My baby boy turned five years old yesterday! With every passing year, I get a better understanding of what my mom was feeling when I was growing up. She’d look at me on each birthday and say, “You’ll always be my baby.” Luke Dawson, YOU will always be my baby.
Even if you’re a big five-year-0ld now and nobody would mistake you for a baby.
At five, Luke is tall for his age, and still keeps me on my toes like he has since the day he was born.
He loves his big sister Meghan and wants to be just like her, and if often her little shadow, wanting to do whatever she is doing.He’s changed a lot in this past year. Last year, he cried almost every day when it was time to go to school. This year, he’s gotten more social and enjoys school much more.
He’s also become a big helper around the house. He does one chore almost everyday and is learning about saving, giving, and spending money.
When he’s happy, he’s very happy and extremely loving. He gives me BIG kisses and almost tackles me with his generous hugs.
Baby boy also has a temper and when he’s not happy, it’s best to stay out of his way. Even his mad face melts my heart, though, and that makes him even more angry! 😉
Luke is so active, you can almost always find a bruise or scrape on his body. He’s always bouncing, jumping, and running somewhere. And if you hear a bloodcurdling scream, he probably fell, or stubbed his toe, and it’s not as bad as it sounds.
He tried a lot of sports this year: soccer, swimming, tennis, golf, and now basketball. At home he loves playing with his super heroes, dragon and dinosaur figures, and can be content playing by himself with Magna-Tiles for a very long time.
It’s a weird thing having my youngest be five. I know that the baby stage is long gone and I know it’s time to look forward, even though there are feelings of sadness when you know something has ended.
It’s such a blessing being a parent and watching our kids grow. Even if we lament the passing of each year because we know once it’s gone, we won’t get it back, it’s also such joy to see them experience each new age. I’m excited to watch Luke be five. God has big plans for this boy and I’m so glad He chose me to be his mom.
Want to look back at Luke through the years? Here are his other birthday updates:
Thanks for reading and sharing the journey of our life. It’s hard to believe I was posting updates when I was pregnant with Luke on here! I’m happy to have you to share with.
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