Buckle your seatbelt and get ready for some rainbows.

Because I’m pretty sure Lucy likes those things πŸ™‚

I know I’m biased, but I have a very deep love for Lucy’s art.

Maybe because I’ve noticed more and more instances where she can’t see things that are very obvious and I’m holding on to what she can see for dear life.

Maybe it’s all the color she meticulously draws in.

Maybe it’s her cute handwriting spelling out some pretty hilarious things.

But I’m pretty sure it’s all of the above.

So I have to share.

This one is old, but we came across it when we were cleaning out her stuff for her box from last year.   It’s a whole card for her friend Crew who broke his collarbone.  This is the front:

 …and the middle panels:

 “My mom feels bad for you” with the frowny face is my favorite.

I guess this was when she was in the phase of teaching her class Chinese.

And really, we better calm down on all the gabbing πŸ™‚

Here’s the back:

 Oh man I love her.

I mentioned before how Lucy has a growing collection of toilet paper tubes in her closet.

I’ve tried to throw them away a few times much to her horror.

Every once in a while she pulls them out and does a few creations with them.  Here’s her latest collection:

(This was after we watched “The Incredibles”)…Violet, a dog, a cat, and a rainbow unicorn with a little dream balloon up above him.  Not sure what he’s dreaming about…maybe another rainbow unicorn?

 Let’s get a closer look at Violet:

 Here’s the back:

 (Gotta label those things…)

Every year we have “Grandparent’s Day” at the school.  And I think there’s only been one year that we’ve had grandparents in town for it (what a grand year that was!).  But when they’re not in town I get to be the “grandparent” and I must admit I really like it.  More about that later but here’s the note Lucy wrote to me this year…she was SO excited.

 We were “laughing the whole entire time” for sure πŸ™‚
And you gotta love that she added the little birthday wish in there (I did ask after all).

I had a meeting with Lucy’s teacher a couple weeks ago.  I never quite know how much to tell teachers before school starts so I kind of let them figure her out before I make an appointment to go meet with them.  Once again, Lucy has the best teacher we could ever ask for.  Claire had her in third grade too so I knew we lucked out as soon as we saw the class list.  She let me know that Lucy is catching on to math pretty dang fast which was great to hear after Lucy had been so worried about those ominous “x-equations” as Lucy referred to them (multiplication), and that she’s in the top reading group.  There are some worries too along with the good stuff, but that stuff made me so happy.  I love seeing papers like this come home in her backpack:

 (she’s quite meticulous with how she writes things up just like with how she draws)

Lucy really likes her teacher “Queen Schmidt” too.

A diagram of her bedroom (before she got to adding hair it looks like…):

And then a bunch of rainbows galore:

Did I mention her hands and face are always covered with marker?

Last but not least, this is my favorite thing as of late.  
She’s so excited about her upcoming birthday that she decided she better write herself a little note.
“Who old are you?”  Oh boy, I hope she writes back to end the suspense before the big day on October 1st πŸ™‚
She’s right, she is awesome.
Sure, she’s sometimes a little bit of and 8 going on 18 drama girl who lets us know “this is the worst day of her life” or that her sisters are “the meanest ones in the whole world” (with a little door slam) every now and again,  I sure do like that little artist of ours.  

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  1. I love Lucy's art. What great treasures. She really is talented. I remember one reader suggesting you make a book of her art. I would totally buy one!

  2. WOW! Lucy is amazing! I loved every one of her art works. I especially loved the butterfly one with the cat climbing the tree. She is definitely talented. I also think you should make a book. I'd buy one. So glad you shared with us.

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