Monday, December 28, 2009

Two birthdays and Christmas

This has been an extremely busy week in the Pevzamian household. Lucas' birthday was last Tuesday, my birthday was last Thursday, and, of course, Christmas was Friday!

Let's start with Lucas' first birthday! I can't believe how fast the year went and how much Lucas has changed. Steve took the day off work to spend the day with his son. They went shopping at the mall and went out to lunch. When I got home from work, Lucas opened his presents and we sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Take a look at the video - we stuck his candle in a baked potato! Yes, Steve and I try to eat somewhat healthy but don't worry Lucas will have cake at his birthday party!

My birthday was 2 days later and Steve took us out to a Japanese restaurant. Lucas had a great time trying to pass food to the gentleman sitting in the next booth. Luckily, he liked kids and got a kick out of Lucas passing his edamame to him.

Poor Steve is on call the entire week of Christmas to New Years. So, if there is a plumbing emergency Steve needs to leave (no matter the time). He got his first call at midnight and didn't get home until 4 in the morning on Christmas. Lucas and I (more me than him) were very excited to open gifts but we waited for Steve to join in the fun. Finally we opened gifts and Lucas had no idea what was going on. Then Steve's beeper went off again. To make a long story short Steve was gone most of Christmas, the entire next day, and most of Sunday. We already agreed that he will NOT be on call next Christmas.

Sandra's family, Steve's dad, plus the William's family came over for dessert on Christmas. Lucas was spoiled again with lots of great stuff. My family came over on Sunday to celebrate the birthdays (my dad's birthday is the 29th) and the holiday. Poor Steve cooked an incredible dinner but had to stuff it in to go out on another call. Despite that, Lucas enjoyed spending time with Grandpa and Grammy Pevzner, and Auntie Holly, Uncle Nate and his two cousins, Theo and Eli. He woke up around 9 at night and I think he had a stomachache from eating about a pound of mashed potatoes. The boy likes his carbs!
More to come later....

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Bottle and a Haircut

Two pretty huge things occurred this week:
1. Lucas finally is holding his own bottle.
2. I finally gave in and got his haircut.

The holding the bottle thing is huge. Now, in the morning I can put him in the Exosaucer, hand him a bottle, and he will drink it. I used to have to hold him, give him his bottle, and eat my breakfast at the same time. I am a pretty good multitasker but it was getting tough in the mornings to get out the door on time.

On Saturday, I finally gave in and took Lucas to get his haircut. There is a place in Framingham that specializes in haircuts for kids. We grabbed Lucas' favorite wooden spoon and headed out the door. When we arrived a very nice receptionist told us we would have to wait about 15 minutes. It really wasn't that big of a deal and Lucas enjoyed looking in the mirror. Finally we were called and Steve carried Lucas to the chair while I followed holding all the bags. Since it was his first haircut I was a bit nervous and explained I only wanted it cleaned up so his hair wasn't in his eyes. She then proceeded to ask me if I wanted to pay $4.95 for his picture taken. I politely refused since I brought my own camera. She sighed, made no effort to be friendly to my little one, and just looked at Steve and said "hold his head." To make matters worse, another hairdresser walked by and told us we had a "gorgeous little girl."

I know it is difficult to cut a child's hair but let's make some effort to be friendly/goofy/fun to a baby. When she was finally done and his bangs were all uneven she walked us to the front to pay. While the receptionist was ringing us up, the hairdresser was hanging out at the cash register. I handed her a tip, she said thanks, and walked away.

I learned a couple of things:
1. If you want customers to return you should make a bit of an effort.
2. I could have probably cut Lucas' hair myself for a lot less money.
3. When you have curly hair, the screw up haircuts don't make much of a difference.

On another note...he is going to be 1 on Tuesday!!! I can't believe how fast the year went by. I'm excited to celebrate with him on Tuesday and to really celebrate with his birthday party in January. But, a part of me is a bit sad that the fist year went by so fast and I guess now he is considered a toddler. Steve thinks I'm nuts but you moms out there know what I am talking about..right?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Poem by Lucas

Lucas wrote this poem to describe our last two weeks.

