Saturday, January 9, 2010Dean Martin's "Let It Snow." Why? Because it's ACTUALLY snowing! I can still see my grass underneath the very thin blanket of white, but the stuff is actually falling from the sky and has been all day! I'm so very proud of Nashville right now.
Claire Bear and I enjoyed a nice snack together - homemade microwave popcorn. It's so easy and so much more economical than buying microwave popcorn at the store. She ate an entire banana and is now eating lunch (fish sticks, of course). Girlfriend is obviously in the middle of growth spurt because her appetite is up and I swear every time I look at her she looks like an older little girl.
Here she is now:
Here are some recent Claireisms before I forget about them.
"Row, row, row, dream...ha, ha achoo...sumeen!" = Row, row row your boat, underneath the stream. Ha, ha I fooled you, I'm a submarine.
When praying with her at bedtime, she pipes in "fada day" which means thank you for the day.
When she went out with Huz and his family she put on her Nana's bifocals and inexplicably started to howl like a wolf. I guess she's seen some vision impaired timber wolves in her time.
"Goo-mawning!" = the way she greeted us every time she got out of her bed while staying at my mom's. I hated the freedom she abused while being in a big girl bed, but hearing this was almost worth it.
"Mommy made it!" = What she says when she wears her knit hat I made her.
"Santa....Presents!" = This kid catches on fast.
"Uh huh." = Her new word for yes. As in, she says it all the time.
"Leeves!" = Please push my sleeves up so I can eat.
When pulling into the Denver International Airport she looked at the architecture, which as you probably know is supposed to mimic the Rocky Mountains, and she immediately said "happy to you!" which means she thought it looked like a birthday cake with candles.
"Make-up, me! = When I put my make-up on in the morning, Claire insists on putting some on too, so I hand her an old make-up brush for her to brush all over her face.
"Luhyu!" or "Luhyu too!" = The most endearing thing EVER!
"Ah cooking!" = I'm cooking! Especially in her kitchen that Santa got her.
There's so much more: her budding sense of humor, how she runs around the house like a crazy person, how she reaches out and tickles us, how she runs full steam into your leg and clings to it for life, how she plays with the nets of her new Elefun game making them bank robber masks instead of instruments to catch falling butterflies, how she loves playing with other children.
Claire, you crack me up, you make me smile, and you drive me crazy. All things a 2 year old is supposed to do and I would have it no other way!