Monday, June 28, 2010

Daisy’s Laundress

Daisy has acquired quite the wardrobe over the last few months. And since she goes everywhere Claire goes, with no exception but actually into the bathtub, she amasses a lot of laundry.

IMG_4654And of course it is all “line dry only.”

IMG_4655 Claire takes care of putting away Daisy’s laundry.

IMG_4657 She carts it from the laundry room.

IMG_4660 Puts it in Daisy’s special drawer.

IMG_4664Changes her jammies -

IMG_4665 and puts them away.

IMG_4667And puts her day clothes on her. Everyday. Without fail (usually with Mommy or Daddy’s help).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Thinking Spot

Claire has a spot she likes to sit, think and contemplate life. The other day she wanted Daddy to join her in her musings.

IMG_4653Happy Pondering . . .

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Fuhrman Boy Comes Calling

Eric to be specific. Last week Claire and Eric had a playdate and had lots of fun. And the Mommies got to catch-up on the world’s events.

IMG_4615They shared toys.

IMG_4617Took turns in the Cozy Coupe.


IMG_4622And everyone wore a hair bow except for Eric. He said “ow, ow” when Claire tried to put one in his hair.

We had a really fun day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wired for Sound

Claire got her tubes Tuesday and the operation was a success. We got to the hospital before 6:00 a.m. and were home by 9:00. Everything went well. IMG_4651

Daisy even got to “scrub in”.


A little post-op dazed and ready for a nap.

So glad everything went well. Just hope it solves our problems! We love our sweet Claire Elaine.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father’s Day 2010

First thing first, we went to church and Claire received the anointing of the sick for her surgery on Tuesday. She went home to have breakfast with Grandma & pa while Mommy and Daddy stayed for Mass. No breakfast in bed this year.

Later on that day they took a Father’s Day nap together.IMG_4627Miss Ruffle Bottoms

IMG_4632Fresh from her rest.

That evening we had the Grandfathers over for dinner. Grandma Hassler, Auntie Alison, and Cousin Thor were also in attendance. Grammy is still in the hospital so we sent her a plate.

And then we took pictures . . .

IMG_4636Mommy’s Daddy and his girls.

IMG_4639All the Deal kids with Gramps.

IMG_4642 Daddy and his father.

IMG_4645  The Hassler kids and Grandpa.

IMG_4648Last pics taken – it was too late to get a good one of the Happy Hasslers. But great memories just the same . . .

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Girl and Her Blue Hippo

IMG_4605One of Claire’s new interests is her Blue Hippo pull toy. IMG_4602Hazel likes all things with wheels so she is close behind. She misses the Cozy Coupe since the floor board was taken out.

IMG_4601 I can’t decide why she takes the broom. Hazel is not a fan. IMG_4604And she’s off. 


Stopping to pose.

IMG_4606 Off again . . .

Now if we could only get her to walk with the ducks . . . Daddy would be so happy.

Monday, June 14, 2010

She Cooks, She Cleans

What else could you ask for?

Sunday before last, Grammy and Gramps came over for breakfast with Mommy, Daddy, Claire, Thor and Hazel. So Claire had to clean and cook to get ready.

IMG_4545First she swept the kitchen.

IMG_4548Then she decided she needed to Swiffer too.

IMG_4550Like her Great Grandfather Boppa, and Great Great Auntie Marion, she chews her tongue when concentrating (in this case putting in the muffin cups) . . . we’ll have to see what she does when she uses scissors.

IMG_4557Tasting her imaginary creation.

IMG_4556I think she likes it!

Cousin Thor’s Stay

Cousin Thor came to stay with us because Auntie Alison had to go to Las Vegas for the two weeks a year for the Air National Guard. We had a lot of fun but for some reason didn’t take many pictures. But here are a few . . .

IMG_4589Claire and Thor playing. Claire decided to take some pictures of Thor. Glad she remembered . . . (and don’t mention the boxes – they are the last of them)

IMG_4585The baby bird Thor found and saved from Hazel’s curiosity.

image Thor and Hazel sharing a moment.

IMG_4590Thor ready to leave for Boy Scout Camp!

Thor helped out a lot this week. He played with Hazel a lot. Read nighttime stories, played tea party, dolls and Thomas (trains) with Claire, watered, and anything else I asked. He is a good kid. We loved having Thor here for the week and can’t wait to see him when he gets home from camp. We hope he has fun!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pool Party

Claire took a swim, or rather a splash the other day in her new pool from Auntie Alison and Cousin Thor. Grammy, Gramps, and Uncle Gene came to see the show.

IMG_4522 The water was a bit cold, even for the hot day.

IMG_4534She splished and splashed and had a great time.

IMG_4536And then we were all done. She was really confuse because the next thing we did was give her a bath.