Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer Fun

Lucy has been having tons of fun this summer.  We have been blessed to be surrounded by friends or family almost every weekend.  The pictures below speak for themselves, with some minor commentary by yours truly..

Lucy met her Great Aunt Buzzie for the first time!  This was also the first time Lucy had spent the night away from home, or Grammy and Papa's.   She did great and slept through the night. Thanks Buzzie, for having us to Columbus!
My friend from school, Patton, came over for dinner.  Lucy had met him before, but just loves him.  He fed her dinner and all!
We got to spend time, again, with two of my friends from college:  Molly and Johanna (+spouses and kids!) Lucy loved it and danced the night away with Lily Kate and Ella.
We went to Indy to see my brother, Ray, and sister-in-law, Jessica, who were visiting from New Jersey.   Jessica's parents, Charlotte and Alan, also came in from Rhode Island.  Lucy was in typical fashion, freely giving out nose bups and eating up all the attention.  

For my mom's 70th birthday, she simply requested that we were together as a family.  So she decided she wanted to take all of us to Kings Island. Quite a deal...Mom treating us to a great day of fun at the local amusement park on her birthday.  Lucy loved it.  Thanks to Grammy and Papa for the memories!
Lucy went on her first merry-go-round ride:  (She was quite pensive and curious the entire time.  But when it was time to get off, she didn't want to. So we figure she liked it!)
And her first airplane ride-- suspended above the park and seeing it all. (Note:  she was supposed to be strapped in the seat.  Mama was already breaking the rules and letting her stand up and look outside the window.  Come on...she can't see anything if strapped in!  She's only 28 inches!)
Lucy also spent time away from Mama and Dada for the first time!  Brian and I went on a few roller coasters with our niece and nephews while Aunt Lisa snatched Lucy up all to herself.  Word has it Lisa spoiled her with funnel cakes and stuffed animals!  Lucy did great and didn't even notice we were gone!   Do I hear a babysitter knocking?  or maybe a night out while Grammy and Papa take over?
Thanks to my two (college aged) nephews, Josh and Vince, and my niece, Lindsay, for indulging the adults in this next photo.  Isn't it sooo cute?
Thanks to all of our family and friends for being so good to our Lucy!

This final picture I couldn't help but include.  One of my mom's friends found this beautifully illustrated and sensitively told story.  My mom will keep this book as one that she gets to read to Lucy over the years.  If you look closely in the photo you will see the title:  
"Little Lucy's Family:  A Story About Adoption."

1 comment:

Grammy said...

Well, the airplane ride at Kings Island wasn't quite Lucy's first ride in an airplane!!!! She has logged thousands of miles in a "real" plane!