Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Life as it should be....

Things are settling in nicely at Clare's house. In fact so much so that Clare invited all of us over for an "Academy Awards Party". Clare was into styling...and wasn't sure what to wear to such an important occasion.
So she choose to wear one hat for the pre-awards show and the other for later....not an easy decision when you are one week old!!!
First she needed a very cozy bath.....
....with her great Oma supervising.
Then we all snuggled close and took turns holding our super star baby.
Auntie Meg got MOST of the snuggling time, but that was ok. Auntie Meghan wishes she could snuggle each and every day. Clare is a very snuggable baby.
It is lovely that things are getting back to normal for our sweet family. There are lots of deliveries of lovely flowers and meals too. What a thoughtful and useful gift.
Mommy is getting so strong that the walker is used less and holding baby more is getting to be the norm.
Our young family is finding that dinner time consists of some quick bites of food, and a whole lot of rocking and cuddling.
They wouldn't trade that for a quiet dinner alone....except for Friday when Clare will spend time with her Grandfather and ME while Mommy and Daddy celebrate their anniversary.
I would say that life is moving toward what Jill calls "our new normal". I love that....in fact I love that very much!


SheilaC said...

LOVE all the pics :)

And your first baby-sitting already!

Can't wait!


Meghan Hein said...

I admit it,

My name is Meghan and I'm a clare-o-holic. I can't get enough of her snuggles. Love you Oma Dease!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

So nice to see things settling down!! What a beautiful baby!!! Oh, boy, I hope I'm around to see her as a teenager and what the parents do when the boys are after her!!!

Carol said...

I am just thrilled that things are settling in to a "new normal"...Clare is just so beautiful and I'm so happy that mom is getting stronger everyday and soon that walker will be a thing of the past. Enjoy your babysitting time. How fun!

Beverly said...

I love those hats!! And the little one wearing them is a beauty. So happy to hear they are settling in. And you get to babysit already...such a blessed little one to be loved by so many.
Our little Emmy was born on Awards day...My heart is bursting with love.

MvR said...

O my, Clare is sooooooooo adorable!

randi said...

this is a very sweet post!



Cheryl said...

The new normal is so wonderful and precious. What a sweet and beautiful baby girl and such a sweet little family! ((hugs))..looking forward to lots of grandma talk in May!!!