Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Formidable Snowman

Yesterday, Claire built her first snowman. As you can see by its size, she didn't make it on her own. As you can also see from the progression of the pictures, the mittens are not a big hit in Claire's world.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Girl's Gotta Accessorize


Claire and I decided to have a pajama day today - the only thing is that Claire insisted on putting on her rainboots to complement her outfit. Who am I to argue?
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Can you believe it is December?

Here's a picture of Claire from our recent trip to a Christmas tree farm in Wisconsin. It's not particularly Christmasy, but I happened to like it.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Claire in the Mirror


Claire was so surprised to see her whiskers and little black nose. She was smiling at herself in the mirror and pointing at her nose.

Funnier still, that particular mirror that she's standing in front of is directly across from our front door. Tonight a little boy came to trick or treat and stopped in his tracks and said to his dad, "They've got another Darth Vader in there!" Of course, he was only seeing himself in the mirror, but we thought it was hillarious. Hope you all had a nice Halloween.
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Cute Cat





No explanation needed! Claire quickly got the hang of trick or treating and was delighted with her whiskers.
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Happy Halloween - Pumpkin Carving

Yes, we were carving pumpkins this morning. Yes, I realize it is October 31. But how long do carved pumpkins last anyway? Stay tuned for pictures of a very cute cat later on today, but for now, pumpkin carving pictures will have to suffice.




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Charlotte & Claire

We had some friends visit last weekend. They have a little girl only about 10 weeks older than Claire. I think everyone thought it would be fun to see them play together... Well... they don't really play together. Claire tried to give Charlotte a hug, Charlotte ran away. They did swing next to each other, but that doesn't make for great photographs. We had fun, nonetheless, and maybe the next time we see them, the girls will be interested in playing together.




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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin'





We went to a pumpkin patch today and Claire picked out a few pumpkins for us to carve. She wasn't into smiling, but had fun at the pumpkin farm nonetheless.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Mommy & Me

Today, Claire and I were able to spend the day together. We had alot of fun - we went for a walk and came across the pumpkins on our front porch. We went to the park. We did not take a nap in the afternoon, but it was an excellent day, nonetheless.

Saturday, September 5, 2009




This being the first weekend of college football, we couldn't help but show off Claire's football wear. Today, while I was at the NU game, Jeff tried the cheesehead on Claire. Then, when I got home from the game, I took some pictures in the new sweatshirt I got Claire at the game. Personally, I think she looks a lot better in purple than in a yellow foam hat, but who am I to judge?
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Trip to the Fair


On Claire's first trip to the Adams County Fair, she rode on the Merry-Go-Round with Jeff. She wasn't so sure at first, but then she got the hang of it.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Busy Summer!




We've had a busy summer, so far. I can't believe that it is August! Last weekend, Claire went to the zoo and Cantigny with her cousins, Hannah and Giselle. Everyone had a fun time.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Walking... a little

Although it's still not her primary mode of transport, Claire does take some steps all on her own. I just so happened to catch one of these steps in action. She's very proud of herself once she takes said steps - she's her own best cheerleader.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Fun





Today's a beautiful day. We took Claire outside to play in her pool. She thought it was fun... but kept trying to drink the water sprinkles.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Go, Cubs, Go!


Tough to get 7 kids to smile... this is the closest I got!
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Claire's Role Models


Claire spends alot of time with her cousins... I'm hoping they're influencing her sports affiliation.
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