Last week I found an old video of Griffin when he was 4 and posted it to FB. It is just so cute. My sister asked why I didn't have any of Lucy singing and I thought that was a good point. So here you go...for posterity.
I have to say, Bruce and I totally knocked ourselves out to throw Lucy the best Dr. Seuss 4th birthday party that we could and I am pretty proud of the results! It was a wonderful day for her and hopefully for all her friends that came.
Our kids have LOVED the story The Lorax for a while now and were so excited to go see the movie. Bruce had a brilliant idea to make his own truffula trees. With some PVC pipe and spray paint he put these together. I made the tops out of tissue paper (tutorials widely available).
Of course, once I got started on them, I just had to make some extras to hang around the dining room. I used the extra paper to make a super colorful one for the front porch. These were so easy and cheap to make, I highly recommend them as party decorations for all different types of themes!
I printed out some of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes and gussied them up with some fancy paper cutters (Thanks, Lisa!) and hung them around the dining room for some extra decoration…
Wow! He is FIFTEEN, y'all!! Mixed in with the BIG teenager energy is the sweet boy he was and the amazing man he is becoming. Witnessing his growth, emotionally, intellectually and physically is awe inspiring. Being in the trenches of parenting a teenager can be an arduous task but when we take a moment to step back and really see him, what he is accomplishing, who he is becoming, we are so proud. We know all these moments of pushing and pulling him are worth the effort. Milestones like birthdays remind me how soon this baby bird is going to fly away from the nest...and even though the end goal is to make sure he has all the skills he needs to soar, I am reminded to live in the moment with him. Enjoy these days, friends.
Birthday Interview Age? 15 Grade? 9th Your teachers this year? Mrs. Faulk, Mr. McDurmond, Mrs. Hall, Mr. Stubblefield, Coach Waide, Coach Ashley, Coach Amy What activities/sports/clubs were you involved in this year? Swim team, Beta Club, FBLA Club, assisting…
Another year has passed and yet it feels like only a moment. In pursuit of living our best lives, time can fly by so quickly. I try to enjoy every moment with Lucy, yet here she is surprising me yet again, turning 11. What an incredible human being she is! She has blown me away with her colorful and creative art works and writing pieces. She thrills me with her drive for success and commitment to always doing her best. She challenges me with her quick wit and incredibly logical arguments. She inspires me to reach for the next rung, because she doesn't just dream about it, she makes it happen. She is beautifully, challengingly, steadfastly HERSELF. I am so proud to be her Mama.
Lucy doesn't like posing for photos these days, so instead of torturing her, I am adding in some of the best I've gotten of her throughout the year.
Birthday Interview Age? 11 Grade? 5th Your teachers this
year? Ms. Dillingham mainly, Ms. Buchanan and Ms. Wright What
activities/sports/clubs were …