This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Where does the time go?

How is my child growing so fast? Why does is seem like just yesterday that we were in Taiwan meeting this wonderful child for the first time. Then I look at the calendar and 6 months have passed. Seriously...6 months!! Does that even seem possible?

In Florida we really don't have much of an opportunity to "bundle up", so when we got a cold snap, I took that opportunity to put the hat on that her Aunt gave her. that not too too cute!
Our house has been overrun by baby stuff(YAY!!!) But that also means we are running out of room. The old hand me down dinning room table has been kicked to the curb...and now Claire has a playroom. She loves it and we love that our living room isn't an obstacle course.
And I never thought I would love to put her hair in the "Pebbles" ponytail...but it just makes me giggle everytime I do it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Piggy Tails

Until recently Claire has been a bit hair challenged. But alas that is no more. With a little bit of spit, hair pulling, scraping, and straining...we can now sport the piggy tails. Weep with envy gals..

Sunday, January 04, 2009


As has become the new trend with this blog, Here are some quick pics from Christmas morning. And as has also become the new trend. blog*ger has put the photos in whatever order it wanted.
Here is Claire with her new dump truck(two guesses on who picked out that gift)
Claire's first look Christmas morning(two guesses on who chopped off Mommy's head?)
The picture that didn't quite make the Christmas card, although I thought it would have made a very cute card.
And the official Christmas card photo.
  • Claire is growing by leaps and bounds.
  • After months of nonproductive drooling, she is finally cutting some molars. So that's eight teeth in with several more coming in.
  • She is trying to say more words. And although Jon and I are the only ones that can probably understand what she's trying to say, it counts right?
  • After giving up on trying to teach her signs, one day she was eating and signed "more". So I'm back on trying to teach her just a couple more words to cut down on her frustration level
  • I think she has had a few night terrors. Very sad when she wakes up screaming and is not consolable
  • She is climbing....a lot. We watched her today as she tried to climb the back of her crib. Seriously she's got to be way to young to not be a crib, right?