Looks a little something like this...Lots of good food prepared with love.Tables set for 8 adults and 5 children.Time with cousins And friends!
Time to cheer on the Auburn Tigers!And, of course, time by the campfire!
We were lucky enough to welcome both sides of our families into our home this week. We are so thankful for so much. Just to list a few; family, friends, health, happiness, our jobs, our homes, and most importantly, our God.
Claire and I just got back from her 18 month well baby check up. It was traumatic to say the least. She normally does really well. She likes the attention and talking to people. NOT this time. She got upset when they first started out weighing her. It was down hill from there. She cried real tears over everything and then started demanding her blanket. It didn't bring it of course. She is so persistent! When Claire realized we had no blanket, she cried for 10-15 minutes. It was bad. She did fine with her shots and fell asleep in the car. Poor thing! I hope she wakes up feeling like herself.
We had a really fun weekend. My mom came Thursday to help me get ready to host a baby shower. My mom and dad are such a huge help. I couldn't make it without them. We had fun spending some low-stress time together. Claire loves Gran and playing with her. Friday night, we went to the last block party. That was fun. Saturday night, our group of friends got together to celebrate the Schumacher's baby girl who is due in January. Sunday, we managed to go to church and leave Claire in the nursery. Nothing too traumatic, but still unpleasant. Sunday afternoon, Bucky joined us at Lily's birthday party. There was a rabbit and lamb, which Claire loved of course. Tomorrow morning, Bucky is leaving for a whole week. He won't be back until Sunday night. I don't know what I am going to do without him. Claire and I watch for him every day. Hopefully, we will make it!
Halloween night with the Harkins Going on a hayride Claire fishing for candy
She kept calling her sucker a fish!
Well, my original plan was for Claire to be an Auburn cheerleader. I wasn't sure if we would even trick-or-treat so I didn't plan an elaborate costume. Plus, I have never really been into Halloween. I know that will have to change over the next couple of years. But, lately Claire has been OBSESSED with Tinkerbell. She got the movie for Christmas but has been watching it non-stop for the last 2 weeks. In fact, it is on now at 6:30am. So after a quick trip to the dollar store and Wal-Mart, we had a Tinkerbell costume. Claire loved wearing it and didn't mind the wings at all. She knew she was Tinkerbell the second she put it on. We had a fun trip and the kids have fun at a Halloween Carnival.
I am a very blessed woman. I married my high school sweetheart, Bucky, and we have 2 beautiful daughters. I work part time as a pharmacist. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends and watching my girls grow!