Oct 21, 2012

Lucy's first year video

Prepare yourselves for some serious adorable-ness!  Lucy's recent birthday made me go sorting through all the lovely picture I have of this girl.  I made a little video of her first year (birth to 1) of my favorite pics and videos.  I set it to Snuggle Puppy (from Sandra Boynton's Philidelphia Chickens c.d.--which we (both) love!).  She LOVES this song, and it was THE song I'd sing in her ear to calm her down.  She still requests it sometimes.  Once I finish sorting through the birthday footage, I hope to have another video of her second year.  It was so fun to make (revisiting that tiny baby and our first adventures).  And Lucy has really enjoyed watching it.  She requested it twice this morning.  She smiles and laughs at herself.  The really cute part is that she is really watching others to see them watching (and enjoying) her in the video.  She caught Uncle John's eye one of the first times we watched it, and smiled back at him, and then pointed to the video (like, "Pay attention!")
Without further ado, here is the link to her first year video:
(It's also on the bar at the right, under her forever day video).

Oct 11, 2012

Lucy is 2!

Lucy Joy!  I can't tell you what a JOY you are to me!

I love you SO VERY MUCH!  You are a blessing from God, and I am so thankful for you!  I enjoyed today so much.  Just like I enjoy all my days with you, sweet girl.

Happy to Lucy!
                           (or, as you said all day)

                                          Happy to me!

Oct 8, 2012


Lucy Joy, you are keeping your mama busy!  So many things happen every day that I want to remember! 

Today we belly-laughed over a little sock malfunction at bedtime.  And you told me, "Mama, I likey too!" about our dinner (sweet potatos, pineapple, and ham). 

Nana and I were singing to you with all our hearts  in the car the other day, and you cut in with, "Stop.  Stop.  Stop!" 

You love your jacket and, when I said, "Here's Baby's jacket," meaning yours, you heard "baby jacket", and said in your high-pitched voice reserved for babies, "Aww!  A BA-BY jack jack!" and hugged it.  You still call it your baby jack jack.

Here are a few sweet moments from when before church last week:

You're feeding a picture of yourself as a baby.

On the go!  This is why I have to resort to video.  But I love it, actually, because it captures all of you!  (Except that awesome smell...)  Here you are chatting, but I love that I caught you saying Mom-mom and Lulu.  I hear those a lot :)

And here you are taking a book to your chair to do some reading.  I've written about this before, but you are all business sometimes.  You say, "Okay,  now...."  kind of like you're starting a meeting instead of just reading your spider book.

And finally, you're playing and singing with a favorite toy.  You sure are intent on clapping and hand motions at this stage!  You even throw in some words!  But my favorite part is an agreeable hug you give.  You're so sweet!