Oh, this dear sweet girl of ours is 8 years old now! Such a bright, loving child. We are so proud of Lucy's intellect and innovations, her creativity and caring nature. All she wants in life is to learn and grow, and have a dog. Alas, we are not getting a dog (we are just not ready for one), but she still is pleased as punch to have a happy birthday with presents, including new skates from Granny, and a few other special things like sharing birthday treats with her swim team, taking a splash lap (everyone splashes you as you swim a lap) and having a meal out at Chili's to celebrate being 8!