Friday, June 19, 2015

Lukka Turns 8! Birthday Interview

Quarry Rock hike refuel

As of June 21, I have an 8 year old. WHAT? I know people like to tell families with babies and toddlers that the years fly by (and you want to growl at those people because you're covered in yesterdays spit-up), but honestly, the years didn't fly by until Ani hit about 3, and Lukka was 5. Now, they are warp-speed! I get it. Those infancy years seem to lag, but these days? I am just barely keeping up with their activities, interests, excitement, and abilities! Hence, my son turning 6 8. 

I love the idea of Birthday Interviews to see how they change from year to year, and you can revisit Lukka's  previous interviews here (7), and here (6), and see another birthday (5). 

We love you, Lukka!

I have no idea. He was excited!

*Where do you live?  Ft. Langley in Canada
*What is your favorite food? Macaroni & cheese
*What is your favorite drink? soft drinks (Sprite)
*What is your favorite color? blue or green
*What is your favorite animal? maybe a giraffe

Working with magnets

*What is your favorite book? I like all, well, most, of them
*What is your favorite toy? transformers
*What is your favorite song? maybe the Doxology
*What is your favorite thing to do inside? TV and tablet time
*What is your favorite thing to do outside? play on the swings or play in the playhouse
*What do you want to be when you grow up? maybe a house builder, hmm. Not sure.

Sweeping out the playhouse in the backyard

*What makes you sad? I don't know. 
*What makes you happy?  going on dates with Dad
*Where is your favorite place to go? the grandparents' homes
*What is your favorite thing to do?  play tennis with dad
*Who are some of your friends? Caleb and Logan, Nathaniel, Ian and friends in Lincoln
*What does mom always do with you?  stay home and spend time
*What does dad always do with you? do sports and bikerides

Tearin' it up: motox!

*What are you looking forward to this summer?  days off of school
*What do you like to take to bed with you?  teddies and blankets
*What are you the best at?  dirtbike riding
*What is your favorite season?  summer
*What is your favorite movie?  maybe The Boxtrolls

Lukka loves learning about, creating, and performing magic tricks and has been on a good kick for a solid year! He loves to perform for others and loves flying his kite. Three years strong on the kite hobby, from asking for his own (at least a year), to flying it consistently, making his own versions, and now using his Opa's 2-handled kite when there are really powerful gusts to capture. I wonder how these strong 'likes' will show up in the future! 
He is generally a very happy boy, except in the morning as he's waking up. We pretty much leave him alone on the couch for awhile until he comes out of his blanket cocoon. He loves doing anything active and his favorites are hiking, tennis, swimming and biking. He is *always* trying to be the clown and the constant jokes, although tiring most times, are normally very sweet and funny. He loves joke books, Garfield and Calvin & Hobbes comics, but also takes a delight in 'how-to' books and instructions. He marveled when I told him he could check out books on how to build things with blue prints in the pages!
Lukka LOVES listening to just about any story. If I'm reading aloud he's right next to me. He loves listening to the radio and music and audio books, and went through the entire Magic Tree House series on audio within a few weeks this past year. He is so happy he can read now on his own and reads front to back nearly every book he (and the ones I) picks out each week. He is a healthy and happy little boy and we are so blessed God chose him to be in our family!

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