Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oh Lucille

 A few weeks ago when I was taking Hank's monthly pictures I couldn't help buy grab a few pictures of my first baby.  This girl steals my heart every time I look at her.

 She is outgoing, loving, goofy, smart, talkative and nurturing.  While she takes some time to warm up in a new surrounding, I do think she is more outgoing than most kids her age.  She loves people and loves playing with anyone and everyone.  She is so full of life!
I've been trying to write down funny stuff that she says because years from now I want to be able to remember why I laughed so much during this stage of life.  Lucy is seriously funny.  She makes funny faces, uses funny voices, and will mimic everything I say - but out of her two year old voice, it just cracks me up.  Like the other day when she said "Mom, this is embarrassing", or how her current phrase she says with everything is "or something", so when you ask "What is baby's name?" she will answer, "JJ.. or something". 

She picks up on moods and will say "settle down guys" if Ben and I are talking too serious. 
Although we have our share of battles, I can tell she genuinely cares about pleasing us and wanting to do good.  After being in time-out and talking with her about what she did wrong she will say, "are you happy now?" or she will do something and say "does that make you happy momma?". I'm not sure she understands fully what "happy" means, but I do think she gets that when she has good behavior mommy is a much nicer person!
Lately she has also been having lots of little conversations to herself- they are hilarious!  It's awesome to listen in on the imaginary conversations she is having.  One day she was praying to herself and said "Dear God, I love you so you love me.  Amen" (said really fast).  It was adorable. Now whenever I ask her to pray, that is what she says.

I'm not going to lie, we have our days and moments when I want to lock her in her room and scream into my pillow... but I will say, for the most part, I genuinely love getting to spend most of my days with this girl.  She is a true joy in my life.


  1. she is precious! so many sweet faces captured in those pictures.

  2. this is such a sweet post, jess. love it. and that girl is such a little joyful beauty! like her mama. :) great shots, too, btw.