Monday, April 30, 2012
I just can't get enough of this. We have to say good morning, good night, hello, and everything in between to our baby brother... and it makes me swoon. I am sure once he is here I will be crying, daily, at how sweet their interactions are. I cannot wait to see it. For now, I am soaking up the sweet big sister Claire is becoming....she loves him already.
This past Saturday was the first swim class for Claire Jane. It took some time and coaxing to get her into the pool... but once she got in and warmed up to the idea, she swam like a fish!
Daddy made her laugh and giggle the whole time. It was a really special time for the 2 of them and I am glad we decided to make it a "Daddy" thing. She is the oldest one in the class, as it is supposed to be 8-18 month olds...but this was our only option and I think she is going to really enjoy it.
She sings all of the songs and follows the commands so well.
We are looking forward to see her grow and learn through this, and can't wait to practice the skills in the pool this summer.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
when I ask Claire who she loves, she says "mommy, daddy, baby, Ema, Pa.....Ema, Pa......Ema, Pa"
Besides Christmas...and Halloween...and Mother's day....well, all of the holiday parties are a BLAST at the Tremper household. Ema and Pa always go all out for the kids and make it extra special. I am looking forward to the days ahead when Claire will be able to remember the fun times she has had on holidays.
They always start out the day with Easter baskets that the Easter bunny had left for the kids. Somehow...that bunny knew those grandbabies would be at their Ema and Pa's house on Easter.
Each year all of the kids get a bathing suit and hat for them to use that year at their pool
Claire got the cutest bumblebee bathing suit and hat!
My sweet Easter girl
All of the kids also have a tradition of getting a kite from the Easter bunny. Then we all go outside and try to fly them. This was pretty fun this year, all of the kids were into it.
Next, we had egg races. I couldn't believe how good the kids were at this! They kept their hard boiled eggs on their spoons and raced... They would have been happy doing this the rest of the day.
Potato sack races...
3 legged races...this was for the adults. And boy was it hysterical.
Daddy and Aunt Jessie lost horribly.
potato sack races for the adults...
The funniest thing ever...
poor daddy lost again.
Then they had the famous Easter egg hunt. This year Ema and Pa wised up and just sprinkled the eggs all over the yard instead of hiding them. This has been a tradition in our family since I can remember. The Easter bunny always leaves eggs hidden inside for when you wake up, and eggs in the yard for later.
Come on Memorial day!...we can't wait for all the fun at the pool this year!