Friday, April 25, 2008


Sorry that this week's blog is going to be short. I have been busy moving all week long. I have packed, loaded, unloaded, and unpacked 2 car loads every day since last Saturday! I'm feeling very tired and sore. Jeremy finished his last final yesterday, so he's finally been able to help move a little more.

We love our new place. Last night was our first night in our new apartment. Our neighbors are mostly stay at home moms, so both Clara and I will have many friends to play with. I will post pictures next week, after we've settled in more.

For those of you who haven't heard, we are planning on moving our furniture tomorrow morning at 10 am. If you would like to help, come to our old apartment at that time.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Beard is Gone

After having a beard for 2 months, Jeremy decided it was time to give it up. We shaved a little bit off at a time and took a picture at each stage. He went from a full beard to goatee to mustache to clean shaven. It took a lot longer to get the full beard gone, especially with taking pictures in between!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Almost There

That's right, Clara is almost crawling! I can't believe how fast she's doing things. Right now she only gets up on all 4 when she's trying to reach something. However, I know that within time she'll realize that she can get to anything she wants! Enjoy the video! Sorry there is no sound, but we used our digital camera, and there is no audio on that. She also usually stays on all 4 longer, but she kept looking at me instead of focusing on reaching.....

This last picture I took because it shows how much she slobbers. I try to keep a bib on her so that she doesn't get totally soaked. However, this day all our bibs were in the wash. I love how even her pants got wet, but she seems to be loving life anyway.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Jeremy and I got a good deal on a used high chair. The problem is that when I was cleaning it today, the dusty smell turned out to be a very moldy seat cushion. I called the company that makes the high chair to see how much a new seat cover would be, and was surprised to learn that it would be the same price as what we paid for the chair. Not wanting to pay that much, I called my mother for suggestions. For a lot cheaper and only 3 hours of work, I made this seat cover myself. It was my first upholstery type project. I wasn't sure how good it would look in the end, especially since the only pattern I had was the old seat cover. Even though there's a few things I don't like, overall I'm really proud of myself and wanted to share my big accomplishment.

Friday, April 4, 2008

6 Months

I can't believe Clara is already 6 months old today. She went in for her 6 month Dr. appointment and received 6 different shots today. She was screaming pretty good by the end, but she also calmed down as soon as I could pick her up. It still amazes me what a mother's love can do for a child. At her appointment, they weighed and measured her. She is 17 lbs 5 oz, which is the 78th %. Her height is 24", which is only the 8th %. I have to laugh at my very cute and adorable chubby little girl! (Her head circumference is 17" which is 72nd %.) Here are some recent photos of Clara:

These first few are Clara with her favorite people.On this photo, she had gotten the two cups on her feet by herself. She does that a lot because she is in the stage where she has to feel everything with her feet. However, it was the first time Dad had seen her do this, so he had to add the one on her head and take a picture. It came out pretty good!Clara used to put her hands behind her head all the time, and I thought it was so cute. However, now she seems to only do that while sleeping, so I took advantage of my favorite pose and I also got a bonus sleeping pose. Isn't she the cutest sleeper?This last photo is my new favorite picture of her. This picture captures Clara's normal personality. She is always smiling and happy, but when we try to take a picture, she is more interested in the camera than smiling. I'm glad she decided to keep smiling when we got the camera out this time.We are so blessed to have Clara in our life. Even though some days are hard, I can't remember what life was like without her. She brings such joy to our family. I thank our Heavenly Father everyday for the blessing of Clara. I know of so many people are unable to have children. I am so glad that is not our trial in this life and it causes me to appreciate what I do have. We love you Clara!