What a week this has been! Lucy turned 19 months old on the 23rd -- and she's going on 6 years old (or so she thinks). This little girl never ceases to amaze her grandparents. This week has been a huge development growth spurt. She started saying phrases like all done, up high, I pee. And two of my personal favorites: Nanny hep! I only had my back turned on her for two seconds when she grabbed the refridgerator handles and started to climb. I climb she giggled to her Granddad later that evening as she looked at me and laughed at Granddad's disbelief of her new climbing hobby. The girl is fearless.
Today was the ultimate heart-grabber. We had a family celebration in honor of Mrs. GI Joe. Her book is finished! Countless drops of blood, sweat and tears ... years of formulating and creating ... and many many words reliving her & GI Joe's first year of marriage --- the year he was in the sandbox. Now, back to the family celebration --- and Lucy:
The ' Joe's were trying to put Lucy in her car seat in their truck, when she started squealing Granddad! Granddad! So, her Daddy walked beside her as her little legs ran as fast as they could in the gravelled driveway to ride with Granddad and Granny to the restaurant. Her Mommy then came over to our truck to give me some of Lucy's snacks -- and Lucy still wanted to ride with her Granddad. It was monumental to us. But, this gave the ' Joe's time to talk and relax since Mrs. had gone full-steam ahead all week to finish this book.
' Joe will get new military orders soon, so Granddad and I are enjoying these moments as often as possible. I've told 'Joe to tell his commanders that he needs to be stationed within driving distance so that Lucy can come and visit us often. Well, a Granny can pray and hope ...