Friday, June 30, 2006

My Big Girl

This is a quick one because I have been on the computer for far too long now. Jamie is playing at a friend's house today, and I FINALLY convinced Clare that a nap was a fabulous idea. I am currently in the middle of a big project with some old photos, but got caught up with some new photos along the way. And I just had to share.

On Father's Day weekend, we took a trip up north to Storyland, a wonderful children's amusement park. We went there last year, and Miss Clare (who was a little over two months old at the time) slept for the majority of the trip. What a difference a year makes! After sitting in the stroller and watching Jamie ride some rides, Clare got to ride one as well. We all went on the little train together, and we let Clare sit on the bench next to Jamie. What a big girl Clare thought she was! (And she is getting to be such a big girl.) The pure delight on her face says it all. She was thrilled to be sitting next to her big brother and not on Mommy's lap. I have to remind myself that she is 15 months old (TODAY!) and to let her have some independence. It's easy to forget because we still spoon-feed her, she's not mobile, and she's such a peanut. But Clare is a big girl. And she wants to be treated like one!

Now I would love to know what was going through Jamie's head! What an expression on that face!

4 comments:

Kerry said...

What a great picture! We used to bring my older son to Storyland everytime we went camping in NH. I can't wait to bring Brady. What a great idea.

It's so easy to think they are still babies because they are so tiny... but she DOES look like a big girl sitting on the train! Looks like a Christmas Card moment!

Aunt Joan said...

What a wonderful time! I am not sure what Jamie might be thinking, either, but it looks thoughful!! Perhaps he is also amazed at her gained independence. Enjoy the summer this year! Joan

Auntie Becky said...

What a great picture. We are going to Storyland on Monday and can't wait. I'm so glad you all had so much fun! Clare is getting so grown up. Just looking at her expression says it all.
Love ya
Becky

Heather said...

I know I am a little behind on my reading but she is sooo cute! and he is daddy's little man. He looks just like Shawn!