Luke turned 5 years old last week! A whole hand! :) I can hardly believe that we have been parents for 5 years. That went by in the blink of an eye. We sure do love our Luke. He is the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful boy. He has such a loving heart, and tells me I am beautiful, gives me hugs and kisses without prompting, and loves all over his two sisters. He can get frustrated easily, and we have been working on controlling outbursts of anger. These outbursts are usually directed at a nameless 2 year old girl. ;) He is super smart, and takes after his daddy in that he is interested in learning everything. Brian can sit and explain how something works that is way over his head, and Luke will listen with interest. I look at Brian at times, roll my eyes, and tell him that is TMI for a 5 year old, but Luke wants to hear all these things, and actually retains a lot of it. They are two peas in a pod. :) And... they both like to talk.... a lot! My house is pretty much never quiet, and Audrey has just now started telling Luke to be quiet, because it is her turn to talk. Haha. Luke still likes to dress up, and is very interested in "Rescuing". This means many different things to him, but he has been obsessed for awhile now. We are even having a "Rescue Center" birthday party this weekend. He says when he grows up he is going to be a Rescue Diver in the Coast Guard. Luke loves soccer and hitting baseballs in the backyard. He has also become a little fish this summer, and can pretty much do anything he wants now in the pool. We are so blessed by this boy, and I can already see he has a heart for the Lord. He says things to me that truly inspire me, and he brings so much joy and love to all our lives!
Here is a little interview with Mr. Luke.
What is your favorite color? blue
What is your favorite food? pizza
What is your favorite treat? chocolate cake
What do you want to be when you grow up? Water Rescue Center
What is your favorite toy to play with? How to Train Your Dragon dragons
What is your favorite movie? Lego Movie
What is your favorite TV show? Wild Kratts
What is your favorite book? all of them
What is your favorite animal? Harpy Eagle
What do you like to do with Mommy? ride bikes to Tula and Pop's house
What do you like to do with Daddy? explore with him
What do you like to do with Audrey? swing with her
What do you like to do with Savannah? pick her up and carry her
Typical Luke face.
Luke's yearly birthday pictures. Crazy how much he has changed!
We are having his big friend party at our house this weekend, but we had a mini celebration the actual day of his birthday with swimming at Tula and Pop's house.
Luke got to open his presents and Ben and Audrey were close by to watch.
So excited about this "Rescue Center".
Mama's excited about this! Memories...
Luke was testing out his new Razor scooter on the driveway prior to swimming, and took a bit of a fall. He is showing off his wound here.
His sister's enjoyed the celebration too!
No less than 30 minutes ago I was trying to take Luke's yearly picture where he wears daddy's shirt. Well... Audrey wanted in on the action as well, and Luke wasn't having it. Remember when I said we are working on his outbursts? Well, apparently we need more work. Haha!
This makes me laugh. Keeping it real people, keeping it real... After everyone calmed down, I was finally successful. Oh the challenge that is raising kids! Here is Luke from 1 to 5. Sweet baby boy. (It is funny to me how bad my photography skills were back in the day, haha!)
Happy Birthday to this amazing boy that we are beyond blessed to call ours!