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Lucas @ 5 1/2


Lucas, my littlest one, you are a sweet handful. You are growing so fast and turning into a big boy.  You often tell me that no matter how big you are that you will still be my baby and you will still give me love.  You hug me, kiss me, and say, “I love you mommy.” all through the day.  You like to get cuddles in the morning when you first wake up and when you go to bed, but for the rest of the day you are a busy guy.  You are always running, flipping, climbing, and making noise.  You love taking all of the cushions off the couch and chairs and building houses out of them or giant slides to roll down. You can tear up a room.

You love playing with blocks and cars, Minecraft, and  sometimes Lego. You like looking at books, too.  You enjoy watching Clifford and Paw Patrol in the afternoon.  You love eating Tortilla Chips and request them several times a day.  You also love caring around our little fan and putting it right in front of you while you eat your bowl of chips.  The two things just go together for some reason.  You love mostly unhealthy food and still do not have an adventurous palette.  Fingers crossed, that this is the year that changes.

lucas 5.5 aYou are starting kindergarten this year and you are nervous that you wont’ be able to read.   I promised you that you will.  You are excited to be able to read all the road signs we pass and be able to read things in Minecraft. This is the first time I’ve had to really homeschool all three children, so I hope that goes well.  You are also taking your first class at our co-op.  It’s a hands-on science class for little ones your age.  Hopefully, you’ll have fun and make a few friends there.  Our new neighbors have a little boy that is your age and you two have become fast friends.  You talk over the fence with each other and he comes over to play every time he sees you outside.  He invited you to his birthday party too. You two get along really well. I’m happy you have your own friend.

You and Milo love each other, but fight constantly.  He bosses you around and you scream incredibly loud at him and cry. A lot. It gets very tiresome until we just break you two up.  Keely tries to help you out or take care of you sometimes, but you aren’t really open to that most of the time.  You just yell for me.  You will play by yourself for a little while, but you say you don’t like too.  You go up into your room sometimes and play music on one of your electronic toys while you play.  It is really cute. When you’re done playing you tell me how messy your room. You act so frustrated and overwhelmed by it.  I usually help you clean it up when you are done.

lucas 5.5c

This spring you learned how to swing yourself and you were so proud.  You ran to swing at every opportunity for awhile. It was so cute and you were so happy.  This summer you have loved being in the  pool, but you still do not like any water on your face. You scream every time someone splashes you.  You really wanted to learn how to swim.  We tried to help you learn to hold your breath or put part of your face under water, but you are just not ready yet.  You do enjoy just swimming around with your arm floats.  We’ve had a pretty lazy summer.  We did go to Busch Gardens and you loved most of it-only a few rides had you crying. We also went to the Outer Banks.  You had fun there and really like staying at a hotel and playing in a new space. You do get really hot outside though and your little face turns so red it scares me.  We took a few trips to house hunt also and you got car sick on each trip. Now you think that every time we drive somewhere you’re “going to get a car sick.”  It is not fun for any of us.

lucas 5.5b

Your are growing fast, but thankfully you still do some little guy things. You always say the cutest things and I just want to freeze time and eat you up. My eyes fill with tears when I look at your little innocent face sometimes. I just love you so much.  Some adorable things that you say incorrect and I refuse to correct for now…You call the Empire State Building the Entire State Building.  Supposed to is Uh-posed to. Lynchburg is Lunchburg.  You still can not remember which meal is Lunch and which one is Dinner. You get them mixed up every day. Also, potatoes and tomatoes are always reversed.

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Milo at 8 1/2


We have finished up second grade and you’ve done pretty good. You still can’t stand to write and now think math is too hard, even though you are good at it.  You don’t like to write down math problems. You would rather figure them out in your head no matter how long it takes. You enjoy reading National Geographic kids magazines with me every day and you do a lot of reading on your own too.  You like learning about history and science. You watch a lot of science videos too.  I can’t believe you heading in to third grade already!

milo 8.5b

You still love Minecraft and watch some sort of video about it each day.  You can talk about it forever. You enjoy setting up Lego scenes and building new creations, but you aren’t really playing with them anymore. You like for us to go explore new places-the woods, beaches, parks, etc. You don’t care for long car trips though.  You are grossed out very easily. You decided you aren’t going into the ocean anymore because it’s filled with living things and cells! You don’t like to hear about anything medical or see anything gross.  You’re a sensitive one my love.  You almost pass out at doctor’s appointments because you get so uncomfortable with them talking about medical things.

Your osteochondroma has started bothering you lately and we are considering having the surgery done.  I don’t want to put you through it.  I know you will be so scared and the recovery does not sound fun.  I don’t want you to be hindered by a hurt  leg though.  Eventually, it will have to be dealt with.  I just want to do what is best for you.

milo 8.5c

You and Lucas fight for most of the day now.  You make all the rules to all the games. You boss him around and always try to win or have the best powers or skills.  He always screams and cries.  This pattern runs in a loop all day here. It drives us all crazy. You do love each other but there is always competition and we spend so much time together, I guess you just get on each others’ nerves.  Lucas adores you and wants to do everything you do and that makes you so mad.

You still love nature and like to take in your surroundings and see the how and why things work. You’re pretty observant. You love animals and are often scared of insects, but you don’t ever try to hurt them.

milo 8.5d

You still are a wiggly guy. You never sit still or sit normally in a chair. You run, jump, roll, rock constantly.

You decided that piano wasn’t for you and we let you stop. Now you go to speech therapy instead to work on your R sounds mostly.  I hope we can correct that soon and stop going and practicing it. We don’t enjoy it much. You made more friends this year at co-op and have some buddies you like to talk to and play Minecraft with.  You have fun at park days with them too.


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