Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Claire Pictures

I labeled this post "Claire Pictures" and then had to laugh, because I think almost every single thing I post on here could have that same label. These pictures that Nicki took were way too cute to resist posting. These are the unedited pictures so I might do another post later with the edited ones. Enjoy! :)

Claire riding the car ride at Liberty park. 

I guess I should clarify, Claire wasn't actually riding the cars. She just sat in them and posed. 

I dare you to look at this and not smile. 

she's naturally a model. 

Love her. 

Here's a picture where you can see her whole dress. It might be my favorite dress of hers. 

Playing with her necklace. 

Trying to crawl away. 

Running through the park. 

Hiding behind the rocks.

Last picture.

Does anyone else think these are the CUTEST pictures ever? 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Truth Tuesday

It's about time I did a Truth Tuesday. Agreed? Here we go...
  • Have you guys seen these floating around the internet before? The pictures of men carrying in groceries in only one trip? Check 'em out...

  • Well, I see them all the time. And i'm never impressed by them. Carry 20 grocery bags, a diaper bag, and a screaming toddler. THEN I'll be impressed. 
  • I hate when I'm staring out the passenger window of a car and accidentally make eye contact with someone in a car right next to me. I always just find a spot right over their shoulder and stare intently there. I think the stoplight always stays red for extra long when this happens. Does anyone else do this? Just me?
  • Going grocery shopping takes twice as long when you have an adorable daughter. Every single person in the store wants to say "hi" to her and tell you how cute she is. I guess I could have worse problems. :)
  • I take Claire to feed the ducks on our street most days. We normally take bread, but one day she asked if the ducks could have crackers instead. I obviously couldn't say no to such a cute kid, so we took some crackers. Once we started walking down the road, she started wolfing down the crackers. Sneaky little kid. 
  • Claire has an obsession with yellow buses right now. She takes her little yellow bus to bed every night and we do her yellow bus puzzle every morning. Once we get in a car, she says "Yellow bus. Yellow bus. Yellow bus. Yellow bus." over and over again until she sees a yellow bus. This wasn't a problem until school got out and all the buses disappeared. Now she just sounds like a broken record anytime we drive anywhere. Hopefully summer school will start soon or something. :)
  • I got my braces off in 9th grade and like most people, got a retainer. The orthodontist let me pick the color and any designs I wanted to be on it. I chose a pink retainer with a yellow rubber ducky in the middle of it. Once I told the dental assistant what my choice was going to be, she told me that I shouldn't get the rubber duck because once I was older and more "mature," I wouldn't want a rubber duck on my retainer. I still regret, to this day, not getting a ducky on my retainer. 
  • I just placed quotation marks around the word mature. I'm not sure how much I should read into that.
I hope everyone enjoyed my word vomit tonight. Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Phone PIctures

So I had about two hundred photos waiting to be blogged about on my phone. Lucky for you guys, I narrowed it down to like 40. You're welcome.  Here's a mish mash of photos from the last month. 

Claire enthusiastically eating her popsicle. 

A Claire-sized shopping cart = eternal happiness. 

Claire and daddy. You can see where she got her pretty eyes.  

Playing dress up with Lily. 

I've gotten pretty good at making huge train tracks. 


Claire's bicycle collection. Just kidding. Only two of them are hers.  But she loves going from bike to bike at Nana and Papa's house. 

 Claire never wears her hair down, so I thought I'd post a picture so ya'll can see what it looks like. Doesn't she look so different? You can really see how light it is. I love her blonde hair. 

Finger painting.

Lily got a new swing set and invited Claire over to try it out. It was a complete hit. 

This was Claire at the zoo. I took this picture on my phone to send to Richie. I think I send him a picture of Claire every day haha.

 I put curlers in Claire's hair and she thought she was a complete beauty queen. 


Claire loves sitting in her mini Lawn chairs. And she wanted Snow White to join in on the fun. 

I babysat Lily and Kate one morning. How do you keep three baby girls entertained? Bubbles. Lots and lots of bubbles. 

 I took Claire's car seat out of the car one day. She saw it on the driveway and asked to sit in it. I put her in it and asked if it was fun. She said "no" and then asked to be buckled in. After I buckled her in she said "Fun. Car seat fun!"

Kate was sitting on Amy's lap. Lily got a little jealous and climbed up. Claire then thought that she needed to squirm her way onto Amy's lap too. These girls are all such good friends.

Claire loves having Papa and Nana read to her. 

Claire sitting on Lily's lap at our Memorial Day BBQ. 

As I said earlier, I send a picture of Claire to Richie almost every day while he's at work. Sometimes I sneak into the picture too. Claire LOVES copying my face on the front-facing camera. 


Have you ever taken three kids to a craft store? Not such a great idea haha. 

Snuggling with my cousin's baby, Penny. She's so sweet. 

Claire driving in her shopping cart car. 

Swinging on the neighbor's swing. 

Richie playing with a puppy. He loves boxers so much!

I had to take this picture of Claire because she just looked so guilty haha. 

This is another picture that was meant for Richie. Claire looks so happy. :)

Congrats if you made it this far! This is the end of my phone pics. Hooray!