Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We love meeting Nate for lunch. Its something we try to do on a regular basis. Last week we met him at the South Towne Mall and Claire got to ride the carousel. She's talked about "Marty the Zebra" every day since.

Totally blurry, but I just love how much fun she's having...

This is definitely not the last time we'll go there.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

pot of gold?

I'm really wishing there was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow...seeing as it ended at my house yesterday.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The party

The invite.

The cupcakes.

The cake. Sadly, this did not turn out like the picture. Half of my family couldn't even tell what it is. Any guesses?

The presents.

Opening the presents.

The infamous Cookie Monster toy that I referred to in the post below. Still the most annoying toy ever. But how could i begrudge her of it? She loves this thing.

Cutest umbrella from Brad and E'Shell. Claire walks around the house with it singing, "Its raining, its pouring, the old Claire is snoring." Oh, and am I the only to NOT know that its bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? I was made fun of at the party for not knowing this.

The big present that she was dying to open all day.

Getting a little help opening said present.

Blowing out the candles.

One down and the determined look that the second won't be far behind.

Mission accomplished.

Eating the cake.

Happy birthday Claire!

Oh, and this blog turned two along with happy birthday to my blog!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Two? Really?

How did it happen? I'll never know. Claire turned two last Saturday.

Random facts/bragfest about Claire:

*Weighs 24 pounds - 28th percentile.
*32 inches tall - 17th percentile.
*Still wears 18-month clothes. In fact, she still has a 6-month jacket she wears. Good thing I bought a bunch of 2T summer clothes.

*Loves to sing and can memorize songs faster than I can.
*A few of the songs she knows: ABCs, Glad When Daddy Comes Home, A Child of God, Elmo's Song, Star Shining Brightly, Twinkle, Twinkle, Book of Mormon Stories, etc.

*Favorite time of day is morning. She'll say the craziest/funniest things when she's alone in her bedroom. (Example: "Mom, do you know what a cockroach is?" She knows this from Wall-E.)
*Favorite foods: cereal. Baby food green beans. And more cereal.
*Said her first sentence at 17 months: "Where did Daddy go?"

*Bathtime = Claire at her squealiest.
*Still a champion sleeper.
*Newest skill: opening doors. (Read: problem. At her birthday party we found her in the front yard by herself.)

*Favorite movie: its a tie between Finding Nemo/Wall-E/Signing Time.
*About a week ago she decided to give up the binkie. She just said "No binkie." I said, "Should we throw it away?" She said, "Yeah. Throw it in garbage." And she did. Hallelujah.

*Been on an airplane five times...with two more trips coming this summer.
*Been in ten states besides Utah: CA, ID, WY, MA, RI, WA, OR, OH, MI, HI.
*Favorite toy: Talking Cookie Monster from Grandma and Grandpa. Most likely the most annoying toy ever. Thanks again Mom.

*I love this girl more than I ever though possible. *Sigh.* Please don't grow any faster.

Pics from her Aloha birthday party to come soon...