Lucy-goose turned 4 years old on the 10th! Since I had just had Millie 5 weeks before and things were still pretty hectic, I was in mood to plan her a big party with her friends. Luckily, I just didn't mention it and she was perfectly happy to have all her cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents over to celebrate.
The night before her birthday we went to Krispy Kremes for her traditional birthday donuts! Grandma and grandpa Waite came with us again, which is always a treat.
Lucy is one of the most creative kids I know. She is very imaginative. She can play for hours with just a little doll and nothing else. Everything is very dramatic in her playing, someone's always getting captured or rescued. She thinks up the wildest things and I find it really entertaining to just sit and listen when she's playing. She's pretty good to let Jenna play with her, but Jenna doesn't always go along with everything like Lucy would like. That's good for Luc though, she's learning to compromise, as hard as it can be sometimes.
She loves her sunbeam class and is learning a lot from her awesome teacher Sister Koyle.
She's given 2 talks in primary and I'm proud to say she did both by memory. When I was a kid it was expected to memorize talks and our part in the primary program. That seems to be quite rare these days. Well, my kids will be the exception then! Lucy will be in the primary program next week and already has her part memorized. I think kids can do a lot more than parents give them credit for, all they need is a little push.
Lucy LOVES her cousins. We are lucky to live by all of them on my side and they really are her best friends. She would jump off a cliff if Livia told her to. Anything Liv does, she does. No questions asked. It's a good thing Liv is such a good girl or I might be worried. She loves when her Waite cousins come into town as well and wishes she could see them more.
We love having Lucy in our family, she is hilarious and makes us all laugh all day long. Happy birthday little girl!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Things have been a whirlwind since Millie arrived. Oh yeah, I had a baby! Can't believe I haven't posted about her yet. To my credit, I do have a private blog that I write on, more like a journal, and I wrote down the birth story over there. It's suuuuupppeeerrr long, so I don't think I'll post it here. Long story short, after being a full week over due, I had a relatively short and painless labor and delivery, (hooray for that!) and out popped our third beautiful girl. We named her Millie Jane. She shocked us all, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs. 11oz.! Holy huge baby! Over a pound bigger than my other girls, 2 pounds bigger than Jenna! Adjusting to three kids under the age of 4 (Lucy turned 4 last week) was a little rough at first. It doesn't help that like every other baby I've had, milk supply was once again an issue. That always stresses me out when all I want to do is be able to feed my baby, but can't. Once I mourn the loss of breast feeding things always start looking up and we are getting into a groove as a family of 5. Millie turned 7 weeks old today. She is such a sweetie and adored by her sisters. Life is crazy and fun!