Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monthly Newsletter - Month Forty Three

Dear Lucas,

Well this month went from things being horrible to things being really good. It started off with some hard times where we didn't know when we were going to get through them, but it seems to be getting a better.

Earlier this month you had some trouble controlling your emotions. You would get so upset and we wouldn't be able to reason with you. We've been lucky that we haven't have any episodes like that in a couple of weeks. It seems to be that if you are starting to get to upset, we can reason with you and get you to see that gettin upset is not the answer. Not that you are perfect with dealing with your emotions, but it seems to be that you are able to control them better.

You don't like it when I take your picture, so everypicture this month seems to be with you on the run.

You have started "reading" books to either me or Nathan. Your favortie are the kind that teach "words". I am amazed at how much you know. Every month I discover more about what you know. Whter it's that you can count into the 20's or can identify words that start with almost every letter. You are doing really well. Mommy is so proud of you.

Another blip we had with you this month was your sleeping. We have trained you to be a pretty good sleeper. Ever since you were a baby we have followed the book with your sleeping, and you have always been such a good sleeper. But this month there the time change and it seems to have made a challenge for all of us and our sleep. For about a week you would fall asleep in the weirdest places. One night as Dad and I went upstairs and I went in to check on you, Dad followed me in and we both tried to find where you had fallen asleep. It ended up being beside your bookcase, but it took us a while to find you. One week at about 5:30 in the morning, you would come in and snuggle with me. I loved it. It's over now, but for the week it was a highlight.

You have become quite fond of the animals again. For the last couple of years you have been kind of impartial to them or annoyed with them when they bothered you. But in the last month, Tigger seems have taken quite a liking to you. I think when you were falling asleep on the floor she would snuggle in with you and you kept her warm. So you are in her good books forever. =)

I have also noticed you growing into a boy this month. Most of the time when we play it's still neighboors or we are going in a car somewhere. It is very fun and innocent. But the more time you spend with other boys, the more you become interested in "boy" stuff. Grammie asked you to paint a picture for her fridge. So later that week we got out the messy paints and went to it. When we were done and I asked you what you had painted you said it was a bullet. I asked you what a bullet was and you talked about how it goes around and around. You don't understand what all this "bad guy" stuff is, but you are exploring.

Luckily you have also been hanging out with your dad. He has been doing lots of work in the basement and you have been helping. He bought you your own hammer and you are perfecting your hammering skills.

It has been amonth of ups and downs, there were times this month when we thought of abandoning you at a c-train station when you threw a hissy fit and there are other times when I've wanted to quit my job becuase I can't imagine leaving you to go to work. Where you give me hugs and kisses and tell me you really really really really love me

and Lucas I really really really really love you too

love mommy.


Anonymous said...

Jon also mentioned "it's a bullet" to me the other night too, I admit I did a double-take on that and usually its just "I love you Mom" but now its I "really" love you....these kids are just so precious...

Andrea :-)

Goofball said...

I love the pictures where he's working with his dad and the tools

Lori said...

Watching Lucas grow up is so much like watching a movie of Mackenzie growing up all over again. When she was 3-4 years old, she had a habit of sleeping in unusual places, too. We always figured that if she's safe, warm and getting enough sleep then we didn't have a problem with it and it would be a stage she would grow out of eventually. Sure enough, after several months of sleeping in her tee-pee play tent on the floor of her room, she eventually decided that her bed was more comfortable.

Gosh, he's growing up so fast!