Happy First Birthday Luke!

YES! Luke had his very first Birthday! And after taking him into our home on April Fool’s Day we have been praying that his adoption would be final in time for his birthday…. well… we are excited to let you know that his adoption certificate and final adoption papers arrived just DAYS before his birthday, so God does answer prayer! “Mom” and “Dad” are no longer terms of hope… they are our new reality. Enjoy these birthday pics.

Luke with his grandma, they are only 90 years apart in age!Here is Luke about to recieve his first Birthday Cake made
lovingly by mom. (yes, he is dressed as as rodent again)

First time having sugar! He seemed hesitant. What is this stuff?

Checking his cute self out in the back of the Mikey balloon.

Look at all those presents! Yes, spoiled already!

Which one should I open first?

Ah ha! I get this ribbon thing!

Luke’s Micky Mouse Cake!
(read his expression: “Get me OUT of this rodent outfit!”)

Daddy did the blowing for Luke, but no need to make a wish,
Luke IS the wish come true!

This cake stuff isn’t bad!

But he left plenty behind… we’re in no hurry for sugar rushes!

For our games we played “Plug the Pacifier on the Baby”
and, of course, Mommy was the only person to get it perfectly
in his mouth. Until she confessed later that she peeked!

The other game was Baby Luke Memory, and YOU CAN PLAY TOO! Just click on the image below, print two copies, cut out the pictures, shuffle them, lay them out face down on a table, and see if you can find pairs by turning over only two at a time.


(Click on Picture to Enlarge and say “oooooh he’s sooooo cute!”)

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Karl Bastian is the founder of Kidology.org, the creator of ToyboxTales.com, and the author of OrderoftheAncient.com. His personal website is Kidologist.com He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. Happy Birthday Luke! You’ve got some great parents!

    Thanks for sharing such a special day with us. I’ve been an avid reader of Kidology.org for years and now your blog. Whenever I need a creative boost, I know I can get from Kidology.org. Thank you so much for all the hard work! It makes a difference!! Blessings!

  2. Happy Birthday, Luke. God bless you and your parents!

  3. Soooo cute… how fun. By the way, he DOES look cute in the rodent outfit… ;)

  4. Praising With you. He is such a beautiful baby.

  5. Yeah–I’m so happy for your little family. Thanks for the great birthday party idea, too. Emily has her 13th birthday coming up in March. I think we’re going to play “Emily Memory” at some point.

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