Friday, October 31, 2014

Lucy is 7

Birthday season seemed to stretch on forever, it was fun, but long.
We had family parties and friends over and her present was her lizard, who I can't find a good picture of at the moment.  Lucy is my best girl, grateful to be her mama.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

sneaky peak

I took some pictures of the kids this week.  I'll share more later, I've got other editing to work on. but this one was just too sweet. This photo was not staged or coached in any manner and I love it.
These kids sure do love each other.
Noah has taken to calling Lucy, "My Lu."
"How old are you mom? 31."
"And how old is My Lu?"

Speaking of how old My Lu is...tomorrow, it changes.  Today is the last day of being 6!
Right now Lucy loves:
Lemon, her lizard.
Reading, especially the Ocean Fairy books, the Ramona books, Ivy + Bean, and any animal fact books she can get her hands on.
She is really good at math, which along with science, is her favorite subject.  She is still working on her handwriting and has improved a lot already this year.
She is still enjoying her piano lessons, due to her amazing teacher.
Her favorite foods are Cheeseburger Soup, pickles, bacon, and white chocolate.  She does not like milk or dark chocolate unless it's a Kit Kat.  She loves to laugh and has a great little giggle.
She also loves to snuggle and she is the 2nd best big sister in the whole world.

Something I've noticed about Lucy is that she is eager to please, maybe that's the sign of the first born but she seeks for our approval on a lot of what she does and I do my best to be affirming and confidence building.  I love getting to be her mom.

I'll post more birthday fun tomorrow.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My beautiful nieces

Sweet little Annie had a beautiful blessing day.

And Lizzie did such a great job cheering!  Go Steelers!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lucy's Duet

Did I tell you Lucy started Piano Lessons?
She did, she's been excited to practice and excited to go to her lessons.
She has a fantastic teacher.
The other night, she and I were practicing Ode to Joy and I didn't think she'd be ready for the lesson.  I told her she could ask her teacher for an extra week and she got really upset, "you can't do that in piano, then I'll get behind."  Sweet, anxious, first-born child.

I usually sit in the car and read during her lessons but today I went in to hear the duet and I was so proud, I nearly cried.

(she's playing the melody)

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I made falafel for dinner.  I doubled the recipe, I should have quadrupled it, or maybe served something with it other than sauce. 

The recipe is from Bob's Red Mill and Tony and I made up the sauce.

Falafel Sauce:

1/2 C Mayo
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/4 t cayenne
1 t dried dill, you could use more fresh if you've got it. :)