It’s been a while since I had any pictures of The Bug on the website, and since we’re in LA, this is the only way most of my family can see the way she’s growing up. I will say this: Lucy is a giant handful of the most fun you can have. She talks all the time and, as of 11 months, can say “bye bye” and “hi” and “uh-oh”… and “da-da” and “mama,” but her use of our names is still pretty random and arbitrary and we’re still trying to get her to understand that “funny-looking redheaded guy” is actually “da-da,” but CHRIST it breaks my heart to hear it.
Her first words were uttered not for me or my wife, but for my mother, and they were “bye-bye” to our neighbor Rebecca Lowman, seen here:
We have an orange tree in our front yard, and they are beyond delicious. The look on Lucy’s face when she tried her first orange was documented thus:
Another neighbor gave us their kiddie “yard castle” (complete with mailbox), and when she’s inside it, she couldn’t care less about us; she has shit to do, yo. I finally got her to look up from her projects:
Pretty typical scene here: before her bath, she got into her jar of carrots, smeared them all over her body, stood up on the changing table and plastered food all over the walls. She was in such a frenzy that I could barely capture it:
She can stand on her own for about five seconds before grabbing something for balance, or kneeling gently to the floor. Her primary means of transportation is a very fast yet unbelievably inefficient crawl that makes a lot of noise, especially since she’s singing and barking all the way across the house. It’s a lot of work being La Luz, and when she sleeps, my little girl has earned it.