Friday, September 28, 2012


I can't get enough... I think I am reliving my childhood through her..

Friday, September 21, 2012

The great Frederick fair

I can't even describe the joy I saw in my daughters and nieces and nephews eyes when we went to the fair... It was priceless. We went 3 times! Best money we have ever spent so far. This hillbilly place is tradition!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cookie day!

Claire had a special cookie day with my best friend Chelsea. She brought the famous pumpkin cookie recipe that we have been making out entire life! It was fun to see Claire decorate the cookies... And eat all of the candy... And cookie dough... I'm sure if I ask her who she wants to have come and babysit she will tell me Chelsea from
Now on!

Lil momma

I bet you can't guess what I was doing?! "I feed my baby, she's so hungwee." she makes me so proud! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

New tactic

Claire Jane has the bladder of a horse. No seriously, she can hold her pee for up to 5 hours! I started a new tactic a few days ago of giving her juice boxes. We usually don't give her juice but for this occasion I needed something that would make her pee more so she could learn where to put it! It worked. 4 days and 3 accidents later, she is doing GREAT!! We usually are pantless while at home... Which is working better than I would have ever imagined. Thank goodness we have wood floors! Next up: big girl bed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

enchanted fairy birthday

We celebrated Claire's birthday fairy style! 
Here are some snap shots of the amazing day.

Uncle Jamie painted faces... I was amazed at how still the kids sat

Our plan was to have the party outside with water activities but with the threat of rain we had to come up with something quick to do indoors...
Pin the wings on the fairy!

Aunt Jessie's fairy get up. Adorable.

And Pa brought luminaries from vacation and Claire's favorite movie of the moment...Tangled! 

We were hoping the kids could catch fireflies that evening... but it was still too light out. 

Claire got a TON of awesome gifts, including amazing art supplies, a new stool for her bathroom, coloring books, a computer, dress up, hair accessories, and my favorite gift....My cradle from when I was her age, redone, along with my Madame Alexander doll "Baby Vickie." 

Thanks to everyone who helped make this special day happen and came out to celebrate this fairy's birthday!