Saturday, June 28, 2008

Smoky Mountains

It has been a LONG time since our last vacation, so we decided to get away for the weekend and go to Gatlinburg.

We did lots of hiking, including Clingman's Dome and Laurel Falls trails.

After hiking we picnicked in the park, then went back to the hotel to swim in the pool. In the evenings we strolled downtown and Claire waved and said "hey" to everyone we passed.

Here are some more pictures from our trip.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

12-Month Portraits

Since we don't have many photos of Claire (Ha! Only a bajillion!) I took her to Portrait Innovations to get her 12-month portraits made...

She did great and was all smiles and didn't even rip the bow out of her hair. But towards the end she got tired and let us know she'd had enough of this picture-taking stuff. I would cry too if someone made me wear this getup...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bathing Beauties

Claire went swimming with her new friend Jaiden this afternoon. The girls had coordinating floats and enjoyed lounging in the pool together and kicking. Afterwards we came inside and they had a grand time playing with Jaiden's toys, especially her kitchen set.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

12-Month Checkup

Claire went to the pediatrician today for her 12-month checkup. She weighs 16 lbs 12 oz and is 29 inches long. She dropped off the percentile chart for weight, so they want us to continue giving her PediaSure and come back in 6 weeks for another weight check. She is also still anemic, so we've got to keep giving her vitamins and feeding her meat and other iron-rich foods. She has 5 teeth now and has been feeding herself finger foods for over a month (she refuses to eat baby food anymore). She eats pretty well, she just burns it all off. Maybe we should feed her birthday cake to fatten her up since she really seems to like it.

She had to get several vaccination shots today and got pretty upset. But afterwards the nurse gave her a cherry lollipop, which greatly improved Claire's outlook on life.

She had a cold last week that she caught from me. She ran fever for several days and had a runny/stuffed up nose. We almost canceled her birthday party because she was sick, but the fever broke the day before and she started feeling much better. Today the pediatrician listened to her lungs and looked in her ears and said all was clear.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

1st Birthday

Claire turned one year old today! We had a big party with family and friends. Claire was hilarious eating her birthday cake. She dove right in and made a big mess...

She got lots of cool toys and cute clothes...

She was tuckered out after the day's festivities, and snoozed all the way home.

James and I got her a wagon for her birthday. We took it for a spin yesterday and she loves it.