Saturday, December 13, 2008

Clara's first Birthday

A Cake, beautifully decorated by dad. Yes. I am serious. Owen really did that.
Clara in her super cute new first birthday party dress.
A family shot out in front of the house...you can see Clara's baby brother or sister starting to make an apperance!
Clara's first musical toy...I think I am more excited about it than she is. It's from me and dad. We had mostly family and several friends over to celebrate the occasion. We are so thankful to have friends and family who have walked us through this first year of being parents! We had brunch and cake and lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who gave Clara great gifts that will help her to continue to grow and learn. We had so much fun. I can't believe my little baby is one!
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sweet Girl Today



Here's my sweet girl today. She wore this hoodie for about 2 hours...never taking the hood off. It was too cute to pass up. She has a runny nose and a cough today so she's been a little less "sweet" than normal. But she's still pretty cute! She's napping right now so that's what I am about to do.

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Meet Dash


So this is Dash. He's the young man I mentioned in a previous post. I will be watching him on most Mondays until April while his mommy goes back to work. She is a nurse so only works 3 days a week. My girlfriend Amanda is braver than I am and she will watch Dash the other two days. I had him yesterday for the first time...he was seriously the easiest baby ever. Hardly fussed at all and was content to mostly eat and sleep. At four months, I think he weighs about 14 or 15 lbs. He sure is a cutie and has tons of smiles...although I couldn't get it on camera yesterday! So in case you see this little fellow sneak his way into some posts you know who he is now.
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Christmas Tree Decorating

I believe it's been two years since we have decorated our house for Christmas...two years ago we were in Sacramento so no need to decorate a home we wouldn't enjoy. Then last year, I was working a TON and also 9 months pregnant...no more explination needed.

So this year we thought we would do it right with lots of pictures and decorations! The top photo is of Clara on our kitchen table with all the ornaments spread out. She thought everything was fun to look at.
We found a childproof-ish ornament that she could hold

OOOOHHHHHHHHHH lights! We picked up a new package of lights and she definitely thought they
were pretty!
Clara and Daddy hung up the ornaments. It was so much fun. And to think...just a year ago she was still in my tummy at this point!
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