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Lucy, Jack, and Bee on the swings

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Lucy’s Day

by Leslie

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.

I say this a lot. We have plenty of time. Even when it doesn’t seem like we do, I say it. I don’t like myself very much when I’m “so busy!” When I get in that frame of mind, I know I’m not managing my time well. We have plenty of time reminds me that I choose what I do and there is time for the things that are really important. It makes my priorities clearer.

Jack

Flying a kite

Flying kites

We flew kites today. It was after Phoebe was home from dance class and Lucy had returned from softball practice. We hadn’t had dinner, yet. But we’d had the kites for days and the kids had been asking to fly them and they wanted to do it with me.

Julia flies a kite

Lucy flies a kite

Phoebe flies a kite

There was plenty of time.

My kids

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