Our precious Claire Lucille is 10 months old! Well, now she is 10 and half months. I wasn't sure if this month's post would happen, but I'm so glad I'm finding a few moments to concentrate and reflect.
Claire is moving around more and more these days. She can pull herself up anywhere is starting to attempt climbing and standing on her own a bit as well. She loves to play in her sister's room and is interested in dolls quite a bit. She loves to beat on boxes, tables, her high chair, anywhere where she can make noise. She also loves to bounce and dance when she hears music on! So much fun to watch her enjoy sound and music.
With Kate I wondered why the makers of baby gear put so many straps on everything. With Claire I now understand!
She has an adventurous spirit, if she falls down or bumps her head she pulls herself right back up. She loves her momma and is quite attached to me these days. I don't mind, she's my squishy little baby after all! I don't remember what new foods we tried this month, but there are several combos I make for her on a regular basis that she likes:
Butternut Squash and Apple
Bosc Pears, Blueberries, and Spinach
Sweet Potato and White Bean
Carrots, Zucchini, and Summer Squash
Green beans, Cauliflower, and Zucchini
She also occasionally munches on different fruits in a baby teether that we have. No meats, grains, or finger food yet, but we'll get there! :)
We took a trip to Atwood to see Blake's family there. Claire got to meet her great-grandma, and that was pretty special. For those of you who don't know, Blake's grandma has Alzheimer's. She hasn't been doing very well lately, but she was so happy to see Claire. She cried happy tears and her bright smile stayed through our whole visit.
We had beautiful weather and enjoyed seeing the farm and visiting with family. It was our first long car trip with Claire, and it went well!
Of course, we also celebrated Father's Day. We were all recovering from an uncomfortable cold and missed church, but I still had them put on their dresses for a picture!
More and more I am reminded that my little babe is on her way to toddlerhood. It's bittersweet. I truly do love the baby months, but I know the toddler years have their joys as well. It is so much fun to watch her learn new things, I suppose that joy will never end for me as her mom.
We are about to move from our current house and buy our own home. It is an exciting time. What beautiful memories we have made in this home in Yukon, Oklahoma in the short time we dwelled in it. I'm grateful for this adventure called life, and I'm so excited to make new memories and plant roots in our own home in Edmond.