Oct 21, 2016

camp fire

Lucy has been so excited about her camp fire.  She packed a little knapsack a few days ago with "things we might need."  In it were:  a box of tissues, a box of princess band-aids, and 2 books.  She proudly whipped the books out, and told us that she'd chosen "nature books", one about fall and one about baby animals.  She's so fun!

Oct 20, 2016

first field trip

This girl was ready for the pumpkin patch!

And speaking of fun at school, she got to participate in a play!

Chip and Joanna (Kristy and Lucy)

Tonight instead of playing Dora in Dora's House, she said,  "Hey Mom, how bout we play Chip and Joanna and design Dora's house for her?"

I thought it sounded great, so we cleared out all the furniture and then she ran over for some paper.  She stood back and sketched out her ideas for a minute.

She came over, face serious, eyes on the house, "Chip, I think the kids rooms should be upstairs... and I'll just need you to take out this wall. And this one.  And this one."  [Gestures to 3 of 3 walls upstairs]

She'd tilt her head, scrunch her nose, waffle her hands like "so-so", very busy and creative, channeling her inner Joanna.

Then she had Dora's mom knock on the front door, come in, and exlcaim, "I loooove the desiiiiign!"

Oct 12, 2016


I made Lucy a birthday sign on her easel.  
(She corrected my "a" in Tesfanish, above.  She thought that "a" didn't look very good.)

And I found this on the easel the next day. 
 It's the same message, but to me 
(including my age).
I love this sweet girl so much!

Oct 11, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday, Lucy!

 You started the fun at Aunt Ann and Uncle Ron's.
You had a great time swinging.
And a little swingin' with Pap.

And a big pile of presents to open.  AND a big
circle of people who love you all around you.
The three birthday buddies--Ron, Lucy, and Bonnie all share a birthday!

My birthday beauty
Feeling a bit sassy :)
Birthday pic with Mama.

I love her laughing smile in this one!  It is so very Lucy Joy.
(I love it enough to post with my face like this,)

Aunt Rachel made Lucy this beautiful princess cake.
It was almost too pretty to eat.  (Almost.)

The baker and the birthday girl :)

Birthday Cake Dance

Lucy Joy Tesfanish, 
You are such a precious child.
I love you with all my heart and I'm so proud of who you are!
I can't wait to see what new adventures being 6 brings!