Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oh Happy Day! Lucas Turns 4!

I cannot believe this sweet little munchkin turned FOUR on Janurary 17, 2014!!!  He has a joyful spirit and is always smiling.  He is helpful, determined, and still wants to keep up with big brother in EVERYTHING!  Sometimes he gets a little too big for his britches!!!  He is very adventurous and aggressive and is not afraid to try new things.  His favorite activity is playing catch with a football or baseball.  He wants to be a race car driver when he grows up.  He is into all things electronic and is a total movie buff!  He loves to make people laugh--he's so quick-witted and comes up with funny sayings or expressions that have us cracking up all the time!  He is quick to forgive.  He has such compassion and a sensitivity toward the needs of others, and I can't wait to see how God uses that gift as he gets older!

Here's how he measured up at his check-up:
Weight:  30.4 pounds (10th percentile)
Height:  38 1/2 inches (10th percentile)

birthday doughnuts and a chubby-fingered "four"

We spent the day doing some of his favorite things...
first up--the pet store!

snoopy came along for the adventure--they enjoyed visiting with the cats

anthony liked the cats too

trying to get them both looking at the camera at the same time proved to be a little difficult ;)

snoopy was especially interested in watching the dogs get groomed

hoping some dogs would come over and say hello

we kept waiting for these two pups to slide down the slide, but they never did!

finally a chocolate brown dog came over to play

my little loves

lucas played hide and seek with a turtle before we left

after a quick stop for a haircut, we were off to get some lunch and have some more fun!

we headed to the mall to pop in lucas' favorite store--the disney store!
hmmm, i wonder why it's his favorite?

oh yeah--
a huge tv playing cartoons!!!

next up, a chickfila lunch right next to the carousel

what's up?

i gave lucas the option of a carousel ride or the mall play place, and surprisingly he chose the playground

later that evening, we treated lucas to a dinner out at the restaurant of his choice--
chili's it is! 
(or as he still calls it--the chicco pepper place)

he got to open a few of his gifts--
a new lego superhero sticker book!
(love his expression!)

daddy got him a special iron man sticker that lights up

his iron man pose

nonno and nonna gave him this cool cars bowling set!

and the next day we got to meet up with some very special friends of ours who gifted lucas with another birthday present...

the headley girls!!!
we adore our best girl buds!