Sunday, November 27, 2011


We have a sick baby at the Busbey house...
her fever started on Thanksgiving and has been kicking ever since.
All she has done is lay on mommy and sleep.
Poor baby had to get a urinalysis and blood work done...I think it was probably harder on mommy and daddy than it was on her.
We feel blessed that this is the first real "bug" she has caught.
We are praying for a quick recovery.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tea Party

We are teaching Claire to sit nicely, use her manners and serve her guests first.
We still need to work on drinking straight from the kettle...


Claire is mastering her walking skills outside...and is having some trouble staying on her feet on the stepping stones.
She was so happy to be outside, until just after this moment when she fell...hard.

I almost caught it in action

Poor baby has her first major wound. She was a trooper though, only cried for about 5 minutes.

And of course I had to take a photo to catch the tears and snot.

We had our neighbor Dassa up to play after that, she she made it all better!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We have been taking advantage of this beautiful weather with afternoons outside.

Claire had her first ride down our dangerous slide, and loved it.

We have a little homemade swing set attatched to a tree in our backyard that is so cute.
It is old and rickety but I can see her having loads of fun on it one day.
All it needs is a little makeshift counter that she can use to play Jimmie Cone like we did growing up. :o)
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Play Dates

A few weeks ago we met the most wonderful mommy and her daughter at the Mount Airy Library during story time.
We just clicked immediately, and it is like we have known them forever.
Ever since that day, we have been getting together each week to have the girls play.
Really, it is an excuse for us moms to chat and drink coffee while Claire and Leila just play next to each other.
It has been so nice to have a little time each week to relate to another mom with a toddler.

Each time Claire sees them she remembers who they are and walks right over to Erin, reaching up to her.
We have created a little bond with these ladies that we really cherish.

Sweet little Leila.
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Pumpkin patch

I am so ashamed to say that we took Claire to the pumpkin patch yesterday for the first time this season...
snow on the ground and all.

We weaseled our way out of paying $5 a person since we spent all of 20 minutes there looking at the pumpkins.