Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Dear Joshua Brock,
        First of all, I'm so glad you are my Husband.  After going through pregnancy, child birth, & the beginning stages of motherhood it is a miracle you haven't killed me.  I know I can be a brat sometimes, and maybe that is an understatement but I know no other man could handle me like you do.  I wait all day for you to come home from work just so I can laugh and smile.  I love when we dance in our living room just so we can get Claire to laugh.  You are such a good Daddy & Husband and we are so lucky to have you.

Dear Sweet Baby Claire,
        Being your Mommy for the last six months has been so wonderful.  You are such a good baby and you make waking up so much fun.  When you pop your little head up in that crib and flash your gummy smile at me it melts my heart daily.  I love kissing your squishy cheeks and your cute chin.  I can't stop.  I'm addicted.  Your Daddy and I love you with all our hearts.  We are so lucky to have you as ours.  If it's one thing you will never go without Claire Bear, it's love.  You are my girl and I'm so excited to have you as my best friend forever.

 You two are my everything.

baby love.

Claire might have a boyfriend already.

6 months

My sweet Claire is six months old.
How did this happen so fast???
It has gone by in a blink of an eye.
It makes me nervous that is how her whole life will be.
So I have decided to enjoy every single day.
I mean....how could you not enjoy that face?
 One thing is for sure...our girl is a happy one.

Dad & Mom are so in love. 
When it is time for Claire to wake up to eat we fight over who gets to go get her out of her crib.Dad always wants to be the first one she sees and smiles at.  
 Claire LOVES solid food!
Her favorites are sweet potatoes, apples, & green beans.
 She loves all her toys & will cry sometimes if I take her out of her toys before she is ready.
Claire at six months:
Weight:19.13lbs/96th percentile
Height: 28 inches/99th percentile
Rolling everywhere!
Starting to sit up on her own, but still needs help.
Bounces like crazy, even if she isn't in her bouncer.
Smiles most the day.
Sucks on her fingers.
Drools & spits up...all day.
Laughs really hard when she is thrown in the air
Sleeping from 9pm-9am with a feed in the middle.
Has been really sick for the past two months, but is finally getting better.
              {hoping she won't need ear tubes!!!}
Loving this girl more & more each day.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Joshua!

My Joshua turned 29 last month!!
We had a fun weekend of celebration!
Family dinner at our house.
Eating at Tucano's for lunch.
I made a cookies & cream cake.
& he opened his gun safe.
{the long awaited present}
all in all i think he had a good birthday.
...at least i hope so.
Claire & I love you Josh.
happy birthday

Sunday, March 3, 2013

We went to Gi Gi & Papa's

Claire & I went to California!
We went to stay with my Grandma and Grandpa for a long weekend.
It was much needed for me that's for sure!
& my Mom even met us there.
Flying with an infant is a bit stressful.
Especially when you are alone and traveling.
I had to make sure I had everything strategically prepared for easy access!
It ended up being fine.
Every time I think my baby can't handle something she surprises me and does amazing!
It was so worth the stress.
Our weekend was wonderful!
Baby was spoiled with yummy treats all weekend!
The licorice was her favorite.

My Papa turned 70 years old while we were there!!
We celebrated by baking a cake, eating at his favorite restaurant, & playing games
We even got to see Grandpa Bruce & Grandma Kym!
Claire met my beautiful little cousin Lani!
& my Aunt June
Such a fun weekend!
When can we go back?
Missing them already.

*Best moment of trip:  My Grandma talking about her potty business while we were trying to sing happy birthday to papa.
*Second best moment of trip:  My Grandma coming into the living room with a wig on.
thanks for the laughs Grandma!