Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Playgroup was at Jen's house Monday afternoon. Our group was cut in half due to the nasty cold that's making its rounds. We missed Ethan, Mallory, and Zach, but Lucy, Preston, and Oliver managed to have fun anyway.
Just within the last couple of weeks Lucy has really started smiling for the camera. Although she is smiling more, it's still not easy getting a good shot. Here she is playing "shy".
Lucy and Dad hanging out after dinner on Monday night. That's designated "Dad and Daughter" bonding time.
Me and my little cuddle-buddy. She is so warm and snuggly in the morning. She loves to play with my hair and rub my face when it's time to get up.
This is what I mean about getting a good photo. Sure she's smiling, but she's also ready to face plant.
The shirt says "Spoiled by Grandma", courtesy of Grandma Judy. We are very excited because we get to see Grandma Judy and Aunt Peg in a little over a month. We will make sure to take plenty of pictures to post on the blog.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
People say that Lucy looks like her father...well, I am starting to think that is true because the photo below looks like Lucy's father....at Mardi Gras. One tip if you ever go; don't use the same hand gesture to cops or people in security uniforms...they will never get the fact that you were trying to say 'You're #1'. Helpful tips like that appear periodically throughout the blog.
Lucy chilling in her addidas sweatsuit that Grandpa got for her. Next will be matching crushed velour track suits for the whole family...nothing says comfort like crushed velour. When we first opened the gift, I thought Lucy would be 7 before she would wear it...now I know why my family always bought me clothes that were a little big and not necessarily perfectly 'fitted'.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
When Charles and I went shopping for Lucy's Christmas dress we bought one we figured could serve double-duty: Christmas and wedding. After all, Christmas was only a few weeks before the wedding. Boy, were we wrong. It was way too small when I pulled it out last week. How does one little baby grow so fast? Well, since I'm trying to be a good steward, I decided to hit the thrift stores to find her a new dress. My search proved fruitless. There was little selection and what they had was over priced. Luckily Old Navy was having their end-of-the-season sale. I was able to buy her this adorable dress for under five dollars. I even stocked up on clothing for her next year. What a steal!
My mother is truly a saint. Saturday was busy from sun up to sun down. She met us at the church and watched Lucy and Mallory while all us girls were getting ready. Then, at the reception she took Lucy so Dad and I could have dinner. I tried to relieve her of her "duties" and she said, "Take your husband and go dance." She finally relinqushed Lucy at the end of the evening. I appreciate so much everything she does for me. I only hope and pray I can be such a good mother to Lucy.
The beautiful bride and her adorable daughter.
This is my good friend Jen's husband and son, Jason and Preston. And of course Lucy and Dad. Jen and I call this the "soon-to-be-in-laws" picture. How cute will this picture be if they do end up dating?
We went to Papa Walter's work and got a tour of the building. We also met many of his wonderful co-workers. Everyone told us how much they appreciate all of the hard work Papa does. He is truly a respected man. Okay, so she doesn't seem too happy in this picture, but she really did enjoy visiting with the old crew at White Oaks. Pictured Left to Right: Keli, Lucy, Laura, and Chris. They are such good friends and we don't get to see them often enough.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
A quick update from Lucyna’s father (the guy on the left)…the past year has been really eventful for me – and through everything that I have been through in life, nothing could have prepared me for the profound impact of being a new father could have. It has changed every aspect of my life and I have learned a lot – like a new language (ga-ga-goo-goo), how to react to being urinated on (very calmly), how to handle a screaming baby (hand over to mom), how to do 12 hours worth of errands in 3 hour intervals (between feedings), diaper changes (call me white lightening), and much more. I would like to give a shout-out to my wife – who is the glue of our little family and the person who I can always count on in when things are the in best of times…or the worst of times. To see how my daughter reacts to her just confirms that special bond between mother and baby, and I am so lucky that she is the person who continually gives Lucy comfort, security, and love. Although Lucy may think I am the Ed McMahon of the deal (heeeeeerrrrrrrsssss Ma-ma!), I am starting to be more than just the sidekick who is good for a laugh or two….at least until she figures out that I have a huge dork side that may be genetic!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Lucy at a month and a half. She definitely inherited her father's hair.
Lucy at two and half months.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Maly, Alison, Tatum, and Tessa singing in the cherub choir Christmas Eve morning. They were the warm-up for the real act, featured below...
Lucy as Baby Jesus! She made her theatrical debut and did an excellent job. Although not quite as good as Dad in the role of Joseph. Nice headress, huh?
We cheated and opened presents on Christmas Eve. Doesn't Lucy look enthralled with her rattle/chew toy? I think she is much more interested in Ted.
Ted was not impressed with his presents. I think he was expecting something he could eat.
Charles and I had not discussed this previously and neither of us had seen the movie yet, but somehow we managed to get each other the same DVD. By the way, it is an excellent movie and I believe the second copy will make a wonderful regift;) Adam, your birthday is in a few months, right?Lucy was very happy to receive her exersaucer. Although, technically, Santa did bring it a month early. Still, she loves to sit and talk the the Sesame street gang.
We spent Christmas day a Vadsana and Adam's. Here is Lucy with her Grandma Boo.
Everyone was really tired after a long afternoon of food and presents. Lucy's first Christmas really tuckered her out.
It really wore out Aunt Sue and Alison as well.
Maly's looking a little sleepy too.
We had a girl's night out the Tuesday after Christmas. Sarah had some very excititng news to share. She and Scott got engaged Christmas morning. Congratulations you two!
Kevin and Vadsana orchestrated a surprise party for Sue's 30th birthday. Kevin's family made dinner for everyone and it was absolutely fantastic. There were two sheet cakes. This one is the the chocolate one. Sue had all of the kids help her blow out her candles. I believe most of the adults ate from the white cake.
Miss Lucy helped Aunt Sue celebrate her birthday.Beth Ellen and her little Addie Sue. Addison is the cutest, smiliest baby. She is so fast on her feet and fiercly independent! I can't wait til Lucy is big enough to play back. This Saturday was Christmas with my Mom's side of the family. We also celebrated Mother's birthday, just a little late. Grandmas and the grandkids. They all got heart-shaped pendants with little diamonds. Very shi-shi! Just recently Lucy has found a fascination with fabric texture. Here she is admiring Dad's sweatshirt. Hopefully I'll have a new entry sometime next week. She will be 20 weeks Sunday, so we'll post some kind of growth progression in pictures.
New Years came and went quite uneventfully. We were all asleep by 10:30 pm. Quite a change from two years ago when we stayed out all night and then got engaged. That being said, I wouldn't have changed a thing. This past year has been the best of my life. I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. Our family has high hopes for 2007 and we wish everyone many blessings in the new year.