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Let's Hear it For the Kids! Lukka Update

{I thought it would be fun to do a week of kid-related posts a) for the grandparents and b) because I need some perspective of "busy-ness for a good cause" and celebrating all things child-related seems to lift even the crabbiest of my moods. If you'd like to play along, leave your blog in the comment section so we can follow you, too! Each day will be devoted to a child, then some favorite books, and nooks.}
Lukka hanging side-ways on a rope over a small bridge at Tree Adventure.
Lukka is now 3 years old starting the first day of summer and let's just say this age looks good on him. He's old enough to (honestly!) help around the house and he does it with zeal. Vacuuming and dishes seem to be his prized chores. He says the funniest things and Stefan and I are often cracking up over dinner. He is constantly laughing, climbing (and falling) all over the couch and his imagination is at it's peak since toddlerhood.
Although he gave up his nap this summer he's still quite content to have a 2.5-3 hour Rest Time during the afternoon which he reads to his heart's content (one of his favorite past times), makes up stories with his teddies, and gives them adventures in 4 little yellow plastic boxes he calls "boats" one day and "trains" the next.
With the start of preschool a few weeks back we've been spending a solid hour each day (taking it very casual) to learn things from how to write letters, letter recognition, and service to our friends who are just lucky enough to have said week's letter at the beginning of their name ;) .
We enrolled him and Anikka in a music class that lasts 12 weeks and he loves it. Although he is quite shy in the class, he loves going every week and playing with the instruments and when he gets home knows a lot of the songs by heart!
One rough spot with the little dude is his impatient (aren't we all, though?) nature when he doesn't get his way. He's surely working on it, however, and after plenty of talks about self-control and respect, he's taken to the phrase, "I'm waiting patiently for _____, mamma!" Too cute, and really, much better than tears.
Some of his favorite hobbies are reading books (we literally get about 25 different ones a week, which we read all numerous times), playing in sand or dirt with tools, making forts with the couch cushions, and hanging out with any grandparent who happens to be around. He also loves to put in ingredients into the mixer when we are baking.
What is your oldest up to these days?
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Susie said…
Lukka is always so much fun to visit! I don't know when you'll get to "S" week, but let me just mom and I both start with S...

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