving, but we thought it would be fun to this year. It seems like December goes by so fast that by the time you get your house decorated, it is time to take it all down. Plus Lukas has been asking to put if up everyday for the past week so we just did it. I am actually glad that it is done now. Lukas had so much fun helping and looking at all the different decorations. He actually did really good at putting on ornaments too. I am excited cause this is the first year he actually kinda understands Santa and everything and he really wants to sit on his lap and tell him he wants a train for Christmas. He has been so hyper too. I think he is really excited to see his cousins this week at Thanksgiving. Today we went to the store and he picked out some candy canes to give to his cousins and he is so excited to gve them to them. He keeps carrying them around and so hopefully they arent all broken by the time we get there. He is so funny. I am so thankful that I am his mommy. He is such a good little boy and so much fun. He has been so good through this whole eye thing. I couldnt ask for a better kid. We are all excited to see family this week and looking forward to having a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a good one too. We have alot to be THANKFUL for. (I dont know why my pictures have such big spaces in between them sometimes. So, sorry if it is annoying.)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Update on Lukas

First of all, I had to put a few funny pics on here. The other day, I came into the dining room and Lukas had set his dog on the my plate like she was eating. When I asked him what his dog was doing on my plate, he just told me that she was hungry. I guess he didnt want her to be left out. He thought he was pretty clever though. He laughed and laughed and kept saying, "you silly dog." At least I know if we ever get a real dog, it will get fed.

Here is Lukas just hanging on the couch looking out the window. Doesnt he look pretty relaxed? He was waiting for Brian to come home from work I think.
And here he is playing the "drums". So anyway, we took him to the eye doctor again last Tuesday and the Dr. told us that he looks like he is getting some eyesight back in his bad eye. So that is good! But then he said that it looks like we will still have to do the surgery to fix the crossing of the eye. Not so good! He wants Lukas to wear the patch and glasses for 3 more weeks to see if there are any signs of even more improvement and then we will talk about the surgery at his next visit which will be on Dec. 3. He said as long as he is being so good about wearing the patch and the glasses, we might as well see if we can get his eye working even more. He said the patch doesnt help the crossing of the eye and that is why will have to do the surgery. I guess the patch just helps the brain tell the eye that it needs to start working and by doing that you can regain some eyesight back in it. Pretty crazy huh?! But he told us the surgery isnt a big deal. It is done has a out patient surgery and he goes home the same day so he said not to worry alot over it. He must have seen the scared look on my face or something. So for now we are just doing the same thing and we will go in and see how things look in a couple of weeks. I was hoping we could be off the eye patch for Thanksgiving, but oh well. I think we are getting used to it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Hunting time: 30 minutes
Shots Fired: 1
Singleton Family Record

Glasses and Halloween

So here are a couple of pics with Lukas and his glasses. Sorry he isnt smiling. I guess he wasnt in the mood to have his picture taken. (Which he usually isnt. He thinks it is funny to give me a hard time and not smile.) But he is doing really well with them. He doesnt act like it really bothers him having a patch and glasses. He is a good kid. I feel so bad though. Whenever I take him places, people just stare at him and I just want to say something but I dont. I shouldnt let it bother me but I dont like people staring at my kid like he is weird or something. But we have just about 2 more weeks until we go back to the doctor to find out if this helped or not. We go on the 14th. I am still hoping that surgery isnt going to happen but we will just wait and see. His glasses are cute but having the patch on, it is hard for the glasses to stay up on his nose and so I am constantly pushing them up. And he has a cold so that doesnt help things. But we are doing well with them and he is handling it great!

Here are some pics we took on Halloween. He loved being a cowboy and showing off his horse riding skills. I think we should have made him a pirate but he was not going to give up his cowboy stuff so he was a cowboy with a patch. It made for a lot of questions though. People would ask if it was part of the costume. I should have just said yes and left them wondering.

We decorated cookies last night after going to the trunk or treat that our ward had. Lukas loved pouring the sprinkles on his cookie and just kept pouring and pouring.

This is him waiting or trick or treaters. He loved to answer the door and pass out the candy. When ever the doorbell rang, he ran as fast as he could and opened the door and would say "trick or treat" before the other kids could say it. I think sometimes it confused the kids and they werent sure if they should still say it after he did. It was funny.

