Lucy is 6!

by Leslie

She woke up to balloons.

Lucy is 6!

And birthday greetings.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

“I have so many special things,” she smiled.

"I have so many special things!"

After a day at school and piano class, we celebrated with cake.

Blowing out the candle

And a round of her new HedBanz Game.

Playing Hedbanz

It was a happy birthday for my sweet girl.

My six year old

The world is a better place with her in it.

I made inside and out rainbow cupcakes for her to share with her friends at school. These are the prettiest three.

Lucy's 6th birthday cupcakes

Let us assume the rest look as good as this, if not better!

This is the one I took a bite of –

Inside Lucy's 6th birthday cupcakes

– for quality control purposes and also so you could see what the inside of the cupcakes look like.

We’ve been having Family Game Night every other week since the start of the year and it’s been a whole lot of fun.

Family Game Night

We kicked it off with a new edition of a classic game: Clue. Lucy won, so she got to pick the game for the next game night.

Week 2: Wits and Wagers Party and Blokus. Lucy won, again. On both counts. And it’s not like we were letting her!

Week 3: Another classic. Mousetrap. Grandma & Phoebe won.

Week 4: Uno. Lucy won, of course.

Week 5: Wits and Wagers Party, again. And I won, with the help of my supportive sidekick, Jackson.

Week Six: Our new favorite game. (It’s the one in the picture.) Ticket To Ride. Lucy won – on game night as well as three out of the next five times we played!

Week Seven: Clue. Because Lucy never tires of Clue. Grandma won – on her first guess! So, we played again and I won, but Grandma gets to choose the next game.

Do you have any suggestions?

My kiddos.

Smiling Jack

Jack and Jules

Lucy and Julia

Bee, running

Julia and Lucy and Jack

Dave and Jack

Lemme have that camera, mom.


Jack and the cat

Jack pushing the wagon

Phoebe pulling Jack in the wagon





Lucy, making Jack laugh

Pushing Bubba on the swing

Hee hee

It was glorious.