luke in his new surroundings

luke has adjusted well to his new surroundings. he likes having more room to run around, the easy access to the outdoors, the challenge of the stairs, rolling around on the carpeted floors, and the nearby park (which is closer than the three parks we had in rotation in the city)! he also loves the frequent visits from the orozco cousins (we love summer) and watching "boppa" mow our lawn (thank you frank!).

luke has even found his favorite spot in the family room. he loves to sit on this step to watch tv, put his shoes on/off, have a snack, and even roll from. the funny thing is, we weren't sure we'd like the step down because we were worried it was a kiddo safety hazard! i'm sure as luke gets bigger and more physical he'll even be running and jumping off.

wearing daddy's hat while having a little lunch.

taking a short break from riding his bike to get a snapshot outside our new home with mommy.

and now with daddy.


wisconsin dells trip

after the hectic moving weekend we experienced, we were in need of a little vacation. luckily we had a trip to the wisconsin dells with eric's family scheduled for the following weekend! good timing. it was such a fun trip and a great time spent with eric's family. frank and kathy booked some units for all of us at the christmas mountain village timeshare and we were bunked up with ryan, laura and baby collin. we spent a lot of time at the pool swimming as well as eating. it was so fun to spend so much time with everyone. i wish i had more pictures to share from the weekend, but we didn't seem to take the camera everywhere with us and it seemed that the weekend just flew by too quickly (like most vacations do).

luke and collin. two peas in a pod. these guys are pros at sucking their thumbs.

we visited deer park and fed the deer and other animals there. the deer were a little aggressive so we weren't quite sure what to think of them.

luke and collin chillin' out in their sweet rides.

yeah, like i said, we weren't sure what to think of the deer.

but we liked the goats (in cages)

and the pigs (also caged). more our style.

the boys cooling off in the mist machine. it was a hot one.

luke really liked the big bunny statue too.

fun times at the indoor pool.