Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tour of Verrado

We want to try to show everybody why we love Verrado so much, so here is a little video that shows you the route to our home site, the home site itself, and some views of what makes Verrado so special to us (and a lil' bit of Christian thrown in there for cuteness!).

Disclaimer: This video is a bit long at 11.5 minutes. :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

In Keeping With Tradition ...

I'd like to think I'm a "modern woman" (however you'd like to define that). But, I'm very traditional in some ways. Here's some examples (although this list is by no means exhaustive).

In my "perfect traditional world":
  1. People would always dress up when attending a funeral or a wedding.
  2. People would dress nicely (and modestly) for church.
  3. Men would be the head of the household and the "breadwinner."
  4. Men would still open doors for ladies, and offer their seats to a woman who is standing.
  5. School-aged children would have plenty of homework (I hear too many parents complain that their child has homework. Please!).
  6. Children would have age-appropriate chores.
  7. Children would be taught manners at a very early age - and be expected to use them all the time.

I'd love to see a return of the "1950s family" where dad went off to a 9 - 5 job in a suit and tie, and mom stayed home with the children. I'd also like to see women once again wear dresses, hats, gloves and pearls again ... dress modestly, elegantly and beautifully.

Call me crazy ... call me idealistic. :) You have your dreams ... and I have mine.

Last week, we took Christian to a physical therapy evaluation because he was such a late walker. He was given a very thorough evaluation that we were quite pleased with. She looked at his walking, of course, but also observed other skills and asked lots of questions.

Thankfully, she doesn't feel Christian needs any kind of physical therapy at this time, but did make two recommendations:

  1. Christian start wearing hard-soled shoes, as until now, he's been wearing flexible soled shoes.
  2. Christian get shoe inserts to correct his feet that tend to roll inward when he walks.

And so, in keeping with tradition, I bought Christian a pair of classic white booties.

Aren't they adorable?!?! I didn't think I could find these traditional white booties, as kids' shoes all seem to have cartoon characters or something on them these days. So I was thrilled to find these shoes!
The great - and unexpected - thing is that Christian LIKES his new shoes. He likes for me to put his socks and shoes on! He doesn't try taking them off his feet ... he'll wear them until I take them off.
Life in the Lucero household has certainly become more interesting now that we have a walker. We can no longer hear him coming, and often don't know he's next to us until we feel a hand on our leg. And he's FAST (and getting faster!)!
Now that Christian is able to chase Bella, we must carefully watch their interactions to make sure Bella doesn't get overly energetic ... or overly annoyed. Christian laughs and laughs when playing with Bella ... something I must record and share with our blog readers. It's hilarious!