Luke's month - otherwise known as July - was great!
It started with the 4th, of course. We knew that Audrey would love the fireworks. We weren't sure what Luke's reaction would be. So, we put him in a stroller (he likes playing with the buckles - clicking them in over and over) which distracted him for a bit from the allure of trying to play in the street.
Then we lit a few fireworks. Audrey loved it, as we expected.
Luke did not.
It was right after I took this picture that he started to fret and cry in earnest, so I took him in the house to calm him down and play for a bit.
Luke still goes to bed (and takes naps) like a champ. Even after we traded his crib in for a big boy bed - we have hit no bumps in the bedtime routine. A few nights after the 4th, as Adam and I were getting ready to go to bed, we peeked in on Luke to check on him and this is what we saw:
He had burrowed, head first, under his Superman blanket. What made it extra cute was his snore. So, we adjusted the blanket and him and went to bed.
What makes July Luke's month is, of course, his Birthday. On the 21st Luke turned 2. I made yellow cake with chocolate frosting cupcakes.
Audrey was pretty excited about it.
A few days later we decided to take advantage of the beautiful morning, and took the kids for a drive up Provo Canyon. The purpose of the outing was three fold: Audrey has an affinity for driving through tunnels, we wanted to see Bridal Veil Falls (we'd heard it was experiencing heavier flow than usual with all of the snow and rain we've gotten this year), and we wanted to take a couple of pictures.
After the Canyon drive we took the kids to a park.
I do not get tired of watching Luke have so much fun on the swings. He loves them! And his joy is totally infectious.
On another day we went to the same park near our home, and it was just as fun as usual...
until it's time to go home!