Behind every great candidate is a great mom and Kitty is one of the best! Here Luca delivers his message to the class with the notes he and Kitty put together. He’s an amazing kid with an amazing mom. We love our Vice President!
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Two weeks ago we got a message from Luca’s pre-school that their yearly class elections were starting up and Luca was one of four kids nominated by the class to be President. They had been studying the presidents since Presidents day, so he knew the job was tough and came with a lot of responsibility
Luca picked his friend Sive to be his trusty campaign manager
Luca decided early on he wanted to make sharing the foundation of his campaign. With that he decided on the slogan “Sharing is Caring”.
Luca enlisted the help of more friends to make buttons and posters
The big day was here and the candidate was very busy. He and his manager met with the voters
It was time for his big speech (video coming). Luca and Kitty prepared his notes the previous night highlighting what he has to offer the class as their President. Autumn contributed by repeating “Vote For Me Luca B!” 100,000 times in a row while running around the house with her head dangerously tilted back and looking at the ceiling
With all the speeches and campaigning done the last thing to do was vote and await the results. I asked Luca who he voted for. Of course, always thinking of others, my angel said he voted for his friend Grayson 🙂
The votes were counted and, with a little help from Luca, Grayson was voted in as class President. Luca was voted in as Vice President. We are all so proud of Luca. He really showed some of his best qualities this week. He was very smart, thoughtful, creative, and most of all compassionate.
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We love when Tami, Toby, and the boys come to visit. This time Luca was especially excited as he and Isaiah battled a roaring t-rex with a samurai sword, claw grabber, and bow and arrows. No need to worry they had oxygen masks and a megaphone in case things took a turn for the worst.
This time unlike other visits we actually had a chance to take a picture of the kids and families.
Kids pic behind the scenes
Family pic behind the scenes
It was a nice day today and with everyone watching football the roads and parks were clear so Luca and I headed out to the bike park
We had a lot of fun. There were a few crashes
and even dad took a spill
sigh… seriously thanks YouTube 🙁
But along with some dirt and a few scrapes we came away from it with some memories
p.s. For those of you who know how particular Luca can be you’ll appreciate that after I drove to the park I pulled out his helmet and he quickly realized it was NOT his spitfire helmet. He said this helmet does not have anything cool on it.
When we were leaving he said. Dad you need to never grab this helmet again. You need to put a sticker on it that says THIS IS NOT LUCA’S HELMET…DON’T GIVE IT TO HIM, and don’t make the sticker red like my spitfire sticker. Make it…. make it yellow. I’m going to put this helmet at the bottom… underneath everything else so you never grab it again. (ok Luca geez message received)
We did some warmups and the kids practiced their team chat. “Our team is what… Dynamite. Our team is what… Dynamite. Our team is tick tick tick tick BOOOOM … Dynamite.”
We practiced our super intimidating dinosaur roars. Luca was like a velociraptor t-rex hybrid on the field. He just ran around tackling every parent he came across.
I also learned that there is a certain number of kids that can over take a parent of any size. When one attaches to one leg you think, “oh this is cute.” Then the other leg, “Haha they think they can tackle me.” But then you get two on each leg and you realize you can’t move and you’re going down. Once on the ground it only takes moments before they swarm and you are pinned and actually can’t move. Then comes the fingers to the eyes… goodbye site. Once pinned and blinded they call in the finisher for the flying knee to the groin.
As the teachers told us. They have a whistle and release commands but they only sometimes work, so if you go down you have about 3 seconds to get up.
Luca scored the winning touchdown for the kids team, with a quarterback sneak / hid the ball in his shirt, and took a moment to celebrate
After that it was the parents ball and in a last ditch effort there was a trick play. They handed the ball to Luca and Luca and ball were carried across the end zone for a touchdown. I went over to hi-five Luca, and make sure he was ok with this sudden turn of events. He looked to me, smiled, and said, “Dad I wanted to try to help you guys win.”
It was a close game but in spite of Luca helping us with our last score the kids still won. Me and my buddy had a great time and it was really fun seeing him run around and have so much fun at the end of a long week. Love you Luca.