For many readers, you’ve been there since the beginning when I started blogging about our adoption journey back in 2007. You were there when we received our referral, matched with a 7-month-old baby girl. You read about our sadness over missing Lucy’s first birthday when she was still in Taiwan and shared in our excitement when we gave her a do-over nine months later. You saw her hit the tireless twos and grow into a spunky, adorable preschooler.
So how could we not share Miss Lucy with you today, on her 5th birthday. The little baby I thought would never make it home into our arms is a smart, sassy, energetic and hilarious five year old who’s just a few weeks away from signing up for KINDERGARTEN! I have no idea how that happened when all I did was blink but, I do know, it’s never boring when Lucy is around!
In celebration of the big day, enjoy some pics of our Lucy Goose, shot recently by the very talented Renee Bowen Photography. Enjoy!
On the left: March 2009 (Photo by Blue Lily Photography)
On the right: November 2011 (Photo by Renee Bowen Photography)
This is how our family scarecrow was found this morning. Is he gardening? Praying? Looking for a lost earring? Add your caption to the comments and you could get a shout out on The Silver Whining/P.S. Jackie Facebook page!
According to a post on yahoo.com/event/fallfashion/grammar-fail-on-old-navys-college-t-shirts-uh-oh-2531551/" target="_blank">Yahoo, retail giant Old Navy should be heading back to school this fall after making a grammatical mistake on a recently-released line of college-themed tees (notice the missing apostrophe in the word “lets.”)
But what Yahoo… and all of the other media outlets jumping on the grammar band wagon don’t know, is that this is not the first time Old Navy has failed first grade English class. In fact, the last time this happened, it was an extra apostrophe in the word “get’s.”
Check out the shirt I bought for my son over two years ago.
Being the grammar freak that I am, I’ve had a hard time even allowing my son to wear it (and certainly not to school). But maybe one day, my purchase will actually pay me back when Old Navy hires me on as a T-shirt editor? Call me!