Wanna hear what I've been up to for the last 14 days?
We've been so busy that most of it is just a haze.
Instead of using the phone,
Mommy brought me to see great-granny in the nursing home.
She was so happy to see me.
And kept calling me "her little cutie!"
Then we were off to see grandpa and grammy Gale for lunch.
You should have seen this rowdy bunch.
Uncle Nate, Aunt Holly, Theo, and Eli were there.
Theo taught me to look out the window at snow and stare.

On Sunday we drove to Burlington.
Jeannie and Michael had a holiday party and it was so much fun!
I got to play with Truman the dog
And try to eat the food scraps on the floor just like a hog.
Wanna know what my daddy did?
I didn't see my toys and I thought my daddy got rid.
But, he made me a playroom.
Another room where I can zoom!

You might think I would have fought.
when mommy took me to get the Swine Flu shot.
It went off without a hitch -
I didn't even flinch.

Mommy had to go to work the next night.
Telling parents their kids were a delight.
Mommy's friend, Brenda, put me to bed.
"What a great little boy" that's what she said!

The next afternoon I thought we were going to a party for me.
But, one of mommy's friends is a having a baby.
I thought we left too soon,
All the women loved how I played with my wooden spoon.

Yesterday we met Richard and Brendan at Not Your Average Joe's to eat.
I had some broccoli, pears, and bread to eat.
Our neighbor George and Papa came over at night,
Daddy made them stay for a bite.
George finished my birthday invite.
My parents thought it was out of sight!
Pretty soon I'll be one.
Won't that be fun?

Hope you liked my poem
'Cause tonight we're going to Jason's home.
Think my parents will ever rest?
Probably not - they just want me to have the best!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

1st Thanksgiving

Lucas celebrated his first Thanksgiving with the Williams family, mommy, daddy and Grandpa Shahnamian. He actually slept through the dinner portion of Thanksgiving, but he enjoyed sitting with everyone for dessert. I have to admit it was fun picking out a cute, little outfit for him to wear for his first feast. It's hard to imagine that next Thanksgiving he will be sitting next to me eating off his own plate!

The next day we took off to New York to visit Holly and her clan. Poor Lucas has more teeth coming in, so his nose was running and he wasn't feeling too hot. With that being said, you couldn't tell he wasn't feeling well when he was with his cousins, Theo and Eli. Lucas got a kick out of watching Theo and I think Theo got a kick out of playing with "baby Lucas." After several attempts to get all the kids together for a picture, we failed. Do you know how hard it is to get a 3 year old, 11 month old and a 6 month old to sit still and look at the camera? Well, it's hard. Maybe I can capture one at Christmas time?

The hardest part of traveling with a baby is the bedtime. One of Holly's friends was kind enough to loan us her room for the night. We haven't slept with Lucas in our room since he was 4 months old, so it was a bit weird having him in the room. I was so paranoid to turn over in fear the noise of the bed would wake him up. Steve said he saw Lucas sit up a few times at night but didn't move or say anything. Hopefully he didn't inherit the sleep walking or sleep talking trait from his mamma. He woke up at his usual time (5:45) but it was so hard trying to keep him quiet, get ready, and pack up without disturbing the others in the house. Overall, Lucas is a pretty good traveler. I think it's his parents who are the ones who stress out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Panting Like a Dog and Lawrence Welk?

Lucas has this new thing where he pants like a dog if he is really excited. It's hard to describe, so I took some video of him excited. You have to wait towards the end of the video to see it but it's worth the wait.

The tooth has finally broke through! I tried getting a picture of it but "someone" wouldn't keep his mouth open long enough. I'll keep trying!

A few months ago I had arranged for Donna to watch Lucas so Steve and I could go out on a date and get some Christmas/birthday shopping done. I was looking forward to this for a month but, of course, Steve got called into work on Saturday. It so hard to be spontaneous with a baby, but I tried. Oh well, maybe next month. On a positive note, I am pretty much done with Christmas shopping!

On a funnier note...we discovered that Lucas LOVES Lawrence Welk. You may be wondering how we found this out. Well, the other night Steve was flipping the channels trying to find a cartoon for Lucas to watch. But, Lucas doesn't really show any interest in tv. The only thing I have seen him sit still to watch are those Baby Einstein videos. Since he is only 10 1/2 months he has the attention span of a gnat....until Lawrence. When Steve was flipping the channels he came across the Lawrence Welk show. Lucas immediately dropped his toy and sat mesmerized with the tv. He must have sat there for about 15 minutes listening to the singing. Take a look at the picture of him watching the show. I have to hand it to Lucas, he always makes me laugh.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A tooth?

