Monday, July 28, 2008


I am still so tired today. I can't believe how tiring it is to have a 2 year olds birthday party. We didn't even do a lot. It wasn't stressful at all, just exhausting. The house was trashed. My mom really helped me get it clean again today, but it is still a mess because I am not sure where to put all of Lucy's new stuff. I got a crappy nights sleep because Lucy slept with Justin and I last night. I was fine until 4 am, but then she was flopping all over the place. She is back on the blow up mattress in her room and will remain there for a few more nights. Then she is moving to our other bedroom. For some reason, she is TOTALLY freaked out by her crib. I have no idea what happend about a week ago, but she refuses to sleep in her crib any more. That is fine. Just weird.

Justin is still feeling pretty bad. He was a total trooper during the party even though I know he felt awful. We are still not sure what is wrong with him. He did have some bloodwork done that came back normal, so that is good. He just doesn't feel well. I hope he is feeling better by tomorrow.

Her actual birthday is August 1st. We are going to take her to the circus!! Should be lots of fun. I will do a big progress post on the 1st.

Lucy got so many goodies for her birthday. A kitchen, lots of dress up clothes and shoes, baby dolls, clothes, Mr. Potato Head, some Thomas the Train parts, a microphone, lots of Play Doh stuff, several Melissa and Doug wooden food sets, and the list goes on and on. She will be busy playing with this stuff for a long time. She is one lucky little girl. She has more than anyone could ever want or need.

I had the best time getting caught up with Nicki. I felt like we had known one another forever. We could have sat and talked forever while the girls played. Her family was awesome and her kids are so polite and kind and beautiful. I have always admired Nicki as a mom, and it totally shows in her kids how great her and Tony are as parents. I look to her all of the time for parenting advice and she always knows exactly what to say to get me back on track. Nicki and Addy came back over this morning to play and go to breakfast. We took the girls to this low key breakfast place right by our house, so we walked. The girls were playing in the restaurant after a little warming up on Lucy's side. All of the sudden, Lucy gave Addy a hug and I asked if they wanted to sing Ring Around the Rosey, which they proceeded to play together for the next 10 minutes. They were laughing and hugging and melting my heart because they were so precious. Then they were running together and just being sweet. They walked home holding hands!! Killing me with cuteness. My dad had Addy cracking up back at the house. She is such a precious child who lights up the room. She played so sweetly with Lucy and had us all oooohing and awwwing over her cuteness. Thank you so much for making the trip over for Lucy's party. It meant a lot to us and we were more than thrilled to have you all in town. I wish you could have stayed longer. Don't forget to tell Noah how much Lucy loved the singing Dora card.

Here are just a few cute pictures of Lucy cooling off in the pool after dinner tonight.



Kelli said...

The party must have one great blow out! Glad you and Nicki got together- you are both inspirations to me! Thank goodness I was reading both of your blogs (and Laurie's, of course) to help me jump ship in November! And, you ladies are all wonderful moms!

LawMommy said...

I hope Justin feels better soon. (I know how frustrating it is to have a sick husband and no answers!)

So glad you had a chance to meet Nicki, I think she's pretty awesome, too! (Although sad she ditched my neck of the woods for your neck of the woods!)

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I am just a lurker who stumbled upon your blog. This post just made me want to comment. Your little girl is BEAUTIFUL. What an incredibly lucky little girl to have ended up with your family. You can see the sparkle in her eyes and she looks so happy, and content. (and spoiled) :) Your pictures are awesome, and I loved reading your blog. Hope you don't mind me commenting.

Anonymous said...

Awww, you are totally full of it but I love you anyway!! I know we do this way too often but Tony is all "Let's move to Dallas" now! ha. We really had a great time, thanks again!

I really hope Justin feels better soon.

Meredith Woodruff said...

So cute! I want to get in that pool with her! It is HOT here!!! Tell Justin I hope he feels better!

Anonymous said...

haven't commented but I've been loving the last posts. great shots! Lucy is so adorable!

Jenny said...

just a comment to say, I am soo getting the girls the petticoats for thanksgiving/christmas wear.

Conor's reaction, they are going to say, LOOK AT WHAT MY MOTHER PUT ME IN, when they are 12 looking at pictures.


Shawna said...

Kel, I'm just getting a chance to catch up with all these posts, but I'm so glad that you all had a great time and your pics are all just adorable. Get some sleep soon!

Anonymous said...

What a fun time you all had! I'm so glad Lucy's birthday party went well. But I'm sorry Daddy is not feeling very well. :( Hope things get better real soon.

How awesome that you were able to hang with Nicki. Lucy and Addy are adorable together! Good luck getting the house back to normal. That's never the fun part.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Was dad doing "bulldog dan" to addy? I'm about to call y'all and find out. So curious. Those two sure are cute together - I just looked at Nicki's blog, and her pics of them together are SUPER precious. You can really see the resemblance in those. Love you & glad the part was so much fun!

StaceyF said...

I love that girl's smile!!!

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