Since I have no new baby news to share, I thought I might as well share some recent cute pictures with you. Since being here in this city, with such easy access to Starbucks (literally a 3 minute walk out our hotel door), Clara Anne and I have had two special Mommy-Daughter dates out for coffee.
It has been really fun to take Clara Anne with me and she has been such a big girl with her hot chocolate drink. The weather here has been rainy and cool for the last several days, so hot drinks are still the most appealing. Clara Anne especially likes the whipped cream on top of the hot chocolate, and eats it off very carefully with her spoon before sipping the drink. We take a big storybook with us (it's an anthology of many popular 20th century stories) and I read to her as we enjoy our drinks.
The following conversation also occurred:
Me: So Clara Anne, when do you think the baby will be born?
CA: At the hospital, Mommy.
Me: No, when will she be born, not where, Clara Anne?
CA: I don't know, Mommy.
Me: Are you excited to meet your new sister?
CA: Yes, Mommy! Maybe I can teach her how to walk!
Me: Yes, Clara Anne, but that will be awhile. She first has to learn how to hold up her head, roll over, crawl, and things like that before she can learn to walk.
CA: I can hug her and kiss her, though, Mommy. She'll like that!
I agreed that the baby certainly would like that and we sipped our drinks companionably together. It was a special date with Clara Anne!