Saturday, May 1, 2010

When Did This Happen?

Seriously. I don't know where the last 4 years go? It feels like Lucy was just born. I posted about her rough start here. Also, for more picture of Lucy, check out this post.

I am so incredibly thankful that God gave her life. I am so thankful that despite the rough beginning Lucy is perfect. Perfect. I remember imagining all the problems that could arise when a child is not breathing at birth and yet, Lucy is more than fine. Feisty - but perfect!

Maybe years go by more quickly with the middle child, but it is really hard to believe that she is 4. She is a loving, snuggly, happy child. She adores her sisters - both of them. She adores her daddy. She is dramatic and ornery, but she is so easily distracted. She doesn't really mind being in trouble - actually loves being sent to her room. She plays with dolls and stuffed animals and dresses up all the time. She likes kicking the soccer ball around with Norah and she has officially learned how to pump her legs on the swing. She could swing for HOURS.

She has learned most of her letters all on her own and is learning to write just by observing Norah. She loves her "school" time and loves sitting with us as we read our chapter books.

She is a "sweet-aholic." Not kidding you, she can smell sweet stuff a mile away. If we have chocolate in the house - Lucy smells it. She is always hungry, but if you offer something healthy, she changes her mind.

She is so sweet and polite and is more than willing to share or give up something for those around her. She is compassionate and empathetic. She often cries when she sees others crying. The last 2 years I mentioned that Lucy loves to talk - and here we are at 4 and she STILL loves to talk. On the way home from Norah's soccer game today, she talked the whole way. She rarely takes a breath.

We love watching Lucy grow and are excited to see what the Lord has in store for her!!!


Nicole said...

Happy birthday, Lucy!! :)