We have joyfully committed to babysitting Clare for a day each week.
We have seen her grow from the teeniest little baby...
to the independent Miss she is now!!!
Each week is a new adventure.
With her backpack on,
we are off to create memories.
This week we went to Fashion Island.
We were looking for some cute gifts to spoil Mommy
...but more about that later.
We begin by going to the muffin shop....
...where Clare always picks out a Blueberry Muffin.
She loves them and so do the birds!!!
We sit and rest and always make "wishes" at the fountain.
We walk to the koi ponds,
and I reminisce about when her Daddy and Aunt Meghan were little
and would watch the fish too.
Clare likes to count the fish...so much fun!!!
Next we check out the pet shop
Clare can never get enough of
checking out the pups, kitties and bunnies too!!!
Next stop...Build a Bear.
Clare likes to give the Bears a nice stroller ride thru the shop!!!
Time for a bite of lunch....California Pizza Kitchen takes great care of us.
They bring Clare a nice bowl of fruit,
After a few bites Clare asked if she could cuddle in my lap.
Of course...but in just seconds later she was FAST ASLEEP!!!!
Guess it is best to get in as many naps as you can sweet Clare.
Word is...a baby is a coming very soon.
Nice to get some sleep while things are good and quiet!!!!