Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthday Cake

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to our Darling Daughter

Cliche though it may sound, Josh and I cannot believe its been a year since you joined our family. So much has happened over the course of this year. We've learned so much more about marriage and love. You are such a blessing and gift from God. We have loved getting to know you this year and watching you grow, develop and explore your surroundings. I pray that God continues to grant us wisdom and grace as we parent you in the years to come. We are so thankful you are our daughter.

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Happy Birthday to our darling girl! We love you so much!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Enjoying fall weather and Lola's leash. yum...yum...The "hoo hoo hooing" face enhanced with sweet potato puff stuck to the side of Claire's nose.Sunday we took a family trip to Orchard Nursery in Lafayette. They have events during the Fall like tomato sampling and decorative pot planting as well as music and visiting farm animals. Claire enjoyed the steel drum band along with my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Ross.

Claire and I checking out the baby pigs and their wagging tails.

We loved checking out all the decorations and music at Orchard. Josh got tips on starting a winter garden which he hopes to get started this weekend. I'll let you know how it progresses.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Story or 1 & 2

***Disclaimer*** The subject matter of this post may be considered by some to be a little on the order of TMI.

A story of one. Claire enjoys a bath just about every evening to help relax her before bedtime. After her bath we let Claire play around on the floor in our room before putting her pajamas and diaper on. She is fascinated with this pair of green flip flops I picked up at Marshalls years ago. She loves to put them in her mouth so I have to hide them so she doesn't. On this particular evening I had thrown my flip flops behind me into my closet. Claire played around for a few minutes and then took off into my closet in search of my shoes. As soon as she got into my closet, she sat down, peed, grabbed by shoes and crawled right back out. Thank you Claire.

A story of two. Bath time on another evening. Josh was preparing Claire for the bath and called downstairs to request the camera because he said Claire was looking particularly cute. When I got upstairs Claire was standing at the tub, all ready for the bath with her back to me and Josh was standing next to her. He started in again on how cute she was while I was thinking to myself, she's kind of making a funny face that doesn't look so cute. As I was thinking that, she turned around and there dangling from her behind was poop. Here's how the dialogue went Josh: "Isn't she cute?" Me: "Uh...not so much, she's pooping." Josh, ever the calm one in these situations: "Ahh, what do we do? Do something!" Plop on the bathmat. Now those of you that know Josh and have heard from previous posts, Josh doesn't like mess of any kind, especially the bodily kind. So he's totally cringing as he wraps his hand in TP and disposes of it. Poor Josh.

All in a day's work for a baby.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanks Dad, and by Dad, I mean my Dad

Saturday Josh and I escaped to my parent's house to get away from at least some of the heat. While enjoying a delicious dinner of Mexican food with my parents and grandma, Claire shows off a new talent.

We all started laughing uncontrollably. My dad was especially in stitches about the whole thing because apparently he has been doing this very thing in front of her for months and now she's doing it back.

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