Thursday, July 17, 2014

Half of July

Just because. I take so many and rarely share much unless you're a follower on IG and get the iPhone version of our daily lives.

July so far...
Claire turned 6 months, July 4th Balloon Festival, Sparklers!
Gramie & "Gramie Daddy" visited from Maryland. Picnic table was built, visited Beautiful Cantigny Park & our local waterpark
A few family photos at Cantigny... love you Andrew. 
Benjamin might have been a little excited when we met the "big red dog" today at a PBS event. That's Miss Lori's daughter (from Miss Lori's Campus) holding Claire. 
So much more to come this month, including a visit from Gaw-bee (my mom) and our friend Caroline with her beautiful kids, Finley & Mary!

Claire at 6 months:

  • Rolls all over the map
  • Loves bouncing in the jumperoo
  • Tolerates Ergo wearing (unless sleeping and she loves it) and stroller riding
  • Dislikes most food other than breastmilk (so different from B!)
  • Not the best night sleeper anymore... working on that!
  • Giggles at brother the most and is thoroughly entertained by him
  • Grabs anything and everything she can get her hands on... and into the mouth of course!
  • Has had chips, Reese's Puff cereal (!) and various other foods stuffed into her mouth by brother... doesn't appear we have a peanut allergy issue
  • Thinks it's funny when: Benjamin jumps or goes down stairs... odd!
  • Can be somewhat shy. Loves to smile at others and then burrows her head into our chests after
  • Weighs 15lb10oz (woah! she and B are so very different...)
  • Blows raspberries and shrieks with a very high-pitched sound
  • Can nearly sit on her own completely 
  • Loves to be held
  • Is an absolute delight


Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

There will always be an empty space in the photos, but I do love seeing Andrew's family in pictures.

Cute, cute kids there Wilsons

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

Claire is so precious! I don't know how I can have baby fever when I still have a baby, but I swear that I do.

Greg and I had our wedding photos at Cantigny! That seems a lifetime ago.

Laura Jane said... [Reply to comment]

OMG, that photo of your family and the shout out to Andrew. <3

And I can barely believe she is rolling all over the place. Piper has done it only a couple of times- and I basically don't ever put her down unless into the swing. :|

Brie said... [Reply to comment]

Love the family photo but I know its bittersweet to take them when someone is missing. Beautiful family, Brandy.

Veronica said... [Reply to comment]

Claire with open mouth ready to take a bite of that giraffe's ear....?!? How cute is she at 6 months old!!!

And I'm totally impressed that you all are just sitting and chilling at that picnic table, because um, you built it like, 5 minutes ago.

You family photo is beautiful, and tough at the same time. You 4 look so cute... but the 5 of you would look perfect, you know..?


Natasha said... [Reply to comment]

Great family pictures- always wishing your oldest was there too ❤️ Claire is half a year old! Crazy!