Saturday, January 31, 2009

Some Wii Playing

Luke really wants to be involved with the Wii. He paces around when people are playing it! So cute. Phil let him have a controller the other day and helped him play. He does not like when we help him play. Now he Luke REALLY wants to be involved. In fact, he is now able to crawl onto the couch and get to the Wii controllers. So it is his new obsession...probably shouldn't have started that one huh?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!

Finally some snow!! Twelve inches to be more specific! The news said ten but I am SURE that it is twelve! Phil even had school canceled for the day!!!!! That never happens! Phil is just coming in from shoveling...almost 3 hours later! We are not snowed in anymore. Thanks honey! You're the best shoveler around!
We are not sure if Luke is a fan of snow or not. He is more of an observer...from inside!
Good thing that Phil went to the grocery for us last night. Phil's night class was canceled too. Oh, and church today was canceled last night. Crazy!

What blue eyes he has!

Our car!
Luke needs assistance walking in his boots.

Falling down is no fun

See his cute scarf hanging out the bottom of his coat! Made by Great Grandma Edna!
Phil threw snowballs at Sanibel!

Snow boys!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Indianapolis Children's Museum

We went to the Indianapolis Children's Museum today to meet Sam & Jenni for the day. One of the reasons we decided to meet them there was because Batman was visiting the museum! It was the authentic costume from The Dark Knight. They also had one of the batmobiles that was used in the movie.

We had a lot of fun - there were quite a few opportunities for Luke to play with things, so he is pretty tired tonight. He especially had a blast!

Luke & Sam waiting for Batman!

Batman, Philip, & Luke

the Batmobile!

Philip & Luke by the Batmobile

Sam by the Batmobile

a little Batman!

checking out Superman memorabilia


Luke & Allison join the bears for supper

feeding bugs to the baby birds

playing in the water



Sam, Luke, & a T-rex

Jenni, Allison, a couple of T-rex, and a Triceratops!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Today Luke was having a blast playing with his basketball hoop! For about 45 minutes he was literally trying to run around, get all of the balls in the room, and put them in the basket! At times, we thought he actually was running! Here is a clip of our fun.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Luke's first haircut

After over a year, Luke finally got a haircut. Allison could not resist my persistent calls for a haircut once it was clear that Luke's hair was in his eyes and nose all the time. She finally relented and let me cut his hair last Friday. As you can see, it was time for the cut!

before the haircut . . .

we figured a cell phone may have been needed

he held still the whole time

the finished cut

Monday, January 12, 2009

More toddling

Luke is getting better at walking - now he walks across the entire room!
Tonight he was practicing, just walking laps around the room with his water.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Luke started taking a few steps strung together this week! He was taking a step or two, but would crumple as soon as he realized he was standing up. A few days ago he decided that he could walk across the living room on his own, and when we are our friends' apartment for the Colts-Chargers game, he walked from their coffee table to their couch!

He is still pretty wobbly, and he of course sits down as soon as he sees the video camera, but we did get this short video:


So we had a few Christmases this year - ours here in Bloomington, one with Alli's family, one with Phil's family, one with Phil's extended family in Ohio, and one with Alli's extended family in Warren. It was pretty much a whirlwind of driving, eating, Christmas, visiting, and then doing it all again! We did it all in 6 days - Bloomington to Leo to LaGrange to Archbold, Ohio to Leo to Warren, IN to Leo to Bloomington! We had a great time though, and had a lot of fun giving the gifts we found for everyone.

Luke opening his gift!

What's in here?

Merry Christmas!

Luke loves to undecorate the tree!

We spent a few days in Leo, and Drew & Crystal came on Christmas Eve after they got off of work in Indy. We had a fantastic stew - two parts apple cider & two parts beef broth - and enjoyed the last bottle of French wine that Allison & I brought back from Paris last summer. This one was from a small family vineyard that we visited, and it was good! Luke had a fun time opening presents - he knew what to do after we had opened presents at home prior to this Christmas celebration. He loves the basketball hoop that Uncle Drew got him! He especially likes to put golf balls through the hoop (they are easier for him to get up to the hoop!).

Allison and her dad finding the gurgle pitcher

Luke and Grandma playing

Santa Luke & Mommy

Grandpa Fishbaugh putting the net on the hoop

From Leo we headed to LaGrange on Christmas day after playing some Wii bowling and Wii golf with the Fishbaugh family. Grandpa and Edna came out for lunch, and we had our traditional brunch fare and celebrated Christmas with the Waglers. We also met Stephanie's boyfriend, Tyler, for the first time. We had a fun time playing with the toys the kids got, although Dad got a little dangerous with Arthur's Spiderman punching bag! We played some Guitar hero later that night and watched a movie.

The next day was very icy, so we didn't go anywhere until late afternoon, when we went to Shipshewana to see the ice sculpture contest. Unfortunately it had warmed up too much and they had postponed most of it. We got to see a few of the sculptures, but none of the big ones. We ate at the Blue Gate for dinner, and we enjoyed spending time with Mom & Dad.

Allison, Grandma, Luke, and Great-Grandpa Workman

Stephanie & Tyler

Arthur finding his giant Mr. Potato Head; Sophie finding the paper!

Luke and Arthur

Mom with her snowglobe!

Sometimes we don't appreciate the wrapping as much as we should!

Aunt Stephanie, Sophie, and Tyler

The Saturday after Christmas was the Wagler Christmas in Ohio. Allison and I were hosting the Christmas, but because our apartment is way too small and very out of the way for all the other Waglers, we hosted it at Uncle Larry and Aunt Gloria's house in Archbold. We had great food, a fun time visiting with everyone, and enjoyed playing basketball in the barn. We had 33 show up, I think, which is about 2/3 of the 57 or so Waglers in that family.

Eli, Jackie, and Abri

Uncle Tom (in the kitchen)

Uncle Tim (also in the kitchen!)

2/3 of the Earles & Myrtie Wagler family

Uncle Robbie & Luke

Dad & Uncle Curt

Philip & Grandma

Philip, Tiffany, & Uncle Chris

Dad and Uncle Tom watching barn basketball

Jacob swinging in the barn; also Bill & Uncle Chris

Uncle Larry, Eli, Uncle Tim behind Eli, Jesse, and Brooks

hoops in the barn & no one got hurt! (Uncle Tom didn't play!)

From Ohio we headed back to Leo for the night because the Sparks Christmas was on Sunday. We headed out to Warren in the late morning, and had the opportunity to spend some time with most of the family. The gift exchange was highlighted by Drew's gift, which was stinky French cheese (Muenster). No one wanted it but Allison, but I ended up being the only person to eat some (Allison tried it but gagged herself). It reminded me of the cheese we had in Paris, and the smell reminded me of the cheese shops in Paris.

Grandma Fishbaugh, Great-Grandma Sparks, and Great-Aunt Lisa

Kinsey & Luke; Sarah, Bill, and Grandpa Fishbaugh in the background

Luke on Daddy's present
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