Monday, December 29, 2014


Claire has loved crafts lately, She used pipe cleaner and put beads on them to make bracelets. I asked if she made them for me and she replied, "No. They're for Olaf and Minnie." 

My current favorite hair style for Claire. Too bad it never lasts through nap time. 

Richie took pictures of Claire wearing a Santa hat while I was gone. I couldn't get her to even hold the Santa hat when I was there!

Richie's work Christmas party.  

Claire has started sleeping in a "big girl" bed. We started off by taking the front off her crib. Once we knew she was doing well with it, we got her a real toddler bed. I'm re-decorating her room, so I'll post pictures of her new bed soon. :)

The first time it really snowed, we made a snowman. 

This little girl loves snow and snowmen SO much. It's a good thing we live in Utah!

 I'm not sure why I took this picture, but isn't she just so pretty?

We went to the aquarium and Claire rode the whale. 

Claire decorated sugar cookies with some of her friends. She loves decorating anything with candy and frosting. This year she decorated these cookies, ginger bread men, a ginger bread house, a gingerbread train, and a snowman. 

Claire playing ring around the rosies at her friend's house. 


Claire reading the Costco ads. Who knew they could be so entertaining?

Claire got sick in October. It's so heartbreaking to have to watch. :( 

Claire pushing a mini shopping cart. These carts are simultaneously the best and worst idea ever. 

Did I already mention that Claire is a little OCD? I gave her a pile of oranges, she laid them out, and then counted them over and over. 

Claire asked Richie to draw her a giant elephant. Then she informed us that she was going to ride it. Isn't she the cutest?

28 weeks pregnant. 

This was one of my Activity Days activities. The girls loved it!

Claire is a big helper in the kitchen. 

I made this shirt for Claire to wear on the airplane on our way to Florida 

I also made this shirt for Richie to wear around Disney World. He's such a good sport! <3

Richie build a computer during November/December. Every day a new part would arrive in the mail and once Richie got home from work, Claire would help Daddy piece everything together. 

Richie went with my Dad and brothers to California to watch the Stanford/U of U football game. They visited Google while they were there. 

Claire loves the snow so much. She can be soaking wet and frozen, and she'll beg to stay outside for "one mo minute."

Claire taking a selfie. 

I don't need my pregnancy pillow yet, so it's just been laying on the floor in my room. Claire thinks it's for her now. 

Claire eating ice cream at Baskin Robbins. 

Claire loves playing in the kitchen that Richie made. 

I think she'll be a good helper around the house once she's older. She has her own cleaning bucket with rags, sponges, a swiffer, etc. She walks around the house cleaning-just for fun. 

Claire told me that Mr. Reindeer was sad. She wrapped him in a blanket and then grabbed a tissue and wiped his tears. She's seriously going to be the sweetest older sister. 

Claire got her nails done before we went to Florida. You can't tell, but the black nail had a rhinestone on it and it was her favorite. She would walk around and show people her "sparkle."

Helping Daddy rake leaves. 


Visiting Daddy at work. 

Baby sitting Lily and Kate. The girls watched Cinderella and ate apples. 

I love her hair when we take out all the elastics. 

Claire's ultra comfortable tv watching position. 

Swinging at the park. 

"Daddy's turn to go down the slide!"

Climbing the rock wall. 

Claire is already a little OCD. So sorting beads by color is a fun activity for her. 

Claire loved holding/painting/carving pumpkins this year. 

Walking through the parking lot with Nana, Papa and Lily. 

Claire had a big day and fell asleep in the car before we started driving. 

Claire thought it was pretty cool that she got to ride in a "real" fire truck. 

Dandelions are Claire's favorite flower. 

Swinging at the park again. 

Visiting Baby Emma again. 

I hope Claire looks at our baby boy the same way she looked at Baby Emma. It was so sweet to watch her study and admire a tiny baby. 

I asked Claire what color she wanted her nails. "Ummm.. all the colors."

Playing at Kangaroo Zoo. 

I asked Claire what color she wanted her nails. "How bout.... rainbow?"

Richie helped Claire carve a pumpkin for the first time. 

This is the masterpiece they created. 

Claire picked out a Cinderella dress to wear on Halloween. She was so excited when we told her she got to walk around outside in her costume. The first 5 houses we went to didn't answer their door, so Claire thought that trick or treating consisted of walking house to house and ringing door bells. Just when Claire thought trick or treating couldn't get any better, someone answered the door and handed her candy. She loved trick or treating this year!