Lucas is 10 1/2 months old and has no teeth. I've read that the later the teeth come the better for the child, so we're not complaining. But this past week we found what seems to be the start of a tooth poking though! Maybe he'll have a tooth for his first birthday next month!??!

We live in a ranch style house so there isn't a stairwell for Lucas to practice climbing.... or falling. The only step we have in the house is from the kitchen to the dining room. Well, today Lucas discovered it. He was chasing the cat around the house and came to the step. He struggled a bit going down it but when he had to come back up, it took him a second. I wonder how many hours will be spent going up and down that stair?

Usually Steve works all weekend but this Sunday he decided to take the afternoon off and stay to have fun with us! It was such a beautiful day that the Pevznamian family walked to get lunch and then after lunch we all went for a hike! You would think Lucas enjoys being in the backpack to watch the scenery but in reality he likes hitting Steve in the back of the neck better. I hope we have a few more nice weekends like this one before the wrath of winter kicks in!
The first picture is Lucas right after his bath. Check out the curls on that kid. I probably should get him a haircut, but he's not even a year yet man! Even though he gets mistaken for a girl almost daily, I love the curls. They are not coming off without a fight.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


If you know anything about me, you know that Halloween is my favorite holiday. I was so excited this year to celebrate with my two boys. We started the day off by going to Davis Farmland with Christine and Maya. Maya looked so cute dressed up a flower, but it was so windy that we decided to wait to dress up our monkey. The highlight of Davis Farmland was Steve entering an apple pie eating contest! Although Steve didn't win, he did our family proud. I posted the video for everyone to admire.

After we arrived home, Donna and the Taft family arrived for trick or treating. As you will see by the photos Lucas did not enjoy his monkey outfit as much I did. But, it was unseasonable warm and Lucas gets hot easily. Who would have thunk it would be warm on Halloween in Massachusetts?!?!? Lucas seemed to like answering the door for all the trick or treaters though. Hmmm....what should he be next year?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stand and Deliver

Thursdays are a long day for everyone in the Pevznamian household. Steve leaves early (around 6:30 a.m.) for training and then goes straight to his plumbing class after work. He doesn't get to see Lucas and sometimes doesn't even see me. Without Steve, Lucas and I must fend for ourselves. This past Thursday while Lucas and I were playing on the floor, he crawled over to me, put his hands on my shoulders, and pulled himself up. My first thought was excitement and the next thought was "oh crap he is going to walk any day now." He hasn't taken his first step yet, but both Steve and I are exhausted trying to baby proof the house and make sure everything is safe. Plus we weather proofed the deck, fence and picnic table this weekend. My head is spinning and I'm hungry. That's all for now week is Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Swim class!

I did get that approval to take pictures of the swim class, so today we all went to class together. I enjoyed watching Lucas and Steve frolic in the water and liked it even more since I didn't have to swim in the cold water. Here are some pictures:

After swim class Steve decided to treat us to lunch! Let me just say it is much different going out for a surprise lunch now that it was before Lucas was born. Since it was a surprise lunch, I didn't pack anything for Lucas to eat. So, Steve had to stop at the grocery store to buy some baby food and baby spoons. We're very lucky because Lucas is a very even tempered baby and loves people watching. Other than eating his baby food he also got to drink an apple juice/water mix from daddy's cup, broccoli and carrots from mom's lunch, and mashed potatoes from daddy's lunch. He was wiped from swimming and the venture to the restaurant and is currently sound asleep for his afternoon nap!

One night last week, I dropped a wooden spoon on the kitchen floor. As soon as it hit the floor I heard the pitter-patter of a baby's crawl into the kitchen. To make a long story short, he fell in love with this spoon. It is now his favorite toy. I will have to post a picture soon to show you but it is seriously funny. He even had it at the restaurant today. Another dad looked at us while Lucas was laughing at his wooden spoon and said "milk it for all you can. It will save you thousands in toys." Ha! We're already thinking about going to the dollar store and filling his Christmas stocking with them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Here we go!

