Archive | July 2014

An All-American Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! This was Lucy’s first “real” 4th of July, because she actually stayed up for all the festivities! Yesterday was filled with a cookout followed by Nashville’s (#2 in the country!) amazing fireworks show. Here are some pics:

Lucy’s outfit was graciously provided by her great grandma and great aunt Jane. And I had to get her some flags to wave!

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The cookout was great, including a “game” of t-ball. Even Lucy got to take a turn at the bat!

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After that, it was fireworks time. We went to East Park to watch, where it’s family-friendly and relaxed. Downtown Nashville is a little too crazy for having a toddler! Needless to say, Lucy’s mind was blown! My favorite quotes from the night include her saying, “Woah! So many colors!” and turning to me in the middle of the show and saying, “Happy Fourth of July, mommy!” Ahh, I sure do love that girl and her bottomless excitement! Her friend Shiveley was with us (the son of one of my besties, Lis) and he was equally enthralled. So much fun!

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And this morning, we continued the festivities (after sleeping in a bit) with a gorgeous hike. Whit made sure to continue the patriotic theme…

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I want to bottle up these days! Sweet, sweet times.

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Big girl bed!

We transformed Lucy’s room to a big girl room yesterday, and we all survived the first night! Lucy did great. I read about a bed rail trick on the Internet of wrapping a towel around a pool noodle and putting it under the fitted sheet. We put pillows on the floor, too, just in case. Aaaaaand Lucy stayed in bed! All night!

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We changed her room while she was at school yesterday, then got a video of her seeing her big girl room for the first time. Here is the footage!

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Update:
Perhaps the biggest development that has come out of this is that Lucy has decided, all on her own, that the big girl bed means she is done using a pacifier. The first night, when I put her down and gave her her trusty Wubbanub (paci), she looked at me like I had 2 heads. “Mom, I’m a big girl now. I don’t use a paci anymore!” I had to, per her request, put it all the way down at the foot of the bed and cover it with a blanket. She has been sticking to it since! We put them all up in the closet this morning. Go, girl!!