Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6 months!

So hard to believe but our sweet baby is 6 months old today. Six months ago on Wednesday, December 29th Claire was born. Cannot put into words how much we love our girl. Snapped this picture this morning before work, Adam reading one of her new books 'Mud Pie for Mother' (sent to us via the Dolly Parton Imagination Library--such a great monthly FREE book program). She loves reading but mostly because she can punch, kick, and gnaw on the book.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Doc!

Claire's grandpa, Doc, is in Colorado this week to celebrate his birthday. This pioneer baby hopes that you have a great trip and a wonderful birthday. We love you!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jogging stroller diaries

Hope you had a nice weekend! Adam was in Las Vegas for a bachelor party so Claire and I had a girls weekend here in Columbia. We went on several walks. We finally transitioned into this forward facing position in the BOB and Claire loved it. Which is good since we will be doing a lot of walking in the next few months! We have training to do in order to keep up with Aunt Mamie in the St. Louis Rock n Roll marathon on October 23rd!! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Claire's Culinary Conquests

Claire has recently been introduced to oatmeal and rice cereal. She...tolerates it. More ends up on her bib than in her mouth but she is getting the hang of it.

Monday, June 20, 2011


We had a great weekend in KC! We arrived on Thursday, Adam went to his conference while Claire and I enjoyed walking around the plaza and hanging out by the pool on Friday. On Saturday, we celebrated Doc's retirement with a big bash at the Troutwine house. Didn't take a single picture during the party which is disappointing but here are a few pics we took this weekend:
Claire lounging beside the hotel pool, moments before a very dramatic blow out

Beside one of the fountains on the plaza

Loving Aunt Chelsie and Uncle Ben

Swimming with Aunt Meredith

happy after swimming, Aunt Meredith made a little fort for Claire to  get her out of the sun

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the BEST Dads I know:
Adam's first Father's Day

Funny pic of Bob and Adam at a wedding last summer--always having fun together!

Old pic from Brad's college graduation pre party.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Monday again! We had a nice weekend that included a quick trip to St. Louis on Saturday to celebrate Kate and baby P (due in September). Kate looks great, it was a fun shower and I enjoyed seeing college friends. Adam and Claire also went to St. Louis on a top secret Father's Day mission that included a trip to Arnold, MO and then they went to the zoo before picking me up to drive back to Columbia. The rest of the weekend was pretty low key. 
Kate's cute little bump!

Claire enjoying the car show in Arnold with Adam

Claire and Adam at the zoo

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Claire's monthly photo shoot

A little late! Finding out what a challenge it is to take a picture of an active baby! These were some of my favorites though (we took over 30 pictures). 
Health update: thanks to everyone for your care and concern, Claire is doing much better. Back to her happy little self. I have been sick though so sorry it has been so quiet around here. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


We weren't planning to go out of town this weekend so we had lots of plans to do stuff around town. Going to the hospital was not a part of our plans. On Saturday, Claire was acting kind of puny so Adam suggested that we call the nurse hotline to describe Claire's symptoms. The nurse spoke with the on-call pediatrician, and the doctor suggested we bring her to clinic. We decided to divide and conquer: Adam took Claire to her appointment while I mowed the lawn (I really didn't think this would be a big deal). I was wrong! X-rays showed some pneumonia on her right side and her blood work came back showing that she had an elevated white blood cell count and her little body was fighting infection. So we had a little sleepover at the hospital where Claire was born.
Not fun to see our baby hooked up to the IV, leads, etc. but she didn't seem to mind.

Hanging out on Saturday evening.

Perky on Sunday morning. We went home around 1PM.
Thinking about and sending lots of love to Grandma Louise and Grandpa Trueman, we hope you are out of the hospital very soon too!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thumbs up for Uncle Ben!

Congratulations, Uncle Ben!! He got a thumbs up from all 5 of his professors and is officially a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas!!