Saturday, February 25, 2012

fun times

We celebrate holidays year-round here... valentine's PJs and an Easter basket in late Feb.?  Why not?!
{screeching like a madwoman}

Uncle Jeremy came to visit... he's so much fun :D

 Clara is still a pretty good eater. Of this plate of kidney beans, oranges and brie, she liked everything but the brie. (Wait... is this really my child?? Oh well, more for me!)
 The cyclone bowl... not QUITE toddler proof, but better than an open bowl.
This is one of my favorite pics of her ever:
 She drinks her  (frozen breast-) milk from a sippy now! 

First busted lip... she didn't cry long and seems to have totally forgotten it now. My little Angelina Jolie.

Will be back soon with a video and some "milky matters."  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

clara and the cat

please excuse the horrrrrrific mess as we are moving furniture right now to turn our dining room into a playroom. without further ado.....

now, if you have a cat and a baby, go buy a feather toy on a stick :D

Friday, February 17, 2012

thank you, and catching up

thanks for y'all's kind words about the loss of our dog.  we have even gotten nice cards in the mail from friends, family, and Otis' vet - which says a lot about Otis and our friends, family and vet.

I haven't taken a lot of (good) photos of Clara lately, but need to post what I have taken before she turns 5 or something, so here goes:

clara continues to love outside and to
be oblivious to temperature

fuzzy photo... too cute not to keep


reading The Little Kitten with Grandpom

my friend Zylavian gave C this highly annoying awesome
microphone for her bday

C's unofficial godparents Pamela and Bud gave her a KINDLE for her bday!!

she even wants the "awesome" microphone at meals....

"too busy for photos, Mama"

will do a more substantive update soon. have a great weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2012

the zoo loses its only canine

R.I.P.  Otis, 13 years old.

{portrait by Steve Godbold}

Sunday, February 5, 2012

tales from the (real) zoo

after clara's shots on monday, she slept for about 18 of the next 24 hours. the rest of the week was more eventful, with swimming and music classes, and trips to the children's museum and zoo (pics in a sec).  her doctor called thursday to let me know that she appears to have a small virus based on slightly elevated white blood cells. she's had a runny nose, so this wasn't surprising. the doc said it wasn't anything to worry about as long as clara doesn't get worse, and she seems to already be on the mend.  clara is also very slightly anemic (10.8 - 11+ is normal). this is not a huge shock either since clara is breastfed and we don't give her many fortified baby foods (we don't eat much processed food). the doc said we should be able to get it up through diet alone, and suggested lots of eggs and beans.  so the lucky baby is now having omelets for breakfast every day :)

we went to the zoo today and clara had a great time. her being able to walk now and taking her little car instead of the stroller seemed to really increase the fun quotient. her clear favorites were the otters and flamingos:

hi, otter!!

look, mama!  can I have one for our fish pond at home?

hey dada, we have a membership so we can come see the flamingos every day week!

{in awe}

on a completely unrelated note, thought some of you mamas who read the blog might be interested in one of clara's birthday presents (from us) - a custom board book from pint size productions (google for a coupon).  we, and she, love it!

have a great week!