Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Operation Santa Claus

This was our first year to have Santa Claus come to our house - so we had no idea what to expect. Most of Claire's presents were already wrapped and under the tree except for her kitchen from Nana, a shopping cart from Granny and a broom from GiGi. Once we put Claire down for bed - we brought out the boxes that the kitchen and shopping cart were in...

Well, they were not pre-assembled like we thought. It ended up taking two adults, a few power tools and some Maker's Mark to put everything together...

An hour and a half later... the finished product(s)...

Here is a video of Claire on Christmas morning...
We got a new video camera for Christmas, and are still learning how to use it. So most of the video is more like an areial shot (thanks to Russ). We now know that videos come out better when you aren't standing over the object you're shooting :)
Also - the video is pretty quiet, so you may want to turn it up.
Lastly... our Christmas tree wouldn't turn on Christmas morning (we figured it out later that day) so that is why Claire seems so worried at the beginning.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Eggemeyer Christmas

This past weekend, the Eggemeyer's came up to celebrate Christmas with us! They were nice enough to come see us - since a 6 hour car ride would not be fun for me... We were definately spoiled rotten :) Here are a few pictures:

Claire getting caught opening presents!

Mrs. Potato Head - her new favorite toy!

Aunt Tracy got Claire an A&M pallet for Christmas. When you roll it out, it has a built in pillow and blanket. This will be perfect for MDO :)

Trying it out...

Her favorite part about opening presents...the tissue paper!

She loved having it dumped on her!

Claire isn't the only one who likes her A&M blanket...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

25 Weeks

I'm almost 2/3 of the way there!! Crazyness! So far the gender of baby Eggemeyer is still a surprise... Russ has kept up his part of the bargain - and lost 15 pounds over the last 5 months. Here are a few pictures from the last month or so...

The two pictures on the left are from when I was preggo with Claire at 25 weeks - and the two on the right are from baby #2. This baby "popped" a lot sooner and I think I am definately carrying it a lot lower.

Checking out the cotton at Aunt Sheryl's.

Claire's "Kissy Face"

Her new favorite thing to do is swaddle - and she's not picky on who she's swaddling...
Don't feel sorry for Tuff - he lets her do this!

Swaddling her baby :)

Madison (7 mo), Claire (20 mo) and Quinn (3 mo)

We got to babysit Claire's friend Jaxson the other day. He is 1 month older than her.

Jaxson's vocabulary is amazing - he knows so many words. Here he is teaching Claire a few things!
This was taken in Sept 2009. It's crazy how much they can change in a year's time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

18 months and 20 weeks

Claire had her 18 month check up last week - and she finally broke the 20 Ib mark! She weighed in at 21 Ibs and was 31 inches long. Dr. G was happy with her development, and wasn't worried about her lack of words. Don't get me wrong, she talks/sings non-stop - but most of it is in her own language... We also had our 20 week ultrasound for baby #2 today. The doctor wrote down the baby's gender on a card and sealed it up. :( So it's still a mystery... but the nurse slipped up once and said "he" - and the baby weighs in at 14 oz, which is pretty big! So we're guessing it's a boy!
Claire's first time in heels...

Granny O'Mara came down from Kansas for Labor Day Weekend!

Watching Dora :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ready For Some Football!

Grandma and Grandpa Eggemeyer came into town this weekend - for a little vacation... They did anything but relax. In the three days they were here - they went to Hawaiin Falls Water Park, Six Flags and the new Cowboys Stadium. Since Claire is too little to enjoy rides - and I am preggers - we skipped out on Six Flags and the Water Park, but we met them at the stadium on Saturday. The stadium is outrageous to say the least...here are a few pictures from our visit.

Claire when we first stepped on the field... you can't help but look at the screen!

Cowboys Locker Room - Stephen McGee - gig'em!

Trying on D. Ware's helmet...

Holding a Press Conference


The stadium is so big - they needed a nap

Her new friend - they played keep away forever!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Playing Catch Up...

I've come to the conclusion that I'm the worse blogger...considering it's been 3 months since I last updated this thing. We have had a wonderful summer - that went by entirely too fast! Claire changes everyday and it's safe to say she is no longer a baby, she has become a toddler. Over the summer we also added another Eggemeyer to our family. :) My due date is January 29th - so he/she is cooking right along! We go in early next month for our 20 week sono - where normally we would find out if it's a girl or boy...but we're going to let it be a surprise this time. If it was up to me, we would find out next month - but Russ is very adamant about this one being a surprise. We actually made a bargain - he had to give up alcohol for my entire pregnancy (except for on our annual River Trip, Thanksgiving, & Christmas) - in order for me to agree to do this. Our dear friend Caroline even helped us type up a contract and we all signed it - including my doctor - who thought the whole thing was hilarious. So - as of right now - Russ has lost 10 Ibs and I have gained 3 Ibs since we found out we were expecting. I wasn't expecting him to loose so much weight so fast - I rather enjoyed him gaining weight with me while I was pregnant with Claire!

Baby #2 at 8 weeks
Since May - Claire has started adding words to her vocab everyday. She is not the biggest talker out there, and the only actually sentance she has put together is "Bad Bo" - but she will usually try to repeat anything you ask her to. Her favorite word is "doggie" - she loves to give our dog hugs and sit as close as he will let her. We haven't started the potty training process - but we did buy her one and it sits in the bathroom. If she sees you going to restroom - she wants to sit on hers - but so far all she has done is pass gas! One of these days she'll do some other sort of business in there, and then I guess we'll start potty training. I'm not in any real rush - but it would be nice to have her out of diapers by January!
Claire and I spent two weeks in Houston earlier this month visiting family, while Russ was away on business. We survived our first road trip together - with the help of her DVD player and Dora the Explorer! She was tuned into Dora the whole time, and hardly made a peep! While we were down there - we found out that she is a water baby...I don't think a day went by that she did not get in the pool. She even learned how to blow bubbles!! GiGi bought her a life jacket - which she loves! If you let her, she'll just float on her back around the pool by herself. It's pretty funny to watch. While we were visiting, Claire got to experience the beach for the first time. We actually went three time while we were down there. She liked the water and the waves. Claire also received a new nickname - Babyzilla - she was great at knocking over any sandcastles that were built! At the end of the second week - we drove down to New Braunsfels for a long weekend of floating the river. Russ met us down there the day we arrived. Claire floated twice - the first time we went on a mini-float to see if she would like it or not - and she did great sitting in my toob. But the second float didn't go so well. We took her in the middle of the day, so it was pretty hot and she ended up taking a nap on me the last hour. Poor little girl was pretty tired. But it was a great trip - it will be interesting to see how it goes next year, when we have a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old...
Babyzilla and Aunt Kim building a pyramid

Claire enjoying her life-jacket!
Pool time with Uncle Willy

Swimming with GiGi

Claire's new hiding spot...

Hugs for baby Landon :)

Kisses for Baby Ellie