Monday, May 19, 2008

Best Buddies

This morning I got a call for Lukas asking if he could come over and play with Tommy. Tommy goes to preschool with Lukas and they actually live just a few houses away. Lukas was really excited to go play and he was putting his shoes on and said, "Mom, I'm going myself. I don't need you on my adventure." WOW! I am amazed at his new found independence. (There are still days that he clings to me when I drop him off at primary or preschool, although not very often). I watched him carefully run up the sidewalk to his friend Tommy's house, so excited and never once looking back. I think it's because he's my first, but I am just watching him grow so fast and I can't stop it! A little while later Lukas came in the house after he was done playing and said, "Mom, here's my friend. Come, I want you to meet him." (I see Tommy all the time and I know very well who he is). I thought it was cute that Lukas introduced him, anyway. So they have been playing all afternoon. His mom and I are Activity Leaders together, so Lukas and Tommy always have play time together. Tommy is a few months older than Lukas. He shares Lukas' love of Buzz Lightyear. We sat on the porch eating snow cones and Lukas & Tommy were talking about Zurg and Buzz and how they'll defeat him. (Although I believe the word they used was 'kill'...*sigh* boys). Anyway, I'm happy Lukas has a little buddy and I hope they stay friends for a long time.

7 comments:

Tyler & Julia Andersen Family said...

That is really great that Lukas can have a little buddy. What a little trickster he was to pull that little thing with the dirt on the front porch! I had a good laugh at reading that one!

Kimberly said...

I loved growing up in Utah where I had so many kids my age to play with on my street.

What is it with boys and using that word? They are so naturally aggressive and love to wrestle, etc.

Wasn't New Moon good? Now you have to read Eclipse.

Heather Ford said...

Buddies are the best!!! Especially when you can have them walk over and don't have to drive them! Growing up in inevitable, watching it is priceless...

Shay said...

That is so cute! Love that they have little buddies. Tre is going to be devasted next year when he has to move away from his best buddies. I'm getting tears in my eyes just thinking about it!

Jyl said...

TOOO! CUTE!!! Its so fun to have close friends that make memories when we grow up!

Patty R said...

This is so sweet that Lukas has a little buddy, they kind of look a like too. Lukas reminds me of Pat when he was little--he was so sociable and loved to bring friends home to introduce to mom :)

Alison said...

That is so great that your little guy has a good buddy to play with! I think it makes things lots easier on mom when the kids have good friends living close by.