Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Snow White turns 3!

I seriously cannot believe I have a 3 year old. Or really, that the 3 year old is LUCY. She was just a baby. I think she will forever be about 18 months in my mind....for now atleast :) I wish I could freeze time. I know everyone says it goes by too fast, but that's because it does. I was talking to someone the other day who has 3 teenagers and he said, "I would give anything to have a 3 year old in the house again!" My first thought was, "Seriously? Because you can borrow mine whenever you want...." But I am learning to soak up these moments of messes, tantrums, tears, laughter, princesses, scrapes, and stories. But that's for another post :) One I have been trying to write for a long time. Anyway.....BACK to the birthday girl!!

Sweet Lucy Laine had a fabulous birthday. We celebrated all week long with friends and family. We kept it very simple this year, but it was perfection. We had a few special lunch dates and play dates this week, along with a trip to Jump To It with her closest buddies. Then Sunday night, her actual birthday, family came over for a simple cake and ice cream celebration. Mark's mom got her a Snow White outfit for her birthday that she insisted on wearing for her party :)

Grandma and the girls. Annie missed most of the party since she was sleeping :)

I wish words could explain the nature and personality of Lucy. She is beyond compare. I mean that with all my heart. But I will try to capture in this post what she is to me and so many others.


She gets excited about the simplicities in life and goes at it with all her heart. Everything is full of energy and excitement. Baking cookies with mommy, throwing the ball to Heidi, going on a family walk, a surprise lunch trip to Chick Fil A. She fills these moments with laughter and life.

She is CLEVER.

She overwhelms me on a daily basis with her intellect and wit. I can recount many times Mark and I looking at each other with eyebrows raised in amazement at something Lucy picked up on or said.

She is inventive. She likes to learn by trial and error. To find the best way of doing something.

She is BOLD.

She is daring in what she says and does. She challenges. She surprises.

She tests boundaries and limits. Good ones and bad ones :) She doesn't accept one word answers. She pushes to find out more and do more.


She is loved by everyone that meets her. She can change the mood in a room in seconds. She senses what people need and when. A touch or a hug can transform your day. She is affectionate and loving with her baby sister.

She is beautiful and charming. She is gracious and forgiving. She is everything I could have ever hoped for. She has changed our family and our lives forever.

Happy Birthday Beautiful Lucy! You are truly one of a kind.


Ashley said...

I loved reading this:) She is beautiful! You are a wonderful mom Janna!!

Molly said...

what a sweet post Janna! You're totally becoming a bloggy mom!