You are 34 months old today.
You enjoyed looking out from the 17th floor down to Daley Plaza while we waited for all the paperwork to make its way through the system.
Judge: Lucy, do you know why you are here?
Lucy: GOT ME!
I had no idea she would ask you that question but was so impressed that you understood and could answer her. We were not allowed to take photos inside the courtroom but I did snap this photo through the window before we were called in.
I just realized I am setting a bad example for you with all of my illegal activities...illegal pictures of the courtroom, illegally feeding ducks your cereal...
We continued walking and ended up at the Peggy Notebaert Museum right as the turtles and frogs were being fed. You really liked seeing the frogs snap up crickets with their tongues!
Until you do this:
I'm not sure what is going on right now but in-between these bouts of self-soothing you are alternately clinging to me or pushing me away. You are testing the limits of EVERYTHING on an almost unbearably minute-by-minute basis. You will tell me, "Go away Mommy", during the day but will cry "Mommy! More cuddles, cuddle me" after you are already tucked in for the night.
You're also a little more low-key at the park. Although you have gotten quite good at jumping off of things and even walking the balance beam without my holding your hands, you mostly just want to sit in the swing and "GO HIGH!"