Thursday, January 29, 2009

Claire is 10 months old!

We can't believe that Claire is 10 months old already! It has been such a wonderful journey and she is learning so many new things. She walks all around the house from room to room and the other day was able to bend over and pick something up. She drinks from a sippy cup and is down to 2 bottles a day. She eats all table foods and we have had a lot of fun watching her expressions when she tries new foods. She has 8 teeth now and weighs over 23 pounds. Here are some pictures from this past month...
Soundly sleeping during her afternoon nap

Walking around and drinking

Walking with daddy's help on the icy sidewalk

One day it felt pretty warm out so we reunited her with the swings at the park

BIG smile

A great little pianist

We went to the zoo on MLK day

Daddy had her pet a shark!!

Still loves the aquarium

Outdoor at the zoo

Aunt Debbie teaching her how to drink from a cup

Relaxin with daddy

Trying on dad's new basketball shoes

She loves to ride her rocking horse

Claires meets Chef Boyardee!


All cleaned up

Such a pretty little smile

Playing with Jackson and having matching hairdos

We took Claire outside to see what she thought of the big snowfall

Daddy tossed her around a bit

She was ready to go inside after about 10 minutes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Claire's New Play Area!

Thank to all of the generous Christmas gifts from our family and friends - we decided Claire needed a play area so here is what Pete and I created! She loves it!

9 Month Photo Shoot with Aunt Kathy

We had a photo session with wonderful and talented Aunt Kathy! Here are some of our favorites...
Outfit #1: The Workout Outfit (Thanks Uncle Tim)

Such a BIG girl

Walking to Mommy's arms

Outfit #2: The Studious Outfit (from Miss Lorie)

Look at all of those teeth!

A little off balanced... she fell IMMEDIATELY after the photo was taken :)

Seriously studying "The Big Book of Knowledge"

Little Miss Mozart


Outfit #3: Playful outfit (Thanks Mike & Anne)

Unsure about walking this time

Fresh out of smiles by outfit #3!
Thanks for the lovely pictures, Aunt Kathy!!

Claire - 9 Months Old!!

We can hardly believe that Claire is 9 months old! We went to the doctor yesterday and she weighs 22 lbs. She is in the 90th percentile for height and weight - a very proportional, very big girl!! She has learned some new tricks this month... she likes to climb the stairs now, walk along furniture, and even ventures to take 4-5 steps on her own! She has 7 teeth now and got her two front teeth just in time for Christmas. She likes to babble and is very close to her first words. Here are some pictures from this last month...

This Christmas decoration was her favorite at Oma and Opa's - she practically tried to scale the bookshelf to get to it!

Our family before mom and dad went out for New Year's Eve

Her new favorite, silly face

She had her first play date with Korbin

Mom tries VERY hard to get bows in her hair

Here she is taking a few steps on her own

Here she is climbing the stairs

SOO happy grandpa is out of the hospital

Thanks for the blocks, Jackson...
...but I prefer the tissue paper for now! :)

She got to spend time with her Godparents, Mike & Anne

She LOVES bubble baths

She has weekly play dates with Jackson

Still has those baby blue eyes!

Daddy loves to make her hair look crazy

Such a pretty smile...

Having fun with blocks

Helping us decorate for Christmas

We started brushing her teeth - she seems to like to EAT the toothpaste more than anything

More soon to come from her 9 month photo shoot with Aunt Kathy!