HLB - Teenager Edition!
Seems like only yesterday our Little Lulu was trying her teeth on her first solid food (a bagel, see below). She was about six months old here, and already had a mouthful of teeth. Early teether, early smiler, early talker, early joker....that was our baby girl! Not so much with the walking, but with so many loving adults to carry her everywhere, why should she soil her little feet?
Besides, she preferred to roll everywhere she needed to go.
and by her first Easter, she was rolling everywhere!
Lucy Jane got her first set of wheels for her first birthday, and stood on top of the motorcycle to proclaim, "Tah Dah!", which was one of her first favorite phrases. Still is, actually!
A born entertainer, she is. When she was a newborn, Lucy would smile and coo when she heard applause on The Price is Right or Jeopardy.
And by the time she was walking she had already put on plays for the family.
Our Lucy, the camera spotter.....
the ham! (pictured here with VERY young parents. who the heck are those people?)
...the grubby sister......
Through mouth-expanders and braces in kindergarten
to grown-up haircuts and birthday pajama parties,
to middle school artiste,
our dearest Lu continues to surprise, delight, entertain, and wow us all.
Now for the hard part. How do you parent teenagers?
Happy 13 Lucy Jane!!!! Hope you bring the instructions home with you from Indiana!
Mom and Dad
ps-since Lucy's birthday gifts arrived early in Indiana, and she was able to open them already, we can go ahead and post photos!
I (Mom, aka Kiki) made this top for Lucy's special day. It's a wonder, it is: from a pattern (gasp!) AND out of COTTON!!!! The heat is getting to us! What a fun knit, I want to make another one for me. Thanks to Katie Himmelberg and her Frock Camisole (Interweave Knits Spring 2008) for the great, cool idea. Thanks to Cotton Flake yarn for being so pretty. Really, it comes in tons of colors, is relatively pleasant to work with for someone who hates cotton, and knits up so silky, shiny, and slubby. The three S's make for a perfect summer knit. The best part? Lucy actually said, "It's just what I wanted!" I know that I should enjoy those words now. May never hear them again....
I (Dad, aka Steve) knit her this grasshopper.
A live one appeared to me on a long drive down a dirt road while getting lost trying to find a photo spot. Again, it must have been the heat.
The blue & yellow-green yarns are Ella Rea wool. The body and head is the Militia colorway of Spritely Goods' Aeval (Silk Merino), the best yarn in the world. It is felted, of course. The pattern was from my head and my 25 minutes staring at the real one on my windshield. Happy Birthday Lucy!