1st Thanksgiving at the Whaley's in Brook, Indiana

Luke celebrated his first Thanksgiving with the Whaley's in Brook, Indiana this year. It was a busy Thanksgiving with 3 new babies this year - Luke, cousin Ruby Snyder, and Jake Whaley. See them with their proud papas...

Here are some more fun pictures from that day:

After the big feast in Brook, we headed down to Shelbyville for the remainder of the weekend. Luke had lots of fun and giggles with Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Debbie. Cousin Alex also came over one day to play and cousins Jonathan & Ruby came over for a sleepover! Luke also took a daytrip to Indianapolis to visit Steven Mottl who came all the way from Tucson, AZ for Thanksgiving with his grandparents. It was a great weekend!


Luke's 1st Oaken Bucket & meeting Lucy May!

The Wiskers headed into the city to catch the Purdue/IU game on 11/21/09 with the Mays and the Schupperts. Fortunately for Luke, he has not seen the Boilers lose to those dreaded Hoosiers EVER! Purdue won the game 38-21 and the Oaken Bucket is in the right hands. The day was even better because he finally got to meet Ms. Lucy May! I think that Lucy must have an eye on Luke, or rather a hand on the thigh!


Luke turns 5 months!

It's hard to believe that Luke is now 5 months old! I was updating his baby book the other day and realized how much bigger he is now. He is weighing in at 18 lb 8 oz and looks to be 27 1/2 inches long.

This was a big month for Luke. He started eating baby food. He has tried sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, squash, and peas for vegtables. As for fruits, he has tried apples, pears, peaches, and bananas. He has been eating them all pretty well - but if I had to guess I think his favorites are peaches, pears, and green beans. I also think he went through a growth spurt at about 4 1/2 months. He started waking up at 1am and was feverishly hungry so we solved that problem by giving him more food during the day, which seems to be doing the trick. His daily eating habits are: 6am = 6 oz breastmilk, 9am = 5 oz breastmilk, 12pm = 1 container of baby food (vegetable) + 2 tablespoons of oatmeal + 1/2 scoop of formula, 4 oz breastmilk, 3pm = 6 oz bottle, 6:30pm = 1 container of baby food (fruit) + 2 tablespoons of oatmeal + 1/2 scoop of formula, 8-8:30pm = 5-6 oz breastmilk.

Luke is also doing very well at Chesterbrook Academy. His teachers tell us everyday that he is just such a smiley baby and he loves observing the other kids in his class. They do alot of fingerpainting and texture activities. He also seems to be laughing alot now - especially at how silly momyy and daddy are! He has learned to roll over both ways - but doesn't really like to do it. It seems like he rolls over maybe once every 1.5-2 days.

Unfortunately, this week Luke was diagnosed with pink eye on 11/4. He had to stay on eyedrops for 24 hours before returning to school, so mommy got to take Thursday off and spend time with Luke. The pink eye seemed much better after even just a day and we finished taking the drops on Monday, 11/9.

This chair doesn't seem so big anymore!