The Holidays have flown by! I can't believe it is a new year. Lucy is growing and learning so much. She loves to play with her dad.
She also loves climbing on things and rocking in her rocking chair. She climbs up on her chair and says "rock, rock rock", or "weeeeee". She also recently had a bang trim. Her first real hair cut. Although her bangs are crooked and she has a rat-tail in the back, it looks a little better than before.
Once in a while she even keeps a bow or flower in her hair. Below is a picture of Lucy in her Christmas dress.
Here we are at the annual Kirkpatrick Christmas Campout. Lucy was in a bad mood, and the only thing that kept her happy was wearing the pretty purple dress shoes she got from Aunt McKenna.
Here she is at great-grandma Stott's Christmas Eve Party. She loved the slinky she got in the "Night Before Christmas" pass around game.
And I had to include this last picture because her little smile is just too cute:) I sure love being her mom. She makes Dan and I so happy and keeps us entertained every single day.
We had a great Halloween! Holidays are way more fun with little kids. Lucy was the cutest little puppy. She played the part well, saying "ruff, ruff" on cue. We went trick or treating at Dan's work, and to the grandparents. Lucy ended up with a whole bucket full of candy somehow . . . a mixture of her helping herself to the candy bowl, and the generosity of her adoring grandparents:)
We carved pumpkins last weekend and Lucy refers to the Jack O Lanterns as "pooky", short for spooky.
I don't think she enjoyed our church trunk or treat very much, but she has really enjoyed playing with her candy in her pumpkin bucket. (Dad does sneak her some candy when Mom isn't looking)
Lucy at the cold trunk or treat!
Here are some other cute pictures from the past couple of months (I am a bad blogger, I know)
I love this picture of 2 reasons: First of all, Lucy has the cutest pigtails ever, second, you can see her adorable front teeth with the big gap in between (I think the gap is quite precious)
Lucy still prefers to play with her food rather than eat it. Recently she has decided that she really likes using utensils, and that I am no longer allowed to spoon feed her anything. She prefers to do it all on her own--which makes quite the mess:)
Lucy can totally pull off the biker look
Lucy's greatest joy is to empty the entertainment center of all games, DVD's, and books. She does it everyday, and we pick it up every night after she goes to bed. I decided it is kind of pointless to clean up her "toys" if she is awake and roaming the apartment.
Besides playing with and adoring Lucy, we have few exciting things to report. I got a new job working from home! I have been loving it so far--I get to sleep in as long as Lucy does, then play with her all morning, then work from the couch during her nap. It is awesome! Dan is still really liking his job at the cancer center, and is excited about 2 upcoming medical school interviews. One at Tulane and one at University of Washington. We are hoping to hear from more soon, and are excited to finally know where in the U.S we will be moving next year!
Since I haven't blogged for so long, here are a few of my favorite pictures of Lucy from this summer
Crazy hair after bath time!
Dad teaching Lucy how to walk
Looking so cool in her crocs!
First pig tails! They lasted about 10 minutes.
Having fun with cousins!
Happy Brithday Lucy! She just woke up to find her birthday presents, and was a little sleepy:)
Lucy loves puppies, so she got a puppy cake--which kind of looked like a bear.
And of course my picky little eater didn't even eat her chocolate cake.
I can't believe the summer is over and my baby isn't a baby any more! She is walking everywhere and getting into everything! She is always babbling and can say dada, mama, baba (bottle), ball, cracker, costco, pup (puppy), duck, rock, and hot. Those are the intelligible words, but always seems to be saying something. She is quite the feisty little thing, and we love her so much!
Started to really grow some hair (mostly on the top and a little on her right side)
Gone Christmas tree hunting Said good-bye to her Uncle Dallin who left on a mission to the Phillipines
Got extremely spoiled on Christmas
Learned all about the IPad from her dad
Started eating solid foods
Played dress up with mom quite a bit
Met her cousin Paxton (I love this picture because it looks like Lucy is pinching Paxton)
Learned to sit up all by herself!
Decided that she hates eating and would rather play with her food
Decided that she LOVES her feet
Isn't she the cutest baby ever!
This is what Lucy looks like most of the time. Her shirt is always drenched with drool and her fuzzy hair is always sticking straight up. She finally got her first tooth after months of drooling and chewing on everything! Oh how we love this little girl!