Lukas is waving good-bye because he's staying with his Aunt Patrice and Uncle Patrick (in the background) for three days, then with his Aunt Chris for a day.
He did something similar two years ago, and I know he is going to have a lot of fun on the trip. Hopefully he will blog about it when he returns! We will miss you Lukas, but we know you are going to have such a fun time! I think Konrad will miss Lukas the most, but I think Natalie will also miss him. Tonight at dinner, it was very different to not have him there...I will miss Lukas, but I won't miss the arguing that he and Konrad engage in. As Patrice said, it will be interesting to see if there is a change in family dynamics.
BTW, here's the family photo that Patrick took of us right before we left this brief family gathering at Chris and Jim's place. The paintings behind us are ones that Tom's mom painted (of her mother and father, a rose, and Chris--the one that you can't see who it is!)