Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Oh, and one more thing!

We had some more AMAZING family pictures taken...as soon as I get them, I'll post a bunch. Check some of them out here.

We're home!

So, it's been an alarming amount of time since I posted last...I know...I stink. But there's been a ton going on I guess. Well we moved back home the first of September, and while it was sad to leave my parents, it's been really nice to be a real family for the first time! We love having a room for Claire, and so much more space to spread out in. We also got a new car FINALLY! We got a Mazda 5, and I couldn't be any happier! It's just perfect for our little family. We always seem to need to haul stuff around, and this makes it totally possible!

I got released from Young Women's, and I was so sad. It stinks, but what are you going to do? Michael was released from Young Men's too, and is now a Sunday School teacher. I got a new calling, but haven't been sustained yet.

Our trip to Europe has been postponed until we don't know when, so we're enjoying our little house even more now knowing we don't have to move again right away. The trip is still going to happen I'm told, but we just don't know when. So for me, that means, it's not going to happen! We'll see though I guess.

We're heading down to Kalispell this weekend with Lara and Sean. We're pretty excited to go! It should be fun, and a great opportunity to gain some more weight...I'm always looking for good ways to do that! Ha. With such cheap ice cream, how can you not? Anyway, I have posted a ton today, and I'm hoping that now my life has settled down, I can continue to post more often.

The girls

We have so many matching clothes for these girls, we're dumb to not have way more pictures of it. Anyway, we took advantage of the matching and got some pictures! Jeffrey and Emily got way more cute ones, but I still loved these 2.

The snuggle position, and the break!

So Michael has this snuggle position that he does with Claire. It puts her to sleep faster than anything! He just has to hold her like this for a few minutes and she's out.

She also loves to play with mouths, so I was thrilled to get this picture. Now we can always remember this!

Claire is a little daredevil. She loves to be tossed around. This was funny just because she was making this face like she was so unimpressed...normally she is totally laughing! She's so funny.

For those of you who don't know...Michael broke his leg. He was leaving work one night, and walking down the stairs. He stepped onto the landing, and there was soapy water or something on it, and he slipped. He was all alone in the middle of the night. He had to pull himself up at least 2 flights of stairs to make it back to his office. When he got up there, he laid down on the couch, and called his dad (since at the time we didn't have a home phone). As he waited for his dad to answer, he passed out, so all his dad heard was heavy breathing. Thinking it was a prank, he hung up. When Michael woke up, he called back, and thankfully, his parents went and got him. They took him to the hospital, and now he's walking around in this. They weren't really able to tell exactly what's wrong with it, so we're waiting to get him into a specialist so we can know for sure! Poor guy! The funny part is, he called Jeffrey and Emily to tell them to let me know. So, Emily came up the stairs and as calming as possible, (so I wouldn't freak out) she told me the news. It's a good thing I live in the same house as them that's for sure!

New food

Well she LOVES rice cereal, and when we first brought in Arrowroot cookies, it was no suprise that she would love those too! I mean, I love them! When we introduced vegetables for the first time however, the response was NOT so good.

Here Claire is trying to get a job advertising for these cookies. I love how she's holding it just so you can see the name of the cookie!

And here is her first taste of peas!

Not such a fan.

This one is the best because you can actually SEE the peas flying out of her mouth! It was hilarious. She doesn't like peas or green beans, but everything else, she's good with now!
This is the face she makes when she's NOT going to let ANYTHING else in there. So funny!

Jolly Jumper

This is Claire's favorite place to be (other than the exersaucer we just got her). She will jump her little heart out the whole time I make dinner. It's so nice. She gets some pretty good air too! It's hilarious to watch her. She does this big huge jumps and then this little tiny super fast ones. It's classic! What a girl.

Seven Months Old

I can't even believe it's been 7 months already. The day I took these pictures, Claire was NOT a happy girl. She cut her first tooth the day after her 7 month birthday, and she spent the night before that in our bed with a huge fever. It was so sad. I have a ton more of these pictures, but she looks totally unimpressed in all of them. Poor girl! But, she has her first tooth now. She never lets you see it, and she fights your finger if you try to feel it! She's got a strong will already! It's a good thing I think she's so cute!