Monday, March 30, 2009


Lucy hasn't had very much experience with cousins, so she is super excited that cousin Lander is here for a visit (and is going to be here for good soon!) Lander reads books to her, and also teaches her how to use swords (a segment of her education that has been sorely lacking).
In other news, I tried for a ridiculous amount of time to get a good picture of Lucy in her Sunday dress, and still failed miserably. That's okay though. I'm pretty sure I'll get another chance, since I love this dress so much that I don't think she'll ever be allowed to wear anything else.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Lucy at the park a year ago, and Lucy at the park last week. How on earth can so much change in one little bitty year?

Monday, March 23, 2009

No nap for the Lucy

This morning I was congratulating myself on how long it had been since Lucy had given us a truly hard time when going down for a nap or for the night. Which is the precise reason she has now been in her crib screaming for the past 30 minutes. It's a pity how very little time you're allowed to feel smug when you're a mom. Anyway, here's some pictures before I go rescue her from her misery.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What is this blog of which you speak?

Why, hello there. It really has been a ridiculous amount of time since I've updated this. Since I've been away, Lucy has gone and turned 21 months old. While this might not seem like a shocking development to you, I can assure you that the speed at which she is growing up is bizarre, and more than a little surreal.

Care for some Lucy minutia?

At 21 months, Lucy is totally fabulous. She is still a pretty happy, good-natured kid, and the moments she has exhibited terrible-two behavior I have successfully blamed on teething. I plan to use that excuse until she heads off to college.

Her favorite things include: the park, Ernie and Elmo (not actually watching them on tv though. Mostly she just delights in spotting them on her diapers), all things Doggie, books, the library, berries, anything she can dip in ketchup (and there is nothing she can't dip in ketchup, by the way), m&m's from grandma's house, Super Why, "friends" (which is basically any child she sees anywhere), and her rocking horse (which was supposed to be a birthday present, but neither Sterling or I have the slightest shred of self-restraint).

Her least favorite things are: teeth brushing, diaper changing, finding water instead of juice in her sippy cup, and being refused any manner of treat that she has requested.

She is still super verbal, and has been coming up with some real sentences lately. It's both adorable and a little wierd to be driving around, and hear from the back seat "The doggy says 'ruff, ruff'". Or, "I wanna go to Papa's house". So grown-up. It seems like we are about two seconds away from her telling us that she needs an IPhone or that she wants to dye her hair pink.

Anyway, on to pictures!

The birthday rocking horse. She loves it, and tells it "giddy-up horsey", which is brain-meltingly cute. By the way, this is the fabulous smile she gives for the camera now about half of the time.