Lucas went from crawling one step and then collapsing on his stomach to full on crawling this weekend. On Sunday morning, we put him in his play area and he took off like a bullet. He broke through his gate, crawled into the bathroom (right for the litter box), and then back to the living room. As you may have guessed, Steve and I spent the next few hours running around like mad men trying to baby proof the house. We came to a conclusion...we need more gates!

Sunday was a fun but exhausting day for the little one. Other than using his newly acquired skill, he also had swim lessons and dinner at Donna's house. Swimming class was a success again. But, this time he was more interested in the other kids and the ceiling fans rather than swimming. I am hoping to go next week to take some photos. You see they won't let you just come in and take photos. You actually have to complete a camera consent form and the director has to approve it. I filled the form and hopefully it will get approved next week! Then at Donna's house Lucas had fun chasing two kittens around. Luckily the kittens were playful and well behaved. I know he liked the kittens but I think he preferred playing with the kitty toys instead.

We've also been moving full steam ahead with the food. This weekend he tried broccoli and grapes and on deck for new foods are: whole wheat pasta, kiwi, and peach yogurt. For those of you who don't have kids you are suppose to introduce new foods one at a time for three days before starting the next food (I had no idea about this until I had Lucas). Since I started broccoli this weekend, I need to feed him a little for 3 days to see if he has an allergic reaction. If he doesn't than we are good to go and I can introduce another food.

He has also learned the skill of clapping. He gets so excited and bangs his hands together. Unfortunately, every time I get the camera out to take a picture of this - he stops and smiles. He's a sneaky little monkey.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

9 month check up

Steve took Lucas to get his 9 month check up last week. Although we sat Lucas on a scale when we went apple picking, we weren't sure how accurate the reading was considering it was meant for apples and not babies. So we were curious to see how much the doctor would tell us Lucas weighs at 9 months. He weighs 22 pounds 9 ounces and is 29 1/4 inches long! It's hard to believe but his weight is actually evening out or that he was born at only 6 pounds. The doctor didn't seem concerned with his weight, but Steve and I are concerned for our grocery bills in a few years! Lucas got a clean bill of health and the doc said he was doing great. He didn't even cry when he got his flu shot.

We can't really keep our eyes of Lucas for a second. Not because he is so stunningly beautiful but because he scoots really fast. He moves his gate and scoots out. The other day I put him in his play area and he ended up on the other side of it. Not good.

Steve thinks I'm nuts, but Lucas already has his Halloween costume. I had him try it on last week to make sure it fits and he looked adorable. I can't wait for the big day so he can show off his monkey costume (and I can get candy).

Julie and Liam visited us on Sunday. I felt bad for them because they had to wait 2 hours before Lucas got up from his nap. Lucas was so exhausted from his swim class that he slept a lot longer than usual. Steve said Lucas was kicking and moving all around the pool. The poor thing was actually falling asleep while eating lunch. Lucas never falls asleep when food is around so I knew he must have been tired. Steve and I also got a little foreshadowing into our future. Liam wanted to wrestle and play soccer with Steve. I can just picture Lucas asking the same thing in a few years.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Our family trip to Nantucket

Steve is always looking out for our family and he actually scored us a free weekend in Nantucket. He helped out this woman with some odd jobs around her Nantucket home and she was so appreciative that she offered her house for a visit. We packed up our Mazda and we headed to Nantucket early Saturday morning. If you take a look at the picture, you can check out this massive house. Steve took a picture from the guest house!

We knew Lucas would do fine with traveling and sightseeing, but we were concerned over the sleeping situation. He sleeps through the night at home but when we went to New York and Maine this summer Lucas did not sleep well. Plus, the Nantucket guest house was only one, large room. When Lucas fell asleep around 8, Steve and I decided to go to bed since he would probably be up in a few hours. But, we didn't hear from him until 5:30! It sounds early to most, but that's about the time Lucas usually wakes up.

All weekend Steve called Lucas the "Mayor of Nantucket." Lucas was waving, smiling and cooing to everyone walking by. He's already got a thing for the ladies. Lucas will smile if a man talks to him but when a woman comes over he squeals and acts shy. You know what they say: like father, like son!

