January 19, 2013

Claire: 10 Months


 
10 Months, sweet girl!!! Only 2 more months until your first birthday... cue the tears from your sad mommy. I can't believe how fast these last 10 months have gone!! You have changed and learned SO MUCH this last month. It's crazy how much you haved accomplished!!!


 
First of all, you now have 6 teeth! You went from 2 teeth to 6 teeth in a week!! It was rough. On all of us. Pretty much only at naptime and nightime, though. You were still a happy girl for the most part. Such a little trooper. You now have 4 top teeth!


You are also standing on your own a lot!! You are working hard on your balance. Mimi thinks you are waiting until you are very sure of yourself before you take your first steps! You and your brother are growing so fast, Momma is gonna have to put a brick on both your heads! ;)


 
You also learned to clap and wave bye-bye, it's the cutest thing ever!! You will wave on demand, and you just think it's so fun. You also looove being tickled, and being thrown up in the air. You giggle uncontrollably, and I might die from the cuteness. Everyone is always commenting on how beautiful you are. Of course, I 1,000% agree!!!! :)


 
A typical day: You eat a 8 oz bottle when you wake up in the morning, then have yogurt and some cheerios. You may take a catnap in the car in the morning, too. For lunch you have a baby food pouch, and some puffs, then a 6 oz bottle. You go down for your nap and then have another 6 oz. bottle. At dinner you have a baby food pouch, and some yogurt melts. Then we bathe you both, and get ready for bed!


 

 
We love you, baby!!!
Happy 10 Months, precious girl!!!



 

January 4, 2013

Santa Baby

I got inspired by Pinterest, and  snapped a few pictures of Claire for a quick Christmas photo session. Love dressing up my baby doll, and I think she kind of likes being a little model, too!!







January 1, 2013

Our Christmas {2012}

Well, I cannot believe how long it's been since I did a blog post!!!! Almost February, and I'm just now getting around to Christmas.... Well better late than never, right? I will be doing a lot of catch-up posts, and just back dating them. Soo much to catch up on!! First up: Christmas was extra hectic this year, since we came back from Disney World the day before Christmas Eve! I was so glad I had finished up the Christmas shopping (and wrapping) ahead of time. We went to Christmas Eve service at our church at three. It was such a good service. It was more traditional this year, and it was a candelight service, which I loved. Claire came into the service with us, and was a perfect angel. I loved having her in there with us. Graham had a blast playing in the nursery.




 
 
After the service, we came home to grab some appetizers and snacks that I had made for the evening, and headed to Chad's Aunt and Uncle's home for the Christmas Eve family party. We had a great time, as always. That side of the family is huge and I just love the tradition of a big family gathering at Christmas. There are tons of little bitty kids running around too, so that makes it extra fun and crazy. Graham has a blast with his cousins.Around 8 or so, we went back to our house along with Chad's parents and David and Kara to open presents.










 
 






 
Christmas morning, we woke up with the kids and opened presents, just the four of us. Graham's main present was his Power Wheels truck, a big hit! Claire mainly got books, a fisher price purse toy, a gloworm and several spring/summer outfits from Remember Nguyen, the girl should be set for the next 6 months. 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After presents, we ate breakfast and got ready to go to my parents for Christmas day. We spent the rest of the day at my parents, and had a great visit with my aunt and uncle, and my cousin Shannon and his family, and my sister and her family.