Wade Thomas Claar
7lbs 11 oz
20 1/2 inches
****WARNING this post is photo heavy...and I mean heavy!!!****
We headed south the morning of June 16th.
After 30+ hours, 1805 miles and 8 states...we arrived in Tennessee!
The drive was an adventure to say the least! Len's poor dog had gotten into a few things in the greenhouse the day before we left...and needless to say he shared that with us the entire way. Our drive time was quite longer with the frequent and very much needed potty breaks. All things considered only one accident was welcomed.
We drove over half way that first day...coming to stop in Salina, KS. We rolled in about 3am! After a fairly good night sleep, we headed out again! We didn't really get to see much of Kansas as it was dark when we drove through, but we trust that the rumors of there not being much to see are true!
We stopped for a nice relaxing lunch just outside St Louis, MO. We were so excited to have Taco Bell with a Sonic right next door!
After another long day of driving we finally arrived in TN about 9:30pm!
Len was the first to hold 'lil Wade!
Wyatte couldn't wait to show us his toys.
I was thrilled to see my little man!!
He looks so much like his Daddy it's unbelievable!
After finally getting to bed, the next morning (early afternoon) we just couldn't wait to take the kids (Caleb & Michaela) to Waffle House!
We dined on yummy eggs and hash browns loaded with greasy goodness...and of course topped off with some waffles! The Claar boys were in gluttonous bliss! It was yummy!
I just love this photo of Wyatte playing "chickie-chickie-bock-bock" better known as Angry Birds!
He rocks that game!
After our yummy brunch we headed home to relax. I finally got to spend some time with our 'lil Wade!
It was amazing how alert he was. Until the darn camera flash...
He was soon tuckered out from his first "photo shoot"
We spent the next week just hanging out. Between the heat and having a brand new baby none of us really wanted to go far. The boys helped Matthew with some landscaping around the house and also helped dig an underground fence for the dogs. It was hard work in the heat...but they did have fun all working together again!
Here are a few pics just hanging out!
Wyatte takes down Uncle Boo for being "mean"...
Although not my best look.....I just loved snuggling with my baby boys!
Of course Wade was passed form person to person...and every once in a while he would escape our clutches and chill on his own.
And on occasion he was stolen from me by his Daddy!
Wyatte just loved hanging out with his "Auntie". Here they are making brownies!
I had to jump in and help because Michaela was having a hard time stirring such a large batch. Wyatte helped me scrape the batter into the pan.
Wyatte makes such a good "big" brother! So gentle and loving...it's so sweet!
One evening it finally cooled off enough that we went on a nice walk along the Greenway in Clarksville.
The 4.6-mile Clarksville Greenway follows an abandoned rail bed on the outskirts of Clarksville north of town. The greenway meanders along a creek through a route canopied with large trees.
Both of these photos are at the trailhead. It was beautiful.
Of course we went in the evening and by the time I thought about taking more photos while we walked it was getting pretty dark. Actually it wasn't that dark...but the canopy of trees kept back the beautiful sunset. My camera did not like the lack of light and on one was patient enough for me to make adjustments...so this is what we have! UGH!
One day the guys just wanted sit home and "veg" on video games...so us girls...and Wyatte & Wade took a drive around town. Michaela was intrigued by the grapes that were growing at a winery
And Wyatte had to go!
Of course I have TONS more photos to share...but my bum is numb and my fingers are getting tired....so this post is about to end...and a Part 2 will have to follow tomorrow! I'm pooped!