**This is my second attempt at this post. I had it nearly completed when a sweet little girl decided to help me type and DELETED the ENTIRE THING!!!!!***
This post is for Luke who turned 10 years old THIS summer and I never blogged about it! This shows you how far behind I really am on my blog! Boy do I feel like a bad mom :-(
So here is my sweet baby boy!
School picture September 2010 - Boy does time fly!
On June 16th at 8:37 a.m. our second son, Luke, was born. He was 2 weeks early and weighed in at 8lb 3oz. He looked so small compared to his brother. Luke had the sweetest little smile and the most adorable giggle. He was such a happy and content baby. He only cried when he was hungry, tired, or needed to be changed. One thing about Luke is that he spit up ALL THE TIME! He would go through multiple outfits a day and soak 10 receiving blankets DAILY. I gave up using burp clothes early on as they were WAY too small to deal with the amount of liquid this little guy would spit up in a day. I did a load of Luke laundry everyday. When we were in the car, I would hear Martin say "OOOHHHHH LUKE!!!!!!" and that meant that Luke had puked ALL over the place. I would stop and he would be all smiles covered in puke. Fun times......I sure don't miss those days. We lovingly nicknamed the boy Pukey Lukey.
It was fun to watch Luke with his brother. Boy did they get into trouble together and still do. They are 19 months apart and keep me very busy. I remember one day when Luke looked at his brother and told him "You are NOT MY BOSS!". Martin, acted as though he was and Luke wanted to set him straight. Martin, did all the talking for Luke, so when Luke finally started talking he was talking in complete sentences and knew exactly what he wanted to say.
Luke has such a tender and compassionate heart. Hurting people, starving people, orphans, etc all have a special place in his heart. He is also a great helper. Luke, will always jump right in when there is a project to be done. You don't even have to ask him to help. He loves to give his time and money whenever he can. I love seeing these qualities develop in him.
To watch Luke with his sister, Alesha is priceless. He adores her. The wait for her to finally come home was very painful for him. To see the joy that she brings to his face is so fun to see. He can make Alesha laugh harder than anybody in the house. They have a special bond and I love to see that grow day by day.
Luke we love you so much and are proud to be your parents. We look forward to what God has planned for you as you continue to grow in Him. Happy Birthday!
Every year we go to Luke's favorite place, Red Robin, for his birthday dinner. Here he is all smiles with his birthday sundae.
Me with the birthday boy!
The crazy brothers!