Sunday, February 17, 2013

Train Conductor Claire

As soon as Claire learned to walk (or almost walk), this became a favorite game!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Claire - 1 Year Old - Birthday Highlights

Claire is 1.  It seems impossible and this year has flown by... even faster than Cason's first year.  I think when you have 2 you spend so much of your time balancing and juggling the demands of both kids that you don't have the time to just sit and stare at and soak in every second with your baby.  Then all the sudden, they are walking and having their first birthday.  At least that is how it happened for us.

Here is our final picture in the owl photoshoot series.  She's definitely taken over the owl and the blanket!

That is the best picture we could get.  Most of the pictures looked like this:

I missed writing down many of her milestones so I'll catch up here. Claire is:

  • Walking and walking all over the place
  • Waves
  • Claps
  • Bends over to pick up toys then stands back up
  • Has 2 teeth on bottom and working on the top 4. Its been a LONG few weeks of teething
  • Loves fruit.  If she sees it, she won't touch anything else.  
  • Eats lots of things... all sorts of fruit, ground beef, shredded chicken or pork, peas, carrots, broccoli, crackers, pasta, pancakes, Cheerios, beans, eggs, cheese... pretty much whatever we are eating.  She does NOT like avocado which makes our Mexican nights out more challenging than with Cason.
  • Still quite attached to her bottle... at least before bed.  I've gotten her down to that one bottle per day but she's still refusing the cup or not actually drinking anything from a cup so I let her have the bottle at night so she's getting some fluids.  
  • Says "Da-da" and "Ma-Ma" (Dada was first), "Da" (dog) and "A-da" that we think is "Admiral" :)
  • She still adores her brother and has finally fallen in love with Admiral.  After his little escape act where he spent 24 hours roaming the neigbhorhood, he was EXHAUSTED.  She loved petting and loving all over him since he was too tired to get up and move.  
  • She's still got her crazy cough but it's not as frequent.  We are still watching it closely and will see what the Dr says next week at her check up.
  • She's a mama's girl which I love and hate all at the same time.  I love that she knows and wants me but there are times when I just can't hold her and that really makes her mad.  
I'm sure there is more but I'm forgetting it.

Here she is in her birthday outfit!  We had a great morning party with a purple owl theme, of course.

And the party highlights -- The food and decor

Play Doh

Eating Play Doh



Ball Pit Fun



Ending the day with a sink bath

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