Saturday, July 19, 2008
Claire just had her 6 month shots done and we also attempted to add big bro in a few. It wasn't quite what I'd hoped, but they're still cute. To see them, click on the Tucker Photography link above, go to Portfolio, and then to Customers. Our last name is the password.
Also, Grant had his 3 year pictures done a few weeks ago at Krista Lee Photography and I L-O-V-E the way they do things! I was wanting something more casual and bright with him this year instead of muted outdoor pics or black and white, and they delivered. I paid one price and got all of the images on a CD and I can print what I want. The only problem is there are a TON of good pictures, so choosing is a little overwhelming. Here are some of my favorites! I've reduced the image quality on these to speed the uploading, but I know some family members download/print these sometimes. If you are one of those, email me, and I'll send you the image at its original quality so it will be a better print.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Claire responds to her name now and also all of the silly little names we call her: Claire Belle, Claire Bear, Sissom, Sister, and so on. Grant started the sissom thing, that's what I call her most.
She started sitting up some time ago, but is really steady now...until she sees something she wants and literally dives for it. I kid you not, she has like 4 bruises on her forehead from doing this, and today is picture day..nice! She can also get to a sitting position from laying down now. I go into her room to pick her up and lots of times she's sitting there waiting for me.
She has started sticking her tongue out and blowing..I'm sure there's a name for it, but it escapes me..ya know kind of like a zerbert or something. I don't know if she just figured this out or if it's just now possible because she can actually move her tongue. Either way, it's funny!
She is also trying to drink out of a sippy cup. She gets so excited when she sees Grant's cups, so I bought her a little one with handles and she is actually getting a little water out of it. Her face when she gets too big of a gulp is priceless. She is still loving her baby food at dinner time. We've ventured into veggies now and she's yet to find one she doesn't like!
My little booger is pretty much crawling. It's not a fluid, on all 4's, motion yet, but she can get wherever she wants to go. She's kind of like an inch worm. She gets on all 4's, and then propels her self forward and then starts over. She also rolls all over the place. We're going to be in trouble very very soon. This child is into everything!! See the pics below for a step by step just this morning. She is also obsessed with tags! Notice on the last picture, she got to the toy and all she's looking at is the tag.
I see something I want!
On her way!
Now, let me see that tag.
Claire is very attached to her momma. When I'm at home at night and trying to accomplish things around the house, she cries every time I walk into the room or by her and don't pick her up. She is really reaching for me now and she will turn away from most anyone that tries to take her from me. After our trip last week and being with her several days, my left arm felt like it was going to fall off from holding her so much!
She is starting to look more and more like Grant I think. I only wish she had all the little curls he had when his hair started getting longer. She and big brother still aren't getting along all that great. Just last night, he told me he was mad at her all of the time....what to do?! I'm sure it will all pass eventually, when he realizes she really is here to stay!
Finally..she is sleeping through the night most nights. I have actually had to get up the past 3 nights with her, but this was the first time in several weeks.
Claire Belle, you are a sweetie. I can already see your strong personality shining through. We can all tell that you'll never be afraid to tell someone what you want..kind of like your momma! I can't believe 6 months has already come and gone, but I also struggle to remember our house without you in it. We can't wait to see what the next 6 months has in store for you!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is me and my cousin Chesley. Yes, she has the same name. I'm actually named after her grandmother (my mom's sister) who died before I was born. Their family is the one moving to Germany. She has an identical twin sister whose back you can also see in the picture.. This is one of 3 sets of twins on this side of my family....the reason I think I'm done with babies, I'd probably end up with 2 more instead of just 1!
After coming home on Saturday, we headed to Nana and Papa's on Sunday for mine and Pookie's birthday party. My birthday isn't until Sunday, but we celebrated in between the two. Papa borrowed this slide from Uncle Michael and the kids loved it! They barely touched the pool Sunday..which is whole 'nother story! Grant had an absolute blast sliding on this thing! I want one!!
Sunday night, our across the street neighbors who we don't even know were outside shooting off some leftover fireworks. Since we didn't really get to see any on Friday, Grant and I went outside to watch their little show. They ended up coming over and offering Grant some sparklers, which he loved!! We will definitely plan to get him some of his own next year.
Claire did go on the trip with us, but didn't make it into many pictures. I just had to add this sweet picture from just after bathtime about a week ago. My baby will be 6 months old on Thursday!! I absolutely cannot believe how quickly she is growing up...more on that later!