a little of late

all out of order, but here's some of what we've been up to. trip up to park city- claire was really interested in the snow, but could care less for how cold it was! she HATES being cooped up and tried to escape as often as possible. turns out joe actually broke his ankle, and as such gets special privileges, such as riding in the scooter thing at costco. claire turned one, she loves bathtime more than anything. we threw a little bridal shower for my soon to be sister-in-law! claire thinks she is hilarious when she looks in the mirror. and the best one- claire got a tu-tu from her grammy and LOVES it! she twirls and spins whenever she puts it on. and she likes being in boxes. and she thinks the vents are funny when the blow her hair.

and thats that. enjoy.


for your enjoyment

i think everyone should click over to the vid-blog right now and watch the newest video. this is what we did for the entirety of our FHE on monday, because claire was having a really good time. she loves if you're happy and you know it, popcorn popping, and jesus wants me for a sunbeam. and note: this video was taken at the end of it, after singing it 20 times already. she just cracks us up.


my little sweet

oh how i love my little sweet claire. we got her one year old pictures today. she did so well, as tired, runny-nosed, and bored with the whole thing as she was!

before you wonder what is going on with the pink fairy/ballerina/pj's thing you need to be informed that my mom would buy my sisters and me these nightgowns every year from mormon handicraft. they were made of the same silky stuff, had a robe, and lace- we loved them. my mom found this and thought claire had to have one. i think she looks like a mischevious little fairy in it! and i think its great.
we brought in the quilt her ya-ya made. love it.

she is currently trying to figure out how to jump. its hilarious.

her giraffe toy from ya-ya. she scoots around all the time.

she is ALWAYS putting her hands behind her head. such a babe.
i love her.

thanks for taking us grammy! claire loves ya as much as she loves us i think, and her heart is so big, i don't mind. i love grammy too.


trying to collect

i've had this in my head for a while.... i read the entire series in fifth grade {and LOVED it} and recently decided i wanted to get the whole series. i found the first one yesterday at the DI and was pretty stoked. it wasn't this one, it was #4. just thought i'd share.


my new get-things-done device

elmo dvd's! we finally decided on getting claire some elmo dvd's for her b-day. she LOVES watching vidoes on youtube, but she also tries to destroy the computer.... so now she can watch them on tv! and i can get some things done. because her three hour nap each day is NOT long enough for me to do it all. i PROMISE to use this sparingly. at least she gets up and dances when its on!
{FYI- here are the reasons why i cannot get it all done
1-she HATES anything that makes loud noises like the vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, etc.
2-i cannot get things in the dishwasher without her grabbing a knife.
3-going through ANYTHING with paper (bills, coupons, magzines, books, you name it) cannot be done- paper is her favorite and will eat it.
4-i can't sweep or mop- she grabs either the mop and/or broom, or the dirt being swept up.
5-she can climb onto the table now.
6-i can't take a shower when she is awake- she wants in!
7-the high chair only lasts so long, and picking up the cheerios gets really old, really fast.
and there are plenty more. so glad grammy is here to help out with her for a few weeks!}


a year of claire

claire turned one yesterday! it was a great day because her grammy flew in just to see her on her birthday! she came with plenty of surprises, and is definitely one spoiled little girl. she is loved by so many- here, north carolia, illinois, brazil, and everywhere in between. she was a trooper with all the driving! she attatched right back onto 'grammy' and would not leave her side yesterday. i made a rather sad attempt at making her an elmo cake yesterday, and she did not enjoy it very much! i made it with sprinkles on it, and as soon as she got it on her hands decided to fling it around trying to get the sprinkles off. oh well.....

maybe next year she will get all into it.... anyways. she is just the best little buddy to have around! no matter what she does, everyone just thinks shes adorable. which is great.... i think! i think shes adorable, and i love that i get to spend every day with her. i feel like shes not a baby anymore though- she just acts too old! i love my little claire!