Lucia’s Tumbling

This afternoon was Lucia’s tumbling showcase. This semester she has been attending a homeschool tumbling class on Tuesday afternoons, led by old homeschool kids. She loves it!

She is in the background of this video.

Lucia’s 7th Birthday

We celebrated Lucia’s birthday last Saturday with her family party, but today is her actual birthday.

Our kids get to pick a birthday cereal. Lucia picked Lucky Charms.
These two are best friends. Lucia goes to school on Tuesdays for her homeschool enrichment classes. Since it was her birthday, she ordered treats to share with her class.

Lucia is still such a joy to have around the house. She is happy, snuggly, social, and a great friend to everyone. The most recent highlight of her life is that we had some new neighbors move in over the summer and they have an 8 year-old daughter who she loves to play with. She watches the clock every day to see when she is getting home from school and can’t wait to play.

She shares a bed with Rose, which is awesome and super-cute. They wake up every day around 7:30. Lucia would usually sleep a little later, but Rose sometimes wakes her up. She likes to eat bagels for breakfast and chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese for lunch. She played soccer this fall and took a tumbling class. She is naturally very flexible and strong so she does well at tumbling. She and Rose go to bed every night at 9 after reading for a few minutes.

Favorite song: Tequila
Favorite color: Turquoise
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite band: TwentyOne Pilots
Favorite book: Fancy Nancy
Favorite sport: Dance 
Favorite movie: Moana
Favorite subject: Art

Lucia and Andrew Birthday Party

This evening we celebrated Andrew and Lucia’s birthdays with the Reagens, Liesses, and Elsie and Abbot from next door. Lucia wanted walking tacos and Andrew always has Skyline, so we made walking tacos with Skyline taco meet (and some regular taco meet for those who prefer it). It was a fun night with good food and good company.

Stomach Virus

A stomach virus has been sweeping through the family for the past week. It has generally been OK, but Lucia couldn’t seem to shake it. We thought she was better yesterday, but she threw up again a few times in the evening and today she didn’t make it off the couch. By the afternoon we decided it was time to call the doctor, who recommended we take her to the emergency room. They were not happy with her behavior, either, and after giving her some nausea meds and a few drinks, decided we had better get her hooked up to an IV to increase her fluids.

6 hours of this was not a good sign.
Treatment.