Monday, December 27, 2010

Renaming the blog?

For those of you who haven't heard yet, Lucas wants to tell you something.

Should I rename the blog to Pevznamian babies? Technically Lucas isn't a baby anymore and there is only one baby coming (the ultrasound proved that). I have until June to figure it out!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Lucas meet Santa

Donna and I took Lucas to meet Santa yesterday. I really hadn't talked to Luke about Santa too much so I was curious to see what he would do. Well this is what he did.

It was probably my fault because I just plopped Lucas on Santa's lap and walked away. He might have thought I was leaving him with this old guy in a red suit.

I sat with him for the next picture.
As you can see, this one was a lot better. Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Lucas is 2!

Today is Lucas' 2nd birthday! I can't believe it has been two years already. It seems like yesterday that Steve was telling me to go back to bed because I "just ate something funny."

We gave Lucas a tool bench in the morning. He must have loved it because he didn't eat any breakfast which is highly unusual for my boy.

We celebrated a bit more once we got home. He thoroughly enjoyed his cupcake and opening more presents. He kept walking around saying "2." But, he could have been saying that because he wanted 2 cupcakes!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Lucas enjoyed his second Thanksgiving. Do you know what he liked the best? It wasn't the turkey or the cranberries or the stuffing. The kid loved Steve's homemade squash/carrot soup. He sucked it down like there was no tomorrow. He also liked the apple pie with vanilla ice cream but that's a given.

Other than enjoying stuffing his face Lucas has been giving us a run for our money. A few weeks back Steve went out at night and I was in the shower. After getting out of the shower, I hear "mama." I told Lucas to go back to bed and I would see him in the morning. Then I heard the door knob rattle. Umm...Steve was out and Lucas was supposed to be in his crib. I opened the door to find Lucas standing there. I swiftly put him back in his crib and told him to go to sleep. Needless to say he climbed out of his crib 2 other times that night. Luckily, Steve is is handy and the next night Steve put on a crib tent to curb this behavior. It has worked and he hasn't climbed out since! I know some people put their kids in a crib as soon as they crawl out but we felt he wasn't ready. We're going to keep him in his crib for as long as possible. So far, it has worked.

Can you believe Lucas will be 2 next month? Geesh! Where does the time go?

Sunday, October 31, 2010


My favorite holiday was this weekend and we had a blast. We (I) decided to dress as the Incredibles family. I was Mrs. Incredible, Steve was Mr. Incredible and Lucas was Dash. We actually decided on other costumes but we found out about a Superhero 5K run on Halloween so we changed our costumes into our favorite superhero family.

Our holiday weekend began with our first annual Halloween party for kids. We asked our friends with little ones to come over to celebrate. Luckily the weather held out and everyone had a blast. The biggest hit of the party was our pirate ship. No, we didn't rent a pirate ship but we turned our canoe into a pirate ship. How you ask. Well I came up with the idea and Steve executed it. He built a plank over the canoe where the kids would jump into a pool of small balls. We accessorized with some pirate flags from IParty. We both laughed when the ship was pretty much destroyed after only 9 minutes after the kids got a hold of it. But, they enjoyed it and that's what counts.

On Halloween morning we woke up bright and early to run the Superhero 5k with our friends, Susan and Jason. Susan dressed up as Violet Incredible to join our family! None of us really were that enthused to wake up early and run in costume, but it was worth it. There were some great costumes at the race. Jason won best male costume! We had a good run and then enjoyed some Mexican food. Isn't eating Mexican food a tradition on Halloween for everyone?

Finally the weekend came to a close with some good ol' trick and treating. Of course, Steve and I decided to wear our costumes just one more time. We just went to a few houses around our neighborhood where I coaxed Lucas to take the chocolate candy for his me. Lucas was a big help this year and handed out candy to all the trick or treaters. We had a great/exhausting weekend but it was worth every minute.

For some more good news: Steve passed his plumbing test and is officially a plumber. I passed the physical education teaching test and hopefully will have a new position come fall. Yahoo!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Spectacular September

I realized I haven't blogged in a while so there's a lot you haven't heard. I haven't been to the Big E in years (New England's largest fair) but we thought we would check it out this year. Since the Big E is always packed, I made Steve go out and buy a leash/harness for Lucas. He's at that age where he doesn't always want to sit in his stroller but he also runs away. The Big E is way too crowded for us to take a chance Lucas would get lost so we tried the leash. Let me tell you it was some of the best 30 bucks ever spent. Lucas loved walking around and we had peace of mind knowing he couldn't get lost.

