Saturday, July 30, 2011

Handy and Helping

Claire has her own tool belt (Ikea) and this morning she helped Daddy examine the loose screws on the cold air return.

Friday, July 22, 2011

One Year Ago

I was looking for an old text message and stumbled on this photo and message from one of the young women who works at Claire's daycare sent on 7/22/10. I hardly recognize her!

"Claire's having a great day as per usual. I made her a pillow throne...she really enjoys being queen of the daycare."

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Flying Trio

We have just returned from a whirlwind trip East. As expected, the flights were a gamble, but Claire did pretty well altogether. The return flight past her bedtime was the toughest but she eventually settled in and Matt and I could even relax, relatively speaking.

We managed to have the extra seat in all legs - toddler + back of plane is a pretty good formula to get people to avoid you on southwest and snag any extra seat. Claire even let me borrow her lamb for a pillow.

More to come from the fun parts of the trip!

Friday, July 15, 2011


The amount of fog in our new neighborhood seems to exceed the fog we experienced in the Sunset. This was our "view" a couple weeks ago as a summer evening rolled on. Contrast it to a sunny day -