Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
At 9 months, Claire is into everything. She has a very hard time sitting still for any length of time. She is constantly on the move, either crawling on the floor or pulling up and cruising along furniture/walls. She is full of personality. She enjoys playing in the bathtub but hates having her hair rinsed. She talks constantly, identifies "dada" and "mama", and knows the sign language for "eat", "drink", "more", and "all done." We are working on "please" and "thank you." She sleeps ten to eleven hours at night but doesn't always do so great on her naps. She has yet to refuse any food that we've offered to her. No matter what she is doing when her daddy gets home, she speed-crawls to the door to meet him and will not let him put her down for a solid half hour. She prefers her daddy when she's scared and her mommy when she's hungry :) Those are just a few 9 month traits that I don't won't to forget.
Here is Claire studying a squash from our garden. We've only had two squash survive the bugs. We had a butternut squash that was looking really good until the landscaping man got it with the weedeater. That was a sad day.
And here are a few videos. The first one is at suppertime. We definitely discourage playing at the dinner table.
Here is our daughter being ADD.
Reading "Brown Bear Brown Bear"...
And finally, here she is practicing her new "baller" skills...
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Claire is very easy to read. When she is happy, there is no doubt, and when she is tired, she lets me know very quickly. I pray that she will keep this transparency and not learn to wear a mask in front of people. I pray that her genuineness will be a tool that the Lord can use for His glory.
Finally, I pray every day for my daughter, that she will come to trust Christ at an early age, that she will love God all of her days, and that she will "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18)
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
And a very beautiful (and very tired) mommy...
What a beautiful little girl!
Here is Justice in the sweet dress that she wore home from the hospital...
Sunday, August 1, 2010
More to come!!!