Monday, September 26, 2011


We had a great weekend in Kansas City spent with family and friends celebrating Scott and Lucretia's wedding. On Friday night Claire got to go to the Liberty fall festival with Nana, Doc, and Aunt Meredith. Sounded like they had a great time there while we went to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. On Saturday, Claire kept her eye out for Stuart (her favorite Chihuahua) and got to go for a walk with two of her other favorite dog friends, Tippy and Tucker Shaffer (no pics). On Saturday night Aunt Meredith's friend Sam came over to babysit while we went to the wedding. Sam is awesome and I took a picture of her with Claire using my phone before we left but then left my phone in the back of a cab later that night. So once again no pics of Sam and Claire and no pics from the beautiful wedding. On Sunday we came home and Claire enjoyed her first taste of chicken and tried on this adorable hat, a gift from her friend Joely Hannaman (baby Joely is 2 months old). If you can't read it says C. Tdub. Blair made it and we love it. Jason and many of Adam's college friends call him T-dub so this hat is perfect!

The picture Nana texted us on Friday night from the fall festival. Apparently Claire loved that red balloon.
Claire on the lookout for Stuart

The only pictures I have from the wedding came from the photo booth

Loves chicken

C. T-Dub!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Poll: What should Claire be for Halloween

Here is the little paper doll, lets dress her up:
We want your input! What should Claire be for Halloween? Ella had some great suggestions earlier this week so I thought we should start a poll for our blog readers too. Please vote or leave a comment if you have other ideas. Thanks! 

Monday, September 19, 2011


We had a great weekend, hope you did too! We really enjoyed a visit from Nana, Doc, and Aunt Meredith. They arrived on Friday night after Claire went to bed so she was really excited to wake up and see them on Saturday morning. They were in town to go to a football game in Jefferson City on Saturday afternoon to see Blake's team, NWMSU, take on Lincoln University. 

Claire loving her beautiful Aunt Meredith

Tailgating in the garage at Adam's office (it was raining)

Claire's first football game! NWMSU beat Lincoln 73-7.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Yes, my Dad wants to be G-Dog. Not Papa, Gramps, etc. But G-Dog. I think he will respond to whatever Claire calls him though. He likes her. We love you, Dad! Hope you had a great birthday. Sorry for the late post, we were thinking about you all day and hope you have fun at the Redskins game. 

Claire's monthly photo shoot

Posting this very late, Claire turned 8 months old on August 29th. Oops! We made some attempts at taking these pics on 8/29 but she didn't want to cooperate as you can see in the pics below. Much more interested in trying to pull and eat grass. Thank you Granny for the beautiful blue blanket that served as background for these pictures.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New arrivals for fall

Fall at our house means football and although it isn't technically fall yet the football season is underway. This is where you will find these two each Sunday until December (doesn't look like the Chiefs will be playing in January). Claire is loving football now, but she may trade the gridiron for Cartoon Network as soon as she realizes the difference. Until then, Adam is enjoying it. And we are all playing fantasy football this year. Claire has her own team in the TtripleFL (Troutwine Family Fantasy Football League). With an intimidating team name "Claire with the Hair", she is sure to win.
Start of the game--before it got ugly, full of hope

Reality setting in. Chiefs lost 41-7
Aside from football late August/early September has brought with it new babies! Kate and Chris have a boy-Thomas and Justin and Christine have twin girls-Brooklyn and Samantha. So happy for these new families and cannot wait to meet Claire's new friends. Love to all.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Daycare pics

More cute pics from daycare--love getting these texts from Linda:
Claire's adorable friend H's face is blacked out so we don't alarm her parents.
Claire and her friend H playing together. Check out the size of Claire's hair.

Claire playing with H, pulling her shirt off.

Claire holding her own bottle.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tying the Knot in Tahoe

CONGRATULATIONS Aunt Mary and Uncle Ryan! We love you and had so much fun celebrating during your entire wedding weekend. Too many pictures to post but here are a few favs:
The happy couple at the rehearsal lunch

Getting ready to head to the ceremony

Claire and Adam enjoying the reception

Family shot post ceremony

Kissing in the mountains

Hanging out on Sunday