six years of jumping

by Dana on February 23, 2012

Yesterday our Lucy turned SIX.
I know the past two weeks have gone by quickly….but the past six years? Wow.
She went from being a newborn-Clara-look-alike (or vice versa?) to reading, writing, and jumping rope at school. She’s super patient with her brother. She wholeheartedly loves life. And she is a complete ball of energy–rarely stops moving.
With a new baby in the house we took the easy route this year and just had a small family party. I told her that next year we’d do a friends party again. We took cupcakes to school (using the lowfat cake-mix trick) and spent an evening at Chuck E. Cheese. How lame is that?
She loved it.

And we pulled out the “Being Lucy” DVD that Casey made a couple years, capturing the first few years of her life. Lucy and Owen love watching that thing and it’s so much better to have snippets of home videos put together than scrolling through hours and hours of footage.
So in honor of our big Lucy girl, here’s a 1 minute video for you (hopefully the music doesn’t get shut down).
Jumping Lucy:

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1 Rosalyn February 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

OMGoodness… I love that video! Happiest of Birthdays to your first born!

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2 Erica @ Acire Adventures February 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

That video is just too funny! It’s amazing how fast the years go by. As a long-time reader, I think it’s really neat to see the kids grow up in your photos. Happy birthday to Lucy. :)

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3 Laurin February 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. Cutest thing ever!!! Love the video and love the cute little girl jumping around!

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4 Katrina M February 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

LOL! We have a jumping bean at our house also. Happy Birthday Lucy!

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5 Amanda D February 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Haha!!! I was laughing that entire time! So cute! Does she still using jumping as her first choice or excitement? :)

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6 Karin February 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Awesome video! Happy 6th birthday, Lucy!

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7 Amber February 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

That is so sweet….and AWESOME!

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8 Laura J. February 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

What a wonderful video! It will be something she can look back on all her life! I have got to put together something like that for my little one.

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9 Lorie February 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Adorable!!! Happy birthday Lucy!!

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10 Heather February 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

So cute! AND I spotted a jumping little Jeremy too! ; )

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11 Louise February 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

that was soooo adorable…what a great idea..happy birthday to Lucy
and keep on jumping for joy!

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12 Angela February 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm

My 3 year old took a break from his movie to jump along, awesome video. Happy Birthday to a cute girl.

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13 Julie Phillips February 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

That video is super sweet! Made me smile on a grumpy Thursday. Best wishes to the birthday girl.

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14 Mara February 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Hello Dana! Congrats!! Clara is adorable, the three of them are so lovely!!!
We laugh a lot with Lucy jumping and jumping!!!
You are such a lucky girl, you know that, isn´t it?
I hope you understand my argentinian english!
And I did not forget the milanesas and other recipes, but I have a lot of work with my little mister, who is in that age when everything happens (walk, teeth, etc etc) and the older girl, who is turning five at the same time her little brother is turning one, so I have a big double colorfull party to organize!!!
Love you!!!
(and excuse the english again!!!)
Mara from Argentina

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15 delia February 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy. I hate chuck e cheese but my kids LOVE it too. I’m sure she felt very well celebrated.

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16 Natasha February 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Dana. That was the most adorable, cutest, precious video. So fun and cheery. The music was perfect. I particularly loved the stop to go over the train tracks. :)

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17 Jen February 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Oh man. This is the best thing I’ve seen all day. I may or may not have gigged so hard I started crying. That birthday girl of yours is awesome.

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18 delia February 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Oh and that video of Lucy is awesome! What a cute little jumping bean. ;)

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19 Jen February 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

*Giggled. Yeesh. Apparently I can’t see what I’m typing on account of the TEARS OF MIRTH running down my face.

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20 Jess @ Tiny Leaf February 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

That video is adorable! Great mid-day diversion in the midst of work deadlines. Happy birthday, Lucy!

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21 Andrea February 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That video is awesome!! What a jummper! We do those videos too through One True Media and the girls watch them over and over and over.. they take some time bu t SO worth it. How cool would it be to have video like that to see when you are older :)

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22 Joy February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

That’s awesome!! Happy Birthday, Lucy. Btw, I think my wiener dog approves of the music. He — who “sings enthusiastically” (read: sounds like he’s being tortured) with our piano — hummed along as I watched this. :-)

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23 Alyssa February 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Love the video! You have encouraged me to put together something for my girls.

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24 anna February 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

holy jumper! that is so so adorable and her little pigtails are to die for!

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25 crystal February 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

she reminds me of my niece, always moving, bouncing, skipping…love that video!!

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26 Lise February 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oh, my gosh, she’s Tigger! Adorable.

