Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter is Here!

Christmas is coming fast and furious, and we've gotten some good snow lately to go right along with it! In between baking and shopping we managed to find some time to see what this white stuff is all about. Ella seems to like it... for a little while anyway. She and Daddy attempted to build a snowman yesterday... things started out great, but 5 minutes later Daddy was on his own and Ella had had enough! It was all worth it in the end... she even insisted on having her high chair in plain sight of our little "man" out in the backyard for breakfast this morning. A couple days ago we went to Christmas at the Trader's Point Creamery!!! A little cold - but a visit with REAL Reindeer made it ALL worth it!!

"A ball made out of SNOW??!!"

Like it...Like it...

Hate it!... Hate it!...

The finished masterpiece!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Santa 2009

She's apparently still not a big fan... For Claire however, the jury is still out.

Santa 2008

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


These two are really starting to notice each other, and it's pretty stinkin' cute!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3 Months Already!

They say it goes fast... turns out it goes even faster with the second! Claire is 3 months old today and I figured I better blog about since I'm failing at documenting everything else in her life!! Her sweet personality is slowly coming out - even got a couple little giggles out of her yesterday! She's not quite as independent and content as her big sister... basically wants nothing to do with hanging out by herself during her waking hours. But I figure that's because she somehow knows that if I could get away with plopping her in a swing for 3 hours at a stretch - sadly, I probably would! No... little Claire knows that she must take advantage of bonding with Mommy while she can... Thankfully, she is a great sleeper. She's napping in the morning for a couple hours... again in the afternoon for 4-4 1/2 hours!!! And sleeping through the night as well. Such a good girl. No wonder she insists on one on one time when she is awake!!

I wanted to look back and remember what Ella looked like at 3 months... and discovered that was when I snapped some cute shots of her wearing a handmade hat from a dear friend, and laying on the matching blanket she crocheted. Since that same special friend made a hat and blanket for Claire as well... only made sense to do a second photo shoot!! Turns out these two look a LITTLE bit more alike than I thought!

This one is Ella: