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A portrait of my daughter once a week, every week, in 2014.

The other morning Lu said “Daddy is funnnny!” we both melted and laughed. Another day, we were driving in the car and she was telling her Grandma how funny Daddy is. I asked, is Mama funny? And she promptly said no. WHAT?! BUT I AM FUNNY!

So, I’ve been working hard at that. And then, finally, tonight, after a very hilarious booty-booty-booty-dance, Lu squeaked out between giggles, “Mama. So… fu-fu-funny!” YES.

{ The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity. }

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38/52 AND A GETASTAYCATION

We booked a last minute weekend at Terranea to celebrate our wedding anniversary – a resort 40 minutes or so south of where we live – so I dubbed it a Geta-Stay-Cation. We actually felt like we were a million miles away. We kept our phones packed away and spent time taking in the views, hiking along the resorts trails and lounging by the pool. (oh, and eating lots pancakes, naturally). Lu felt right at home, so much so she was referring to our room as such within a few hours. She said hello & goodbye & good morning to pretty much everyone who we encountered. Her confidence makes me so proud. She spent more time in the “cuzzi” (jacuzzi) than a baby probably should, but she’s a clearly a girl after her mama’s heart! We also discovered that Sushi/Japanese restaurants are pretty much the best place to take Lucy out to eat (why didn’t we think of this before? I have no idea). Chopsticks for entertainment, miso soup, edamame, fried rice? Toddler home run.

Terranea is luxe, and it’d be nice to go sometime just the 2 of us, but it’s super family friendly as well. Great pool (with slide), lots of grass lawns to play, tons of food options, a beach cove to comb & discover. I hope we’ll be back!

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“A portrait of Lucy once a week, every week, in 2014.”

We’ve started going to a great music class in the neighborhood that ends with “magic carpet ride”. Calm music & soft blankets for Mama’s, Daddy’s & nanny’s to pull the kids on. Lucy LOVES this. I’ve really never seen her be so calm. She’s asking for them at home now, we’re happy to oblige. (although the home versions tend to be a little more wild of a ride).

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“A portrait of Lucy once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Jason spent the week in New York for work so we headed down to San Diego for cousin time. Lucy had a really good time – I think this might have been the first time I could really let her go off with Payten & Harper and just “check-in” occasionally. We played and swam hard and long enough to warrant 2 naps a day, stayed up late and shared the bed. It was a nice couple days (but we sure were excited to see Dadda on Saturday!)

{ The 52 Project, Practising Simplicity. }

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