On other Lucas news: Both Sandra and Steve said they saw Lucas crawl. I've only seem him doing the backward scoot and take one lunge forward. Since I haven't seen him crawl, in my mind he hasn't done it. It won't go down in the baby book until I witness it. I think that seems fair.

Steve will bring Lucas for his 9 month check up on Thursday. I wonder what the doc will say since Lucas STILL has no teeth!??

Monday, September 21, 2009

Apples Galore!

Lucas had another busy week. On Saturday we took him apple picking for the first time. It was a gorgeous day plus he got to hang out with the Williams family and Matt and Olivia. Although he really isn't smiling for the pictures, he did have a good time! He liked it when Steve would peel part of an apple, I would chew it up a bit, and then put it in his mouth. He's just like his daddy..he likes his food!

Steve and Lucas took their first swimming class on Sunday. Apparently Lucas was more interested in everything going on around him than the actual water. But, he didn't cry and he was so pooped after it that he took a nice, long nap. I liked the swim class too because I got an hour by myself and got to run outside. I love my boys but it is nice to have some alone time. You moms know what I'm talking about.

Since the little man is doing the backwards crawl, we put up a little gated area for him to play safely. Luke seems to like it and we can get some stuff done without being worried he will knock into something.

Next weekend we are off to Nantucket!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Run, daddy, run!

Lucas ran (well, got pushed) in his first 5k! Steve and I have been running the Ovarian Cancer 5k in South Boston for the past 9 years and this year we had a great group joining us. Steve did awesome and finished 6th in his age group and 27th overall. It's pretty impressive but what is even more impressive is that Steve hadn't run in months and he was pushing our 22 pound turkey. Apparently, when Steve was passing other runners Lucas would giggle. It's probably not the best thing to hear while being passed by someone pushing a baby, but it is funny. I didn't do too shabby either and finished 17th in my age group.

Lucas is also perfecting the backwards crawl/waddle. He is pushing himself around but hasn't quite pushed himself up on all fours yet. The other day I put him on his play mat, went to get something, came back and he had scooted into the middle of the living room. He just looked up and laughed. He does a lot of that lately!

He's also doing great on using a sippy cup. I've heard from other mothers to introduce the cup early so he's not struggling at a year to drink. Lucas will pretty much grab the cup and guzzle whatever liquid we put in it. Maybe he is getting ready for college early?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy Labor Day weekend

The Pevznamian family had a fun filled Labor Day weekend. First, we ventured to Agawam to see granny, Aunt Elaine, dad and Gale. It's a lot more difficult than it used to be making the 1 1/2 drive, driving to 3 different places, feeding Lucas (and us), and trying to time everything correctly so Lucas will nap in the car. Lucas is a real trooper and did great. He was so exhausted that he fell asleep before we even left dad and Gale's street. Lucas got to see even more members of the Pevzner family when Aunt Terry and Uncle Harley came to visit on Monday. He did great and showed them how he eats Cheerios in his high chair!

We were pooped from all the visiting, but still had some energy to go hiking. Steve bought this nifty, new baby backpack. Lucas smiled the whole time (until he fell asleep on Steve's back)! We'll definitely be using the backpack again soon...probably next weekend when we go apple picking.

Then Steve and Lucas signed up for a "Daddy and Me" swim class at the YMCA. We wanted Lucas to get used to the water early so he isn't afraid, plus it will be a good bonding experience between father and son. I don't know if this makes me a bad mother/wife but I'm also looking forward to an hour or so by myself.

Lucas continues to eat like a horse and we're introducing new foods every 3 days or so. The newest favorite food is Avocado. The kid can't seem to get enough!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cantaloupe good, Sand not so good

Since Lucas seems to love the water we took him to Hopkinton State Park for an afternoon. This is where Lucas discovered sand. He proceeded to put sand in his mouth, nose, diaper, etc. I think this is foreshadowing for the coming years where Lucas puts everything in his mouth. But he also tried cantaloupe this week and liked it!

