Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Get me out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Claire loves to eat, but when the food is done, she wants out of her chair!

Like mommy and daddy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New ride

The 1st party guest

The first guest was Ryleigh, so we got lots of pictures of the girls playing.  Ryleigh brought Claire the new purple flower Mudpie outfit.  I'll have to post a picture, the flower on the  matching hair bow is bigger than Claire's head!

 We finally had to take off Ryleigh's hair bow because Claire kept trying to steal it.

The preparty

Claire is wearing a Mudpie birthday outfit from Claire's Auntie Laura. It has a cupcake on the shirt with 1 candle. We searched high and low for a birthday outfit that would fit our little munchkin.  It was worth the wait, because this outfit was just what I wanted!

 Claire really wanted to get her hands on Isabella's bracelets!

A party fit for a princess

These are some pictures of the decorations at Claire's big party.

  I strung up a picture from each of Claire's 12 months of life. 

 Claire helped me make this pot full of lollipops.  We put a heart sticker on each one and tied a pretty pink ribbon around the stems.  Claire had a very fun time pulling the ribbon off the spool and dragging it all over the room.

This vase contained a pound and a half of candy, Claire's lowest weight. 

 Claire's baby wore one of Claire's preemie outfits.  The doll is actually bigger than Claire was in the beginning.

 Claire was very excited about the balloons.  She is still playing with them now. 

 The food, it was all homemade. 

This was my favorite. . . I got a photo mat that everyone who came to the party signed.  Now I have it hanging in Claire's room to remember her special day.
I am very happy with how the party turned out.  Everyone said they had fun and I am proud of how much I was able to do on a very small budget.

Monday, February 27, 2012


 Isabella wrapped Claire's present from Grandma Rice, she thought Claire would like LOTS of bows!

 Claire got her 1st Cabbage Patch doll, she was very excited!
 This is the same thing Claire did at Christmas when she opened her bitty baby.  Claire likes to lick her babies faces.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Big Girl Bow

Claire got in some playtime last week waiting for the Rice crew to get here.

 If you look really closely you can see the hair the bow is clipped onto. 

I think it's going to be awhile before I get to work my french braiding skills on my munchkin.

Cards make Claire HAPPY :)

Claire gets SOOO excited after we check the mail if I give her an envelope. 

 She'll spend all afternoon looking at the picture on the card, opening and closing it and of course tasting it. Claire doesn't quite know the value of a dollar yet, so if there is money in a card, I have to take it away pretty quickly or I think it would end up in little pieces or in her belly.
 This frog card from Great Aunt Linda plays music, Claire was just mesmerized by it!

 She's had a lot of fun with cards lately since she's gotten both Valentine's day and birthday cards in the past few weeks.  I stack them all up the coffee table every night and each morning Claire pulls the cards off one by one, reads them and then scatters them all over the floor.   

Friday, February 24, 2012

My little thief

 Come on mom, please just let me play with Jack's toys, he's sleeping and and won't notice!

 Okay okay I'm leaving :(

 Spilled snacks

Don't worry I'll eat them off of the floor!