Friday, April 24, 2009

No Words - Just Cute Pictures!

Dress Up

Claire is at a stage where she loves to imitate what Mommy and Daddy are doing. She's eating with utensils, sweeping, passing me dishes when it's time to unload the's all so sweet!

There are a few low shelves that Claire calls her own in our living room bookshelf. I have a bin set up with some shoes, pants and tons of hats. The polka dot reversible hat is my personal favorite, Daddy seems to like Claire in his Detroit Diesel hat with flames on the side.

Claire spends a lot of time in her "dress up" area, her fashion shows of mismatched outfits and shoes (clomp clomp clomp!) sure keep us laughing!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vegan Cake, Yum!

Ewww! We're having some major septic issues over here, just to give you an idea my facebook status reads:

Regina thinks the water spewing from the septic lid is probably not the best "fountain" for her garden landscape. UGH!

Anyhow, I was relieved to notice a post on a friend's blog this morning. I'm saved! I can handle our mess here and not have to run out and take photos of Claire for some new blog content!

Sky G. runs a great blog over at Eats Well With Others dedicated to spreading the word about all the yummy vegan digs she checks out. Swing by and check out this entry, you might just see a photo of lil miss Claire!

By the way, I fixed the comment form (thanks GrandBob for pointing it out!) so feel free to leave us your thoughts!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kids Only!

I have the fondest memories of playing in a Vito & Cathy's clubhouse as a kid. They were our neighbors across the street and we spent many afternoons holding secret society meetings and munching on wild onion grass and the anise that their mom grew. Having a space for the kids kept us out of trouble (for the most part) and gave us a sense of independence...not to mention all the fun we had!

From Claire's New Playhouse

I was so psyched to find someone giving away a playhouse their daughter outgrew, what luck! Here's Claire enjoying her new digs - it has the sweetest little table and kitchen sink with cupboards underneath. There are even tiny window boxes for flowers complete with drainage holes in case you wanted to plant something real in there.

From Claire's New Playhouse

Spring has definitely sprung here! All the daffodils are blooming and a few days ago Claire helped me plant some onions. We're going to get some spinach and peas in the ground soon. She's quite the helper with her small garden hoe although I'm having some trouble getting her to leave the dirt in the pots, she seems pretty bent on making mud pies in her new sink.

As you can tell we're really enjoying the warm weather even though we're battling bad head colds and allergies I'm trying to get us both some fresh air throughout the day. A few more pics below:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter 2009

Excuse Claire's hair in these videos, it far exceeds her regular disheveled look. We took a tour of all 5 boroughs of NYC this day since traffic was so bad coming from NJ. Claire slept most of the way (thank goodness) and had a major case of carseat-hairitis.

The rest of the videos are uploading (slooooowly) to Claire's YouTube channel. You can check out them out here:

My Apologies!

Some new video footage of Claire and and our Easter festivities will be up soon, my camera lens took a nose dive and I'm eagerly awaiting the bill to fix that one (ha).

In the meantime, I've got the cutest video from Easter of Laurie and Claire playing Easter eggs like a couple of maracas, some egg hunting fun and Claire with her great-grandfather.

Of course this entry is just another example of a way to procrastinate...taxes are due today. Once those are done, I'll be back!

Stay tuned, the blogging hiatus will end soon!


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