Sunday, August 28, 2011

I heart NY

Claire's reaction upon learning that the damage from Hurricane Irene wasn't as severe as predicted in New York. Hope you were relaxing somewhere nice all day, Ella! We were thinking about you...thanks for this cute onesie. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sick day surprise!

Yesterday, Claire and I went to the mailbox as we typically do and found the nicest surprise--a package addressed to Claire "Pistol" Troutwine. Pistol was our nickname for her when I was pregnant. We opened the package to find this adorable onesie and a cute tshirt from Uncle Ben and Aunt Chelsie. We love them both and love you guys!! Thanks for this nice unexpected gift. Can't wait to see you both in November.

Adam in his black "businessman" cast. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

The little patient

We took Claire to her pediatrician late yesterday at the suggestion of Linda (her daycare provider) and I'm so glad we did! She has RSV. Other than her terrible cough she is happy so the little patient is swinging and squealing as I type this. We had breakfast (bananas) outside this morning and I'm staying home with her again since she is contagious and we don't want her daycare friends to get sick. Hope everyone has a great weekend and is feeling well!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Aunt Mary & Uncle Brad!

Claire was such a little peanut in these pics (taken in February 2011)! Cannot wait to see you both next week! WE LOVE YOU!! Happy birthday! True story: when Brad was much younger it frustrated him soooo much that Mary was younger but celebrated her birthday 2 whole days before him. I think he is finally over that.
August 22nd birthday (Brad is 29 today!)

August 20th birthday (Mary is now 27!!)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fridays are for...

FUN! Claire's daycare provider (we love Linda) needed a personal day today so I got to stay home with her!

Eating yummy food (sweet potatoes and cherries in case you are curious)

Monday, August 15, 2011


We had a fun weekend in KC but I forgot our camera  there so these phone pics are all I have to post. Adam and I went to a very nice couples shower for Scott and Lucretia while Claire played with Nana and Doc (thanks again for babysitting!!). Then we went to Mason's Dr. Seuss themed 2nd birthday party which was amazing (bounce house, great food, friends, the list goes on). Adam did some determined dunking (basketball) and dancing and messed up his left foot pretty badly (boot up to his knee and crutches for a while). Great weekend despite the injury...
Adam and Claire waiting at the ER

Claire begging for more sweet potatoes at the grocery store. First time in the cart w/o pumpkin seat.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Grandma, Aunts, and Cousins, Oh My!

Aunt Cindy is back in Missouri from Austin for the week and we were so glad she came to visit last night and glad she got to meet Claire. She made the trip to Columbia with Aunt Gayle and Elizabeth. Aunt Meredith and Nana also came in to visit so it was 7 Troutwine women and Adam (we missed you Chelsie & Grandma Marcia). We enjoyed sitting on the patio and loved the cooler weather. 

Claire and her beautiful Aunt Meredith

7 Troutwine (and Wells) women

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Adam arrived at home just in time to give Claire a bath tonight! He was out of town for work since Tuesday so we were really excited to see him! 

He did the hair styling Claire Bieber bangs.
 Similar, right?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Nana!

Happy Birthday to the best Nana! I love you so much and hope that you have a wonderful birthday. Thanks for making my dad the best dad any girl could ask for. Thanks for all the great toys and clothes you have given me.  Thanks for swimming with me, holding me, and telling me stories. Happy Birthday to YOU!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rumble in the jungle

Claire LOVES this jungle jumper thing. She could spend hours slapping that tucan and shaking up that lion. I wanted to avoid having multi colored plastic stuff take over our house but this was one of the best things we have purchased so far...