Easton finally lost his first tooth. He has been hard at work wiggling that tooth for a good month now. Yesterday he had me give it a try, but then it started to hurt a little, so I told him to do it. He ripped that sucker right out! He was a little disgusted that blood was involved, but he thought it was awesome. He was so excited to put it under his pillow last night. Actually, we didn't put it there, he was nervous that it might get lost, or the tooth fairy wouldn't be able to reach it, so we put it on the shelf next to his bed. At 4am he came into our room to tell Scott that the tooth fairy left him a dollar and a note in a tiny envelope (cute idea I got on pinterest). It was like Christmas morning! p.s. This is perfect timing. We have family pictures tomorrow.
I can't believe that Luke is five. I also can't believe that he is an inch taller than Easton, and that he can read like the dickens and hasn't even begun school yet. Yep, Lucas is one smart kiddo. He is also one of the most random, loveable, goofy, and sensitive boys you'll meet. I am enjoying watching my kids NOT grow up in certain ways. I love that he has no idea about larger things in life, and just loves to play and read books all day long. He loves to pretend to be super heroes. He loves to just run around on the field during soccer games, even though he only touches the ball probably twice during the entire game. He loves primary, and he loves to wave at us in the congregation whenever the children are asked to do a musical number. He loves to draw a zillion pictures a day lately, and then find a spot for every single one of them on my fridge. He loves to help me, and when we are baking, he makes sure we've added all of the "ingredients". And no matter how big he gets, he still loves to cuddle, and he loves to be tickled.
He is smart, he is tall, and most people just assume he is Easton's twin. But I'm glad he is not. I am glad he is still a silly 5 year old, instead of a "growing-more-serious-everyday" six year old. I am enjoying watching him grow up, but still stay young at the same time. Happy 5th birthday, Lucas!
All of the boys finally had their first ride on Grandpa's motorcycle. And in the words of Max: "Its cool!" Enjoy. If you listen really closely in Max's video, right before I start laughing, you can hear him yell "Woo-hoo!" (I didn't get a video of Luke riding, because he decided that he wanted to ride about 10 minutes later after the other two boys had taken a few turns.)
Scott is the City Manager in Dayton, Oregon, Lindsey is a stay-at-home mom and part-time substitue teacher. Easton is 8 and getting too smart, Luke is 6 and getting taller by the minute, Max is 4 and getting crazier by the second, and Ginny is 2 and getting cuter by the moment.