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Lucas at 4

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Lucas, you are now four!  You told me you were still my little baby though.  You also keep asking how many birthdays you will have and if you keep getting bigger all the time and not littler. You don’t look like you are four, so I’ll pretend you’re much younger for awhile.

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You are the funniest little man around.  You crack us all up with the funny things you say and do.  Even when you are mad, you are still funny. We try to contain our laughter at those moments though. You call yourself, “Pookah Bear” and I usually call you, “Bear” now.  You tell me that I am your baby all the time. You still twist my hair at every opportunity too.  You will pet my head and tell me that you are taking care of me. It is so sweet.  You also have a doll in your room that you cook for and carry around and gently tuck into blankets. It melts me. You can be so tender.  Whenever you are not feeling happy or you get injured, you cry and tell us that your feelings are hurt.  “I can’t walk because my feelings are hurt.”  You yell at us if we leave you at a table eating anything alone.  “I don’t wanna be awe awone!”  You do not like if anyone gives you a mad face. You whine and tell us that you don’t like when we make those mad faces at you.  You only like happy faces.

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You always greet me by running into me with big, open arms and yelling, “Mama!” You never call me that at any  other moment.  I’m mommy for the rest of the time.  You love for me to play with you and insist on a long play session every day.  We have to play with your wooden house, “dad” game, kitty game, and kitchen game.  They are all your choosing and made up by you.  You love to draw and color.  You always have paper and pencils at the ready.  You draw lots of cats and houses.  During our school time, I have to print you off many coloring pages related to whatever topic we are on so that you can have your jobs to work on.  You can write your name and Milo and cat right now, too.   You want to do school work when I work with Keely and Milo, so I always have something ready for you to work with me on and some things for you to do alone.  You like to paint and do lots of art projects and you are still practicing with “schissors”.

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You love playing with cars, trucks, Lego’s, and Playmobil right now. You also like a little bit of time to play a game on my phone or watch Keely and Milo play Minecraft. You are often found curled up with books next to a heater vent too.

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Naps are no more for you.  You wake up around 7 am and cuddle with me downstairs and are on the go for most of the day. You spend the hours running, playing, and talking constantly. You crash out by 9 pm.  You are still a picky eater, just like your siblings were.  Your diet is not varied at all.   You would eat some kind of noodle for every meal, every day, if we let you.  You like us to go out places still. You want us to drive somewhere and do something and when we are done, you ask us to go “just one more place.”  You really like to go to Target now and walk down the “noisy toy truck” aisle, so that you can press every sound making button.

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Your expressions and mannerisms seem like they belong to someone much older than you.  You are a riot with your raised eyebrows and head nods and your, “whelps,” and hands in the air telling us about how that’s just the way something is. You also are super cute when you are happy. You get so excited by snack time or a special event.  You squeal and clap your hands and jump around.  This is the first year that you were really into Christmas, Valentine’s and your birthday.  You were so thrilled with it all.  Lucky us who get to be around you Lucas.  You make us all smile and I just want to hug you all the time and breathe in that little bit of lingering warm baby smell  you still have.  Lucas, don’t get to five too fast my little Bear.  I’d be lost without you. Happy Birthday my baby boy.

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Milo @ 7

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Milo you have reached 7 years old this week. You are growing quickly and changing from a little boy to a big guy.  You are still a bit short for your age though, so I’ll pretend you are much younger.

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Your love of Lego’s have returned and now Minecraft is a tad in the backseat.  You analyze ever page in your Lego catalogs.  You use them so much the pages are falling out and are all so worn and soft. You always have one nearby you.  You love to watch other people’s reviews of Lego sets that you are interested in on YouTube. You beg to do that every day.  For any holiday, all you ask for is Lego’s-not one other thing is on your list.  You know what you like.  You do not like people to mix your sets up and you don’t really like people to play with them.  Keely has been playing with you some lately.  You give Lucas his own handful of bricks to keep him entertained and mostly out of your prized sets.

We are homeschooling again this year for first grade.  You are almost done with the public school’s curriculum for this year, but we are mostly using are own.  You love for me to read to you and you can read and decode words really well.  You impress me with you number skills too. You can just figure out things before I even finish explaining a way to complete a problem. Yay! to that!  You like learning about space too.  We even went to watch the launch of a rocket and to see the International Space Station flyby a couple months ago.  Unfortunately, the rocket exploded but the experience was still pretty neat.  You also made models of the rocket with Lego’s.  Writing is still not your thing.  You want to spell everything perfectly and if you can’t, then you don’t want to write at all. You are taking your first co-op class this semester.  You like it a lot and you look forward to it each week.  We are trying to get you interested in taking up an instrument or trying out a sport this spring.  You still aren’t that interested in playing with other kids.  You are happy to be with your siblings and mostly be at home.  You tell me that you will never, ever, ever, go to public school.

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You still adore our pets and always want them with you.  Keely and you fight over who gets to hold the cats or whose room the cats will lay in.  Since Keely is home this year, you are spending more time playing with her and less time with Lucas. He makes you really mad because he doesn’t play with your things the way you want him to.  He, of course, thinks you are the greatest thing and wants to be with you and do whatever you do.  Keely and you are much closer this year and get along about half of the time.  You do yell at any sibling who enters your room. That is sacred ground and the Lego’s must be protected.

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You are still very sweet and love to be cuddled, especially at night. Each night I lay with you for a little bit.  I have to tell you a story about putting each of your body parts to sleep and then I have to “give” you a dream to think about while you fall asleep. You like your routines. You are good about helping out and cleaning up after yourself. You even clean up after Lucas. You don’t like dishes or toys to be laying around out of place.  You do like your Lego’s to be all over every table surface of the house though!  You also don’t like wasting things.  If there if food left on your plate you want someone else to eat it.  If there is a broken toy piece, you don’t want it thrown away. “We can use it for something else! Don’t throw that away, mommy!” Your temper is still there too.  You get so angry, so quickly.  You yell, growl, storm off, say mean things, make the maddest faces, and slam doors.  You usually get over it quickly and apologize. You tell me that you just can’t help it and that when you get so mad you just have to let the madness out in mean words.

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Your food choices are still limited, but you just started trying new foods on your own-finally!  You even admitted that you are kind of bored eating the same kinds of things. I almost fell over when you voluntarily at some green beans! I hope seven is the year of varied food choices for you.  A new development this year is that you don’t like me to take your picture anymore. You used to always jump in front of my camera, but now you get annoyed and make a face or run away. I guess that means fewer pictures from now on.

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You requested a Minecraft birthday this year and were so excited about your cake and presents. You counted down the days until your birthday for the whole month and you screamed with happiness over your gifts.  You are good at being excited and fun to give gifts too, that’s for sure.

Happy seven years my miggity-moo.  I couldn’t love you more!

 

 

 

 

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