Monday, February 22, 2010

What? You wanna see more of them???

Happy Valentine's Day!

"Sure wish IIIII had a Valentine's Doggie from Grandma..."

"Thanks Claire! Don't mind if I do!!"

Claire: "Oh NO you DON'T!"

Their first fight...

Trouble in the making...

Look alike?? Not so much...

Whoever said cats and mice were supposed to be enemies?

Gotta love those prunes...

And allow me one moment to brag on my brilliant child... MIT here she comes!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


The sun finally came out and the wind stopped blowing for a couple days so we ventured out of hibernation! My not-so-adventurous little girl surprised us with quite a bit of enthusiasm for sledding and snowballs.... so much fun!

Claire... chillin' indoors. Playing in the snow will have to wait until next year!!

Here's a little video sample of our outdoor fun. Note her inability to differentiate between a slushy footprint and Chick-fil-A waffle fries... Probably not something we should be proud of. And you gotta love the effort to maneuver despite being dressed up like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man!

Ella's Snow Slide from Meghan Johnson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Claire Elise - 5 Months

5 months have come and gone since this sweet baby entered our lives... she's laughing, rolling, eating, and puking just like a real baby now. We're entering what is one of my many favorite ages - where the newborn suddenly becomes a cute roly poly human being - complete with personality and charm. Claire has a sweet temperament, and has been quite the chatter box for some time now. I'm guessing she will be a little more outgoing - and although we are praying against it - possibly more of a dare devil than her big sister. She loves watching her big sister - hates being alone - jumps so much in her Jumperoo we're sure she's going to break it - and rarely fails to give you a smile when you need one.

This past Sunday we had Claire dedicated at church.
My pretty French dress. Thanks Aunt Susie!

Tired of Dedication Day...

And because I love to see how much they look (or don't look) alike... here's a 5 month comparison shot!