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27 Hannah from FlyChicks February 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

too cute! love the slow mo at the end! made me smile today!

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28 Bree February 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Happy 6th birthday, Lucy! That video was too cute! What frosting recipe did you use for those delicious-looking cupcakes? Thanks in advance.

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29 Deedra February 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

That is hysterical. LOVE IT!

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30 Melissa John February 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Awesome Video!! Happy Birthday Lucy:)

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31 Kris February 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

that is so adorable, thanks for sharing!!! Happy Birthday Lucy!!

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32 Jennifer February 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

What a cute cute video!! Thanks for sharing and happy birthday Lucy!

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33 Ivonne February 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Lol! Cute video!

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34 Sarah February 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

AHHHH wow she loves to jump!! awesome veido to have for her and your family!!

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35 Renee February 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm

That video could not be cuter! Hope she had a great birthday :)

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36 boomie February 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Happy birthday Lucy! Love the video; rope skipping would be the ideal hobby for her ;-)

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37 Kendra L February 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

wow….she jumps……a lot…… :)

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38 dawnk February 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

soo stinkin’ cute! love it!! happy b-day lucy!!

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39 Carrie @ 20-Something Homemaker February 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

UNBELIEVABLY CUTE VIDEO! That’s actually really inspiring. I need to take more videos of my little girl.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY!

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40 candice February 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

i dont think i’ve ever commented on your site before… ive read it for a few years…but that video was sooooooooooooooo funny. i giggled throughout the entire thing. thanks for sharing and happy birthday to lucy!

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41 Ashley February 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Best. video. ever.

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42 tiphaine February 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

she is such a pretty girl !!!

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43 Katie February 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Oh my, that video is the CUTEST. Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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44 Cheri February 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Ha! That’s AWESOME! I can’t believe you have that much footage of her jumping. That is hilarious. She is such a cute little girl. Happy B-day Lucy!

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45 Morgan February 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I LOVE that video. She is just the cutest!
What software did you use to make it?

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46 clara February 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Go Lucy Go!!! And keep on jumping!!!
Happy Birthday! ;-)
Clara

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47 Melissa February 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Not lame, perfect :) What kid doesn’t love Chuck E. Cheese…now only if they could make their food taste good!

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48 mia mcnab February 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Best home video ever. What a joy to watch x

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49 Jen February 23, 2012 at 3:29 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! LOL at “Hang on a sec”. Cute video!

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50 Mary February 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

So adorable! Happy birthday, Lucy!

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51 Rocio Estrada February 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy! I feel like I got a workout from watching the video!!!! She’s too cute!!!!

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52 Tonya February 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

That is so freakin cute!!!! Great video!

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53 Sara February 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

That video is hilarious. Kenna keeps asking to watch it over and over again. Happy birthday Lucy!! We love you! Can’t believe you are six already! Holy cow!!

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54 Hannah @ MiniMe Paperdolls February 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm

WHAHAHAHAHAHA…Awesome. Happy Birthday to Lucy!

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55 Rae February 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Aww, Lucy-goose. Love it! Elliot and Clementine watched it with me and thought it was great!!!
:)

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56 Lisa February 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

lol! that video is so cute! Happy Birthday to your big girl!

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57 Maria February 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Yes, she is pretty jumpy girl! Happy birthday, Lucy!

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58 Celine February 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

That was AWESOME!!!! and good call on Criss-Cross! : ) Happy birthday to Lucy!

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59 Susie February 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

That video was amazingly fun. My 2 year old son just watched it with me and I can tell we are going to have to watch it again…and again. Good thing it’s adorable. Happy Birthday Lucy!

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60 Clover@farrbetterlife February 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Great video. Isnt’t it amazing how they grow from babies into kids.

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61 Heather @ Life, Gluten Free February 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

How very sweet. Happy Birthday to Jumping Lucy! :)

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62 tukimu February 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

i love ‘ jumping lucy’ video!!!!!
little girl is growing up.
happy birthday lucy ı love u so much you are very cute girl!

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63 Carmen February 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Happy birthday, Lucy! What a sweet video… love that idea! I desperately want a video camera for our seven month old.

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64 Max February 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm

That video is so damn cute! I laughed so hard when the music played!! I had to get my husband to come look. Well done mummy + daddy!

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65 Julia Ruddell February 23, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I love the video! she was a little jumping bean…congratulations on Clara, she’s beautiful!

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66 Sue February 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy!!! I love your cupcake shirt.

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67 Connie February 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm

BRAHAHAHAHA!!! What a great little video!! Loved it…..what a treasure for Lucy to have and watch as she grows. Thanks for posting it.

