Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blue Hat, Green Hat

Have you read this book to your baby?

I read it to Claire tonight before bed, and by the third page (when the turkey is wearing his pants on his head) she was laughing hysterically - like I've never heard her laugh before. By the time I finished the book we both had tears running down our cheeks from laughing so hard. She was literally gasping for breath - which made me laugh all the harder. Ben came in to see what was so funny.

Claire made me read it four more times, chuckling all the while. Who would have thought a 12 month old would get it?

Monday, November 8, 2010


Paige just found half of her Christmas presents! What do I do now?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

12 Months

Length: 29 1/2 inches (75th%ile)
Weight: 19 lbs 8 oz (25th%ile)
Head Circ: 47 cm (95th%ile)

Some things about Claire:

She loves fresh pear slices, yogurt, soggy Life cereal, avocado on sourdough toast, string cheese, and drinking out of a straw.

Most days I have to go back into her room after putting her down for a nap because she stands up in the crib, throws her binky over the side, and yells until I come to retrieve it for her. What she really wants is an extra cuddle. So we snuggle for another minute or two and then she's good. It only takes once!

She LOVES to cuddle. And she makes the cutest little sighing sounds.

She loves the sound velcro makes so we have a problem keeping shoes on her feet.

She made up a "sign" for when she wants me to sing the itsy bitsy spider. She grabs her wrist with one hand, spreads out the fingers on her other, and holds it out in front of her and waves. She gets really excited when we sing songs.

She likes to wrestle and gets pretty feisty. Her idea of wrestling is crawling all over you. It's hilarious when she comes after Paige.

She loves to wave and say hi. She gets excited when Ben comes home in the evening (usually when I'm finishing up cooking dinner) and says, "hi, Dada" repeatedly until he picks her up.

She's still a mama's girl but is getting better at letting other people hold her.

Her sleep schedule is finally pretty predictable. She's always been a good sleeper, I could just never tell when or how long she was going to nap. The last few weeks she's been consistently sleeping 12 hours at night (7pm to 7am), taking a 1 1/2 hour nap in the morning at around 8:30am and a 2 hour nap at around 2:30pm.

She's cruising around everywhere, but not walking on her own yet.

She seems to be fascinated with the cords plugged into electrical outlets and she likes to pull them out. She also likes to get into the lowest drawer in the upstairs bathroom which contains all my hair product.

When she wants to crawl extra fast she tucks her head and charges.

She loves to rip apart paper and suck on it. I had a bunch of magazines that are now in shreds.

She won't actually kiss me, but she'll make the kissing sound.

She finds animated stuffed animals (like if you move their arms and talk for them) funny and frightening at the same time.

Her dimple still melts my heart.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Claire

Our baby is 1 today. Her first year has gone by SO fast. I still can't believe she's not a little infant anymore! We celebrated her birthday yesterday at my sister's house in St. George. Thanks, Jen! Since we were all down there for Halloween anyway all my siblings stuck around Sunday morning for a birthday breakfast. Thanks for being there everyone!