We also met Holly, Nate, and the kids at the Big E. Theo and Lucas had a good time sharing food.

The weekend after the Big E we went on a traditional New England picking! This is Lucas' second venture apple picking and he loved having a plethora of food to pick off trees for hours! The adults loved the wine tastings at the orchard.

Last Monday Lucas woke up with a red mark over his lip. Steve and I thought it looked like a bruise so we assumed that he hit his lip in his crib. After a few days of the bruise not improving and in fact, getting worse, we went to the doctors. At first the doctor wasn't sure what to diagnose but after further investigation he said it was impetigo (a common skin infection). He prescribed an ointment and he's getting better everyday! Take a look at his upper lip and yes, he is in a lobster pot (by choice).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Annual Ovarian Cancer 5k

Steve and I have been running in the same Ovarian Cancer 5k for 10 years in honor of my mom. We haven't missed a year and don't intend to anytime soon. This year we gathered some friends to join Carole's Crew (the name of our team) to either run or walk the 3.2 miles. We had a great turnout despite the colder weather and we're very thankful for all our friends who support this great cause.

The night before the race Steve spent at least an hour prepping the running stroller. Steve was in his "competitive mode" and wanted to beat everyone. He removed the storage unit under the stroller (it weighs it down) and removed Lucas' food tray. Well I guess it worked because Steve came in 4th overall and 1st in his age group. Yet again he earned a trophy for his hard work. I didn't do too shabby either and ran a 8:28 minute mile and finished a little over 26 minutes. I'll take it. It's the best I've run since Lucas has been born. All you mothers out there know how hard it is to come back after a baby.

Hopefully next year we'll have an even bigger crew!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Trip of the Summer

Last weekend, we ventured to Lakeville for Steve's triathlon. Steve has been training for this race for months. It's a huge milestone for him for a couple of reasons. 1. He hasn't done a triathlon in four years. 2. His boss was competing in the same race. If you've ever met my husband you know he is the competitive type. There was no way he was going to let his boss beat him. He trained hard but neither of us expected him to come in 35th overall! Lucas was very proud of his daddy and he kicked his boss's ass. The three of us stayed in a RV for the weekend. If you've ever seen an RV there isn't much floor space. We had to figure out where Lucas would sleep. If he slept in the beds in front, he could climb out. Lucas takes after both parents and doesn't sit still for more than five minutes. We decided to put Lucas' Pack N Play on top of the bed in the back of the camper. We also knew that Lucas would try to climb out of it or knock it over. Steve brought moving belts and secured the Pack N Play to the RV. It worked even through Lucas swinging off one of the belts over the bed securing it in place. Lucas loved the campground. They had this thing called a bounce pillow. It's basically this big blow up toy that kids can jump on. Lucas would jump on this thing with anyone. Some little girls took a liking to Lucas and jumped with him for at least 40 minutes. Our philosophy is "he can do anything he wants as long as it's safe and it tires him out!" On the last day of our trip we drove to Edaville Railroad. This place has to be one of the cutest places I have ever seen. It is basically a kid's amusement park. The day we went Thomas the Train was there and we took a train ride all around the park. Lucas loved it! It was fun watching him go on rides by himself. He's such a happy kid but on most of the rides he looked so serious. I know he liked the rides though, because he cried when we stopped him from going on the Red Baron ride for the 3rd time.

Reality is started last week. Even though Lucas exhausts me, I will miss being with him all day :(

Monday, August 23, 2010

Steve's 40th Party

A few weeks back I hosted a party for Steve's big 4-0 birthday. I rented out a picnic site on Hopkinton State Park and invited his closest friends/family to celebrate the big day. Have you ever tried hosting a party at a site other than your house? It's tough. You have to remember to bring everything you could possibly need with you. Luckily I make lists, lists, and more lists to remember everything. I'm even luckier because Steve's friend, Jason, helped by running the bbq so I could set up. I also made him a scrapbook of memories with entries (pictures, stories, and poems) from his friends and family. The book came out great and Steve loved it too! I was exhausted after the busy day but it was worth it. Now it's time to plan the Halloween party....