Monday, October 31, 2011


Saturday we went to Black Island Farms in Syracuse with some of our best friends. It was exactly what I'd been wanting to do with Claire this Halloween and we had SO. MUCH. FUN. 

They are such a cute family. We heart them.
{Yay for baby #4 on the way and it's a BOY!!}

Claire was so enthrawled with all of the animals and could have watched them all day. BUT when we took her over to the slides, she was in heaven. She was the biggest dare devil there and probably the youngest.  She is so adventurous, it's scary.

{video of Claire on slides at the end of post}

That afternoon we went to a party with Ben's family (miss you J&J!). 

Claire is the cutest little bee I ever did see.

Getting ready for trick or treating:

She was so cute and had so much fun with our friends.  She was laughing and running and excited about getting handed candy by strangers!

The elephant and the bee.  I SO wish this picture would have been clear, little Charlotte was being so cute with Claire:

Here's a video of our awesome weekend... Enjoy!

{Oh and Santa, I need a video stabilizer for Christmas. Thanks.}

Hope you all had a fun Halloween! We sure did!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

15 months & Powell

Weight: 19.14 lbs  (10th percentile)
Height: 30.50 inches (50th percentile)

Our sweety is 15 months! And man is she a sweety. Ben and I went to Lake Powell for 4 days with my family over the weekend and and all 4 babysitters said, "Claire is so sweet!!" She is a hugger, kisser, cuddler, smiler, flirter, dancer, twirler, everything good-er.

She still only has 2 bottom teeth. Anyone else had their kids wait this long to get teethers?

All of her words start with a "B" except "Hi Dadda" which is her universal hello to everyone. She walks down the isles at church and says, "Hi Dadda!" to every person. It's hilarious. She still doesn't say "momma."

She knows what a sheep, monkey, dog, cat, duck, chicken, and cow say.

She doesn't love walks anymore because she has to be out and walking besides us... so I guess I should say, WE don't love walks with her anymore because she doesn't stay in the stroller.

She LOVES dogs.

She is clapping, playing hide-and-seek, and climbing. Did we mention she climbs?
(minimal editing and no music. classic home video style this time)

Still takes 2 naps, eats well, loves napping and sleeps 12 hours a night.  We are so blessed to have this amazing girl as our daughter.

About a month ago, we took the boat out at Pineview for a ride.

That's me. I lasted all 10 minutes before I was exhausted and felt like I'd been hit by a truck.

A little on our Powell trip:

We love Powell and hope to be able to take Claire next time!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tonight Tonight

Here's a pretty sweet music video my family put together this conference weekend:
Turn it up, sing along, and get ready to laugh.