Friday, May 30, 2014

This Week

This week we've been busy as usual. Lunch with friends, walks, lots of baby socialization - the list goes on.

On Monday we noticed a tooth coming in and, since then, another!

We had dinner with some friends. 

We played with our friends at Gymboree.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Claudia's friends

My five-month-old has so many friends. She doesn't realize she has friends yet but she does. This morning we went on a walk to Starbucks with our neighbor and her little daughter. Then we went to Gymboree. Then we went on a walk with another new mom friend and her baby. And now my social butterfly is worn out and fast asleep.

Claudia and her bff Cullen at our mom's group earlier this week.

Our Gymboree friends. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Claudia's first 5k

My former coworkers invited Claudia and me to participate in a 5k walk to raise money for a local center that helps cancer patients through cooking classes, yoga classes, massage therapy, counseling and MUCH more all for free. Of course we wanted to help the cause. Claudia was a trooper and we had a great time.

Baby and baby doll all ready for the 5k. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Five Months

It's so hard to believe that this girl is five months old. For the first time ever during our monthly photo shoot, Claudia wanted to play with the rabbit. She was very aware of it and kept touching it.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Claudia's First Trip to Missouri

We have spent the past four days in Missouri visiting family and friends. Claudia's first trip was successful but she is worn out!

Four generations 

Claudia with her cousins - this was during one of her meltdowns but too funny not to post

Claudia in a swing for the very first time

A happier time with cousins

With grandma and grandpa

This is the kind of stuff I eat in Missouri :) 

My first Mother's Day with my beautiful little girl

And one of the main reasons for our trip - my friend Monica's wedding! Such a beautiful celebration. 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Busy ladies

This week we have gone to Gymboree classes twice, mom's group once and out for lunch with friends twice. Whew! We are busy ladies. Next up is our first trip to Missouri to meet cousins, great grandma, other relatives and friends.

At Gymboree. We like to sing songs, watch bubbles, do tummy time in front of a mirror and make new friends.  
At lunch with Addie who is exactly one month older. 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Last week's tuna noodle casserole was bad. So if you thought about trying it - don't. I tried a new recipe and, needless to say, won't be trying it again. The chicken dumplings were great though.

This week's menu plan isn't much since I am gone one night, Joe is gone one night and we're leaving town for four days. But in honor of Cinco de Mayo, we're having shredded pork soft tacos tonight.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Saturday Fun

We are so fortunate to live in a great community with an abundance of beautiful parks and amenities, one of which is a great little petting zoo - totally free for residents! Today we took Claudia there for a stroll and some fresh air. It's tough being a baby born during a polar vortex; she's had very few days outside so far but hopefully that's about to change.

Our first trip of many!

One of the baby lambs we saw today catching some rays. 

Claudia with dad. 

Her hoodie is still a little big but it did the trick.

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