Saturday, December 15, 2012


The other night I was making dinner and Chloe was playing around in the kitchen with me.  I wasn't paying super close attention, just enough to make sure she wasn't getting into anything she wasn't supposed to.  She eventually got tired and wondered off to play with her Daddy while I finished.  When I opened my cabinet to get a pan I got a little surprise. 

It made me smile.  So cute.  Now that she is fascinated with putting stuff in things I have a feeling I am going to find many more of these little surprises.  It makes my day a little more exciting.  

Friday, December 14, 2012

New Skill

Chloe learned a new skill and she is quite proud! I love this face!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Busy Girl

My little Chloe is a busy girl.  She is always into something, exploring something, or helping with something.  One week she was really busy and I decided to grab a few pictures so I could share a little bit of what happens in my house.

 Dishes she stole from the dish washer.  Taking them somewhere else to play with them.

 Closing the dishwasher

 Loves the silverware


 Playing with a Christmas ornament

 Pulling her basket

Never a boring day at my house!  She keeps me busy, but I love watching her play and wondering what is going on in her little imagination.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


We spent Thanksgiving with Clint's parents this year.  It was a very relaxed time of family, food and fun.  Chloe had a great time sampling all the good things.  She was just getting over a really bad tummy bug so she was all about food.  Her favorite was the pumpkin pie.  As soon as she saw anyone with a piece, it didn't matter who it was, she was right beside them with her little mouth open.  It is pretty hard to resist that!

Chloe also got to open her birthday gifts since we had to cancel her party.  She loved it!

 Eating Cheerios

 Playing with Hillary

 Cleaning off the table with Uncle Tim

 Clint watching football

 Watching Aunt Karen make whip cream

 Opening her birthday gifts

 Cutie pie

 So much fun paper!

 Favorite toy

 I want it out!

Playing with Grandma

 Sitting in her window sill

Begging for pumpkin pie

We hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and took time to thank God for your blessings.  No matter what was happening in your life I am sure there is at least one thing you can be thankful for!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 months

12 months!  I can't believe you are 1 year old!  We all survived our first year as a family of three! Whoo Hoo!  

This month you decided that you needed to carry things around with you as you walked around.  You decided one thing at a time was too easy that you should do two things at a time and usually two in each hand.  That made you fall a lot but you were determined. 

You continued to sleep better at night.  You became fascinated with "helping" Mama with the dishes and the laundry.  Your help usually made the chore take twice as long as normal, but you were so cute I didn't mind.  
This month you didn't start doing too many new things, but you sure worked hard perfecting the skills you already had.  You are walking like a pro, you eat pretty good most days too.  You still love your walks and love to touch the trees and bushes while we are out.

We have truly been blessed to have you as a part of our little family.  You bring us so much joy and we love you more than we ever thought possible.  I can't wait to experience the next year with you!!!

 Helping with the dishes

 Two at a time!

 Reading with Daddy

 Tasting Mama's hot chocolate

 How did she get back there?

 Practicing her drinking skills

 Love Dada

 Mama stealing kisses

 So grown up

 Helping Mama make bows

 Carrying the wrapping paper around

 A pile of friends! (I cannot make this picture sit up right but it is so cute!)



Monday, December 10, 2012

First Birthday!

Now that it has been a month since Chloe's birthday I guess I should get the birthday post up.

I had planned a nice little party for Chloe.  I was going to make her a cake and get together with a few family members.  I made her a special birthday bow and everything.  Well, there was a yucky tummy bug going around about that time.  Chloe got sick first about a week before her birthday.  Then her Grandma got sick, then her Poppa and her Daddy got sick so we decided to cancel the party so the sick ones could get better and the well ones could keep from getting sick.

I hung a few decorations, bought her a slice of cake and a candle and we celebrated at home just the three of us.  We got to Skype with the family that is far away and they got to participate a little.  It wound up being a special relaxed day.  I think she had fun and there was no stress about a cranky baby because of a missed nap  or anything.  She made a mess with her cake and got to play with wrapping paper so she was happy.

Then poor thing got the tummy bug for the second time about 11:30 that night.  She got it really bad that night too.  I felt so bad for her, but at least she felt good for her actual day and had a good time.

 Birthday decor

 Opening gifts

 Pretty girl

 What's this do?

 She loves books

What are you feeding me?!?
 Ok, maybe it isn't sooo bad.

 Mama and Chloe

Sick Daddy and Chloe

Hard to believe my little girl is already 1! Time flies when you are having fun!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Such Cuteness!

Such cuteness I just can't stand it!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Adventures!

I am working on a 12 month post and a birthday post so check back.  Everyone in the house got sick, then I got really behind on all my house work because of that so things are running a little behind.  Got to tackle one big thing at a time!  I am slowly getting back on top of things and getting things in the Christmas spirit around here!  Here are a few pictures of the tree decorating and fun times with the tree!  More exciting posts coming soon!

 She isn't really a fan of this hat

 Gathering the ornaments up

 Taking them out of the holder

 Very carefully

 She can pull this hat off with lightning speed

 A little bit of cuteness

 Playing with her ornament

Trying to figure out how to put it back on the tree

We are looking forward to making lots of fun memories this year.  Last year was special with a tiny little one, but this one promises to be fun with lots of busyness and new things to do!

Stay tuned for more Christmas adventures!