We sure love our little Luke and enjoyed celebrating his birthday this year. Jack and Sophie were so cute and wanted to be right with him the whole time he opened his presents. His birthday fell on a Sunday so we invited the cousins over for dinner & gift opening. It was sure fun to have everyone together. My greatest accomplishment with Luke’s birthday was making a cake that met all of his dietary restrictions. So I had a gluten free cake mix that I used egg replacement powder in to make the cake. And the frosting was made with regular shortening and coconut milk. And I have to say that it was not half bad. The consistency of the cake was the only thing to get used to but the flavor was alright. And he actually ate some of it so I count that as a win.
Luke at 2 is full of energy and personality. He loves to play with the big kids and cries almost every night when its time for bed because he wants to “play.” He is great talker, using full sentences already and making lots of demands. He is pretty bossy and wants everyone to follow the rules. He loves to sing songs especially ABCs, I am a Child of God, I love to see the Temple, I am Like a Star, and Twinkle, Twinkle. He recognizes all of his letters and knows all of his shapes. He is an expert puzzler and can spend hours doing the same one over and over again. He loves to color with Sophie and recently has been telling me that he’s making “a Christmas tree” or “a sun”. It’s pretty adorable. He is my little buddy and loves to go shopping with me as long as I don’t forget his pack of fruit snacks! He adores his daddy and literally lights up when Dan comes through the door at night. I am a second class citizen to Daddy. He is doing so much better with his health and we are so grateful. He still coughs when he eats but almost never throws up. He loves the kids’ friends and knows all of their names–Harvey, Sam, Hope, Makenna, Braden, Porter. He is finally used to nursery and goes into class with no problem each Sunday. We are so thankful that we crossed that bridge finally! He loves to say prayers and often cries when he realizes its not his turn. Just this week he said his first prayer without any help. He is the best and makes us all laugh. We feel so blessed to have him in our family!
27 lbs. 4 oz. (40%)
32.25 inches (7%)
19.8 in. head (95%)