Tuesday, October 1, 2013

seven years old

Seven years ago my baby was born.

Final announcement2006-10-01 horses and lucy jane pothier 095

…with six toes on one foot.2006-10-27 birth announcement pics. 061b&w

…and a much-awaited-for smile that could melt your heart.2007-02-12 Lucy 015b&w

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She still gets these big tears:2007-10-02 Pecans 0500

..and still looks like this every now and again:2008-05-15 PS2 0173

But oh how little we could know that day seven years ago what joy she would bring to our family.2008-09-18Fall0297

Nor how much a mothers’ heart could worry.2008-10-16Rocky Point0120

Her feistiness will give anyone a run for their money:2008-10-23kids0440

Her siblings could not adore her more.2008-12-30New Years05352009-05-13end of school0023

And her sweetness has gradually enveloped her tantrums.2010-04-04 Easter-2265

I love her beauty blue eyes. kids-1132010-10-31 kids & Noah's visit 22307

I love how she sees the world and expresses it through her art.

I love how she looks when she puts on her glasses…face all scrunched up to get them on right.

I love how she says things like “whatevs” and an incredulous “seriously?”

I love the noise of complete glee she makes when she opens gifts.

I love that she loves schedules and order.

I love how she says “hello.”

I love how she and Dave say “goodnight” to each other when he puts her to bed:  “guniiiiiiiiiiiiiet Lucy!” real loud from the hallway after he closes her door.  “guniiiiiiiiiiet Daddy!” she yells back. 

And I can tell from her voice she has a big smile stretched across her face while she says it.

I love that she has learned to look at people in the eye, and how she maneuvers her face and mouth to express what she’s trying to say.

I love that she has to give me a kiss before she goes to Primary each Sunday.

I love how she sings, and what an amazing imagination she has with all her “guys.” (an example here)

But most of all I love that she’s mine. 

And that she teaches me things every day.

Love you sweet Lucy. 

Forever and ever.

22 comments:

  1. Just a couple things.
    1. How in the world do you look sooooo gorgeous after JUST giving birth!
    2. I LOVE your hair in the pic with Lucy!


    Just Sayin:)

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  2. this are the sweetest photographs ever!

    Daniela
    www.aznannies.com

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  3. Happy Birthday sweet Lucy! We love you!

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  4. This post made me laugh and cry! Happy birthday Lucy!

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  5. happy happy birthday Lucy!! You are so special, and you bring joy to so many people xoxoxox

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  6. I love Lucy from afar (North Carolina)! Happy BDay to your precious gift of a girl!

    Oh, and I adore that picture of her with the little pigtails!

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  7. Beautiful! I love when you post "old" pictures of your girls--I am always so taken back by how much they look like each other at different stages. Happy Birthday, Lucy!!

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  8. Aw such cute pictures!!!!!!! Happy Birthday Lucy

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  9. Oh how we love that girl! Those chubby cheeks are one of my favorite things in the world! Happy Birthday little sweetheart!

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  10. Happy Birthday Lucy! I love your artwork. Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Lucy. Through your wonderful mommy so many of us have been given a glimpse of you and all your family. Thank you for sharing with us, Shawni. Many more birthdays and blessings for you, sweet Lucy. :)

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  12. THAT'S what you look like post-delivery? Tan, beautiful, gleaming white smile? In Lucy's word, seriously?!?! I look like I've been dragged out of a dumpster in Hoboken. Happy Birthday to Lucy! May she have her cake and eat it too :)

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  13. Aww, such sweet memories in those photos. Happy Birthday Lucy!

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  14. I LOVE your short haircut!!! It was so cute!! And Happy Birthday Lucy!! She's just precious!!!

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  15. Danika, thanks for a laugh today! I was thinking the same thing but you summed it up much better and funnier! I do not look even decent after having a baby and she is gorgeous!

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  16. U know how to soften somebody's heart even when it s not about that somebody's own life and about that somebody's own child. Beautiful words...

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  17. Of all those pics, I love the one of her scrunched up crying face It kills me with cuteness!

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  18. Happy birthday lucy!! Shawni i love your hair short in that picture. The little bob, so cute!

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  19. What a dolly-girl! So cute!!! Happy birthday Lucy!

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  20. Happy Birthday to your sweet Lucy! She is adorable!

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  21. You didn't do the Mommy and Daddy kiss on each cheek pic!

    Happy Day, Lucy!

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  22. We love Lucy up here in Northern Alberta!! Beautiful pics!
    Happy Birthday Lucy! We hope you got some new 'Guys' XOX

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