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68 forever you February 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM:) ALSO because when you have first baby its special to witness all of those moments :) and then remember them for as long as you live!!!!

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69 Paula February 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I can’t believe it. My twins turned 6 yesterday too :^)

They don’t jump as Lucy (hilarious and oh so sweet video) but time has flown for me too. They were so tiny six years ago, and now they are… well they are determined and witty and so clever.

Wow, it’s just so funny to think we were both giving birth at the same time in such distant corners of the world.

The best of lives to your beautiful Lucy!

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70 Aline February 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Happy, happy birthday to Lucy who always makes me smile with her fun poses and faces in pics! God bless you, Lucy!!!

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71 Mandy February 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Love it! Happy Birthday Lucy!

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72 Emily February 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Happy birthday Lucy! That video is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. :) (and those pigtails!).

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73 Brenda February 23, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy! Thanks for posting that adorable video. My 4 year old wanted to watch it again and again.

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74 Geisa Wendhausen February 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Congratulations for MADE Family!!! :) Uhuuuuuuu

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75 Randi February 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Happy birthday Lucy!
I find it very interesting that my eldest daughter will also be 6 this week, tomorrow, in fact, Feb 24th. not only that, but I gave birth to our third child on Feb 7th… :D Pretty cool!
Love little Clara btw!

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76 Michelle February 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Happy birthday to Lucy!

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77 hotdish February 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! That was a freakin’ AWESOME video!! I love it!! That is going on my list of Things That Make Me Smile. ….geez, could your hubby come organise our videos like that??

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78 Robyn February 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

That video is hilarious! Your little (big) girl is definitely a ball of energy and I loved watching her boogie. Happy Birthday to Lucy!

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79 Janelle February 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

wonderful! She’s so sweet – and, with 5 kids and DAYS of footage of them all, I could really use your hub’s eye to help me pare down the vids to help express who they really are – great job!

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80 Lindsay February 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

That video is SO adorable! You’ve inspired me to take a lot of videos like that when I have kids and make them into DVDs. :)

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81 Michelle W February 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Thank you for posting that! Oh my goodness, I can’t stop smiling.
Hysterical!!
Happy birthday to your big girl.
It goes quick…especially when you jump that much. LOL
~Michelle

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82 Laura * Suman February 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm

cute, cute, cute! we love that little jumping bean! happy birthday, lucy!

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83 Kristin February 24, 2012 at 12:18 am

Aw, happy birthday, Lucy!

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84 Nica Evs February 24, 2012 at 12:20 am

Total Cuteness! How does it get better than that? So amazing she could jump at such a little age-she would have totally fit in here in Australia! Lol. Happy B-Day!

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85 Jolene February 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

What a darling video! I smiled the whole way through. That girl has jumping beans in her bones! Loved it, thanks for sharing!

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86 Becky February 24, 2012 at 8:18 am

Cracks me up!!!

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87 Sarah K. February 24, 2012 at 8:28 am

Awesome video! We need to take our camera out WAY more! Happy birthday to Lucy, and to you too, Dana! Birthdays mean so many more memories to celebrate as a mom. :)

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88 Lauren February 24, 2012 at 8:41 am

OMG I literally just bought that shirt for my daughter yesterday! I love target. And your adorable kids! Happy birthday Lucy!

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89 ira lee February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am

oh my goodness!!! that was great! even though now that will be stuck in my head all day! loved the ‘hold up’ part on the tracks!!!

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90 Dara G February 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

happy birthday Lucy!!! :)

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91 Marichucky February 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

She’s so cute and has oh so much energy! I’ve cried watching this video, i’ve laughed a lot!

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92 Emily February 24, 2012 at 11:45 am

That mini-movie is the cutest/funniest thing I have seen in a long time – thanks for sharing Dana!

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93 Chris February 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

I love that our kids are the same ages! Hooray for 6 year olds. Happy Birthday, Lucy. I hope you get to jump lots and lots.

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94 Lucy February 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Happy birthday Lucy! What a great video, it totally cheered up my day!
Keep jumping!

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95 Rebecca February 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

That video is so cute! I loved it. I am going to resolve to get my video camera out more often.

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96 Cindy February 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Holy cow that was THE best video. haha!
Happy 6th Birthday, Lucy.
:)

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97 Christina February 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

First time commenter but I must say that video is AwEsOmE! Too Cute!! LOL! :)

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98 KP February 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

That video was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen hahaha it made me want to get up and start jumping! So cute

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99 Deborah February 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Happy birthday to Lucy! One of these days we have got to get our Miss M and Lucy together–they’re only 4 months apart in age, and cut from the same cloth. So glad you guys had a nice, quiet party at home–those relaxed family parties are really great some years!

