Due to a later than expected arrival, we only had a few precious days with Luca when he was born. We knew we'd be coming back at Christmas and we Skype frequently so we're up to date, but there is nothing like holding a new little one.
Luca is a much more serene baby than Zoë was. He eats, sleeps and is now starting into the play sequence. He's alert and can focus for long periods of time on the mobiles and zoo animals prancing the perimeter of his change table and room.
He has an adorable smile when it can be coaxed out of him and a very darling laugh. His eyes have remained blue and we think they will stay that way. I take these pictures with a low light lens and no flash so it's a bit difficult to see...but they are blue!
He is indeed a very sweet boy and we've had a wonderful time seeing how splendidly the little family are getting along and growing. With Uncle Gordon here it's a real treat for our family to have everyone as well. We miss Rach, but thanks to a wonderful bottle of Scotch they brought back from their recent trip, we can toast her and wish for another time en famille.
Today, Papi and Mamère are off to Disneyland with Zoë - one more time - before Zoë turns 3 and has to pay! She has our itinerary all mapped out and we hope to arrive a bit later, and hopefully stay late enough to see those famous fireworks that frame the magic kingdom and the castle.
The rest of the gang are off on a local hike and it promises to be good day with temperatures in the low 60's and a bit overcast. It is cooler than normal but perfect weather for moving around with active toddlers, and there is NO SNOW!!!
This is a good idea after the wonderful Christmas dinner that we were treated to. The first time our kids have hosted the traditional Xmas fare. Christmas-Wife-Saver never tasted so good after a very early morning flight from TO to LA. There is nothing like the special honey hams you get here with the turnip puff and scalloped potatoes and green beans. Jane even made a superlative apple pie! There are no end of cookies and treats...we should do this every year!:)