I love Lucy

by Dana on February 22, 2013

Today my little girl is 7 years old!
The expression is true: the days are long, the years are fast.  And a fun ride it’s been.

She got to be Star Student of the week at school and (though it took waaaay longer to put together than I envisioned….always, right?) we had so much fun looking back through the old pics and making a huge Lucy heart.

Before:

After:

But with that same little face and smile

What I love most about Lucy is that she truly loves life.  She finds joy in simple pleasures and creates fun out of anything around her….a spoon at the restaurant, a rock in the dirt?   She’s on it.  And she’s always in motion, rain or shine (as you may remember from the Jumping Lucy video I shared last year).


She loves her family and friends and would be lost without Owen, and now Clara.


From her autobiography, she says:


We love you being you.   Thanks for being the peacemaker of the family and an easy-going spirit.

For her big day she requested vanilla cupcakes but knew that most of the kids in her school class liked chocolate, so she asked me to make both, so everyone would be happy.  That’s Lucy for you.


Happy Lucky 7!   We love you Luce Goose!

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1 K February 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Awww…happy birthday Lucy!! ;)

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2 Janssen February 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

“I love being me.” What a happy sentiment! I hope she always feels like that – it’s a great way to go through life.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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3 Sonja February 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm

SO CUTE! You have to share how you made the heart poster.

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4 Leanne February 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Gorgeous! She sounds a lot like my seven year old, my sunshine kid. Aren’t we the luckiest people in the world? Happy birthday Lucy all the way from New Zealand.

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5 Nikki February 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

What a sweetheart. Happy Birthday to Lucy!

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6 LucyL February 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Sweet girl, Happy birthday!!

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7 Andrea in AK February 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

What fun! My girl is also 7 today…the most generous human being I know!

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8 Jane@Buzzmills February 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Awe happy happy birthday to her! We celebrated my daughter’s 5 yesterday…wow oh wow, does time fly!

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9 dawn February 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm

ohhh she’s so sweet!!! happy birthday!!!

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10 Collette February 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Adorable! I love that letter. Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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11 Kate February 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

What a gorgeous wee girl – happy birthday to Lucy. Also my “baby’s” 7th birthday this Tuesday…. a nice age, but 7 going on 17!

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12 Delia February 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I love so much about this post. Happy Birthday Lucy! I love what a good mom you are to her Dana. She is obviously such a generous girl because she has loving parents. Also, I think it’s really telling that your school allows homemade treats. You guys must live in a great place. :)

Oh and love all those fun pictures of Lucy!

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13 Natalie Cox February 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

So, so cute!

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14 fern February 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Happy Birthday to Lucy! She is so sweet! Her spirit and ability to make a spoon or rock entertaining reminds me of my son. He’ll be 8 this April! What an age!! Time does fly!

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15 Jane February 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Your kids are so gorgeous and you capture them so well. Happy birthday Lucy! What a happy soul.

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16 Jennifer February 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

this is the cutest post! what a sweet girl!

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17 Crystalyn February 22, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy!! She is a doll. I LOVE the giant photo heart! I will have to remember that!

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18 Jessica @ Running With Scissors February 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I love that she likes to earn money…and drink rootbeer floats! What a great idea with the collage heart.

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19 Shannon C. February 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Oh, wow 7? Such a special number. Happiest of birthdays to Miss Lucy!

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20 Crystal February 22, 2013 at 6:09 pm

She is so sweet! Happy Birthday Lucy!

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21 Gina February 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Happy birthday Lucy! I have my own Lucy, age 4 months, that I look forward to seeing grow.

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22 Melissa Yoder February 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm

She is ADORABLE!! Reminds me a lot of my (dark haired) 8-year old girl. Happy birthday! :)

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23 Sarah February 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Happy birthday!! My oldest, Helen, is 8 today. Birthday twinners. ;) Have fun celebrating!

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24 Lindsay Wilkes - The Cottage Mama February 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Happy Birthday to your sweet, sweet girl!!

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25 Sonia February 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Happy Birthday darling Lucy! She is so sweet and beautiful gal. God bless. xox..

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26 Paula February 22, 2013 at 6:47 pm

She’s adorable. I love how you said, “from her autobiography”…she seems so sophisticated :)

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27 Tiphaine February 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Happy b-day from this side of the world !!!!!

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28 Katy February 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Such a happy and beautiful girl! Happy Birthday, Lucy! It’s been so fun watching her get bigger through your blog over the years, it’s clear she’s a well loved little girl.

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29 Kristin February 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Aw what a sweet post! Happy birthday, Lucy! And happy becoming-a-mama day to you, Dana!!

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30 Jackie February 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy! This is a great post Dana. You are an awesome mom.

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31 anna February 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm

she is so precious! I love seeing this post!!! I’m freaking out about Natalie turning 7, seems like they’re getting to be ‘big kids’ now!!

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32 Lynet Witty February 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Oooh what a beautiful little girl!

http://thenewwittys.blogspot.com/

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33 Jennie February 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

Lovely post! She’s such a doll!

They do grow up too fast–my big boy somehow turned 7 this week, on Wed(the 20th). Sob. 7 seems to big to fathom.

