So, today I'm going to focus on the good stuff. The hilarious, smart and awesome girlie that Claire is.
Yesterday was beautiful. Mid-60s and perfect park weather. After nap we loaded the girls up in the stroller and walked to the park. When we got there there were a few kids there, and one a set of girls, one older and one younger than Claire. They started playing on the slide together, and I was so proud of Claire. The first couple of times up the stairs to the slide Darren went with her. At first helping, then just spotting. By the third or fourth time she was going all by herself. Up all the stairs using the railing, and down the slide all on her own! While she's been able to do this for quite a while she always gets a bit overwhelmed, and I was proud of her independence today.
Claire is such a daddy's girl. No matter what is going on, as long as he is near by, she will at least attempt what is being asked of her. Including getting close to the super scary calves. This was a set of twins that were just a few days old. We did a similar photo shoot when Claire was about Bridget's age, and Claire loved the calves. Not so much this time. But at least Dad and uncle Russell were there to protect her!