Monday, October 1, 2012

my six-year-old baby

Although Lucy is defiant about the fact that she is not a baby, even when she is throwing a giant-sized tantrum or bawling about her lack of squinkies (the bane of my existence right now), she is quick to admit that she is “the baby of our family.”  For some reason that makes the word “baby” acceptable. 

My question is this though:  How in the world is my baby turning six today?  How did she go from this:

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and this:

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to this:

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While I took one split-second to blink?

Here she is trying to trick me that she’s really turning eight:2012-09-30 misc 60993

She sure thought that was slap-stick hilarious…2012-09-30 misc 60994

Oh man I love those dimples.

I love her bright blue eyes.

I love how she moves her whole face to talk and express herself.  It’s like the words are stuck in there and she has to situate her face just so to get them out. 

I love how she throws her head back when she gives big belly-laughs.

I love that she’s a daredevil and she does gutsy things like going down fifteen scary waterslides with me and Dave at a party last month.

I love that she exclaims things like “oh, you look SO cute today!” to her friends and her sister’s friends when they walk in the door….and uses words like absolutely and hilarious.

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And I love how she completes our family.  And teaches me.  And wraps herself around Dave’s finger even when she’s driving him nutty. 

Yes, we are pretty darn lucky to call this girl “ours.” 

Although we know she is really His.  And He sent her here to teach us a thing or two.

Happy Birthday Lucy!!

29 comments:

  1. What a cute baby you have?!?! :)
    Happy Birthday Lucy!

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  2. cute new haircut! happy day to you!

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  3. One of my best friends, Lindsay, and I love your blog and are always so inspired by your posts! Anyway, Lindsay had her baby boy this morning! I just let her know that he and Lucy share a birthday. So exciting. :)

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  4. Today is my oldest daughters birthday! What a great day for a birthday! Happy birthday Lucy.

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  5. She's a beautiful little girl! Happy Birthday to her!

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  6. Happy Birthday Lucy!!!! Hope you are enjoying your day, it is a nice cool fall day here in Maryland. Have fun!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Lucy! Adorable at every single age.

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  8. She is so adorable!!!! I love those baby/toddler/preschool pictures!

    Happy birthday Lucy!

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  9. Absolutely precious. Then and now! My "baby" turns 18 next month. I blinked!

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  10. Aww! Happy birthday to your sweet beautiful Lucy!!!

    (And my 4 year old thought her tricking you with the 8 was funny too, lol).

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  11. What a cutie! Happy birthday Lucy!

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  12. Oh, man! Those baby pictures brought back fun memories of holding Lucy at book club. Happy, Happy Birthday Lucy!

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  13. Happy Birthday Lucy! I miss seeing that cute girl at church! I can't believe she is 6!

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  14. Happy Birthday to that sweet little girl that makes me smile every time I see her picture!!

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  15. Happy 6th Birthday to lovely Lucy:)

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  16. Sure love that girl! Happy Birthday Lucy!

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  17. I'm so in love with those glasses on her! What a cutie pie. :) Happy birthday to Lucy!

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  18. Happy Birthday Lucy! She is *absolutely* adorable!

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  19. Happy birthday, kiddo! And I know it wasn't in the grand plan, but that haircut is adorable.

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  20. she is a doll! happy birthday Lucy!

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  21. VShe's yummy and oh-so-cute! It's so interesting being in bloggerland - reading your blog and looking at all your eye-candy pictures --that even though I have never met you nor your family, I can definitely gather a good sense for your kiddos' personalities through your pics and your writing! I feel like I already know Lucy -or that I've met her in primary! Right after I read your post, the words just fell right out of my mouth - "Happy Birthday Luce Goose"! Not sure if you ever call her that, but I know a Lucy that I always call her by that nickname - it just fits! Hope you have both had a wonderful day celebrating her! Thanks for opening up your life, your world, and your heart!I love coming to read about it!:)

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  22. She is oh-so-sweet! I wish I could LOVE on those dimpled cheeks! Happy birthday, pretty little lady.

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  23. Happy Birthday to our adorable Lucy. Love going back through the years. Just think of the things she has taught us!

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  24. Lucy couldn't be any cuter. Thanks for sharing how special she is to you and your family. What a blessing.

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