Ah! It has been a month since my last post! What the heck? Where did the month of June go?? We have been busy at the Duvall house. Between our anniversary, Lucia's model stuff, planning for her birthday and home renovations we have been going crazy over here. I kind of feel like a crazy person most days but thankfully Lucia is sleeping through the night so well finally and we are starting to feel like humans again. Praises. Speaking of Lucia...she is 11 months old!!! Ok I am a week late but here is this sweet little pumpkins 11 month old update.
These photo shoots are progressively getting more wild and destructive so I am secretly glad this is our last one. We are getting a photographer for her first birthday so I am off the hook with that. Lucia doesn't want to sit still and wants to eat every kind of paper that comes in her view. She has eaten tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, Styrofoam, books, my bills, a doctors prescription, a magazine, a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon, my shopping list...you get the idea. I mean I try and stop her but she always manages to get a bite or two in there. So these number stickers are too irresistible to her and I have a matter of seconds before the photo shoot goes south and a number gets eaten.
Lucia is such a sweet girl though. Just pure joy. When she comes into a room of people she has a grin on from ear to ear. She waves at everyone, smiles and is very affectionate. She tried to kiss a stranger girl at the library three weeks ago...this kid. I have learned so much from her joy and acceptance of people as well. I was in a store the other day waiting in line to return something and there was a handicap woman greeting people at the door. She was mentally and physically handicap but kept saying hi to Lucia over and over. Lucia was loving it. Smiling and waving and laughing. It was the sweetest thing. It made me so sad because to Lucia there is nothing wrong with this woman. She didn't look at her and see that she was different. She was smiling and loving her company and it makes me sad to think this world will try and change that. I hope and pray that never happens.
Okay I am done being sad.
Lucia has taken a few steps and is SO close to walking. Which I kind of can't wait for. I know I will have to chase her around more...but girl is BIG. Sometimes I need a break from carrying around a 26-pounder. The other day I parked too far from the door of a store...I swear to you friends I almost didn't make it. I actually threw a prayer up and was like "Jesus please don't let me drop her."
What else is new with her?? She has picked up a few more words, is starting to recognize colors and remembers the craziest things. She is just the best and we love her to pieces! Here are some more pictures of our very quick photo shoot.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, and a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.