Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Grand Ole Opry and then Some

If you haven't done so yet, go and tell Emily a huge congratulations!! Lulu has a mama! Emily has become one of my best "adoption" friends through this process, and I am just so thrilled for her.

I got my camera cord back today, so I am back in business!! Thanks Holly. I got a few questions about the squeaky shoes. We actually never found them in Vietnam. I did not look that hard and I know you can get them there for very very cheap. Her's are made by a brand called Mooshu and we got them at a children's boutique. They make sandals and mostly Mary Jane type shoes. Really cute. Here is the great part, you can take the squeaker out, so when you have had enough, you can make them quiet!! I would imagine they get annoying pretty quickly.

I took Lucy to a mall here today that has a really big play area for children. I have never done this with her before mostly because I was afraid she would be intimidated or overwhelmed. When we first got there, she just stood right beside me for about 10 minutes. She would not move at all. She just stood and stared at all of the kids, and the place was packed. In the warm up process, we met a mom with an adopted Chinese daughter who was precious. Finally, she decided she was ready to check things out and she just frankensteined on over to one of the play areas. It is all of this rubbery stuff that kids can slide and climb on. She was so brave and was not scared to stand her ground. Two little boys kind of smothered her and she put them right in their place. She would look back to make sure I was there constantly, and usually wave each time. So cute. I was so proud of her. This is big for her because she is usually so shy in big strange settings. She played for quite a while and then we were on our way. She needed a big nap after such a big day!

She is so close to getting two more teeth on top. I can feel them and see them, but they just won't push through. I hate this whole teething process. It is no fun for anyone. She is not too bothered by them, but sometimes I can just tell that they are hurting. We are officially less than a week away from the big birthday! We are going to be in Dewey Beach, Delaware for her actual birthday. Never been there before, but we have to travel to meet up with her daddy so we can all be together. I think a birthday at the beach sounds perfect.

Here are some pictures of the past week and a half.

John and I playing in the hose. I am pretty sure I had more fun than he did!

What a pumpkin!

Lucy in the dressing room at the Grand Ole Opry. She looks like such a star!

Lucy and her cutie Daddy!

Lucy getting into things she shouldn't be. She thinks that everything is her personal jungle gym. She is still a huge climber and can get onto just about anything.

Helping my daddy!

Can anyone see me back here, and how do I get into these guitars?

Pretty cool!

Pool time.

Chilling with mom.

Big pouty lips.

Double fisting - popsicle style!

All ready for Jacquelyn's wedding. She was super stylin!

Mom, enough is enough already!

Lucy and her mama. I swear she won't look at the camera any more.


LaLa said...

Love all the pics : ) What a cutie pie she is. Glad she had a great time in Nashville and you know I love that Old Navy swimsuit ....

Kristin said...

Little Lucy is growing up way too fast! It seems like it was just yesterday that she came home. It gives me hope that maybe one day I'll be able to say, "It seems like just yesterday we were DTV." Not so much...

Brett tells me I missed seeing you two by minutes in Nashville...arghhh! I hope you guys have fun this weekend...I know Brett is excited to see Lucy!

jjm said...

She is such a doll, and I love the attitude she has in so many of the photos. Freakin' adorable! Next time you are in LR I'd love to meet you in person. You mention trying to get together a few months ago but I was in pre-trip mode and super scattered and I don't think I ever replied to you. Oops! Anyway, feel free to email:

Jen said...

Looks like an awesome trip! Lucy cracks me up in the dressing room shot. What a little diva!

Michelle said...

Lucy is WAY too cute!! This pictures are great!! I can't wait to be able to share pics of our little girl someday!!!

Cliff&Chandra said...

Hi Kelly. Thanks for posting such a wonderful blog about your experiences adopting your beautiful Lucy. She really is adorable.

My husband and I are starting the process ourselves, we were wondering if you would mind talking to us about your experience with VORF. We are trying to decide which agency to use. If you don't mind, our email is

Thanks and congratulations on your daughter! Chandra.

Heather said...

The pics are great. What a fun trip! Lucy is getting so big... Watch out, she's just about to become a toddler! :)

Nicki said...

Great pics, as usual! We have a bunch of those squeakers - some squeak way more than others and our first pair were pretty benign so I bought a bunch more! I totally need to take the squeakers out!

Looks like fun at the Opry! I LOVE her dress! And you boht look gorgeous for the wedding, of course!

Those playgrounds can be scary! What a big girl to stand up to those big wild boys!

ShellyW said...

Looks like Ms. Lucy is stylin' as usual. :-) I'm looking forward to your post on Lucy's B-day! So glad that you will be with Justin to celebrate the big day! We enjoyed talking with Justin the other night, just with you were there too!