Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bathtime with Claire

Claire is wild.  She may not be wild compared to other children but compared to our "bump on a log" Cason that even when he crawled would sit still and play... she is wild.  She's fast and doesn't sit still EVER.  Including in the bathtub where she thinks its totally appropriate to stand up and try to climb out.

And yes, Cason said "I toot".  He's so proud.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

More Quotes from Cason

After a long day yesterday, Cason was "on fire" in the car at 8:15pm.  Claire was sound asleep but not Case-dog...  He was talking up a storm and singing some song with no words just random syllables.  Ryan and I were both exhausted and hoping for a moment of quiet (ha, yeah right) when this conversation happened:

Ryan: [I don't remember what he said, but the sentence ended in], Case-dog?
Case: Okay, Daddy-Dog.
Ryan and Me:  Laughing uncontrollably
Case: Daddy-Dog. Daddy-Dog.  Mommy-Dog.  Mommy-Dog.  Claire-Dog (looking at each of us with big smiles as he gave us our new names).

As much as he tests our patience, our willpower, our sanity... he keeps us smiling!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Claire - Spaghetti

Claire had her first taste of Davis spaghetti. She was a big fan and made quite the mess of herself.

Claire - (A little over) 10 Months Old

It's hard to believe that 10 months has come and gone and that 2012 is almost over.  It's been a wild, busy, emotional, challenging, joyful (and probably any other adjective you could come up with) year.  

But through it all, I find joy in the little things, like our monthly Owl picture.

Claire is so full of energy and keeps us BUSY.  We think back to Cason a lot, he was so chill, sat in one spot, even when he learned to crawl he wasn't as wild as Claire.  She crawls on/over anything she can and is fast, fast, fast.  Here are the highlights
  • Says "mamamama", "dadadadada", "nanananana", "bababababa" and a lot
  • Is LOUD... she lets you know with loud screams when she wants something or is mad at something (likely Cason taking her toys or not feeding her fast enough)
  • Crawls all over the place and loves to climb on things
  • Eating mostly table food -- shredded chicken, ground beef, beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, peaches, cheerios, crackers are the staples
  • Starting to drink from a straw -- she wasnt a big fan of the true sippy cup so we just tried the straw cup instead.  She figured it out really fast and now is trying to figure out how to not get too much milk (she spits a lot out).
  • Starting to drink a little whole milk in preparation for the formula and bottles exit from our kitchen on or before Feb 9th!!!!
  • Loves her mamma .. I can't say I really mind this but she is for sure a Mamma's girl.  She will reach for me when most anyone is holding her.  She will go to other people and doesn't cry for me, but when she see's me, she wants me to hold her.  She stays right at my feet in the kitchen... I can't wait for her to get a little bigger and join in the fun!
I pulled out some of Cason's Christmas PJ's to see if they fit Claire.  She's a little bigger than he was at Christmas (8 months vs 10 months) but they still fit well enough!

And the rest of the photo shoot --  taken with my phone because I kept forgetting to take the big camera upstairs.  Thank God for the iPhone!!!

Of course, this is what most of the photo shoot looked like... always on the move.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Claire Says Hi!

This video was taken very early the morning of Claire's bronchoscopy (more on that later).

The little silent "talking" was her favorite thing to do for a few days.  Don't worry, she does this in a not so silent way too, ha.  She's a loud little girl.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 - Cason and Mo Running

Neanie and Grandpa have a long hallway in their house. It's was home to many days of bowling, running, sliding in our socks, Lego village building and who knows what else when James and I were growing up.  Cason and Mo found their own game.  This quick video represents many laps and lots of squeals the few days we were all together over Thanksgiving.

(hopefully I'll post Thanksgiving pictures one of these days)

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