Sunday, May 23, 2010

Claire's first smile caught on camera

It's going so fast! I can't stand it! We're not taking enough pictures or video and these sweet newborn moments are just slipping through my fingers. She started smiling around the middle of last week.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm confused because I ate too many snacks.


My talented sis-in-law Jen took this picture, as if there was any question that this could possibly be a picture I could take. It's way beyond my abilities.

I've had a few emails, comments, phone calls, etc., from sweet people wondering how we're doing, possibly due to my lack of posts on this blog. I'm overwhelmed and I don't know where to start. I have blog posts I want to write about Claire, Franny, Bobby, and Sophie. I want to write about Bobby's mom's visit, and how wonderful it was to have her here. About all my friends here who helped us right after the baby came and my friends who sent all sorts of wonderful gifts (including cinnamon bears from Utah!) I have recipes for BBQ and homemade yogurt that I want to share (two separate posts- that would be a strange flavor combination). I want to write about Claire's baby blessing and how I felt like my mom was with me all day, and how nice it was to have some of Bobby's family there with us. But you know how it goes... if I get a spare minute, I spend it with the children, or cooking dinner, doing laundry, yard-work, or exercising. Record-keeping falls by the wayside.

We are all doing well. Some of us are still trying to adjust to the change. And by some of us, I mean Franny. She seems to love baby Claire, but I think she's angry with me. It all started about two weeks after the baby was born, almost like she realized that the new baby (i.e. disruption in her life) was a permanent change. So we're working hard on that. Meanwhile Claire is a remarkably easy baby to care for. Wouldn't mind one less feeding at night, but that would probably be asking for too much. Aside from being a little over-sensitive, Sophie has been her usual sweet and sassy self.

Here are my favorite things the two of them have said lately:

Sophie has been learning about feelings at school lately. She said, "Mom, are you excited or confused?"
Me: "I'm excited. What about you?"
Sophie: "I'm confused."
Me: "Why are you confused?"
Sophie: "Because I ate too many snacks."

My favorite thing Franny said is an example of her recent attitude. She came home really tired after a fun day at our local state park, where they hiked and played all day. She called this field trip her "camping trip."

She was sitting next to me on the couch and said, "Ask me how was my camping trip?"
Me: "How was your camping trip."
Franny: "I don't want to tell you."


Monday, May 10, 2010

Poor Miss Mary

Franny's "helper" at school is Miss Mary. She loves Miss Mary. Miss Mary took a sick day last week and Franny wanted to make her a card. In case you can't read it, the card says:

"Miss Mare (Miss Mary)

she fro up" (she throw up.)

with a lovely drawing to accompany the heartfelt inscription.

Bobby and I loved it. So did Mary.

Sophie's first Preschool Program

Sophie's preschool was a few weeks ago and we all went to watch her perform. Bobby's mom and her husband Howard drove in the night before so they were able to come, too. Sophie seemed to like having us all there to watch her. Although we noticed she was a lot more reserved on stage than Franny is. Franny seems to be energized by a crowd and being the center of attention, whereas Sophie seems to be a little less comfortable in the spotlight. She sure was cute up there, though. I told her she looks like Hannah Montana in these pictures and she really liked that.

Three Girls

At least once a week now I hear myself saying to Bobby: "We have three kids!" It's been nearly a month since I posted. Taking a little break I guess, but the list of things I want to get written down is getting long so I better start catching up. By the way, we're still loving Miss Claire- some of us a little too much- and everyday there is more of her to love.
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