Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Happy Birthday to our sweet 1 year old! So hard to believe one year has passed since this:

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Claire, you are our greatest joy! We love you and love being your parents. We love that our friends and family are still as excited about you as they were on day one in this video: 12/29/10. I'm glad we started this blog to document milestones and I am excited to think about what the next year may have in store for us.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011 Part I

Back home and finally catching up! We had a wonderful Christmas beginning in St. Louis. Aunt Lyle and Uncle Ray hosted us for dinner last Sunday before we flew out to NC on Monday morning. Claire was sick but still enjoyed the visit.

Claire hanging out at the kids table w/ Peter, Stuart, and Eleanor
We arrived in Greensboro on Monday afternoon with a sick baby.

Claire earned her Delta wings and a big bottle for flying while sick.

First visit to Costco. 

Exploring Katie and Abby's dog crates.


Claire helped Nani bake rolls. She probably made 8 dozen while we were there. I swear we didn't eat them all, many were made for gifts. 

Claire enjoying rolls while Abby gets ready to clean up her mess!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Congratulations, Meredith!

We are so proud of you Meredith! Congratulations on graduation from Northwest Missouri State. Best of luck in all of your future endeavors. Love, Alison, Adam and Claire.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas comes early!

This weekend we were in Liberty to celebrate Christmas with Nana, Doc, Aunt Meredith, Grandma Louise, and Grandpa Trueman. We had a wonderful time as always, Nana prepared a great lunch on Sunday and Claire got her first taste of unwrapping gifts. She loves her new puzzles, snow suit, clothes, bath toys, books, eating accessories, and Elf on the Shelf. Thank you for celebrating Christmas early with us! We love you.




Claire worked on climbing the stairs this weekend--repeatedly.


Friday, December 9, 2011

these boots were made for walking

...and thats just what they'll do. Someday. Check out Claire's new boots:
She isn't walking yet and my prediction is that she won't walk until 13 months. Adam's prediction is 14 months. Thoughts from our readers? What is your prediction on when C will walk?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Claire loves Christmas time

She loves Christmas music, Christmas pjs, shopping, etc. This year has been extra fun for us too. 
Friday night: enjoying Columbia's living windows event
Grabbing dinner and drinks after living windows


Our little Charlie Brown tree strategically placed above her head.

She loved seeing all the people and lights, we did some shopping too!