Friday, April 24, 2009

One Year Old!!

What is Claire doing now that she is one year old...

Claire's favorite thing to do in the house is read books. She loves to be read to and if we aren't reading to her, she will sit on the floor and look at the pictures.

She also loves to be outside. If only one of us is leaving the house, the other person has to distract Claire. She will run to the door the second it opens and will cry and pound on the door when it closes and she is still stuck inside.

Claire just learned a new word...yes. Sometimes she says it perfectly and sometimes is comes out "des". Last week I was driving to Salt Lake to get stuff for her party and I asked her if she wanted a cookie. She looked up and me and said "yes." I was so excited!!

Her favorite "toys" inside the house are the tv remotes, her mommy's hair brushes, and dirty laundry. I have yet to understand why she likes to pull Luke's dirty pants out of the hamper and drag them throughout the entire house. I promise we do buy her real toys to play with.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday's are the Best!!

After we got home from church, took a sunday nap, and Luke got back from doing his home teaching, we decided to go to Claire's Grandma and Grandpa's house to see the new baby ducks and the chicks. She loved them but kept trying to poke them in the eyes. I told her that later this summer Quackers (her duck) and JP (her chick) would chase her around and peck at her little feet to get back at her for poking at their eyes.

The best part of the day was watching Sam, Luke, and Claire play basketball. Claire would go chasing after the ball whenever the boys would lose it. The ball is almost as big as she is.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My Favorite Easter Pics

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!!

We just got back from Stansbury Island. It has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. Luckily it didn't start raining until after we got home.

Claire loved playing in the sand with her new sandpail and she loved eating the sand too. I almosted gagged when I saw her drop her sucker in the the sand and put in back in her mouth before anyone could stop her.
But my favorite part was watching Claire hunt for eggs with her daddy during the easter egg hunt. She had figured out earlier in the day that there was candy inside the eggs so during the hunt she kept stopping to try to open up the egg she just found.

Claire and her daddy did pretty good for an 'almost one year old.' She got about ten eggs in her basket.

My brother and some of my cousins climbed the mountain with an old tire just to see if the tire would make it all the way to the bottom of the mountain without getting stopped by a big boulder. I don't have a clue how that tradition started. And of course we came home covered in raw egg from the egg toss. It was a great day!!