Saturday, October 4, 2008

27 days until...

I finished taking the pictures for her invitations this morning, and already sent them off to be printed...aren't they sweet? I LOVE them! We're having a ladybug party, if you can't tell!

I can hardly even believe that my baby is 11 months old now and will soon be one. She is growing (nearly 24 pounds now!) and changing everyday, and I find myself wishing for time to slow down so I can enjoy more of her just the way she is today...she's just full of giggles. She cut three teeth this month, and she's eating more table carrots:

and waffles:

She's crawling faster everyday, and pulling up and cruising on just about everything. Her favorite color must be yellow because she is drawn to things that are yellow...her favorite things to carry around are some plastic corn from Elsie's play kitchen, a yellow "cookie" shape from a fisher price puzzle, Big Bird, and bath books. She definitely has a preference for the color, which amazes me. I remember how hard I tried to make Elsie attach herself to a lovey with no luck at all...I leave Claira to her own devices, and she picks plastic corn! It makes for fun conversation with the cashiers when we're out shopping though. Luckily, we haven't lost it yet. She also loves to take baths...I had started the water for my shower earlier today when she came crawling into the bathroom. I scooped her up, and she was so excited--thought the water was for her! I can remember how much joy Elsie brought to our lives when she joined our family, and it's hard to imagine another child being able to add to that, but Claira definitely has added joy to our household. She and Elsie are great buddies, and I love to watch them play together.

Claira and her corn:

Claira at 11 months:

Happy 11 months, sweet girl!


~aj~ said...

Oh Mandalynn, those invites are AWESOME! And Claira is as cute as a bug in her ladybug costume. You got some great pics!

I think the fact that she carries around plastic corn says a lot about her personality. :) Adam once had a week where he was attached to the brush I use to scrub the shower and he carried it with him on all our outings. Try explaining that one!

emily said...

the invites and photo shoot turned out GREAT! Congrats!