My sweet Lucy Mae,
You are THREE years old. How is it possible that you are growing up so fast?
This month (on 7/17/15) you were a glitter fairy in your cousin Kelcie's wedding. You were so excited to be in a fancy dress and wings!
On the big day you were spreading the love!
You rode the trolley! (just like Daniel Tiger!)
You were a big sister AND a little sister
And you were absolutely beautiful in your outfit, just like your sisters.
You kissed the bride, and then you were TERRIFIED to walk down the aisle. I had to carry you and toss the glitter for you while you sobbed into my shoulder. Ruby was a glitter tossing machine, and it all worked out just fine.
But at the reception you were a dancing queen! You danced until it was time to drag all of the crying children home to bed, and a good time was had by all.
We went to the zoo with Grandma and your cousins
And then out for dinner (and beer)
We had several heat waves so you spent a lot of time in the water.
You helped Mabel have her first sink bath.
And shared a shave ice with Ruby at the street fair.
You and Ruby also spent a long time doing an obstacle course at the street fair, it was so much fun!
You and Mabel took your first of many baths together with her being able to sit up in the tub. You thought it was the bees knees!
Even when she splashed your face (which currently you don't like)
You and Ruby love to put on "shows", singing or dancing or telling jokes.
Mabel likes to watch.
Sometimes you are a little mean to your baby sister, you will push her over or hit her on the head with toys. We are all trying to work through this, with as little trauma to both you and mabel as possible.
For my birthday you gave me a manicure. It was quite sweet!
And a card you made with Isaiah. I love you so much, Lulu!
Then we went out for sushi and had a great time!
For your birthday we had an EPIC Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus Party.
with face painting by Happy Paints
And Pigeon t-shirts made by Nana for all of us.
I made some boxes into a bus...
and put on a puppet show!
I made you a pigeon cake
that you were SO excited to share with your friends
You were given many thoughtful and awesome gifts, some of which you played with right away!
The party stretched on till dinner time so we made a second meal and then you took a bath with your remaining friends before crashing HARD for the night.
You slept with your pigeon and your new pigeon blanket (which you have slept with every night since then too)
It's hard to believe 4 years ago I was recovering from a miscarriage and you were just a box of wishes in the form of paper cranes
And now here you are, real and awesome and full of LOVE
Lots of love.
My sweet sweet Lucy Mae, you are rambunctious and challenging and brilliant. You push my buttons and your boundaries. You stretch my patience and my heartstrings. You can be the kindest sweetest kid, and also the most irrational three year old on the planet. Your smile could launch a thousand ships and your hugs could melt the biggest glaciers. I can't believe you are my kid, that I am lucky enough to be called mama by someone as outstanding as you.
Happiest birthday my love, Mama