Friday, December 17, 2010

Bye Bye!

Bye, Bye Baby Food......

Hello Spaghetti!!

Reese is officially on solids and is enjoying peas, carrots, fish, bananas, pineapple, mashed potatoes, pasta, bread, crackers, hummus, cheese, etc. I am so excited to see if the solids help improve the reflux. So far, it has been improving so we shall see. My little baby is all grown up!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Feet!!

This is the new favorite around our house these days! Grace asks for Happy Feet all day long!!!!

Catching up....

There is so much going on that life is passing me by way too fast! I can not believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away. I still feel like it was yesterday we were headed to the beach on the weekends. Now it feels like 10 pm at 5:30 pm because it is pitch black before we even sit down to dinner!

Let me see if I can catch you up on the girls in a few sentences!

After a very long bout of different illnesses (pneumonia, 105 three day fever,& teething) I am very happy that Reese is feeling back to normal. Reese now has 5 teeth, is crawling (army style) all around the house and is getting into everything, has 5 words, waves hi and bye (a different wave for both), can sign "all gone", give kisses, and can hold her own against a very aggressive, hands on bigger sister! I can not believe she is nearly 15 months old. We recently had pictures done and she is a total camera ham! She is our sunshine and we are so excited to watch her grow and meet new milestones every day!

Grace has also had a rough few months. She had strep throat, high fever & cough, this past week dealt with pink eye, and then last night to top it off she fell off the sofa and hit her head on the brick fireplace. She now has a very large cut and bruise on her right temple. She is tough though. Her vocabulary blows me away. I knew Speech was going to pay off and now she repeats everything and speaks in full sentences. She is finally in her big girl bed and every morning comes running in to our room and says "Wake Up Mommy, Wake up Daddy!" If we don't comply she turns on the stereo full blast and starts to dance around to get our attention. What a great way to wake up every morning!!

Baby Adiya will be 2 months old on Dec. 20th. She is super cute with big chipmunk cheeks. She is hanging out at my house as we speak. She was having a rough time with reflux but was recently put on Axid and that seems to be helping. Grace and Reese LOVE her to pieces and I'm so excited that they get to grow up near one another. This will be her 1st Christmas and the 3rd First Christmas in a row for the kids in our family...if that makes sense?

I have been a blog slacker and one of my new years resolution is to get back into it. But for now I hope this has helped to catch you up on the exciting lives of the McClain Clan! :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I do believe my little girl is growing up! Isn't 13 months too soon to have a crush???

Reese thinks to herself: "I just want to touch his hair....

...and give him hugs! But what I really want....... a big kiss!!!"

Jack is adorable so there is no surprise that Reese loves him so much! Thanks Jack for being such a good sport! It's good you are getting use to it now as I'm sure there will be many more girls over the years who will also share Reese's "crush"! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010


"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost"
~Marion C. Garretty

Friday, October 22, 2010

Breath Taking

I love you Grace Brennan! You make me a better person and your strength inspires me! I am so proud to be your mommy! Your beauty is breath taking and your personality is astounding! I can't believe 2 1/2 years ago tonight you were given to me by our gracious Lord!

Adiya Monroe

My beautiful niece, Adiya Monroe, made her way in to this world on Wed. Oct. 20, 2010. She came 3 1/2 weeks early and she came fast! We are so excited and thrilled to add another baby girl to our family. Bethany did AMAZING. She had a difficult delivery as Adiya was posterior or "sunny side up". She weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches long. I had the amazing opportunity to be present at her birth and it is something I will always remember.

Grace and Reese were very excited to meet their cousin. Grace calls her appledye. She was so sweet and giving her kisses. We can't wait for her to come home and love on her some more.

Congrats to Andy and Bethany! May God bless your little family and may you she bring you so much joy, love, and happiness! You guys are awesome parents and she is blessed to have you. God is good!!