So much has been happening that I dont know where to start! Luke is growing and growing! 11lbs and 1 inch since we came home 2 and half months ago! Crazy!!!! He went from a 10 slim with the waist cinched all the way to a 10, to a 12 slim with the waist cinched to a 12 now.. all in 2 and half months since we got home!!! The boy is an eating machine! We have decided he needs his own refigerator haha! I finally found something the other day he doesnt like to eat and it was cooked broccoli! First time he said "do I have to eat it because I would not like to eat it". I laughed as he has eaten everything since he has moved here! The one thing he turns his nose up at now is Chinese food! He doesnt want to eat it and doesnt want to see it! He is truly an American boy!
Luke lost a tooth the other night and we explained all about the tooth fairy coming and taking his tooth and bringing him money! Of course if you know Luke this was followed by 100's of questions.. "How is the fairy getting in" "What does a fairy wear?" "How does the fairy see at night?" and so on.... Much too Lukes surprise the tooth was gone in the morning and money was there!! He is now asking every girl he sees if they are the fairy and if they have wings....He is also praying to God for more loose teeth so he can get more money!
Luke is one of the most amazing and resilant people I have ever met in my life! He is the happiest child ever! Luke has become quite the "Momma's Boy!" He loves being hugged and smooched and holding hands and I have realized he is in love with being loved! He tells me a ton of times a day how much he loves me. The boy is truly a gem! Luke and his brothers get along amazing and him and Paige are inseperable at most times. Of course we have some of the "Paige touched me, he breathed on me, he touched my toy, blah blah blah" that all siblings have but I must admit it is so minimal it is sorta crazy! Luke and Paige spend HOURS everyday riding their bikes up and down our sidewalk. I truly dont know how they find it enjoyable as the other saturday they spent 7 hours riding their bikes back and forth down the sidewalk. But all the hard work is paying off as Today Luke officially rode his bike like a "Big Boy" and had NO training wheels! He had 2 for 1 month and then 1 training wheel for 1 month and now today NONE! He rode like a champ! I LOVED seeing the pride in his face when he took off without the one training wheel.. He looked so full of joy and pride and self accomplishment that his joy is beyond contagious. We all swore we heard the Rocky theme as he was riding!!!
Luke and Tommy have become such good pals that it is more then this mom could have ever dreamed, hoped for or prayed for to be honest! They are so caring of each other and so thoughtful to each other. Their love for each other is truly inspiring to me as a mother. The other day the two of them gave me a hard time at bed time and were being punks (which is not the norm for the two of them as they go to bed at night like angels normally). So I told them they would be punished the next day to their bedroom. I felt mean as the next day was 75 degrees and it was the first day it had been nice in awhile but I kept to my word and they were punished in their room. Well much to my surprise the two of them had a ball! To quote Tommy "Mom being punished with Luke was the best!" Hmmm I might have to re-think my punishment strategy a little more ha. But I did capture the two of them on video and will try and post it later. I heard Luke screaming ( he is pretty loud in general but he was screaming) and ran upstairs as I thought "oh no the other shoe has finally dropped and they are fighting" I cracked open the door to see the two of them playing ball, listening to Christian Heavy Metal music and dancing around the room like two complete goof balls! I truly beemed with joy to see the two of them getting along so well! I love my boys!!! OHH and Tommy taught Luke that if he puts the music on and cranks up the bass that if Lukes lays his hands on the speakers he can feel the music and Luke is LOVING it!! He is now a music mad man hahah. Tommy is ever so the Deaf culture boy and thinking about how to include Luke in everything!!!
OK I think I rattled on about just about everything so I will end for now! Will post (hopefully) that video in a bit!
Hoping this will work.. this is when the boys were "punished" Enjoy as I sure did!~
- My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.