Monday, November 21, 2011

My Little Seamstress

Claire mentioned several times that she wanted to learn to sew.  My sister-in-law, Amy, is a wonderful seamstress, and I am NOT.  SO...she asked Claire to spend the night with her one Friday night.  They worked all evening and the next morning.  The result was a beautiful dress! Claire did almost all of the work herself, and she was so proud!

Thank you Amy!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shoebox Ministry

We all really enjoyed shopping for and packing shoe boxes for children around the world.

Parker and Claire both enjoyed writing letters to include inside the boxes.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Good, The Bad, And The Very Ugly

Way back in October, we set out on a trip to Greensboro, North Carolina to visit my cousin Krista with some other friends. 
That was good.
On Saturday morning, we went to Hunter's football game. Parker and Claire danced with the cheerleaders out on the field.  That was also good.
Parker & Will
Sometime during the ballgame I started to feel a little queasy.  That was bad.  Then we went to McDonald's for lunch and went back to Krista's house.  As the day went on, I just felt awful.  That was very, very bad.  By dinner, I was downright sick. 

Hunter, Parker, Emma, Gracie, Claire, & Will
Gracie, Claire, & Emma

At some point I ceased taking pictures because I was sick as a dog and went to bed.  You might think it couldn't get much worse than that, but you would be wrong.  Dead wrong.  Right after Parker went to bed, he got sick.  VERY, VERY SICK.  That is where the ugly came into the picture.  I am here to tell you that there in nothing worse than being sick at SOMEONE ELSE'S house while also taking care of a VERY sick child at SOMEONE ELSE'S house (without any help because Brian wasn't with us on the trip).  Needless to say, we were up all night. 

Thank goodness there are no pictures of me because speaking of ugly....

I felt so bad that I didn't get to visit with them that much and we spread germs all over the house! While there's no way you could have convinced me at 4:30 am that night/morning that survival was a possibility, we did in fact survive.  And that my friends, was good.

Until the following Wednesday when Claire got sick.

The End

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Claire's Official Birthday!

On Claire's "real" birthday, she wanted pancakes with sprinkles. (Not sure what's going on with her eyes!)

 The family birthday plate!

Her own DS!

Happy 6th Birthday Claire!

Claire turned SIX on October 10! We gave her several options for her birthday party, but she just wanted a small party at home this year. She definitely had lots of fun!

 Parker, Makena, Ella, Sarah Cate, Claire, Emme, Hannah & Mollee