Friday, June 15, 2012

A Week of Firsts..

Lucca had a big week of "Firsts" around here. 
First day of preschool
First soccer team practice
First pair of Nikes (!)
First Bike

Starting preschool was very surprisingly a breeze!  Mostly thanks to this little British boy named Jamie who took Lucca's hand in the parking lot and showed her the way to school.  Cutest thing EVER.  Seriously, if he hadn't done that, she would have clung on to me for dear life.  But when he took her and showed her the way, she was totally distracted and followed his lead.  I owe it to that kid.  Based on childcare experiences at church, the gym, MOPS, etc, I totally expected preschool to call me within a half hour of her being there...telling me she was in hysterics and to come pick her up.   But they didn't!  They called me and told me to enjoy my morning and let her stay longer than planned, through lunch!  WHAT?!!??
Lucca and Jaime, her first friend at school

After school cupcake for being a rockstar

We had to get these for soccer and they took a lot of convincing that they were COOL and she would be THE FASTEST RUNNER IN THE WORLD if she would put them on her feet.  
Now?  She begs to wear them.  All the time.  Eek!

First pair of Nikes.  Pink & Purple of course.

Long story short: Lucca asked Daddy for a new pink bike and we got one within 30 minutes.
Long story long: She never even had a tricycle and was so overdue for a bike it's not even funny.  We've been talking about getting a bike for a while.  We thought when she was barely 2 that she would want the trendy little wooden balance bike without pedals because all the Sausalito kids were starting out with those, but Lucca was like "Are you guys crazy, why would I want a bike without pedals?" 
So we held off.  And then once, we took her to REI to try out bikes and she fell off a two wheeler right away and cried and cried in the we held off again.
But tonight?  She wanted a bike and got one.  
And it was amazingly cute to see Daddy teaching her to ride it at the park.  We threw our routine out the window, stayed at the park late, and had an awesomely random Friday night that we will probably always remember. 
Sometimes you just gotta be spontaneous.  That's what I love about my husband.
So here it is...light pink with sparkly streamers and a basket = PERFECT

First bike!!!

Took 2 seconds to figure it out and she was awesome

And last but not least...FRECKLES!  Lucca got her first few freckles on her nose this week.  I don't have a photo, but it's the cutest thing you ever did see.  We've been having major summer sunshine going on and spending all free moments outside, and she's officially been sunkissed.  Like her mama.  "A face without freckles is like a sky without stars" -- always remember that!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stinson Beach

It's no wonder California is overcrowded. Although, you'd never know it given this perfectly empty beach at 9:30 on a Sunday morning.

Stinson Beach is stunning. This was our first trip to this beach since we've been a family of four. The kids LOVED it. So did the parents. We are already dreaming about our next day spent soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves. We are lucky to call this part of the world "home" ...

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Today was Lucca's first soccer practice! It was ADORABLE. She's on the 3.5/4 year old team and did super duper. We didn't have doubts about her skills, we just weren't sure how well she would listen to the coach :)

But we should have given her the benefit of the doubt because she rocked it. Played all the games, stayed on the field (!!!) and listened to her coach. She loved it. As soon as we got in the car, she said she wanted to do it again. Today.

Such a star...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lucca at 3 years old...

She is still a sparkle, sweet as can be, smart as can be, beautiful as can be.  
She wants to be a ballerina when she grows up.  "Actually, right now Mama" she says.  Loves princesses, running, kicking her soccer ball, singing, playing doctor, wearing fancy dresses, all things lavender, building sand castles, dreaming about cupcakes & cookies & gumdrops, running through the sprinklers, going on adventures, riding her bike, and going to Target & Whole Foods.

She just got her big girl bed and loves it.  Of course she does, it's lavender.  She is signed up for her first soccer team, she does yoga with me and she likes picking out her own clothes (and brother's and Dad's) each morning.

Favorite books: Berenstain Bears, Fancy Nancy
Favorite fruits: Watermelon, blueberries or "Sugar Oranges" (mandarin oranges)
Favorite vegetables: red bell peppers, sugar snap peas, cucumbers & carrots
Favorite show: Doc McStuffins 

Next week, Lucca starts preschool.  Preschool!!!  I am ecstatic and sad.  Mostly happy for her, but a bit sad that she is old enough for school!  And hoping she doesn't come home from school with too many germs, too much attitude or learned bad words.  Other kids are so gross, right Mamaswisher?  :)  

I wish I could shelter this girl forever under my big ol' mama wings, letting her not have a care in the world, always a mind full of positivity and dreams as big as her imagination allows, but I realize a big part of parenting is letting your babies fly.  And this girl has some pretty awesome wings of her own.

Also, did I mention she will only be going 6 hours a week? :)  HA.  Two mornings a week, that's it.  
I think I'll survive.