T-Ball Season

Lucas’s 2nd t-ball season officially started today. I am in awe at how much more fun Lucas is having this time around!!!

On the way to the game, I told Lucas how proud we were of him for just joining the team and all that mattered was he had fun. Well, I can assure you Lucas had a blast!

Lucas got low to be ready for a ground ball. Ran to get the ball. Patiently sat on the bench with his teammates and waited for his turn to hit the ball. When it was his turn up to bat, he really wanted to hit the ball. Most surprising was Lucas ran to 1st base all on his own! This was a big accomplishment!!! He even waited between each hitter to run to 2nd, 3rd, and then home base!!!

I will close by saying a fellow Mommy pointed out Lucas had the biggest cheering squad which consisted of Papa Lou, Gigi, Papa Bob, Nani, Aunt Jenny, Zoe, Bryan, & me. 🙂 Big thanks to our family for attending Lucas’s 1st game of the season!!!

Cute shot of the Sun Devil’s Team on the bench. #24

Right before the opponents batter hits the ball, Lucas gets low  to be ready for a ground ball.

Lucas running to get the ball.

Family photo.

Our Lucky Charmer

Lucas loved having the leprechaun making messes from Wednesday through Friday! On Friday night, at bedtime, Lucas kept looking for the leprechaun. Then, out of nowhere the below note appeared from the leprechaun. 

This note became Lucas’s prized possession! While Lucas was laying in bed falling asleep, he sat up & said “Mommy I want to make a note for the Leprechaun…

Dear Leprechaun

I love you! Please come again next year. When you come don’t throw away my dinosaurs because they are sleeping.

Love, Lucas”

President’s Day

Happy President’s Day from sunny AZ!!! After a rare 2 days of rain, today was a gorgeous day at 69 degrees with big fluffy clouds between the light blue skies. We visited Home Depot, Lowe’s, and the Chandler Airport. We even had lunch at the Hanger Cafe. Fun day so far!

EA/TEF Awareness Month

​January is EA/TEF awareness month. Lucas has type C Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula, in which the upper segment of the esophagus ended in a blind pouch (EA) and the lower segment of the esophagus was attached to the trachea (TEF). On day 2 of life, Lucas’s esophagus was connected! Over the last 3.5 years, Lucas has completed 27 surgeries. We are blessed to have amazing surgeons and outstanding medical benefits which allow us to travel to Boston Children’s Hospital which is #1 in the world for this condition! Lucas is truly our miracle boy who is defying the odds!!!
Below is a quick yet great article written by a fellow EA/TEF mommy. 

http://differentdream.com/2017/01/6-ea-tef-warnings-no-one-talks-about/

Zoo Time

Gigi, Mommy, & Lucas headed to the Phoenix Zoo for a little fun since weather.com showed no rain projected until 2pm. Unbeknownst to us, the Rock ‘N Roll marathon was taking place in Tempe. So the zoo was crazy empty due to the marathon closing off most of the routes to the zoo. We enjoyed a relaxing & informative Safari train ride. Plus, Lucas loved riding the Tiger on the carousel! 

On the way home, Lucas fell asleep. Since Lucas has an issue where he wakes up as soon as you attempt to take him out of the carseat, Gigi & I decided to pick up Panda Express & we ate lunch in the car. Ha! Gigi even had time to run into Safeway to buy groceries. In the end, Lucas napped in the car for 2 hours! When Lucas woke up, he said “Something stinks!”. Apparently Panda Express is a bit too smelly for Lucas. 🙂

Lucas napping in the car on the way home. 🙂