Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

We had a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Josh was off the whole time so we enjoyed BBQ's, family time, & movie nights!
....& on a gushy attractive is that man? 
Love him & extra love spending 5 days straight with him without him going to work!
 I don't have to do anything special as long as I am with my two favorite people.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Teething has been hard on this baby.
Okay, teething has been hard on both of us.
Claire has been really sick all week while her first two bottom teeth cut through.
Finally she is back to her normal self and feeling happy again.
Now I can only hope that our sleeping can get back on track!
Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

THE Sunburn.

I hate that I did this.
It was the worst I have ever felt....EVER!!
I took Claire to the park for a day of fun & later that night she looked like this.
Yes, I did put sunglasses on her & Yes, I did forget to put sunscreen on her.
I cried for 2 whole days.
Everyone laughed at me for being so dramatic about it, but I really felt so HORRIBLE!!
 I didn't even want to document this, but I have been told that Claire will laugh about it one day.
So Claire- this is for you my darling.
Sorry your Mother didn't know what she was doing for the first year of your life.
Oh yeah, you also have like 3 bruises on your head right now as I am typing this.
I did the best I could.
P.S you didn't peel & the doctor assured me you wouldn't have skin damage.
I love you.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Trip Exhaustion & New Tricks!

After our trip, Claire was extremely exhausted!
She fell asleep eating dinner.
She fell asleep in my arms.
She fell asleep in the car.
Basically she would fall asleep everywhere!
Luckily, Josh snapped this picture while he was feeding her one night.
It was the funniest thing.
 She would be sitting in her crib & get so tired that she would just fold in half & sleep.
Super comfy right?!
 I think half the reason this baby is so tired is because she has learned a couple new tricks.
She went from crawling to pulling herself up in one week!!
It went by way too fast if I do say so myself.
Now, she follows me everywhere & is always at my feet trying to stand up.
Gotta love this stage!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Claire goes to the Beach.

 While we were in {california} we took Claire Bear to the beach for the first time.
She wanted to eat the sand.
She was scared of the water.
She looked adorable in her new bathing suit.
Gammy Cheri was making her laugh lots.
I just love that baby and her tutu bum bum.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Grandma's Birthday Weekend!

My Grandma's birthday was on May 10th!
She had no idea that Claire, My Mom, Crawford, & Myself were going to surprise her!
She was SO surprised & excited that we came!
She had a birthday party planned so we got to join in on the fun!!
{& believe was Grandparents know how to party}

{ Claire was tired}
{ Karaoke is a must}
 {My Grandparents only have a shower in their house so we had to get creative & bathe Claire in a tote bin.  It was hilarious}
 {Playing games!}
 {It's no secret that Claire is OBSESSED with books.  My Mom loved reading to her the whole trip!}
 {While we were there Claire pulled herself up to her feet for the first time & hasn't stopped since}
We had so much fun visiting with family.
I love watching them with Claire.
{it's the cutest thing}
Can't wait to go back!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day.

My first Mother's Day was wonderful.
I have loved everything about becoming a Mother
{even the hard stuff}
I wouldn't trade any of it.
Claire has blessed my life in so many ways.
& I am lucky to be her Mommy.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy 4 Years

Josh & I have been married 4 years!!
We had a low key Anniversary this year.
I made dinner & a cake.
Josh had to work.
We watched our favorite shows.
We played with our Claire.
& we just enjoyed each other.
I have loved the past four years.
Becoming parents has probably been my favorite thing we did together.
Thanks for the best four years of my life so far Joshua.