Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Wise Owl

Evan was given the Indian name Wise Owl at school again this year. As appropriate as it is, he told me he would like a different name next year :). He looks so cute all dressed up in his necklace and hat and sporting his drum. Sometimes I feel like he doesn't look any different than last year, so I pulled out the one from 2009 to compare. Yep, he is getting old. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Loving those thighs!!!

Claire's thighs are just so darn cute. I can't get enough of them and as she gets older, I know that they will slowly go away.  Plus, they will be hidden by pants for quite some time as she begins to crawl. So, before that happens and crawling makes them widdle away, I had to get some shots of those roly poly adorable thighs :)!

Monday, November 8, 2010


So many posts with the kids in their Halloween costumes (plural for each of them!) I forgot all about posting Halloween itself. The night before Halloween, we went to downtown Winter Garden to trick or treat. It was a madhouse, note to self for next year. But Evan had a wonderful time checking out everyone else's costume. Halloween is his holiday, he loves to dress up and just thought it was so cool to see the various superheros and Star Wars characters walking the streets.

 Lilly (60s girl) & Evan (Storm Trooper) in Winter Garden

 Ghost Storm Trooper Evan pic
 Ballerina Claire and Storm Trooper Evan
 Pretty Pumpkin Claire and Adorable Robot Drew
Pumpkin & Darth Vader
Claire & Bumblebee Audrey
The Evans in their matching pjs post trick or treat

Neighborhood Girls
Gator Fan Charlie & Football baby Grant
On Halloween, we went to our neighborhood party and then went trick or treating around our neighborhood. Our friends Abby, Paul, Evan and Drew joined us and the dads took the babies home to pass out candy while Abby and I took the Evans around. The boys loved going to get candy at each house and Evan would celebrate with every Crunch bar he scored. Apparently that's his favorite candy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Claire is 8 months old!

With all the excitement of traveling up to Virginia and Maryland and then Halloween, I've skipped right over Claire turning 8 months old! She was 8 months on October 23, how time flies!! Here's some updates on Ms. Claire!

Weight: About 23 pounds, which is quite the workout for my arms!
Sleeping Patterns: takes 2 1.5-3 hour naps and 1 45 minute nap a day; sleeps from 6:30pm-5:30am, then back down until about 7-7:30am. Really trying to break her of that 5:30am, we'll see what the end to daylight savings brings us!
Eating: She is eating breakfast (oatmeal and some fruit), lunch (yogurt) and dinner (veggies, sometimes meat and a grain).  In addition, she eats about 24 ounces of formula a day. She is a big fan of the sweets and only will eat her veggies if I throw in some sweet potato puree with it. Whatever works! I'm trying to get her off of this, we'll see how it goes. Lately, she's been eating more real food. She devoured Nani's lasagna the other day, so I've been trying to introduce more and more real food. She loves ham, chicken, vanilla and cinamon oatmeal, bananas, avodcado, sweet potatoes, pears and apples. She is also digging Baby Mum Mums and puffs lately.
Diapers: Size 3-4
Clothes:  12-18 month
Shoes: 4
Favorite Books: Baby Boo, Mirror Me Baby Einstein
Favorite Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle
Favorite Games/Activities: Peek-a-boo, This is the way the ___ Rides (lady, racer, gentlemen)
New Tricks: Dives for things and can get herself to them by turning in a circle on her belly and pushing herself backwards. She will be crawling very very soon. She can now sit up from a lying position.

Talking/Babbling: She says "baba" and "dada" and then just talks/screams/babbles a lot. She seems to know that Joe is "dada" and almost seems to say "hi or my dada". Since Evan's first real word was "hi", will be interesting to see if Claire follows suit. She is so loud when she "talks", I cannot even describe what it sounds like.  She surely knows what she is doing and does it to get our attention, it works. There is no missing how loud it is!
Teeth: Two on the bottom, they arrived Sept. 9 & 15, 2010
Demeanor: Very happy still. She is starting to get a little attached, as we can tell when the babysitter arrives. She smiles and laughs all day long and is just a joy!