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Lucy’s party on Saturday was great. Hub and I were up at 6am to do all of the cooking, and we had time to spare. We are getting a reputation for being party throwers and had over 50 people at the park including kids. Lucy spent most of the day conning various relatives in to pushing her on the swing. Here she is with my Uncle Ed:

And while I did order cupcakes, we got her a small cake as well, which she just loved.

Here she is with my dad, “Papa”:

And this one is for Shelly:

I ended up having to return one of the pairs of jeans she got from my mother, as they were size 24 months and instead of a gift receipt, she gave me the actual receipt. She spent over $120 on Lucy’s gifts, as well as making macaroni salad, a veggie tray and buying the cupcakes. I feel like this is WAY too much, but I don’t know what to do about it. Don’t get me wrong, I deeply appreciate it, but I feel like I need to repay her somehow. She spent double what Hu and I spent on Lucy’s gifts. And I know that’s what grammas are for and yadda yadda, but GAH!

In other news, Olivia turned 4 weeks old yesterday. I can’t believe how fast time flies, and what a personality she has already. Even in the darkness of the middle of the night, her dark blue eyes sparkle up at me when she wakes me to be fed; mischievous. She is amazing. I never thought that the third time around would be just as super as the first 2. My heart hurts sometimes; I love these three kids so much.

11 responses »

  1. OMG, she looks a LOT like your dad!I love the photo of you. You’re like that old Biore ad: “You look beautiful. Tired, but beautiful.”

  2. I have to agree with Swistle. Not only are your kids gorgeous as always (that baby!!!), but you look amazing, too. The sling!!! Do you like it? Does Olivia like it? I’m so very glad you could use it!

  3. Oh, I LOVE that sling picture! AWWWW WANT BABY KTHX

  4. I just CANNOT GET OVER how good you look and how much I love that photo of you with the baby in the sling. I NEED A BABY NOW.

  5. I love al the pictures, especially the one with all three kids on the couch.I’m with you on how fast these four weeks have gone by, I can’t believe it!

  6. It looks like it was a great party!! I wish we could have been there.

  7. Ooooohhhhh!I just squealed at the whole post, I will have you know.Oooohh! Look at the cake!Oooohh! Look at Lucy. She looks just like her grandpa!Oooohh! Look at the sling!Oooohh! Look at Olivia!(repeat)I especially love the last picture of the three kids. And little Olivia down at the end like a yummy little donut of a baby. I can see why you love them just so so much. It is impossible not to.

  8. You look so great! I love the picture of the 3 kids on the couch.I wouldn’t worry about how much your mom spent. My mom really likes to go all-out for my kids – she has a lot more disposable income than she had when we were kids. Where we’ll buy a $25 toy for the kids’ birthdays, she’ll buy a toy and an outfit and a bed!

  9. GREAT photos! You brightened my day.

  10. Your kids are gorgeous! And you are looking quite awesome as well. Love the baby sling. Glad the party went well; we’re having a Dora themed party for Amy in October as well. She’s OBSESSED with that show. She can be screaming and carrying on, and if you say, “Want to watch Dora?” she immediately stops her screaming and starts saying, “Do-ra. Do-ra.”

  11. The party looks like fun! Our kids all have winter birthdays. That isn’t conducive to outdoor fun, really.So glad you’re showing photos! I love photos!


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