Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday

Lucy picked out her dress for the party from the store last week, and it has been patiently hanging on her closet door since. We decorated cookies, jumped on the trampoline, took turns at the pinata, Lucy ran to pick up the candy when it broke; we had story time with Mrs. Mandy, blew out the candles, and ate cupcakes. Lucy enjoyed an after-the-birthday-party cupcake, and we took a special picture of the amazing cookie Lucy decorated. We love Lucy and thank God for the joy she is.

Early morning birthday present

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting ready for the birthday party...

Lucy loves making cookies, and I love it when she helps me. She says things like, "Ucy help Mommy!" and "Mmmmm, yummy" and "I just need to taste it," so it makes it ok when she pours the whole box of baking soda into the dough. She also helped Bryan make a kids' table for the party.

American Girl

Happy Birthday Millie!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reading books

Burro the Pink Piñata

I was making eggs for breakfast when Lucy walked in carrying the (I thought) well-hidden piñata for her birthday party next week.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Friday, January 21, 2011

Funny face

30 year-old crayons

I used these crayons (out of the same cigar tin) at Mema Lucy's house when I was growing up. I think they color brighter with age.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011


Lucy: "Look. It's yummy. It tastes like Sleeping Beauty."

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Paper Bag Princess

If Lucy says "Ronald," she means: Read my favorite book, "The Paper Bag Princess (please)." She recited the slang version to me this afternoon. At the end of each page she laughs and says "yeah" kinda like an amen. We read it to the tune of 1 Samuel 16:7, "Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So big

Wednesday, January 5, 2011