Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy 50th, Grandma and Grandpa!

Today is my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary! We got together today to have a big party to celebrate. We ate yummy food and cake (because no party could be complete without it) and we topped off the evening by watching old family slides. We used to do that all the time when we were younger and now we're starting again. Fun stuff!

Here's a photo of their wedding day

Cutting the cake (we made them pose the same way as their original cake-cutting picture, which I don't have)


Opening presents (a screen on which to watch slides)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Food

We tried pears today and I got the funniest reactions from Claire. When she had rice cereal, she didn't even flinch. But, apparently pears taste COMPLETELY different.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

World's Cutest Valentine

I'm going to be extra cheesy and say that today being Valentine's Day has reminded me how much I am in love with this little girl. Can I just tell you how lucky I am to be Claire's mommy?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

6 months old

Today Claire is 6 months old! Has it really been half a year already? We celebrated by trying solid food for the first time. She's shown an interest lately, so we thought it's about time. She loved it!

Happy girl!

Like the flower? I learned how to make hair accessories this week, so I made her a bunch

We wanted to play with the box first

Ok, Mom, I'm ready to eat!

And just for fun, here are pictures taken on or around each "birthday", from birth until now.

3 hours old

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

Monday, February 8, 2010

Here's our apartment

Welcome to the 50 cent tour. My name is Nicole and I will be your guide for this evening.

Our room

Claire's little nook

The kitchen and dining room

The living room (the old view with the big comfy chair and old tv)

Tonight we got new couches! Plus a coffee table, end table and lamp (gotta love craigslist.)

We were also given a free wide-screen tv a few days ago

Testing out the couches

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mama and Baby

Claire and I were bored, so we decided to take some pictures. She went right along with it, it was so cute! She is so photogenic. Whenever I bring out the camera, she knows exactly what to do - she starts hamming it up!

I LOVE this picture!

Such a sweetheart

I told her to smile and she did this

She puckered up her lips when I went to kiss her

I totally did not plan the fan right behind me, but it does look pretty cool