Friday, May 25, 2012
The awesome photographer who did all of Claire's pictures when she was a baby was doing a little mini shoot for a fundraiser. You only had 15 min and got 5 pictures back and all the money went to a young mother who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I signed Claire up as soon as I heard about it. I thought it would be fun to get some new pictures and it was for a good cause. Claire was pretty happy but was a little shy and we couldn't get her to smile until we said, "Claire don't smile" or "Claire don't laugh." Then she would bust out the hugest smile and fake laugh. She was such a little ham but I thought the pictures turned out so cute especially for only having 15 minutes!
We are so lucky to have both of our famlies here in town close to us! We got to spend Easter with both sides of our family and we had so much fun. All of Trevor's siblings try to come for Easter every year so it is always a good time over there. We went there for a delicious breakfast and then had an Easter egg hunt. Grandma Johnson got all the grandkids bunny masks that were pretty hilarious and slightly creepy. I was surprised how much the kids loved them and Claire wanted to wear heres all day. Trevor has been lucky enough to get the tradition of teaching the kids the bunny hop and he keeps all the kids inside while the eggs are being hidden. Then when it is time he leads them in a line doing the bunny hop outside. The kids think it is pretty funny and the adults like to laugh at him too. Good thing he is a good sport and even wore bunny ears. Claire loved Easter this year and totally understood the concept of the Easter egg hunt. After the hunt the kids got tons of toys and surprises and then to top it off they had a pinata. This was Claire's first encounter with a pinata but when that candy came flying out she went crazy! She was the happiest kid in town at that moment. We hung out and the kids played with their new toys and we celebrated one of the little neices birthday and then we headed off for more festivities at Grandma and Grandpa McMullin's house.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
We couldn't wait to go sledding this year. I knew Claire would love it! She is such a daredevil and does not get scared by ANYTHING. We went up to Brianhead with a few of our friends and their kids and Claire had so much fun. I didn't realize until we got there that you cannot double ride so that meant Claire had to go all by herself. I was more worried than she was. I was so scared to push her down that hill all by herself but she laughed the whole way down and was in heaven, She even loved the little lift that pulls your tube to the top. It was so hard when it was time to leave because she did not want to go anywhere. She loves the snow and wanted to keep going down the hills.
It was so much fun to have Hillary and Colby come for a quick trip. We always love it when they come to visit and it is so fun to have Wade here to play with Claire. It was exciting to see baby Monson for the fist time too! We had so much fun with them here and for some reason I didn't take any pictures!! While they were here Wade celebrated his 2nd birthday. I did manage to snap a few pics at the adorable sesame street birthday party! Hillary made all of the kids little party hats and bags full of fun toys and treats then she had lots of sesame street games, Claire had a blast and so did all the other kids!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Christmas was another holiday that I was excited about this year because I knew Claire was starting to understand it. I always love Christmas because we get to spend so much time with family. On Christmas Eve we were able to go to Trevor's parents for dinner and a gingerbread house contest and then to my parents to play some more games. Of course Claire had fun with her cousins and our igloo house won first place in the gingerbread contest!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I was so excited for Claire to actually kind of get it this year. Last year by the time we visited the grandparents Claire was so tired and just went to sleep. Claire started practicing how to say trick-or-treat a few weeks ahead so she was ready to go. So this year we actually got to go trick-or-treating with the cousins and Claire had so much fun. Trevor and I even got in on the fun this year.
We have been wanting to take a trip up north for awhile. We finally made it up there in October. I had so many things on our agenda, shopping, aquarium, shopping, zoo, shopping, seeing family and some more shopping (which Trevor was thrilled about). Claire is a natural traveler. She loved carrying her own luggage and helping me pack everything.