Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October 2010

October was a wonderful month for the Vandervaart family. The month included "Light the Night" - a walk to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a visit from Pete's parents and sisters, a couple of trips to the Children's Museum, a visit to the zoo for ZooBoo, and a couple of visits from my sister, Beth. We spent an evening at the Getty's house and another evening with the Syrek family. We went to the pumpkin patch and I took the girls to the Covered Bridge Festival with some family and friends. On October 8th I got certified to teach Zumba classes and my first session is this Wednesday! I am really excited!

Claire is maturing by the minute it seems - she is getting a little less clumsy and continues to climb things like a monkey. She has the best imagination I know... She will all of a sudden say "Shh... a dinosaur is coming!" and then I will follow her wherever she goes and then she will say "Whew, that was close!" She continues to be a bit of a picky eater but her favorite food is a bagel with cream cheese! She sings her ABC's, Twinkle Twinkle, and some songs off of Dora and Fresh Beat Band. She is such a joy to watch - plain and simple :)

Grace is SO close to walking. She cruises along furniture and loves to walk with her walking toy. Yesterday when we were getting her pictures taken she actually took her first step on her own and we were able to catch an action shot photo of it! (For a scrapbooker like myself, this is a big deal!) She loves to say "mama" even though I don't think she knows that's me. She is a bottomless pit and will eat anything in front of her. She is like her sister and loves when Pete horses around with her. She, too, is such a delight to watch grow.

Here is Grace cautiously approaching the pumpkin

She liked to stir the pumpkin goop

She dropped a toy inside the pumpkin

Claire was having a great time!

Trying to do some carving

The following are pictures from "Light the Night"

Claire and Grandpa

Claire and Grace in pumpkins

Bath time!

Love her kissable cheeks
The following are from the pumpkin patch...

Aww.... sisterly snuggling!

Shirt says it all :)

Pajama time

We went to tuck Claire in and this is how we found her!

Luckily it was bath night

A cake that Claire decorated

Claire protecting or hiding behind Grace (while I was vacuuming)

What a Gerber baby!

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