Some updates on Luca

We have been enjoying some well deserved sun lately in Switzerland and life all of a sudden seems so much more nicer. Luca is now 2 and a half (fun fact, I just discovered today that I am not 32 as I said to my trainer at the gym…shocker I am older :)). No, but seriously do people still count the years once you are 30?! No, right?

Anyways…back to Luca, he is no longer a wobbly baby, but a proper boy and especially since he is talking all the time, it hit me how grownup he is. He observes our every move, will copy it and will repeat all the things we say. This age is definitely my favourite but then again I say that about any phase he is in :)) We managed to get him off the pacifier this past week. It all came natural, no drama, he just accepted that the thing went missing. It helped that he had chewed a lot of it and it was no longer a pacifier, but something with holes in it. So when we told him at bed time that we lost it at the lake, he just went with it. He asked a few times again the following evenings, we gave the same response and he was all at peace with that.

Another major event was the fact that I managed to cut his hair. In case you did not know, Luca refused to let anyone cut his hair in the past 9 months. Over Xmas we cut his hair when he was asleep. So the other day I managed to convince him to let me cut it. I did good considering I have no clue about cutting hair, and that Luca was moving his head and I was mainly allowed to do it from the back. At least now I have hope that he will let a proper hairdresser cut it.

Over Easter he discovered chocolate eggs. We managed to keep him away from sweets for the bigger part of the first 2 years of his life. Now I am still limiting the sugar, but since we are in the land of chocolate, he tried it and loved it. He is a big fan of ice-cream, but only vanilla, or Weiss (White) as he calls it.

The pictures below are from the past 2 months: the Easter egg hunt in the forest, the walks in the city and the visit to the transport museum in Luzern. I hope you enjoy them.

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Xox, Andreea

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Luca is 1 year old

My dears the day to celebrate Luca’s first birthday sneak up on me. I have no clue how time went by this year and even though I wished at times that he would get older sooner (after the nights with less to no sleep) now I can only feel nostalgic that he is growing up so fast. He is so fun to be around, he is curious and likes to play with other kids. Food is still big on his list and he seems to be in no hurry to walk. At the moment he is crawling in his own unique way and he makes his rounds around the house. Loves to see what is in every drawer, plays with books and magazines and puts a lot of effort to turn the pages with his tiny hands. So fun to watch and be around him. Oh and he is a talker, he says Mama, Tata and imitates talking on the phone by saying Ata (from the Romanian Alo that is Hello in En.)

We organised a small party with our close friends and he enjoyed every moment of it. I had so much fun planning everything and Traian and my brother were the perfect co-hosts that one emotional Mammy could ask for (on Saturday I relived a bit the day I gave birth and it was great to remember how we went through everything just to get to meet him in the evening). It is so special to experience your child’s birthday (to me it is much more interesting than celebrating mine).

But back to the party, I made the food and some sweets. There was cake from In love with cupcakes  but since I want to keep Luca away from sugar for a little longer I  tried a recipe for a special baby banana and carrot muffins with no sugar and the kids loved it.

For the adults I went for finger food mostly and Good Food gave me the perfect ideas. Here are the recipes: Philly- Style hot dogs, Emmental and Leek Quiche, Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings, Basil and Sun Dried tomatoes Hummus, Homemade Guacamole, Crunchy Red Cabbage salad, Homemade Coleslaw salad

And a few pictures with the Birthday boy below. A big thank you for all your warm wishes and nice thoughts that you sent our way this weekend.

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