Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My baby is turning 1

I can't believe that this time a year ago I couldn't sleep because I was scared of my c-section scheduled for the morning. I was ecstatic that I kept her in until her due date and that she wouldn't be a preemie like her sister.  I wondered what my baby would look like, would she be okay, would I be okay?  Somehow a year has passed and she is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Charlotte is a fun, milk loving baby who struggles with sleep, loves her big sister, adores baby dolls, swings and climbing her slide.  She enjoys chewing books and eating yogurt and Cheerios.  Happy birthday to my 2nd precious miracle, Charlotte Brooke Bowlby.  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Growing up

Claire may not weigh much more than she did a year ago, but she sure is looking more grown up.  
 This was my beautiful big girl getting ready to go to her Easter Party at school last week. When I ask her to show me her sweet face, this is the pose I get.  I love it!   She was so excited.  They had chips, mini cupcakes and Capri Sun and made a bunny out of a paper plate. 

Charlotte's First 1st Birthday Present

 I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 1 in less than a week.  Since one of her friends can't come to her party he brought her present to lunch today.  Charlotte was so excited to actually get to open a present since her sister usually does it for her.  
 Why yes, that is Claire's hand in the picture trying to "help" Charlotte.  

 Claire trying to squeeze the plastic cupcake.  
Oh and wondering about Charlotte's spiky hair. . . It's a nice combination of her being in a hot car seat, smearing food into it and pulling out her pigtails.