Wednesday, July 01, 2009

One last tidbit

This morning, Claire was laying in bed with us when she fully tooted. Afterward she says, "poopoo", then pauses for a minute and says "toooot". Nice things we're teaching her hey?

She also just came running into the room saying "uphighs" which is her word for high five. She wanted a few high fives, then she yelled "Yay", and ran out again! Such a weird girl. Oh, and to add onto her word list...things she's said for a while but I forgot to add.
"Ohhh Dude"
"Ohhh geez"
Those 2 started because one day I was changing her, and she had a big poopy diaper so I had to use the diaper I brought just to contain it. I let her up for a second while I rushed to get another diaper, and while she was naked, she peed on the floor. As I see this, I yell "Oh crap", and after that her new favorite word was "oh crap". Since I was raised that this is NOT a good word, I knew my mom would kill me if she ever heard Claire say that. So we learned from that day that we could no longer say that word, and we retrained her to say things that were much less offensive, and just plain cute! You really have to hear her say those 2 phrases to understand the cuteness of it!

The stubborn tired girl

It's not shocking with a dad like Michael, that Claire is not the biggest fan of sleeping. When she is tired, it takes her a long time to give into the fatigue (unless she's in the car or the chariot on a bike ride). There have been many occasions where we try forever to put her down without success, so we just carry on about the day, and this is what ends up happening...

The other night, after about 1.5 hours of trying to get her to go to sleep, we finally let her out of her crib to run off some energy. About 5 minutes later, we notice that it's really quiet. Michael goes into her room to find her laying on her floor. As soon as she sees him, she starts talking to him like she's not tired at all. So he puts her back into her bed and she's standing up along the rail and then puts her head on the rail and closes her eyes. As soon as Michael sees that, he lays her down again, where she starts talking again about iggle piggle and upsy daisy. So, he takes her out and lets her go and again about 5 minutes later, it's really quiet, so I go into her room and find this...

Finally, she was done!


Claire absolutely loves to read books. She is constantly bringing them to us and saying "book" so we will pull her onto our laps and read to her. It's so adorable! She would sit and read for hours with you if you would let her. That's how she learned to say "again" actually. So the other day, she brings me this little book that has 3 words that start with the letter F. This is how is went...
Claire: "Gg gg gg goggies"
Claire: "Gg goggies"
Me: "Foot"
Claire: "GOGGIES"
Everything is a goggie(doggie), to her. It's hilarious. She was getting so mad at me for not saying the right word, so she just corrected me over and over again. Funny little munch!

There is also this one book (the one is the picture below) that is her favorite. There are questions on each page that make you count something. So we read it and I count, and she points, and then after each page, she says "good girl" to herself, and we go on. Hilarious!