Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
WE LOVE YOU!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess."
When I say.. "I'm a Christian", I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.
I saw this quote on someone else's blog and really liked it. It kind of goes along with what our Sunday school lesson was yesterday, and it's something I have a little trouble with...being humble enough to "let go and let God." I should probably print this out and hang it somewhere that I can see it all of the time so I'm reminded that I really do need cleaning up...a lot!
Hope every one had a great Father's Day!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Claire has really come into her own in the last few weeks. She is grabbing EVERYTHING!! You seriously cannot hold anything near her that you don't want her to touch. She is trying to eat my food if I'm holding her while I eat. She pulled placemats and silverware off of the table at Buca last week and she is obsessed with water bottles! I swear she gets excited when she sees one across the room. She is loving her rice cereal and fruit now. She knows it's coming when I start fixing it and gets so excited. When I'm feeding her, she grabs the spoon and tries to shove it in. That's my girl...loving her food! She's weighing in at about 16 1/2 lbs and I have no idea how long, but I think she's growing and distributing her rolls a little more evenly! She has started raising her arms for you to pick her up recently and leaning into whoever she wants to hold her (usually me). She LOVES her brother so much. She never takes her eyes off of him. It's so funny to watch her watching him!
Claire goes to bed almost every night before 8:00. It's the greatest thing! I'm just hoping she'll stay that way. Grant slept pretty well as a baby, but never wanted to go to bed until 11:00 or so. When he wasn't there on Monday night (he spent the night w/my mom) and Claire went to bed at 7:45, we literally didn't know what to do! So, we rented movies and watched them. I cannot even remember the last time we rented two movies and watched them both within 24 hours. The funniest thing she's doing in her bed now is scooting right up to the end of her bed and sucking on the tag that's on her bumper pad. It's not usually hanging in the bed like this, but since I noticed she's doing this, I've left it. It seriously soothes her to sleep. I know a pacifier would be much easier, but she will not take one!
Claire went swimming for the first time this past month. I can't say that she loves the water, but she's tolerant of it. That's all I'm asking for. Our weekends in the summer are pretty much full of pool time and that's about it. My house rarely sees a broom or dust rag anytime, but especially in the summer. We love nana and papa's pool so we spend as much time as possible there on Saturdays and Sundays. Here's a pic of her first time in the pool. Apparently my husband doesn't know what use the zoom and don't get me in the picture means!
Monday, June 9, 2008
She did so much better in the pool this weekend! It helped that the water was like a bath tub this weekend. I couldn't believe how much the water temp. changed in just a week. There was a period of maybe 30 to 45 minutes when both kids were asleep and Pookie & I actually enjoyed the water (and sun) without anyone clinging to us. Amazing how much I appreciate those brief moments in time!
Claire is having a little procedure tomorrow that requires her to be put to sleep. The whole thing should only last about 15 minutes. They say that there is really very little pain, I'm just hoping they're right! Her frenulum on her tongue is a little short and while she obviously has no problem nursing, it's possible that it could be what has been causing all of my problems with the nursing (mastitis, plugged ducts, etc.). I wish they would've taken care of it earlier so the anesthesia wouldn't have been necessary, but hindsight is 20/20, right?! I think they're supposed to start around 7:30 in the morning, so just pray that we have a good day and that she's not in much pain and that everything goes well. What a thing to do to her on her 5 month birthday, huh?!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
I just ate my first tomato of the summer and they're getting there. It wasn't as good as they will be in a few weeks, but it was still good. I'm obsessed with homegrown tomatoes..homegrown at someone else's home that is. They are my favorite summer side dish! Tomatoes and fruity desserts are one of my favorite parts of summer (you knew there had to be some sugar in there somewhere). How 'bout you? What food means summer to you?
Yes...I changed my blog background. It's not staying this way b/c my brain can't deal with the links being on the left. I'm sure that means something, but I have no idea what. Hopefully I can figure something out to make it more "summar-y" ya know to go with our last name!