5 years old, that’s come around quickly. How on earth did Luca get to five years old already? It’s madness I tell you. I can hardly remember him being a baby anymore.
At five years old Luca is pretty awesome. I’m so proud of him and the little boy he’s turned into. He’s kind, caring and shows lots of empathy towards his friends and others. He’s doing well at school and really seems to enjoy going and learning new things. His reading skills are fab and recently we started to read some Roald Dahl books together at bedtime, which he loves. So far we’ve read George’s Marvelous Medicine and The Magic Finger.
His motor skills are coming along nicely now since we moved house and he’s often running, jumping and climbing things. He’s really good at throwing and can lob a ball quite far. He also wants to start going to Muai Thai with his Daddy and Uncle Frazer (I’m not sure what I think to that though). He can swim now without his shark fin which I am super proud of. He is like a fish and has absolutely no fear whatsoever in the water. I’m trying my best not to show him that he scares the life out of me when he’s throwing himself around and jumping in. I don’t think he would care now anyway.
He’s started to sleep so much better now, this seems to have been since we moved house as well, and is eating better too. Although there is still room for improvement with that one.
For his fifth birthday, the lucky duck got chicken pox. He got off fairly lightly and wasn’t too bothered by them but they aren’t the best birthday present in the world are they. Apart from the chicken pox he got a new swing set, a swing ball, a Nintendo Switch and lots of other toys. It’s safe to say he has been very spoilt by us all. Even his friends bought him awesome presents when they came to his party, like Minecraft Lego. Despite all his new toys he still nags us daily for a baby and he wants a cat too. Daddy has firmly said no to the cat.
Last year, when he turned four I asked him some questions to see what all his favourite things were as it’s the little things that define them and yet we forget those little things so easily. So I’ve done the same again this year to see what Luca is like now.
These were his answers. This is Luca, at 5!
What is your favourite food? Fruit
What is your favourite colour? Green
What is your favourite film? Cars 2
What is your favourite TV show? Shimmer & Shine
What is your favourite treat? Coca Cola bottles
What is your favourite book? George’s Marvelous Medicine
What is your favourite animal? Kitten
What is your favourite song? Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
What is your favourite fruit? Apple
What is your favourite vegetable? Red Pepper
Where is your favourite place to go? Soft Play
Where is somewhere you really want to go? New York
Who is your best friend? Rowan
What is your favourite thing to do with mummy? Swimming
What is your favourite thing to do with daddy? play fighting
What do you want to do when you grow up? Same as Daddy and do boring stuff or be a teacher
What makes you happy? Tickles
What makes you sad? When I have nobody to play with
What is your favourite thing about school? We had ice cream today. That’s my favourite bit.
What is your favourite toy? I don’t know. I have too many.
What do you like to do outside? Play on the trampoline with [Mummy]
What’s your favourite drink? Strawberry milkshake
What scares you? Monsters in my dreams
What is your most favourite thing in the whole wide world? Playing with mummy and daddy.
So that’s my gorgeous little boy, at five years old. I can’t believe how much he’s changed and grown this last year. Four to five is a big jump, the biggest yet I think. He’s a school boy now and nearly finished his year in Foundation, Year 1 next! I’m looking forward to this next year but I just hope it doesn’t go quite as quickly as the last one.