Here is Lukas with his daddy at the trunk or treat. He made out with a ton of candy and he liked it cause Brian's parents and grandma came with us. So of course he showed off a ton for them.

These last pics are of Lukas at a party that he went to on Wednesday. A boy in our ward had a little get together and Lukas was so excited to go. They played a few games and ran around outside and made pictures of spiders by putting black paint on their hands and putting it on the paper. He had a lot of fun and laughed alot. So that was our Halloween. We hope you all had a good one too. Now we just have all this candy that I am sure will get eaten mostly by me.

Monday, October 20, 2008


Ok... so you are probably wondering why Lukas has a patch on his eye and so here is the story. (It makes me sad just thinking about it so I hope I can write and have it make sense.) So last Wed. I took Lukas into see a pediatric ophlamologist (spelling?) because we have noticed that his left eye is kinda crossed. So I took him in not thinking it was really a big deal and wondering if I was even taking him in for no reason. Well.... it is a good thing that I did. The doctor said that he has a lazy eye that is caused because he has really poor vision in his left eye and so he has just stopped using it thus causing a lazy eye. He is actually considered legally blind in that eye. (I always thought that he could see just fine. Boy was I shocked.) So he has to wear this eye patch for 4 weeks over the good eye and then have it checked again to see if the eye has regained some usage back. But that isnt all. He also has to have glasses. I know..... my two year old in glasses. That is going to be fun. So the glasses will come in hopefully this weekend and then he will have to wear his glasses in addition to his patch. (Can I just say that that seems like torture to me?!) Then the doctor goes on to say that he doesnt really think that this will fix it and he is 99% sure that he will have to have surgery. WHAT?!? So I am really scared to death about the possibily of my little guy having to have surgery. Then I got to thinking, if he is considered legally blind in that eye, how is he going to see if we cover the good eye. So I cried the whole way home and got all worked up thinking that for the next four weeks my child wont be able to see but I cannot believe how well he is doing. The doctor said it will be hard to keep the patch on but Lukas could care less. He hasnt taken it off once or complained at all about it. And he is getting around just fine. You can tell he has to focus harder on some things and he really isnt that interested in reading books right now but he is getting around so good and it has made me feel so much better. I still feel like I am a mean mom every morning when I put the patch on him and then I feel bad when ever we go somewhere and everyone stares at him but I know that I have to keep doing it if I want to help him. Everyone says he will thank me when he is older. So right now we are just waiting for his glasses. (Hopefully those arent a nightmare trying to get him to keep them on.) And then in a few weeks we will hopefully know if he needs surgery or now. We are really hoping and praying that he wont have to so keep little Lukas in your prayers. I dont know if I could stand watching him go through that. But we will keep you posted and I will get a picture on here when we get his glasses. Hopefully he lookes good in them.

Monday, October 13, 2008


This past weekend we decided to carve a pumpkin with Lukas cause he gets so excited when we see them in stores. He was a pretty good little helper. He liked to be in the middle of everything we did which was ok since it was his pumpkin. We carved a bat into it eventhough I dont know if you can really tell what is is or not. We can cause we already know what it was. Lukas would look at the seeds and yucky stuff that we pulled out of it and say "That's gross mommy." I would have to agree. I made Brian clean it out cause I cant stand to touch that stuff. We got 2 more pumpkins that we will carve with Lukas when it gets closer to Halloween.

Lukas LOVES wearing my snow boots around our house. So I thought this was pretty cute when I found him pretending to wash dishes while wearing my boots. He always keeps us laughing that is for sure.

Can you believe we already got a big snow storm? I was pretty surprized my self. It snowed pretty much all day Saturday and when we woke up on Sunday morning, there was a ton of snow. We knew it was going to snow, but not that much. When we got home from church, Lukas wanting to go make a snowman so dad took him out (still in their church clothes) and made a little snowman. I dont know who was more proud, Lukas or dad. hee hee. But Lukas has liked looking at the snow and yes, he had to wear my boots out on the back porch and walk in the snow. It is going to warm up a little this week so I am guessing the snow will be all gone in a day or too. I am ok with that. I wasnt quite ready for snow yet. But hey, I am getting in the Christmas mode already! Yeah!