Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bunch O' Stuff...playin' catch up!

Okay...sorry so long to update you guys. A lot has gone on and I just have not made time to post. We had a great Valentine's Day. Before heading out for Christian's gym meet we met Meemaw and Pawpaw at one of their favorite "small" town breakfast places. It was very nice to share some time with them on Valentine's day. Meemaw could not wait to give the kids their Valentines and even pulled a Valentine out for Clay and I. Here are some pics of our wonderful breakfast. Clara got a Valentine's puppy and the boys got some great pencils and candy. Clay and I got truffles...mmm mmm good!! Clara has a thing for stuffed animals and baby dolls. She just loves them and I love watching her love on them.

We headed to Dallas for Christian's gym meet. He did wonderful and improved on everything. I posted videos right after his competition in my link on the top right if you have not already seen them. Here is a pic of him with his awards!! We are very poud of him!!

Clara went to the doctor on Thursday for her 15-month check up. She got her first two shots then. I felt so badly for her. We decided to put off her shots until she was older and so she got the HIB shot (and will only have to have it that once since she is 15-months.) We are also getting her DTAP so she got her first one. You should have seen the looks she was giving to the door to make sure that that nurse was NOT coming back into the room. She is still a big girl and over 90 percentile in everything but her head circumference which is 80%. Her weight is 27.4 lbs. She is 32 inches tall which is 91 percentile for her age. She is happy and healthy. She will be going to see a general surgeon on Thursday to discuss fixing her umbilical hernia. So I will try to keep you guys posted as to what will happen there. I so want to get it fixed but I am also fearful for my baby girl going through that....uggh!! She loves to eat and enjoys most every type of food. She loves sweets though...that's my girl!! She basically eats what we are eating. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES stuffed animals and dolls. She loves lovin' on them. She will kiss her dolls but no sharing those kisses with us...=( She has shared a couple of times. Another thing that she loves is being outside! She enjoys riding the plasma car with Cullen. She is a very cautious little girl and thus still not walking on her own even though she knows how to. She has to have a hold of at least a finger and she is off!! She loves to climb on everything! She loves to sleep and sleeps WELL!! She wakes up around 8 ish. She naps around 11-2 or 3. She goes to bed around 7 (sometimes later sometimes sooner). I am telling you they don't get any easier than Clara has been for us!! The boys were great babies but she blows them out of the water. She is super smart and really listens well. She does test her limits but that is her job right about now. She is just a fantastic little lady and I am so honored to call her my daughter!!

God has blessed us beyond measure and I cannot imagine how He will continue to top Himself over and over again!!

I have to share with you guys how long Clara's hair is. You do not realize how long her hair is until you pull it out of her braids to wash it. Is she not the cutest thing you have ever seen!!! I know I am partial but they just don't come much cuter than her!! I am really excited. I have ordered an easy beader and some beads and I cannot wait to get them in. She will just love shaking her head around with all those beads in her hair!! She already gets a kick out of the snaps!!

Tierra out did herself this time. She sent us a gift package!! She had something for everyone in it. She sent dart guns for the boys which they love. She sent the best little puppy that teaches ABC's, body parts, songes, etc. and you can actually understand clearly what he is saying. Clara loves him! She also sent some books and great clothes and hair toys!! My favorite out of all of it was an updated photo album of everyone and even the kids' great drawings and crafts for Clara!!! I just cherish it!! I uploaded a video so you guys could watch us opening it. Thank you Tierra and tell the kids thanks!! Here are a few pics of Clara with her puppy!

Hopefully I will post more often in the coming days. I hate when I get behind. I have this guilt about being behind. Do you guys feel that way when you get behind in your posts...guilty? How silly is that.


Lulu's Journey said...

It's about time! Enough said... No really... she just gets cuter by the day!

Stephanie said...

Clara is just beautiful and the boys look like young men! They're all growing so fast!

Stacy said...

What a fun update - and Clara's hair is cracking me up! Sounds like she is such an awesome baby (I mean young lady)!!!