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Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Lucia {A Word Picture}

One thing I have hated is that I can NOT share pictures of my girl publicly.  Let me tell you she is BEAUTIFUL!  But, until you can see that for yourself I thought I would paint you a picture of her through words.

*My sweet Lucia is 7 years old. {soon to be 8 in December}

*She is around 35 lbs. and wears a 3T.

*She has that cute gap where her front baby tooth has fallen out and her adult one is growing in.

*She has straight glossy black hair that is cut in a cute little chin-length bob.
{She HATES to have her bangs in her eyes.}

*She doesn't stick her tongue out much. {though it makes an occasional appearance}

*She is VERY flexible.

*Even though she is non-verbal she has strong opinions and makes them known.

*She is stubborn.

*She has a 1,000 watt smile.

*She LOVES to eat and does a little happy, bouncy dance when it is time to eat & while she is eating.
{She is not a picky eater but right now she doesn't chew much just swallows things whole.}

*She will need glasses. {And maybe another eye surgery.}

*She would much rather play with her mommy than with toys.

*She can walk with assistance and I truly believe she will be running around on her own by the New Year.

*She is fascinated by watching her reflection in the mirror.

*She loves to walk up and down stairs.
{With assistance but she can go up and down the ones at therapy!}

*She loves being tickled.

*She has a great belly-laugh.

*Her favorite toy became a few toy rings that were connected together.  She loved to shake them, and pass them back and forth with me, and bang them to make noise music, and throw them.

*She takes 'spitting mad' literally and makes a spitting noise when she is mad about something. {sans actual spit thank goodness}

*She likes to play 'giddy up horsey' with me and bounce up and down on my knees.

*She loves to be thrown on the bed and would just laugh and laugh when I did it.
{She would crawl back over to me, reach up to me, pull herself to standing, and wait for me to do it again}

*I took her in the pool for the first time, and she LOVES the pool.  She loves to kick and splash and doesn't mind the water in her face.

After one month together she learned to do MANY things that she had NEVER done before:

*How to clap

*How to give hugs

*How to give kisses

*How to blow raspberries

*How to kick a ball

*How to pass a toy back and forth without immediately throwing it

*How to initiate a game that she wants to play

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and I can NOT wait till the day I can share one with you.  But until then, I hope this gives you a glimpse at the sweet girl that has captured my heart.  I am so glad that God saw fit to let me be her mommy. <3