Well, today is the celebration of my grandson’s birthday. He is 2 today. So I thought I’d take a break from my regular blogs to talk about Luki. His name is really Lucas, but my granddaughter immediately called him Luki and the name has stuck. I’m sure when he gets older, it will change, but for now, we all call him Luki.
Luki is 2 going on 30, as my daughter says. He loves coffee in the morning — not that we give him any — but I think if he could have a cup of morning coffee, he would savor every moment. Whenever I’m drinking my coffee, he always wants some — and I do let him smell it — although what he gets instead of coffee, is usually milk. Below are picture of both my granddaughter and Luki last year at Halloween — he was one year old then.
Luki already has an eye for the girls. Once in a bookstore, there was a pretty little girl whom he couldn’t stop looking at, yet he was walking forward still and he almost ran into a table. Another time, there was a pretty little girl in a museum, and he was so entranced with her, and couldn’t take his eyes off her, and he actually ran into a post.
At a playground, there was another pretty little girl — older than he was — who he got to hold his hand for a moment. He spent the next few minutes rushing around the playground singing about holding her hand.
Then there was the time in a restaurant when some people from my daughter’s work came to the table to talk. The fellow who works with my daughter was with his wife, who was extremely pretty. Luki could not look away from her, and when the couple walked away, Luki watched the girl the entire distance.
Luki, as you can see, is quite cute himself. He’s also a gentleman. The other day I was bringing some things upstairs and he was upset with himself that he couldn’t help me carry more. Ah, the little boy has my heart, I’m afraid.
Then, sigh, about two weeks ago, we were in the car, driving to pick up his sister from school. Luki said to his Aunt, “Aunt Alyssa pretty.” A few minutes went by and he said, “Grandma pretty.” Then “Mommy pretty.” Oh, my gosh. My heart melted.
When Luki was little more than a year old, I was explaining to his sister one day (within his hearing) why we couldn’t leave little tiny things on the floor that Luki could get into and possibly put in his mouth. Now, the interesting thing about this is that Luki, having heard this, began to bring me every little thing that he found (or to this day finds) and gives them to me for save keeping.
Sometimes I wonder who’s taking care of who. Sometimes I think he’s watching out for me as much as I am with him.
This little boy has my heart and today he is two. So Happy, Happy Birthday, Luki!
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