Nearly half a year has passed since Claire’s great-grandfather died (you can read my long rambling post on taking Claire to the viewing and funeral here). We’ve been slowly cleaning out the house preparing it for sale and I can’t help but smile at some of the things found beneath a rather thick layer of dust in the basement. Record players, dresses, cameras, a plastic … Continue reading Crafty Treasure Unearthed Deep within Cellar
Claire has been drawing these fantastic people for a couple of weeks and I just had to share this family portrait she did. I especially love her mohawk hairstyles and the carefully chosen hair colors. Can you tell that we are all wearing shoes? I (on the left there) am even wearing my glasses! I’ll have to post more of these, they are just cracking … Continue reading Family Portrait
Wow. Time flies! Does this kiddo look suddenly older, or is it just me? I know Claire looks half asleep in this photo but there is something about it I like! Maybe it’s the color or the way she’s flaring her nostrils like her Daddy, heehee! Continue reading Three Years Old?! Tomorrow?!
I had a few titles floating around in my head for this post – “And the boys wore watermelon” a quip at Amanda’s color choice, she called it watermelon and I dubbed PINK (in all caps, shouted…loudly) “For the Facebook Phobic” a poke at my friend Lauren who can’t seem to bring herself to join the fun but is desperate to see my slave labor … Continue reading McManda’s Wedding
Just had to share this cool picture of Claire leaping off the table. I took it last week when we were visiting Grandma Caca. Shhh! Don’t tell her 😉 Continue reading Cowabunga!
Claire meets her great-grandparents for the first time (more here) I wrote the post below when we found out Claire’s great-grandfather had few days left in life. I was torn about taking her to the wake, and eventually decided with my husband to take her. What a great decision! The deacon who spoke to us in the evening said he loved to see children at … Continue reading On Life and Death
We love our “tweets” around here and I’m loving Claire’s long toddler sentences! She spied this red-bellied woodpecker (yes, red-BELLIED…some ornithologist missed an anatomy lesson) and has been yapping on about the big bird “dat fwies and eats awl da yums, he ees big!” Claire wakes up every morning waiting to make “anjewels” in the snow and informs us about the phases of the moon: … Continue reading Mommy! Dat’s a BIG Bird!