Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer's End

I keep meaning to blog. I haven't been too busy. My excuse is that, well, life has kind of been on cruise control lately. I don't know if that makes sense to you, but that's the only way I can describe it.

Sam took a few days off from the clinic during the past couple weeks so he could stay home and play before school started, which happened yesterday. He is now a third year. We can't believe how fast the past two years have gone by and how much our lives have changed since we moved to Philly.

Now that Clara plays with toys and rolls around a bit, Abby seems to enjoy her even more. I think she will be thrilled when she Clara starts crawling.

I love my girl's blue eyes. I feel like I have a part of Sam with me whenever he is away. I hope all of our children (all 23 of them) have blue eyes.

We borrowed an exersaucer (The spell check doesn't like the word exersaucer. Imagine that.) from a friend to see if it would help Clara's muscle development. A certain almost-three-year-old thought it was a toy for her. My big mistake was letting her get in it. Thankfully, after a few days, she stopped asking.

A little scavenger has been stealing tomatoes from our balcony. Fortunately (but really unfortunately), the tomatoes aren't that good. They've grown wonderfully but they don't have the best flavor/texture. We'll have to try a different variety next year. This little fellow, or one of his buddies has also been stealing the acorns from Abby's collection.

The exersaucer was a hit for everyone. Clara seems to be getting stronger everyday. We are hoping she won't need any therapy. (More on that another day.)

We started expanding Clara's food options, with little success. Avocado-no. Green beans-heck no. Peas-eh. She isn't the good eater that Abby was. She gags and even made herself throw up. Perhaps we will have more success with some of the orange veggies and fruits.

Oh, what am I going to do about that hair? I've trimmed the tuft three times now!

Abby and Clara are officially roommates. The transition went really well. It's nice to have our room to ourselves at night.

Daddy and Abby made some goo, which was a lot of fun for both of them. He followed it up by baking brownies with her. Daddy's are the best!

Well, I think that about covers it. Maybe I'll get back into the swing of things now that school has started...maybe not. And yes, I know I haven't done a flashback for a while but the next post is our engagement and it is intimating me. I want to get everything right.


  1. Clara looks totally chubbier to me! What a cutie. Glad you had some time with Sam before school started back up.

  2. I love that picture of Clara in the exersaucer...such a little chubby sweet face! I can't wait to meet her in just a few days!!


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