Your 4th birthday was my favorite one yet. You knew what you wanted to do, and you could not be persuaded otherwise. But of course, that's who you are and who you've always been. You will not compromise when you are passionate about something - and having a baseball party was so very important to you. And you did NOT want to watch baseball - you wanted to play it! And that is something I love and admire about you. You have never been happy to sit and watch - whether it be sports or TV. You'd rather be doing, conquering, going.... You are my mover and my shaker...
All your family members pooled to get you the outfit you wanted - each piece specifically picked out for you. And you were so excited to open each part.
On your actual birthday (a few days later), I let you pick anywhere you wanted to go for dinner - assuming I'd be stuck at McD's....
Ethan and I sang to you in front of strangers and you gobbled that up, and then marched over to the kids' section to spend your birthday money on books. Because you are such your own little person Lucas. A little person that I love so much. You bring joy to your family and to everyone else you meet as well. I pray you never lose that uniqueness - and always realize that it makes you special. Even when you drive me crazy - you can always make me laugh.
I love you little man. Happy Birthday!