Claire was very excited to see the baby! It looks healthy and is right on for size. In mid May we will be welcoming another baby boy to our family! Claire says it may still be a girl though…
We celebrated Landen’s birthday a little early since Grammy Joy was with us. Landen enjoyed his cupcake and frosting! Claire loved helping open gifts! Claire also helped make the cupcakes!
Landen is 1:
- Loves walking toys
- Crawls everywhere!
- Wants to be just like his big sister
- Obsessed with holding and trying to use silverware
- Loves to cuddle and “eat your face with his cute little teeth”
- Has 4.5 teeth
- Over 20 pounds of chubbiness
- Loves to swing
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Spring has brought lots of fun to Michigan for us this year.
In May we took a trip to Illinois to visit friends and watch Mike walk in the graduation ceremony. It was exciting to see, especially since only the PhD candidates got to walk on stage. Mike walked with several fellow grad students that he had worked with during his time in Illinois.
Shortly after arriving back home the excavating company came out to clear, level, regrade and bring soil in for our back yard. We are so excited about how it turned out. We are currently awaiting sprinkler installation and then will plant grass. Claire and Landen enjoyed watching the show!
This last Saturday we ran in a 5k as a family. The pic below is of Claire at 6:30am before the race. Claire and Landen had fun in the stroller!
After the race we decided to build raised beds in the back yard by the garage. We planted a large variety of veggies for this summer/fall. We are also enjoying the beautiful flowers/bushes/flowering trees that were planted by the previous owner. There is such a large variety! Every couple weeks Claire and I are gathering some to press and save in a journal.
Landen is also getting bigger. He is sitting and rolling everywhere, eating table foods and rejecting baby foods and getting ready to crawl! He still adores his sister and is so excited when Dad gets home. Claire is also growing up. She can sing several songs and her signing vocab has increased dramatically. We are having fun and enjoying the warm weather of spring!
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Claire turned two on Tuesdayand her favorite present was the decorations (balloons)! Claire is a joy to be around. As a two year old, she plays in her kitchen, rides her car around the house, takes care of her dolls, LOVES to sing (especially twinkle twinkle little star)and dance, and read with mommy or daddy. Daddy is always welcomed at the door when he gets home from work by Claire running across the house to greet him with tons of excitement.