Saturday, June 30, 2012

New rocking chair

How cool is Claire's new rocking caterpillar!  We met with the Mullally family this week to get Claire's birthday present (since they missed the party) and meet their adorable new little girl.  Claire is in love with this fun toy that she can rock on and plays lots of fun songs.  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


She may look sweet and cute, but don't let her looks fool you.  Claire has been plain rotten the past few days. Anytime she doesn't get her way it is an all out melt down temper tantrum.  If she doesn't get enough graham crackers, she beats on the cabinet and screams and cries.  If you won't open the toy box and get out the toy she wants, she won't let you pick her up, arches her back and SCREAMS.

This morning we went to the library and park with her friends.  She was a good little girl at the library, but during our picnic things didn't go her way so she made sure everyone knew it.  I thought maybe she had ear infection so I took her to the doctor this afternoon, nope she's in perfect health.  I guess we are just experiencing the terrible 2's really early.

On a positive note Claire is growing.  She weighed 15 lbs 6 oz which means she has gained 2 pounds since her birthday.  For Claire 2 pounds in 4 months is excellent.  Claire's vocabulary is also growing.  Today's new word is "ball."

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Duck Duck Duck

Claire got to see real live ducks for the 1st time Monday.  She was very excited and even more special Grandma Rice got to join in on the fun!.

 It was a very fun, but tiring morning as you can see from Claire's yawn.  

16 months

 I think the best way to describe Claire at 16 months is BUSY.  From the moment Claire wakes up to the moment Claire goes to sleep she is moving and exploring.  Claire likes to run back and forth between the family room and the playroom.  She doesn't push her stroller or car she drags it with one hand through the kitchen.  Claire loves to dance and starts to wiggle whenever she hears music or the word "dance."  Claire still hates to get her diaper changed or put clothes on, but once the clothes are on and you tell her she's pretty she dances around admiring herself.  Claire loves "outside" and if she hears the word runs to the front door and bangs on it.  Her best friend is Jack, anything and everything to do with Jack.  She loves meat ( chicken, ground beef, pork chops).Claire loves being a little mommy and drags her baby all around the house.  She still loves books and has her favorites that we read multiple times a day,  

At 16 months Claire is a very fun and lovable little girl.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

This picture was taken last night and I think it's perfect for Father's Day.  Claire and Jack sure do love their daddy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another day, another picnic, another trip to the pool

Life is hard when you are almost 16 months old and have lots of wonderful friends who invite you to their pools.  
Claire was VERY excited to swim today, but only if I didn't let go of her.  Claire loved the water, but whined and cried anytime I put her down.  

 After water play we enjoyed a nice picnic lunch.  Claire ate a jar of baby food, a piece of bread and of course 2 packs of Mum Mums.  

 Claire and Kayla enjoyed some lounging in the sun.  Don't worry they were both well coated with spf 50.  

 Brooks was there as well.  Here he was telling the girls a great story.  

 See Kayla pointing at the fountain.  Claire was very interested.  
 Kayla then tried to crawl over to the fountain.  She has no fear of the water.  
 Ah paradise.  Kayla's pool is amazing.  They have a kids pool , a splash pad, a big kid pool and a lazy river.  Claire knows where she wants to move!
 Don't ask me what's with Claire's new squat pose, ha ha

It was another great day and Claire is already into hour 3 of her nap.  A big Thanks to Ryleigh for letting Claire borrow her bathing suit from last summer.  Poor Claire only has bathing suits that are too big or too small.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome to Moe's

The weather wasn't so pretty today, but we still had a great day.  We met Finley and Ryleigh at Moe's for free kids meal day.  Claire was very excited about her mini cheese quesadilla and cookie.  Don't tell the kids about the free drinks that came with the meals; all the mommies drank those!
We kept trying but the girls wouldn't stay together for a picture.  

Claire kept squatting.  I think she wanted to sit down, but she knew it was wet.  
"Come on Ryleigh it's wet and fun to touch!"
 I love how she walked away rubbing her hands together.  

Side note:  While I was typing this Claire said a new word, "but."  Don't worry, she knows where it is too, ha ha.   Her other new word last weekend was "yellow."

Monday, June 11, 2012


 Claire just LOVES playing outside.  She gets soooo excited and sits so patiently to get her shoes on.  I love letting her run up and down the driveway and sidewalk because it makes her take great naps!  She's starting to get more curious about her surroundings and likes to point out different things in nature.

Claire's sleeping schedule is starting to get back on track.  The past 2 nights she has slept through the night.  Last night she went to bed at 10pm and didn't wake up until 8am!  She's also taking amazing naps, most days her naps are 2-3 hours.  It is probably because this girl never stops.  Claire is a very on the go girl.