Thursday, July 19, 2012

The peaceful bedtime thief

I don't know who stole our peaceful bedtime routine, and what they plan to do with it, but I want it back!! Ever since we had to leave claire with a
Sitter at bedtime recently for a wedding, she has not been the same. Usually she is an angel with the routine every night... Bath, books, lullabies and bed. Now as soon as we turn to leave it is as if someone is pulling all of her hair out. Lord help me!! We might be getting molars, or fears of being alone in bed, or someone knows she is about to lose a percentage of her beloved momma... Today she fell asleep on the couch at Naptime and boy did I pay for it. She's lucky she's too cute for words.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

ugh I am SO behind on my project 52... I have been snapping photos and thinking about putting this together on the blog but time is slipping away from me each day... I know it will only get worse in the next few weeks when we have TWO to care for...I apologize in advance. I am caught up now, but who knows when this will happen again. :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Claire?! Wait no.... That's mommy!

Packing photos for the hospital to compare Wyatt to mommy and daddy... Came across this one. Made me smile!

Monday, July 9, 2012


We have been practicing writing and spelling our name, and she's got it down!
As you can see, she is used to practicing writing it with help from Mommy and Daddy, as she moves her hands around...

Dinner and a show

Our life is a musical these days...
Here are a few songs Claire loves.

"Take me out to the Ball game"
"where is Thumpkin"


Here is our little fish in her ADORABLE gymboree suit. If you ask her what she is, she will tell you, "I'm a Fwamingo!
We have been spending a LOT of time at Ema and Pa's Pool... aka "Ema Pa Poo."
So much so that she has tan lines! This makes me nuts because we lather and lather her with lotion to protect her skin, yet after only 45 minutes of being outside she has a tan! 
That skin tone she got from the both of us... so it is our fault...

Claire is fearless...and we have initiated a new rule that she MUST wear floaties, aka, Ziggies when she is in the pool. She is jumping off the side of the pool all by herself now! I think she will be swimming by the end of Summer for sure. 

Fourth Festivities

We celebrated the 4th of July at the pool with all the cousins... 
It was the day after Liam and Lillie turned 3, so we also celebrated their birthdays, batman and princess style.

Of course we had patriotic outfits for them, thanks to Ema. So we tried a photo shoot, and it turned out to be much easier than it has in the past! 
You can just feel their love for each other... They are the best of friends.

After the festivities at Ema and Pa's pool, we went to Aunt Jessie and Uncle Shu's to watch fireworks from their front lawn, and what a view! They were huge, professional fireworks only a few hundred yards away.
Needless to say... they were a little loud for Miss Claire Jane. 
Last year she was a champ, and LOVED the fireworks. This year the poor girl was shaking and crying.
Once we took her to the car and shut all the doors, she loved every bit of them. She announced the colors that were bursting before her... Maybe next year she won't be so scared of the noise.

Right before the fireworks show, the lightning bugs came out!
Usually Claire sticks her nose up and says "EW BUG!" but not with these guys.
Daddy and Uncle Shu showed her how to catch them with 2 hands, and by the end of the night she was chasing them and catching them all by herself!
We are looking forward to many nights outside under the stars catching lightning bugs!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Daddy: Hey Beanie, who's having a baby?
Claire: Mommy
Daddy: And who else?
Claire: Jessie
Daddy: Is She? What about Uncle Shu?
Claire: SHU!
Daddy: Is he having one too?
Claire: A baby!
Daddy: A baby, good girl.
Claire so excited to have a new cousin this winter!!!
Congratulations to Aunt Jessie and Uncle Shu! 
Adding more madness to the Tremper family... and we can't wait.