Sunday, June 23, 2013

Backyard Updo

A and I are not exactly green thumbs...our backyard flower gardens were slowly being taken over by grass and weeds. I didn't mind too much, we just weren't out there enough to pay much attention. Then Miss Clara  arrived, and she loves to be outside. So now that we spend more time outside, we noticed just how bad we had let things get. A couple of weeks ago, I suggested to A that since our anniversary was coming up, that instead of just going to a movie or date, we plan an outdoor date and work on our backyard. We made fairly good progress for only having one day to do what we could while my parents watched Clara. Then A's mom came up for a visit. Miss Janna is an amazing gardener. She helped us finish up the gardens and really made everything come together. Here's some before and afters. If we manage not to kill anything, I'll continue to show progress. So far so good!

By the house: BEFORE

By the Deck: BEFORE

By the fence: BEFORE
(The hollyhock had reached the end of its blooming at this point and was getting eaten by something. We cut it down and have sprayed it hoping to take care of the problem.)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Clara's 4 Month Check Up

I can't believe how big Clara is getting. We loaded up this morning for her 4 month check up! Clara is as healthy as ever! She is now 13 pounds 8 1/2 ounces and 24 1/4 inches long. She is cruising along almost right at the 50th percentile in her growth. We'll be starting her out on some cereal soon, can't believe that she's old enough for that already! She is such a good baby!

Tuckered out from her appointment!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Three Months Old

Time is flying. Clara is three months old as of yesterday. She is beginning to laugh and to babble back at us. Within the past couple of days she has become aware that she has hands. She will hold them out in front of her and just stare at them...and then try to cram them in her mouth. She isn't quite rolling over yet but in the past week she has started turning onto her side. She is more of a morning person than me, she wakes up smiling at whoever comes to get her. I love her more everyday!  

I thought I would share some of our favorite pictures from the last month. I also realized that I never put any of the newborn photos we had done on here so I'll share a couple of those as well!

With her brother.

For this child I have prayed.

So focused on her toy.

Beautiful girl!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wishbone Day 2013

Today is Wishbone Day! Just in case you don't know what that is, Wishbone Day is a day that raises awareness of OI, what our sweet Noah had. For more info go to! Here's a few photos of us in our yellow!

Clara in her yellow!

Us with Noah's Yellow Roses.

Happy Wishbone Day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

2 Month Check Up

Happy after her appointment today!

Clara had her 2 month check up today! She is still perfectly healthy! She's at about the 50th percentile on her measurements. She weights 10 pounds 15 ounces so almost 11 pounds. She is 22 5/8 inches long so she's growing!  She's such a good baby! She gets shots later this week so I'm anxious about those and hope she does well!  Here's a few favorite pictures from the past few weeks.

Going Home Outfit

After her first bath

Easter Dress

Just a Happy Baby!