Sunday, August 21, 2011

5 months old

Happy 5 months to Shelby. Where has the time gone? We spent the day at home together while Bucky and Claire went to the lake. Shelby is really learning to play with toys. She LOVES to put things in her mouth. She also loves to eat rice cereal. She eats it twice a day and cleans her bowl every time! Sometimes I wonder if she would just keep eating until she couldn't. She gets a good appetite from her Mom (don't laugh Bucky). Shelby has also started sleeping a little better at night. Still pretty inconsistent but she will eventually get it. This month she has started playing in her exersaucer and has swung a couple of times on the swing set. She enjoys doing anything with her sister. We love our chunky monkey and watching her grow!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shelby's Baptism

Sweet Shelby after her 3 hour nap

The lady of the hour.

The Schoonovers; Ryan, Carla, Natalie, and Connor

All of the granddaughters

The Wilson Family

The Street Family

Kate and Shelby

Amanda and Kate

Kate and Claire

This past Sunday we baptized our sweet angel, Shelby. We were so lucky to have family and friends come in to share in the celebration. My prayer for Shelby (and Claire) is to know God as her Lord and Savior. I hope that Bucky and I will help guide our girls to live a life with God at the center. As we went up in front of the church as a family, I couldn't help but tear up thinking about the blessing He has bestowed upon us. Shelby has brought so much love and happiness into our home. She has the sweetest smile and a special light in her eyes. She is truly a gift from God and I am glad we were able to baptize her in front of so many people who love her. Thank you to everyone who made it a special day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Claire started ballet last Thursday. Unfortunately, my card wasn't in my camera. So, I just got video last week. But, I remembered my camera this week. She is really excited about taking lessons and being a 'real' ballerina. She has class with friends Natalie, Lily, and Emeri. They don't let parents watch so we just chat for the 45 minute lesson. That is nice. And Shelby politely hung out in her car seat until she fell asleep. The only thing I see becoming a problem is the time of day, 1:00. Claire usually naps at home from 1-4pm and at school from 11-2. So, she is pretty tired once it is over. But, she did sleep from 2:30 to 4:30 today so I guess we will just be taking a later nap on Thursdays. I can't wait to see what she learns over the year. They are the cutest things in their leotards and skirts!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pretty in Pink!

There is a LOT of pink at our house. Pink dresses, pink hairbows, pink toys, pink everything! You get the picture. We love our sweet girls and all things girly!