Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Things to Remember


  • The perfect way to describe Claire is to say that she's definitely a girl. Very emotional. High highs and low lows :) Very different than Ellie. Ellie was very content 98% of the time. But I love their differences. I can't wait to see how it all plays out when they're older.

  • Claire BITES when we nurse! OUCH! Again, something Ellie never did. She's not crazy about the whole eating process in general. She only wants to eat to get it done and have a full belly. She doesn't linger, which is nice. But I love the sweet moments when she takes her time and her and I get to have a little one-on-one time.

  • She doesn't like food at all right now. She acts like I'm torturing her! Little stinker.

  • She has a few nicknames that she responds to like stinky & missy Lou! :)

  • Of all people, Ellie can make her laugh the most- melt my heart.


  • She is talking up a storm these days! I just love it. My favorite thing she says/asks is "What's that it is?"- translation- "What is that?" Haha! It is so cute.

  • Every night when I put her to bed, we have to re-enact the last part of the Tangled movie when Rupunzel and Eugene hug and kiss- too funny. She lays in bed and we both look at each other like we've never met and say "Eugene!" then hug and kiss. We always do it, no matter how tired she is, she always remembers :)

Just a few things I want to remember about this time in my life right now. Having kids is so much fun!

P.S. I'm already ready for another one! No joke.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Little Bit of Everything

This is short & sweet post. Here's what we've been up to!

At 5 1/2 months Claire started crawling! Almost EXACTLY when Ellie did! She also started pulling herself up and sitting within a week (that's exactly like Ellie!). We have to chase her around a little more, but she's so much fun and so happy to be independent :)
Trying to snag a family photo these days (well a decent one) is hard to come by...Ellie 3 out of 4 looking at the camera isn't bad :)

Ellie loves messing around with her daddy :) She is so coordinated...I love it! I hope I'll have a little gymnast or dancer on my hands!

Claire is teething...or at least I think so. She constantly has her hands in her mouth! No signs of any teeth yet though...

Ellie got a big girl bed- she loves it! We had a party when we got it...we turned on Tangled (her favorite movie) got her tangled sheets and a blanket, and sang & danced around. It was such a special moment...She seems so big in there!

Claire doing what she does best :)

Ellie scored this princess dress from her Nana- she was SO happy to have her very own princess dress and wants to wear it EVERY day. I would too if I were her! She looks SO DARN CUTE! This is her and her cousin Hana. So sweet.

Ellie is a huge fan of the pool! Excuse the no swimsuit- we couldn't find it, and plus, she's still adorable in just her swim diaper :) ...and now that I mention it, Adam is lookin pretty adorable too...Glad I get to look at them both every day!

We have started juicing! Some juices are gross, but this one was delicious! This is all the fruit needed to supplement ONE meal with juicing. Isn't that crazy!?!?! It was really good. And we're really enjoying it. We watched a few documentaries and really got some good info out of them. If you're ever bored, I'd suggest, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, Food Inc, & Food Matters. Actually, not only if you're bored, do it anyways! Be informed about what you are putting in your bodies!!! Ignorance is NOT bliss people. Yuck!

We probably have about 20 different varieties of this picture. Ellie falls out of bed every night. It's super cute how she ends up in different spots on the floor and then continues to sleep there all night, no problem!

Until next time!