Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I blame Facebook

It's a common story, face book killed the blog.  I have to remember that part of why I keep my blog is to provide Lucy with a well documented narration of her young childhood (I imagine I might have to eventually stop broadcasting her life).   We've been busy busy busy.  Coming down off of spring break, getting ready for weekend visitors, living life!   I love spring, Lucy loves spring.  We love being outside and expanding the boundaries of our home once again.  We love our firepit and roasting marshmallows with our friends and neighbors.  Barely survived the winter but here we are celebrating spring and life!!!

We colored a few Easter eggs, basically to survive the afternoon and so Lucy could have some protein in her lunches. 

Lucy and her "niece" Nellie the dog had some sunny bonding time.

we had some very difficult and honest conversation about murder.  A young woman was shot and killed 1/2 a block from our house.  Lucy saw the memorial. I told her what happened.  Crashed a little of the childhood innocence.  Terrible.

Lucy got an appointment at Shriner's. Here she is getting fitted for a partial prosthesis. The adaptive tech dude tells her she should be able to wear flip flops.  She is over the moon.  Adding to her excitement was the fact that I gave her a pretend doctors exam, to calm her down and pass the time and discovered a very loose bottom tooth!  Lucy is sooooo excited about loosing her first tooth.

Lucy asked for a mohawk.  I wouldn't shave her head or dye it red (such a lame lame mom)

so we created a fauxhawk.  it actually looks way more awesome and 'hawky in real life.  She was pretty excited. 

Also on Lucy's list of fun exciting things:

1. her best friend Garrett (a sub at my work) who she describes are very cute is going to get her her very own composting worms.  She can't wait until they have babies.

2. she has a beetle in her bug house, which is in my house

3. the snow has all melted, which means plenty of mud

4. she has figured out how to put diapers on my mom's little doxie (dog), and can't wait to see the dog again!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Note

This is an old blog that I transferred from a soon to be defunct aol journal blog. The photos unfortunately did not come along for the transfer ride so don't be confused when you see a blog post talking about photos but see no photos. Sad sad sad. For me the journal of the adoption process and the first year with Lucy is worth keeping and reading.

for current updates and photos you can go to www.raisinglucy.blogspot.com


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New blog address

I am attempting a new blog ....  please go here to see any new posts:  http://raisinglucy.blogspot.com/   i will let you know if it doesn't work!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Busy beautiful butterfly

OK, just when I thought she had summited the cuteness mountain she finds higher peaks to climb.  Lucy is into dressing up.  My daughter ... is a girly girl!  I hope her new hobby doesn't interfere with camping this summer.  Grandma bought her butterfly wings after witnessing Lucy's Wiggle Safari video with the butterfly dancers.  The result????  Totally adorable.  Breathtakingly cute.  Stunningly beautiful.  I think that you, the readers will have to agree (even though I know that a lot of you either have or are about to have very adorable children of your own) that Lucy is all sorts of cute.   Two things:  1. I never thought I would be happy to have a girly-girl daughter and 2. I never thought I'd be writing such a blabbering blog unless I was being sarcastic (which I am not!).  So here is some photo evidence. 

Monday, January 8, 2007

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Ethiopian Christmas

Will try to add photos tomorrow.  Tonight we had our 2nd annual Ethiopian Christmas party.  What a festive evening!  We had 45 guests in our small bungalow.  Saturday my dad and I cooked 4 different Ethiopian dishes.  I bought the Injera.   We had children from lots of different parts of the world join us:  India, China, S. Korea, Ethiopia, W. Africa ...   The best part!  It was baby Genevieve's 1st birthday.  Genevieve came home from China about a month ago ..  she's so beautiful,  she seems very secure with her momma and still keeps busy exploring her environment. Yeah Genevieve, welcome!!!!  Lucy is finally getting some girl-friends! 

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Some new (and old) photos.  Monkey, Lioness and princess.