Katie sent this old picture of the boys playing together – Matthias took one look at it and shouted “Lukieee! I wanna go see Lukie!!!” We are expecting them to visit us in the summer, can’t wait to see their reaction when they see each other!
We got a picture of the Splendores, too (also visiting in the summer) – the reaction was equally strong, except it took him a few seconds to get the names right. It sort of went in this sequence: “Grandma! (short hesitation, frowning, taking a closer look, eyes light up) Coooow! (Gerard and Pat had given Matthias a toy cow and pig for his 2 year old birthday, so he named the cow after Pat and the pig after Gerard) and then suddenly the lights went on and he shrieked in utter recognition: Pat! Gerard! Priceless, like the Splendores themselves.