Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great Memorial Day Weekend! On Saturday, we went to St. Louis for a quick visit, where the Bruegenhemkes (the Bruegs) hosted an excellent BBQ. On Sunday Aunt Gayle and Elizabeth came over and brought dinner. And on Monday we all slept in and enjoyed the beautiful day.  Thanks to all who have served and continue to serve our country - you are remembered and celebrated this weekend and always!

Claire hanging out with the boys

Claire hanging out with Uncle B-Man

Claire enjoying Uncle Doug singing tunes from the Little Mermaid

Claire loved Mrs. Jett-soon to be a Grandmother to the Bruegs twins!
Enjoying playing with Aunt Gayle and Elizabeth

Waking up in her pjs after sleeping in on Monday morning

Friday, May 27, 2011

Power Clashing

Adam got Claire dressed this morning. Pink outfit, blue socks, lots of flair (bib + pacifier lanyard thing + pacifier). He called it power clashing (from 30 Rock).


Combining clothing items that according to style etiquette do not go together. Doing this as a powerful figure will result in people unquestionably approving your fashion sense, and taking you in higher esteem.
> I'll tell you what I don't do: wear a striped tie with a striped shirt!

< It's called... power clashing. And I do it because I can.

This was quite an outfit! And quite a's been pretty quiet here on the blog, no excuses but we are really glad it's almost the weekend! Looking forward to hanging out with the Bruegs family on Saturday! Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Monday, May 23, 2011


We had a great weekend that included a special visit from Aunt Erin. She loved on Claire, showered her with kisses and gifts. Claire was so excited to hang out with Erin that she decided to roll over!! Thank you for coming to visit, we love you and can't wait to hang out with you again in a few weeks!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In-House Interleague Play

Cardinals (barely) won today in the I-70 finale, winning the series 2-1. Go Birds!
Claire wearing her red, thanks Bruegenhemke family!

Claire wearing her pink Royals gear, thank you Nana!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Claire hair care

At her 4 month check up Claire's pediatrician told us Claire had eczema and referred us to a pediatric dermatologist. What is eczema?

From WebMD: According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the prevalence of atopic eczema is increasing and affects 9 to 30% of the U.S. population. It is particularly common in young children and infants. While many infants who develop the condition outgrow it by their second birthday, some people continue to experience symptoms on and off throughout life. With proper treatment, the disease can be controlled in the majority of sufferers.

Claire has it on her little body but it is extremely bad on her head. Poor girl! So the dermatologist prescribed a scalp oil (that cost $30!) to help treat the eczema on her head. She looked so funny sporting her little shower cap:

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Claire waiting for the dermatologist...she was so good!

Claire in her fancy shower cap after the oil was applied.

Wondering when she can go take a bath to get the ridiculous cap off.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Super Claire

Claire has been a super good baby this week...really happy and sweet, no crying at bed time. We love our super girl.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Aunt Meredith!

Happy 22nd birthday Aunt Meredith! We hope you have a great day and a great year. It was so good to see you this weekend, we wish we would have taken a picture with you and Claire this weekend but of course forgot. This picture was taken shortly after Claire was born.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Claire was baptized today, it was a wonderful day and we feel so blessed to be surrounded by such a loving, supportive family. Twenty two family members traveled to Columbia to celebrate Claire. We love you all and were thinking of everyone that couldn't be here with us!

Claire's looked very sweet in her dress, a generous gift from Grandma Louise and Grandpa Truman. 

Four generations of Troutwines

Three generations of Hannons

Claire and her G-Dog

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Claire the gardener

Claire worked hard yesterday picking out flowers at a local greenhouse. She is at home today with my mom working hard to plant them. We hope to teach her to mow the lawn next week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Claire's monthly photo shoot

Every month we will take a picture of Claire on a different blanket. These blankets were all gifts from wonderful family and friends. Thanks to Liz for this beautiful, soft blanket. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baby at the bar

Adam plays sand volleyball at a local bar every Wednesday night. It was such a beautiful day yesterday and the game was scheduled to start at 6P so Claire and I went to go cheer on the Sandjobs, and they won! It felt a bit funny getting carded at the door carrying a baby and a diaper bag, but we had fun.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

4 month old stats

Height: 24 1/2 (85%)
Weight: 13 lbs. (65%)
Head Circumference 41 1/2 (85%)

Claire was sooooo good at the pediatricians office today! We have to go see a pediatric dermatologist about her eczema but other than that she got a great report!

Wedding weekend

Congrats to Luke and Holly! They FINALLY got married on 4-30-11. I wish I had more pictures to share, it was a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding.
Rehearsal Dinner

Holly and Mr. Nowatzke rehearsing

Outside the Hotel Phillips where we got married

Claire and Adam swimming in the hotel pool-she LOVED it!

The beautiful couple MARRIED at last! Holly was the most gorgeous bride.

Late night--the only family picture we took. Horrible!
Claire was great during the wedding ceremony and reception. Thanks to Nana and Doc for taking care of her! It was a fun, memorable weekend! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011