Monday, November 28, 2011

Playing in the Leaves





We had a beautiful fall. The leaves were so pretty and the weather was fairly mild. Claire loved playing in the leaves while they lasted. They're mostly gone now. Bring on Christmas!
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Thanksgiving Weekend





We had a busy weekend of activities for Thanksgiving. We started with a football game that had almost more dogs than people and ended by decorating our tree with a visit to Santa in Wisconsin in the middle.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Trick or Treating!





Claire had alot of fun trick or treating... she was delighted with the treats she received.
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Some Halloween Activities





A Halloween parade at school, followed by carving pumpkins, followed by ballet in costume...lots of fun leading up to Halloween.
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Reunion Weekend





A couple of weeks ago I attended my 20th college reunion. Since it was in Chicago, Claire got to come along for brunch on Sunday with my college roommates. We took a walk in Lincoln Park and saw ducks, turtles, and a "Tick Tock Croc", according to Claire. Not so sure I saw the crocodile, but it could happen!
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Look what Claire (and Jeff) Made!



Claire and Jeff took a pottery class this fall and I wanted to share the fruits of their labor - a pumpkin with earmuffs and a turkey, aptly named, "Ham".
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Patch





On a beautiful 80 degree day, we took a trip to pick out pumpkins, apples, and a few other fun surprises. We had a great day.
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School Pictures



Here's what Claire wore for school pictures. We don't have the pictures from school yet, but I snapped a couple before she left.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Passe... Arabesque





Claire's taking a ballet class. These were from parent observation day... she really seems to enjoy it. Please ignore the bruises up and down her legs - she's an active (albeit sometimes clumsy) little girl.
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Only a month ago...


I was looking through some old pictures and found this one... from a hot summer day just a month ago. Can't believe how quickly this year is going.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School





Claire's first day of pre-school was on Tuesday. Aside from vetoing my outfit choice for her (she wore what she wanted), everything went great. No tears when I left, just a hug. She came home from school full of stories of raccoon kisses, songs, and a mean boy. We're not too worried about the mean boy, she was super excited to go back to school today.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Claire's Newest Best Friend



Today we picked up our puppy. Claire loves her new friend Bailey.
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