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100 marisa February 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

loved it! I so remember having House of Pain’s tape back in the day lol!!

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101 Elise February 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Oh man that video was hysterical–especially the slo mo at the end. She is so cute! Happy 6th birthday to Lucy!

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102 becky February 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

happy birthday sweet lucy…you are the bestest big sis to have…God bless you

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103 Patti February 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

ok that video is the most hysterical video I have ever seen!! Way To funny!!!! I am going to show my kids when they get home from school cuz they will LOVE it! They love babies and my goodness she was a funny baby. I love this memory that you have of her as she looks like a ball of fun!
Enjoy your new little bundle of jumping joy over there!! Shes precious!
patti from Indiana
p.s. i have never commented before but I like check you every day! Wish I knew your creative self in real life but since I live over in Indiana, your blog will have to do! Thanks for all your tutorials as my girls wear your skirts and for all your crafty ideas!!

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104 Gabi Cooper February 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm

That video of her is so funny! It seems like that is all she does!
Now every time I see her on your blog I will picture her jumping.
Anyway, Congrats on both her completion of the 6th year of life and your new baby’s 2 weeks! Love seeing your posts and everything.

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105 Destiny February 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Loved your video! :D Turned my horrible day around!! Can’t wait till I have kids to make memories with.

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106 sabrina February 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Congratulations, mama! How nice to experience “experienced” motherhood & new motherhood all at the same time! :) Enjoy!

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107 vera February 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm

omg. omg. omg. that is the cutest video ever! best!

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108 marsi February 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

HILARIOUS!!

& that song is contagious. thanks a lot. now i’m going to be singing it all day today & plan on driving my husband crazy!

happy bday to your little lucy. she’s a doll. can she come over?

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109 Eirian Babcock Johnson February 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Happy Birthday, gorgeous!!

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110 Sally S. February 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thanks for a great laugh out loud moment! What a great video :) Happy Birthday Lucy!

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111 Melanie February 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

That was just so awesome! My daughter just turned six on February 20 and like Lucy she just can not stop moving so I thoroughly enjoyed that! And I love your blog too!

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112 Sarah February 25, 2012 at 2:36 am

That is such a sweet video! What a great way to capture her personality! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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113 De plukker Marina February 25, 2012 at 7:47 am

:0) Happy Birthday Lucy!

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114 katie Evans February 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

Happy Birthday, Lucy!! And that video is so cute!!!! It’s true, she’s always moving around. Maybe that’s why Lyndon likes her so much!

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115 Jean February 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LUCY!!!! :-D

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116 Leisha February 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Sooo Cute!

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117 Becky February 25, 2012 at 6:01 pm

so cute! Can’t believe they are 6 now — wow. Didn’t we just have babies?! Your pics are making me want a cupcake right now. Happy birthday Lucy!

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118 Disney February 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm

BWAhahaha!!! Lucy!! So cute!!

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119 Jennie February 26, 2012 at 12:25 am

Happy birthday, little lady!

Isn’t it crazy how fast time goes?! My oldest turned 6 on the 20th! Wish there was a way to slow down time.

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120 Nickie February 26, 2012 at 2:56 am

Her and I share a birthday! No wonder she’s a one-of-a-kind. :-)

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121 nath February 26, 2012 at 9:06 am

happy birthday Lucy!!!

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122 Beth D. February 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thank you so much for that video! It made my day : ) That was totally me a a child.

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123 Marion February 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Too cute and funny!!! Happy belated Birthday Lucie :))

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124 Gabi February 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

:D Great compilation!

Lucy, I wish you all the best! Take good care of your brother and sister and… continue jumping! :)

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125 Amie February 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

Oh my goodness, that’s hilarious! I just love it!!! I wish I could get around to making somethign brilliant with our snippetts of video. No, scratch that . . . I wish my HUBBY would! :)

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126 Tara February 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Very sweet- Watched over and over. Great clips and awesome song. She is so happy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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127 Jennifer February 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

That is just precious! Thank you for sharing. A very happy birthday to your beautiful girl.

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128 gaby March 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy!!!, and congrats for Dana you have a Beautiful family!!!

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129 Karly March 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

My little girl Aevarie was born on your Lucy’s first birthday! I LOVE your blog and your kids are adorable!!

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130 Ioana May 18, 2012 at 5:31 am

Happy mom, best regards from Romania, where another little 6 years monkey (her birthday is on February, 7) shows a gorgeous smile to your adorable Lucy. Congratulations for your interesting blog, absolutely I have much to learn from you !

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131 kate August 26, 2012 at 8:10 pm

This has to be the absolute cutest video ever!

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