Sometimes I feel like Luke's childhood is going by too fast. I just want to freeze moments like this:
We were at Peter's flag football game and Luke was so much fun. He doesn't really watch much of the game (I can't blame him) he'd rather have his own little football and run around. He was being such a goof- falling down on purpose to get a laugh and roll around in the grass. Then I would tickle him for a bit and we'd repeat the game. He even came up with a game with my flip-flops where he'd put them on his feet and kick them up in the air so they'd spin. One parent commented to me "Wow! He's got a lot of energy- he must sleep great at night!". Hmmm, so that's why he's been getting such great sleep!
This morning my car had to go into the shop to get the cooling system's problem fixed (hopefully once and for all this time) so Mac dropped me off at my Mom's. She was headed for the temple and when Luke heard that he flipped out. He really wanted to go, and I didn't really have a reason not to go, so we went. The temple is beautiful and has a nice nature area we could play in- plus if we got really bored we could take my mom's car to the nearby outlets. Well, he loved the temple and grounds so much that we stayed the whole time. We got to see deer, turkeys, and lots of bees.
A temple worker came and gave us a pamphlet for Luke to look at and he spent the rest of the time near the temple looking at his "book" and finding good spots for reading.
When we went to the rest of the grounds there were some other kids playing-- their moms were taking turns (one in the temple and one watching the kids). Luke had a blast with his 2 new buddies and learned to climb trees. There were also two babies there and when both were fussy I offered to hold one- Luke tolerated that for all of 5 minutes before he wanted to be held too. Then the next time it happened and I was holding the other baby he got jealous again- but this time he was wanting to hold the baby. I think we're in for an interesting transition in 5 1/2 months!
He couldn't resist climbing the trees:
After the temple we went shopping (the summer clearances right now are crazy good) so by the time we went home it was way past Luke's usual nap time. I was hoping he'd fall asleep in the car, but he entertained us with Old McDonald who had a cow (who said "woof" apparently).
After all that fun, Luke slept like a toddler.
He's my little cherub- especially in his sleep.
1 year ago