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34 Julie February 23, 2013 at 12:03 am

Happy birthday to Lucy and happy Lucy’s birthday to you! I LOVE her autobiography.

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35 terri February 23, 2013 at 12:07 am

always love being you lucy! hope you have had the best birthday.

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36 Emily February 23, 2013 at 12:13 am

Happy birthday Lucy! Love the heart and autobiography and pictures.

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37 Lindsay February 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

What a sweet little girl! She is absolutely beautiful, and this post just warmed my heart. I have actually already planned to name one of my daughters (hopefully I have more than one) Lucy. I just think it’s such a pretty name — and your daughter fits it perfectly.

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38 Pretty cool stuff February 23, 2013 at 3:06 am

Why am I crying now????
Happy birthday Lucy.
Hugs from across the ocean!
Katrien/Belgium

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39 clara February 23, 2013 at 4:48 am

How sweet is this little girl? Happy birthday, Lucy!

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40 sabrina February 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

Happy Birthday, Lucy! & Happy Birth Day, Mama! My youngest turned 7 at the beginning of the month – they definitely seem “big” by 7, don’t they? (I love Lucy’s autobiography! I’m going to see if I can get my 7 year old to write one!)

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41 Mikea February 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Happy belated birthday Lucy!!! Hope your day was great!

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42 Melissa Shultz February 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Happy Birthday Lucy! I pray you have an awesome birthday. I love your big Lucy heart! Sounds like it matches the size of your real heart. :)

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43 Joy @ Caspara February 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Love this!! Happy Birthday, Lucy!!! What great pics and sweet sentiments! Next thing you know, she’ll be turning thirteen. Trust me, it happened to my biggest girl last summer — and left my head spinning.

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44 Kayla K February 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Happy birthday to Lucy! I had to go back and watch the video from last year because I recalled it being so cute! Still just as cute… :-) I am constantly amazed at how fast my kiddos grow too.

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45 Mirabelle February 23, 2013 at 1:33 pm

What a smile !
Happy birthday sweet Lucy.

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46 Shannon February 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

oh my, she is so so cute! My middle is turning seven. I love the big heart idea. Such a fun project to do together and look back. Happy birthday Lucy!

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47 Uta February 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Happy Birthday to your Sunshine Girl! The Lucy Heart is such a lovely idea!

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48 Anneliese February 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Such a sweet girl! I hpe you had a great day celebrating her.

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49 Michelle February 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Happy Birthday to your Lucy!
Our girls (your oldest and my youngest) are the same age! 7 is fun.
I hope she enjoyed her day.
~Michelle

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50 Carolyn Thornley February 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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51 Aliya February 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

She exudes so much joy! I love it. My own little Lucy was born this Thursday – the 21st. :)

I love Lucy’s thoughtful heart and the way she finds joy in the small things (like the triangles you sewed onto her leotard!).

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52 Nancy February 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Such a happy post- happy birthday Lucy! Wonderful photos and such beautiful happy children/family!

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53 Allison Hansen February 24, 2013 at 12:45 am

… and happy 7th anniversary of being a mom!

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54 Cathy February 24, 2013 at 1:24 am

What a sweet post! That girl is such a sweetheart! Happy Birthday Lucy!

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55 Laurel February 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Hey, Friday was my birthday too! Happy Birthday Lucy, it was a great day to be born!

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56 Mary Kay February 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

Happy Birthday Lucy <3

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57 Deborah February 25, 2013 at 11:15 am

Sweet Lucy! I love most how all the words you use to describe her really shine through her eyes in the picture. And what a gift to have a child who loves being who she is, and can say so at such a young age. You’re a terrific mom, seriously, and your kids are dreamy and so, so cool. Here’s hoping one of these days we can both have our kids in the same place and they can meet! What fun that would be. (Although my children could probably take more than a couple lessons from yours, so maybe I have an ulterior motive…)

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58 Jenn February 25, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Oh goodness, they grow so quickly. My baby was 9 in December, and it seems impossible to fathom. Sweetest of birthday wishes, young Lucy, and here’s hoping the years don’t fly too fast, Dana.

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59 Damaris February 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I love her little autobiography. I pray every day that my kids will always love being who they are. I hope the same for Lucy. Happy birthday Lucy, thanks for letting your mama share sweet pictures of you so we can all enjoy watching you grow up.

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60 Trixie Lixie February 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

She is very pretty, my daughter is going to turn 18 this year, I have lots of treasured memories, childhood seems to be over in a flash so make lots of time for them!

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61 Tgba February 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Your children are wonderful ^,^ and so sweet..
You always be happy..

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62 Karly February 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

I know it’s late but Happy Birthday! My daughter, Aevarie, turned 6 the same day, so we were celebrating here too! :D

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63 Joy February 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

What a sweet girl to remember her classmates likes/dislikes! She is a cutie and I hope she is always as happy as she is today. My husband and I always say….whatever comes our way, oh well. We just pray our kids are happy and at peace.

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64 Susan Hamilton March 10, 2013 at 1:05 am

My daughter is student of the week in 2 weeks and I have been looking everywhere for ideas. I just LOVE how Lucy’s heart turned out! Any pointers/tips/tricks??? Did you start in the middle and work your way to the edges? Happy #7!!!

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