Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A pedicure for Claire

A few days ago I got a pedicure, and Claire was very fascinated by my painted toes. She kept saying that she wanted her toes painted, so I took her to Walgreens to pick out some polish. She chose a bright blue, of course.

I was amazed at how still she sat while I applied the polish, and she really enjoyed showing off her polish - for about an hour. Then she wanted it off. Almost immediately, she wanted them painted again, but we decided we'd do it again another time.


Striking a pose

Checking out her pretty toes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

A visit from the fire truck

Claire loves to look at fire trucks. We live near a fire station, and every time we drive past she cranes her head to see if the garage doors are open so she can see the trucks. Sometimes they're out in the drive, which is really exciting!

Today before the egg hunt, Claire got a special treat - the fire truck came to school! They are doing a unit on Community Workers, so the firemen came to talk about their jobs and show the kids the truck. Claire got to look inside, and her teachers got this cute picture. Pure joy!

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Egg Hunt

Today Claire's class had an Easter egg hunt, and I was able to be there to watch the frenzy. Claire's hunting skills have improved every year, and she quickly figured out that she needed to run to get the eggs further from the building while most of her classmates ran after the same eggs.

Off she goes - skinny thing has a hard time keeping those pants up! :)

Pony tail flying


Spotted another one!



Got it!


"One, twooo, theee..."

Afterwards we had time for her to play a little on the big kids playground and show me her tricks.



We both had a great time - she's getting so big!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Updates coming soon...

I know, I know...I am way behind on the blog! We are all fine and healthy and have been either busy or trying to catch up on sleep since Claire's birthday. Plus, I still have about 150 photos to go through from all of her birthday celebrations. The plan is to catch up this week - so more photos and stories are coming soon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Project Life: Week 15

Photos from the week of April 11 - 17:


Today the school called and said Will had a fever. Robert took him to the pediatrician (he checked out okay - no ear infections or RSV) and then dropped him off at my office on his way back to work. He slept for awhile and then sat calmly in my lap while I finished up for the day. Sweet boy!

Claire's birthday present from Nana and Granddaddy arrived on Monday, and Robert spent most of the evening putting it together. We hid it in the office and then showed it to her tonight. She was so excited!


Claire made a "choo choo train" out of her apple slices before she ate them. "Woo woo!"

Will was very entertained!

Today was the Fiesta parade at school. Claire had so much fun wearing her crown and pulling her float.


Claire finally conquered her fear of the bounce house while at Harper's birthday party and couldn't stop giggling. Such fun!


Chair pictures are starting to get a little more difficult - it's too tempting for Will to grab at things and try to get them in his mouth.

Will's First Bites

Our pediatrician gave us the go ahead to start Will on solid foods at his 4 month check -up. We decided to wait a few more weeks and eventually gave Will his first taste of anything other than milk/formula on April 10th, one day before his 5 month birthday.

We had Nana wield the spoon. He seemed ready to begin!



Not so sure about it at first...


What was that?!?!


Ready to try again

All smiles!

Not surprisingly, he quickly figured out what to do. Since then, he has had carrots, peas, apples and squash. I bought some of the jars of Stage 1 Earth's Best baby food, and from the beginning I had to mix them with cereal since he needed something with more texture. We're moving on to Stage 2 and homemade foods now. Looks like we will be fortunate to have another good eater!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011


Today Claire's school held a parade to celebrate Fiesta. For you non-San Antonians, Fiesta is an annual celebration that pretty much takes over the city for 11 days. Claire did such a good job pulling her "float" during the parade, and she even was excited to wear her crown! She is usually not a fan of having anything on her head, but she loved her Fiesta crown and still wears it around the house fairly regularly.

Getting ready

Pulling the float


Shaking her noisemaker

After the parade, her class had a little party with tacos, queso, and other treats. She impressed the other parents with how much she was able to eat - she is small but can put it away. That's my girl!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Project Life: Week 14

Photos from the week of April 4-10:


Claire can hardly stand for me to take a picture of Will by himself - she always wants to jump in! He wasn't too excited about his chair picture today (20 weeks - it was late in the day, but I couldn't wait another day to do it), but Claire had plenty of energy.



Claire really enjoyed her singing birthday card from Aunt LaLa and Uncle Robert!



Claire kept "hiding" behind the kitchen island and jumping out towards Will - he just laughed and laughed every time he saw her and would wait anxiously for her next appearance. I love how they already play together!


Claire's birthday! Nana, Will and I spent the day with her. She got new blue shoes (Crocs) from Nordstrom and ate most of Nana's gelato from Paciugo. She had a great start to her birthday weekend.

Claire's party at the New Braunfels Children's Museum - everyone had a fabulous time!


Someone didn't want to sit still to take a picture with Nana, so we improvised.


Will tried solid food for the first time! He did a great job eating his cereal and seemed to really enjoy it. On to purees!

More pictures from Claire's birthday week

Some additional random photos:

Will loves to munch on fingers! IMG_7309.jpg

Will and Nana


Someone did not want to sit still for a picture...


Claire loves her Elefun game from Isabella!




More presents! Lacing cards from Ma and Bob...

...and a play kitchen from Nana and Granddaddy!



I think her favorite part of the kitchen may be the play cordless phone. She uses it daily to make her calls.