new baby Claire

We were excited all summer and then finally little baby Claire Coleen was born - actually six weeks ago. I delayed my post because I wanted to make it artistic and perfect - fitting this beautiful little girl. But the time is slipping by too fast, and I don't want to forget the joy of that special day. So without flourish or fancy, here are my photos and a new little grandaughter's story...

and Aaron's
and Aimee's
and Brookelyn's
and Bailee's
and Carter's

There's a bit of a pattern going on in this family's names - the kids wouldn't think of naming their sister anything but a name that started with C. When Aimee mentioned that maybe, when she saw her new daughter, she'd think she looked like a Paige instead of a Claire, the girls protested. So Claire it was, and they were so sure of it, they painted it on her bedroom wall.

Scott and I had the fun of tending the girls while Aaron and Aimee went to the hospital (Carter went to Logan with Aunt Megan). We waited and waited then got the call that the baby had arrived!

Through the magic of Apple "Facetime" and Brookelyn's technical expertise, we got our first look at the new baby on Scott's Ipad.

Brookelyn was very excited and said over and over, "She's so cute."

Bailee got very emotional and shed some tears of joy.

And then we went to the hospital to see baby and parents. Aaron is wearing his "lucky sweater"- the same shirt he wore at the birth of each child.

Bailee's first time holding Claire.

Of course, there's always fun to be found.

Grandpa Dr. Scott does his traditional check of the new baby's reflexes.

Aunt (nurse) Becky did her own baby check.

Big brother Carter holding his little sister for the first time.

And Uncle Michael.

And Aunt Suzie who will soon have her own baby girl and a cousin for Claire to play with!

Three darling granddaughters!