Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beach naps, with varying success

In NH, we tried a few methods to accomplish naps at Colby Point. My mom had a pack & play and a tent for the task. Neither does much in the way of soundproofing, oddly enough.

Day one, take one: no luck.

Day one, take two: short term success.

Day two: lots of crying, from afar.

We changed tacks and had most naps at the Farm.


Jack and Aileen had a great time playing with Claire. They were very helpful at bath time and helped me pick out clothes for her. The favorite activities included holding her (many games of pass the baby) and watching her sit in the pink chair (bumbo), at Jack's request. They were bummed to learn how much babies sleep during the day!

Woodard Family Reunion

We kicked off our East Coast summer vacation with a big gathering of Woodards at Matt's uncle Tom's and aunt Deb's home in New Canaan, CT. Great Grandma Bernice met her newest great grandchildren, Claire and Ian. Ian (5 months) came with parents Jason and Jana from Singapore. One year old Ani came with her parents, Duncan and Liz from Seattle. Four year old Aileen and two year old Jack joined Claire to round out the generation. Together with Simone, Matt, Mike, Nick, Steve, Tom and Vicki, Bernice had all her family around her.

Matt demanded a head scritch from CAV (Crazy Aunt Vicki)

Ian and Claire square off. Claire eventually screeched her pterodactyl screech and reduced Ian to tears.

Friday, September 17, 2010

I'll take that

Having eaten all of her own animal crackers, Claire reaches over to steal one of Finn's.


Claire crawled over to the big mirror yesterday morning and pulled up on the frame. She proceeded to entertain herself for several minutes playing with her new friend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All Dressed Up

Now that Claire is on the move, it's hard to catch her in a rare moment of stillness. Here, she's in a good mood, after a nap, hanging out in cousin Lauren's room. She's all dressed up for Lauren's first birthday party.

Monday, September 13, 2010

7 Months

Claire poses with her elephant at 7 months (& 1 week, I kept forgetting). She is a crawling, climbing, standing, 2-toothed*, happy baby.

*Two bottom teeth have poked through as of 9/11/10