Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Half Way There Already?!

Because I am using this blog as a means to document the happenings of our family, I am also using it as somewhat of a digital photo album; hence the overwhelming amount of pictures.  Don't feel like you have to read and look, but much of what I post is for personal (and grandparental:) documentation.  But, feel free to take a peek if you desire . . . sorry that it is often more than "a glimpse of our vapor" life!

Well, like I mentioned in the previous post, our little girl is 6 months old today.  This is so hard to believe!  She is already halfway to being a year old . . . where do the days go?  

Claire is such a sweet little lady.  She loves her big brother and her daddy, but she is turning into a mommy's girl. (I don't mind that one bit!)  Claire loves for me to let her drink from my cup and to help me open and close the blinds.  She loves to play with things that crinkle - like bags, paper, packages - and she gets so excited when we open the door to go outside.  Claire enjoys splashing and playing in the water, trying to touch her lamp, and reaching for the candles (unlit, of course).  She loves to jump in her jumperoo (as you will see below) and she is fascinated by her big brother.  Claire, oddly, is also amused by watching me wiggle my toes.  She is easily distracted while she is eating - though she would eat anything and everything, if I would let her - and wants to observe everything around her.  Though she loves books and has her favorites, she would rather eat them than read them.  Claire likes music and (a select few) of her baby dvds.  She is strong and sweet, opinionated yet flexible.  She has started sitting unsupported for short amounts of time and would love to be on the move all day long.  Sadly, she has been so sick lately which has caused her to not be her happy, smiley self; yet, I am trying to be patient and praying that she will be feeling back to normal again soon.  I love my little Claire.  What a blessing she has been to us these past 6 months.  I look forward - with much prayer and trusting the Lord - to life with her and all that the He has in store.  Whatever it is, it will be an adventure.  By God's grace, I'm ready!

Here is a look at some of my favorite pictures over the past month.  Okay, I have a lot of favorites . . .  
   




























9 comments:

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

Your daughter is adorable, but I seriously only got one thing from those photos...a craving for double stuff oreos!!! LOL

Seriously, though, she's a doll! I hope her Daddy is working on his lines to scare away all the boys in years to come! ;o)

The Cook Family said...

LOVE the open mouth grins!! She is too cute!

Aunt Vicki said...

Happy 6 months Claire!!! I wish I could pick just one favorite picture but I love them all! The ones of just her face are adorable and the ones with her with the white onesie with the blue C and the little sweater with blue trim are precious! The one of her sleeping with the pink blanket looks just like John David - it always surprises me when I see her looking like him because I don't think that in all her pics but she definitely looks like him!!!! And stop apologizing for putting up pictures of your sweet family and for keeping us updated! If someone doesn't want to see or read they will simply not click on your blog! Good job keeping us updated!!!! Love to you all! Tell my "fave" I said Hi!

Melanie Campbell said...

Beautiful pictures! I am amazed at how big both she & John David are! I'm so glad I was able to visit with you last night! See you soon, friend! :)

Katie said...

Jen, Jana, Aunt Vicki and Melanie ~ I appreciate all of your kind words. Thanks for wanting to keep up with our family. We love you and are so thankful for technology to stay in touch with you guys too.

Ella Pugh said...

"She's so laughy!"

teresa pugh said...

Thanks for the wonderful time I just had looking at my precious Claire Bear. Big Daddy and i enjoyed all her expressions and faces. I could eat her up. Also enjoyed watching her graceful ballet feet tonight. You have to video that. Too cute for words.

Katie said...

Thanks for watching the kids after such a long trip. You guys are great! I agree, must get the video camera on those little feet!

Katie said...

Ella ~ Great seeing you the other day. Claire loves you!