Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Silly Daddy

I could listen to this laugh all day....everyday....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Book nook

We have been working on a book nook for Claire and I to snuggle up and read in... It is almost complete! The cousins enjoy it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Baby Chicks

Easter came early for beanie! We decided to get Claire her first pets this spring, a set of baby chicks. We went to pick them out at the Tractor Supply store and needless to say, she was ecstatic. She has been chirping like a chick non-stop. 
We are excited to teach her a little bit of responsibility and eventually move them outside to our coup where they will be able to free range and lay eggs. I cannot wait to take Claire with a little basket each day to collect eggs.

They are so cute, even I feel like a kid again with excitement!

Jimmie Cone

We made our first trip to Jimmie Cone, opening day! We have had a countdown on our calendar for weeks for this day. We treated Claire Jane to a small cup of chocolate and vanilla.
No Jimmies for this sweet girl, unfortunately, due to her peanut allergy.
And we will have to wait and see if she will even be able to eat a cone...but for now she is completely satisfied with feeding herself with a spoon.

Friday, March 23, 2012

momma, baby and bean

Best Friend date in the park

We went to the park this morning with Claire's best girlfriend Leila. They each fed the ducks that were scattered around the pond. They ran and played and made each other giggle. It was an exceptionally great morning and we plan to go again soon.

I had everything packed and ready to go....except my camera! So these are good 'ol iphone photos. So glad I have a new and improved iphone, it sure takes pretty good pictures.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


well we thought it was gone, the bug that is. Claire was feeling happy and chipper, a few tummy troubles here and there and still no appetite, but she was looking and feeling a whole lot better! Then daddy was up all was mommy, as his nurse. I stayed home from work all week with sicklings to take care of. How have I not gotten this yet?! knock on wood...
This morning Claire took another turn toward the nasty bug, and is a whole new clingy mess.
I hope we kick this thing soon!
I am sorry for those we have been around, I hope you too don't get sick!
Because I am a nurse, and a mom, and I try so hard to be compassionate and responsible, I feel as though I am my child's only voice. So, when we are sick, we lock ourselves up in our home and keep it to ourselves so no one else gets sick. Also so we don't catch anything else...your immune system is at its weakest point when you are sick, so it is best to stay indoors and recoup.
I am hoping this is the last day of sick-ness in the Busbey house, I am ready to get outside and enjoy the sun.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The other day I was driving home and asked Claire to count to 10...I always do this. We count all of the time. Usually she will chime in when she wants, and just listen to me usually. She will point her little finger and go along with the numbers I am saying....not this time. I was so shocked that I stopped the car, pulled out my phone (thank the Lord for my iphone!) and started videoing her. By the time she was done, I had tears rolling down my cheeks. I know...I am such a lush, but I am also a huge hormonal ball right now...and everything new that she does brings me to my knees. So proud of her.


Little miss Claire Jane had a horrible stomach bug that srated on Friday and she is still on the mend...
She was up all night long Friday night getting sick, and it broke our hearts to see her like that.
Even today, Sunday, she is still not 100% with occasional tummy troubles and no appetite.
We kept her with us at Church so she didn't get any other kids sick.

Right in the middle of it all, I decided to try and lift her spirits and take her outside to do some painting.

She was all for it. She probably painted for over 30 minutes.

I could wallpaper our home with her art...and her photos...actually I am almost there. She pretty much takes up most of the house.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


We took Claire and Liam and Lillie to the DC Zoo last weekend and I think I had as much fun as they did.I believe their favorite animal they saw was the Lions and Tigers.
When Uncle Jamie asked them to say "hi" to the lions, all 3 kids roared as loud as they could.

Daddy and Claire showing their teeth to the tigers...

There are ropes that go across the monkey area, and we were commenting on how we have never seen a monkey travel across them...and here come 3 monkeys one after another to surprise us.

Daddy was so excied to show Claire the alligator getting ready to jump into the water, he picked up her stroller so she could see!

Okay let's get a family shot...

yea not so much...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Worn out

The zoo wore this little bean out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Buddies computer has almost finally gone ca-put, so I have been working on transfering all of my documents to a new one. I finally sit down to upload all of my photos and add them for the past week, and my memory card is ruined! So, for now, I am sharing a couple of photos from dinner with my family the other night. (Iphone photo credit: Jeff)

Here is Claire's most beloved boy, Zane. They were snuggling and playing on Pa's big chair when Lucy June wanted up too. Zane said "No room" and Claire started to laugh like crazy.

Whenever these two get together Claire sleeps so well...she runs and runs and laughs so hard...she is mildly obsessed with this adorable guy.