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Happy Birthday, Little Dude

Today, the first day of summer, we celebrate Lukka's THIRD birthday! How is it possible that I have a three-year-old? I don't know either, but what I do know is that I need to check into finding Never Never Land, because this is about as old as I want him.
Last Tuesday, we had an early Jazz in June birthday celebration with family. We like to keep birthday's small, cheap, and special. The felt crown that I made him can now be seen all over blog land and etsy, but I just cut two matching strips out, put the "L" in the middle, and cinched it with cute sailboat material and elastic in the back.
If you haven't noticed...Lu has a new toy...a big bike! He took to this right away and has been riding it (Yes, we got him a helmet.) He's a natural, and him, dad, and Arjax even took a bikeride in the pouring rain yesterday! I think the legacy of bikers in our family will continue!

Every birthday & Christmas, we give each child "Something to Wear, Something to Read, Something to Play With", and here is Ani modelling his "wear" gift, a little star super hero cape. Not shown: homemade Zorro mask. Right now, surprisingly, I think she likes the cape more than he does. I can rest assured that someday he will like wearing a superhero cape, but for now I guess Anikka has claimed it.

Here is his "Something to Read", we got him a subscription to Ladybug (3-6yo) magazine, product of . I highly recommend them to any parent or teacher. I used Faces (cultures) and Dig (archeology) for years when I taught at Community Learning Centers, and will definitely be subscribing to them again once we start to homeschool. They have magazines for babies through highschool age and Ladybug is a big hit at our house. It features stories, poems, crafts, and a song in every issue and they are tied in with the seasons. We've already read the issue he holds in his hand about 4 times all the way through since last week!

Here is a shot of his "play" gift. I love TreeBlocks, but did not want to spend the money for them when my husband was more than capable! Enter in the Creative Play for Toddler Book, that has a recipe for perfected Tree Blocks! All you have to do after you saw them into different shapes are sand all the edges, and flat surfaces, dip in olive oil (or boiled linseed oil), let dry, and rub with a cloth. He opens these this morning!
Happy Birthday, Lukka. We love you so much and your conversations, imagination, and sense of humor are just starting to really take off. We have so much to look forward to in the years to come. XO, Mom & Dad

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Beck said…
Happy Birthday Lukka! Wow, time is flying and what great presents!

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