You are 69 months old today.
You've had some grand adventures this month! Ms. Julie has been here a couple of times much to your delight. She took you and Kate to the Family Fest at Millennium Park on a day when she was NOT performing. You all had a blast with face painting, singing, dancing and playing in the fountains.
Your love of lions is not exclusive in the animal kingdom. You and Bella still maintain a vibrant love-fest, which came into clear focus on the day you returned home from surgery. She uprooted from her normal spot in the sun and came over to you on the couch to snuggle.
And now for a few Lucy-isms this month:
We were talking about the states and how you punched out the shapes of each state at school in order to study them. You said you would rather just cut it out with scissors instead of "taking the slow way to punch each one out."
I asked you: Do you know why your teachers ask you to take the slow way of punching out the outline?
You: To annoy me.
You: What is that stuff called that they put over my mouth for surgery?
You: Yes! There's a movie called that!
Me: That's AnasTASIA.
And because we had your annual physical this month, I'll include your stats:
You are 45 1/4" tall (you grew 2 1/4" in one year) and 43 lbs (you gained 4 lbs in one year), one of your 6 year molars is coming in on the upper right side and you wear a size 12 toddler shoe. You fit best in 6T clothing or xs in the "big girls" section. Yep, we are pretty much out of the toddler area and have moved into the girls section!
But some things remain the same, namely your need to nap. Although you don't nap at school or on days when we have activities planned out of the house, you still benefit from a nap when we are home and will sleep for 1-2 hours, waking up all happy and cuddly which is a big change from last year when you would sleep for shorter (45-60 minutes) and wake up out-of-sorts.