Luke birthday was celebrated one day late this year (but he didn't know) so we could have everyone over for pizza, dessert and water games! We started the day off with him waking up to a balloon covered door. He was really shy at first, not wanting to come out of his room but finally he barreled out of his room and then preceded to go back and fourth with Cruz. I made him sprinkle pancakes and bananas (he ate six pancakes by the way) for breakfast and then let him help decorate for his party! We invited all of the cousins over and a neighbor friend for his party! He loved every part of his party from the 5 slices of pizza he ate, the slice of cake, cupcakes, candy, watermelon, water games, balls, balloons, piñata and screaming splashing cousins! David and I got him a Tricycle and he was so excited - he always tries to ride Cruz's but his legs aren't long enough! He got so many new toys - trucks, razor toy, book, cars, balls and bath toys! By the end of the party he acted slightly dazed from all the food and the fast paced afternoon!
I feel like Luke has been around for a lot longer then 2 years which is crazy - we love his little stubborn, happy personality - he is truly my sunshine.
A little about Luke -
Loves - Sucking on his fingers to fall asleep and playing with his blanket in his fingers (we finally took away his "baby blanket"). Airplanes, animals, books, pillow smash with David, hide and seek, jumping off furniture, pretend food, walks, tricycle, balls, shutting doors, running away from us, drinking dirty bath water, feeding the dogs one piece of dog food at a time, throwing toys down the stairs, waving, candy, cartoons, trucks, sand table, water, swings, swimming, bath time, razor rides with dad, growling and talking about dinosaurs before bed, dancing to music, running and jumping into my arms, Rollie Polies, food, being chased, dumping water out of the tub, shoes, hats, watching race videos with David, sneaking table food to the dogs, wiping his dirty fingers on the sliding glass door, did I say food yet? He loves food.
Favorite food - broccoli, chicken nuggets, fruit, candy, cheetos, dried fruit, crackers ... seriously everything. The only thing he doesn't like is asparagus, potatoes, salad and some chicken meals.
Luke is still not wanting to talk and communicates by pointing and grunting his vocabulary includes
Momma, dada, ball, wawa(water), die die (bye bye), makes all animal noises, nut, food, ease (please), banana (nana), Yum (nummm), grandma (naaaanaaa), down, andy (candy). Still pats the bed next to him and wants me to lay down and snuggle him (which I do). Kisses and hugs Cruz when he's done something naught, kisses the wall (which is time out), sleeps in a toddler bed, is not yet potty trained but has used the potty a few times, weighs more than Cruz and almost the same height, yells mama or dadooo in the morning, is constantly asking for food, gives the best grumpy glares, loves saying nu uh (no) and gives the best kisses, drinks almond milk and is mostly dairy free, and is always wanting to read books.