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!