I finally gave in to peer pressure and took Lucas to get his professional photos done. When the photographer saw Lucas the first comment out of her mouth was "awesome, crazy hair. I love it." Then she called her other photography friends over to check out Lucas's curly hair. After the oohing and ahhing Lucas was ready for the spotlight! He did really well and the pictures came out great. Of course, they wanted me to spend a boat load of money and were probably disappointed that I didn't spend hundreds of dollars. I ordered a few and will probably bring him back when he is a year old. Even though Steve didn't want me to get them done (he was probably worried I would mortgage the house to pay for all the photos), I think he was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pics and that I didn't buy (spend) a ton.

Other news...Lucas has officially stopped nursing. I needed to ween him off before school started. I was a bit sad, but Lucas couldn't have cared less. As long as he's fed, he's happy and he doesn't care who is giving it to him. My baby is growing up so fast :(

Steve, Donna, Joe and I went to Cirque Du Soleil on Saturday night. It was nice to have a night out! And, Lucas didn't make a peep for the babysitter! I don't think we're doing too bad for having an 8 month old. We've already gone out at night a few times, where some new parents don't get to go out for a year!

School starts tomorrow so wish us luck!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hungry Monkey

Since Lucas doesn't really care for Cheerios, I've been trying to figure out what to feed him. He does love mashed bananas, but there are only so many bananas one can eat! I decided to order a book so I can figure out what are some healthy and safe foods to feed him. We found some teething biscuits to practice chewing and it entertains him for a bit. The is a huge mess and I find bits of it all over the place (including his diaper)!

I start school next week, so Lucas has been visiting Auntie Sandra for day care. I was nervous that he would be over stimulated and wouldn't follow his nap schedule anymore. But, Lucas did awesome! He is sticking to his nap schedule and he's still sleeping through the night. If this were around Christmas I would call it a Christmas miracle!

Steve is off today and we are taking a family trip to my school and then off to Ashland State Park to enjoy the water.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Water, water!

It has been great being with Lucas all summer and seeing the wonderful changes. Can you believe he will be 8 months on Saturday? Neither can we. Since Lucas has been sitting up, we decided he needs to move to the house bathtub. I wasn't sure how he would like it, but he ended up loving it. Speaking of water..we also took him to Walden Pond for the first time. Granted the parking lot was full so Steve, Lucas and I had to sneak through a wooded trail to get in. Instead of calling it sneaking in and breaking rules, we prefer to think of it as a lesson in perseverance. Lucas LOVED it. Take a look at the video of him splashing around. Steve is hoping he is a future triathlete!

We also introduced the boy to Cheerios. To our disbelief, Lucas didn't care for them. We figured he would eat anything we put within a 3 foot radius, but apparently not. Who would've known?

In other big news, Lucas has finally graduated from the infant car seat to the convertible one. He seems to enjoy the new plush seating.

That's about it for now. Two more weeks until school starts :(

Monday, August 10, 2009

BBQ Fun!

After many weeks of running around, Steve and I finally pulled off the summer bbq. It is always great to see so many of our friends/family in one place. Lucas especially loved hanging out with everyone. So many of the guests commented to us on how Lucas is a such a happy baby. It is really true. He laughed, giggled and played with everyone. I was a bit concerned since he only took a 1/2 hour afternoon nap, but he was too overstimulated to leave the party. I guess he thought he might miss something.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Lucas has been rolling over and waking up at night. I finally bought crib bumpers to see if that would help. They did seem to help and last night Lucas was back to his old self and slept through the night!

So far August has been an eventful month..he starting waving bye, air clapping, rolling over, sitting up, and babbling a lot more. Lucas is also starting to get the rocking motion that babies do before they start moving. As soon as he can move, we're in trouble!

Monday, August 3, 2009

We're rollin', rollin', rollin'

Good news: Lucas is rolling over.
Bad new: Lucas is rolling over and getting stuck in the middle of the night.

Lucas has discovered the art of rolling his body from back to belly. I place him on his mat and he loves rolling and playing. Steve and I discovered the rolling thing isn't so great at night. Lucas will roll over and either :

a} get stuck
b} hit the side of his crib
c} cry
d} all of the above.

Steve and I sleepily walk into Lucas's room and turn him over. Hopefully he'll figure it out soon.

We also went to visit dad, Gale and granny the other day. We had a nice visit and granny said something that really stuck me.

"When I go to heaven and see your mother I will tell her all about Lucas."