Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Lucas!

Happy Birthday Lucas!

It is hard to believe that my baby turned three today.  You came into the world in dramatic fashion and you continue to keep me on my toes.  I often tell your Daddy that you are "jekyll and hyde" which means, to me, that you are either very happy and cooperative or Mr Crabby and opinionated -- there is no in-between, and it can change in an instant.  I know this is true in general about toddlers, but I have not experienced it to your degree with your siblings!  You always have an opinion, but often change your mind after stating your opinion. This can make getting dressed, snacks, etc a long process.  I often tell you, "well this is what you chose" and walk away so you can calm down and "decide" to accept your own decision.  When you are happy, you are about the cutest thing ever.  You have the funniest phrases that you use, making me laugh often.  If I ask you a question, you will say, "Weelllll. . ." long and drawn out before answering.  You mutter, "Not again!" in disgust when things don't go your way.  And, my favorite, which most often occurs when I am helping you dress after sitting on the toliet, "I wuv you soo much!" This is followed by a big hug.  You really were a late talker, but now are starting to become clearer and you can chatter on and on if you are in the mood to.  Of course, if you don't want to say anything, good luck trying to make you say something!  All of these things are accompanied with facial expressions that are hard to describe.

You love all things to do with super heroes and ask me to "put your super powers on," which means your super hero cape.   You also love your toy gun.  You want to take it with you everywhere and once got very upset with me that I wouldn't let you take it inside a business. You often sleep with it by your side.  Earlier this spring, you went with your Daddy to the high school, with your gun in tow.  Daddy had to call and tell me that the school was safe because you had "cleared" the hallways just like you imagine a cop doing.  You love riding in the skidloader or tractor.  You still "spin" to music with your sister almost every day.  And, I'm started to catch you sitting on your bed, paging through books.  You love playing with the kitties.

I never thought that God would give me five children.  And, most days, I'm not sure I can handle you all!   But, the joy that you, my fifth child, bring into each of my days, is beyond what I can verbalize. I know that I do not deserve the blessing that you are in my life, but I'm so very grateful that God chose to give me you.  I am so excited to see how you grow and change this year.

I love you!