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...
Claire enjoying her life-jacket!