Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fashion Missteps

My dear cute sister, after visiting for the weekend, finally got up the courage to ask why, when I have a closet full of cute kids clothing and darling hair clips, does Lucy always look a little mismatched and hooligany on my blog. Oh Megan! All I can say is just wait and you will understand. I, too, used to feel bad for moms with disheveled kids. . .
But I didn't realize that a courageous kid means crazy hair

And that husbands sometimes don't realize that pink and red don't really match
And fat baby feet means you wear Crocs every day if it means survival
And some children can find a dirt pile entertaining when nothing else will do
And teaching autonomy means mysterious dribbles down shirts
And adventure happen spontaneously with a kid, even if they are in their pjs already
And the cuter you do their hair at the start of the day, the more kinks from missing rubberbands at the end of the day
And strawberries really do taste better when devoured
And raindancing means wet pants
And finally, sometimes looking like daddy means sacrificing style.

These are the things you too will learn and, I'm afraid, love when you have one too...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Sometimes Nate and Kelly let us borrow their adorable Scout and we pretend for a weekend that we are a dog family. We love having her around but Lucy and Scout sure know how to get in trouble together. Evidenced by the blur, they get pretty excited to be around each other and Lucy forgets that she is a child and not a dog, racing Scout in games of fetch, eating off the ground, and licking everything around her. But what fun to have a dog around.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dad and Megan Visit

It looks a little like Lucy and I sitting, staring at each other, twiddling our tumbs compared to all the fun she had with first Grandpa and Grandma Wecker and then Grandpa Curtis and Aunt Megan visiting!
My dad introduced us to the joys of electronic toys. I had a previous philosophy that toys shouldn't need batteries...but I take it all back. The little fish swims around the tub and I think I love it more than Lucy!
I wish I had a picture, but on the first night my dad got here he was still jet-lagged from Malaysia and instead of watching t.v. in the middle of the night he took his blanket and curled up on the floor of Lucy's room to watch her sleep. When I went to check on her in the morning I found them both sound asleep. So much for buying a house with a guest room!
Can you see the bear in the top of the tree? Don't worry if you can't, Lucy didn't catch on either.
Thanks to Megan prolific doting, Lucy has now forgotten how to walk and wants to be held all the time.
Lucy makes the bear noise. We love her animal sounds.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

30 before 30

It is almost my half birthday on the road to turning 30. I thought about doing a bucket list but I actually feel quite satiated with the experiences I have already had. That said, I did come up with a few things it would be fun to work on before turning 30. One of those is taking 30 pictures with me in them. I hate being in pictures but I want Lucy to be able to look back at pictures and see how much I enjoyed being her mom...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Grandpa and Grandma Wecker Visit

Every spring general conference we look forward to a visit from Paul and Janet. I loved it before Lucy was born but it is especially fun now, getting to watch her with her grandparents.
Don't they just look like they have so many secrets together?!

The weekend was full of good food, a little crafting, and some game playing.

P.S. I made Lucy's yellow dress. Here she is modeling it with her favorite new toy, a stick (I should probably take it away but she loves it so).