She had softball practice in the morning. Dave got off work early to take her. She wanted a new bike for her birthday, so after practice, he took her to pick one out and then to the park to ride it.

Riding her new bike

The rest of us surprised her there with a picnic party.

Lucy is 8!

We played and rode bikes until Grandma had to go to work and Dave had to get to sleep in order to work all night. Then we came home and she spent the evening dancing and singing along with her MP3 player.

Eight years ago, Lucy was born on a sunny day. My world has been brighter ever since.