Archive for January, 2013
Who doesn’t love serenading Play-Doh? The other day we were working on the couch and Clara was noodling away with some of Play-doh and we both noticed she was softly singing to herself. The song? Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” The audio is pretty low on this iPhone video, so you may need to crank it up.
She went on for another 30 seconds or so, but it became pretty clear that she didn’t know the words anymore so it just turned into a somewhat melodic series of soft grunts and “uhs.” I’m not sure Ms. Perry would approve of that portion of the rendition, but she had us cracking up.
So even though it’s only been two weeks since we (very belatedly) took Clara’s last month photo, we’re trying to get back on schedule by grabbing her 32 month photo before it’s a month late too (it was due on the 14th). And this time it features a few friends…
The photo shoot started off sans-Barbies/Princesses and mostly consisted of Clara being fascinated by all of the dots.
But before I could stop her, she has asked “Can I get a toy?” and brought over Rapunzel, Belle, Ariel, and Barbie to join the fun. She was quite proud of her entourage.
“No, Tyra says to smile with your eyes, ok? Don’t mess up my picture?” Just kidding, she didn’t say that, but it looks like an appropriate picture caption.
Then she paused and, pointing to Rapunzel, said “she has blonde hair like me!” and separated her blonde buddy to begin what might count as her first “clique” ever. I’m not sure why Barbie was excluded from the blonde girl club though. Too platinum?
Come to think of it, it’s a bit ironic that Clara dubbed the princess known for having insanely long locks as her “hair mate.” We can hope Clara, we can hope.
Eventually everyone was seated, and the whole crew was reunited. Clara even made her “I’m going to smile big!” face. She hasn’t quite mastered the real-looking-fake-smile thing yet.
And then it got sassy. It wouldn’t be a monthly photo shoot without at least one sassy outtake, now would it?
Last Thursday night Richmond got its first snowfall of the year, so we woke up to this on Friday morning:
It wasn’t a whole lot (maybe 2 inches?) and since we were coming off of four straight days of rain and cloudy skies, the sun was almost more exciting than the snow itself. But since winter weather isn’t really guaranteed in Richmond every year, we jumped at the chance for Clara to clock some snow time.
For the first time ever we even broke out the sled (a hand-me-down from my parents) so Clara could experience the thrill of
racing down a big hill being slowly dragged by her father.
The reason it has taken so long for the bean to get her sled on is because we barely got any snow last year (only one dusting I think?) and she was too young the year before when we seemed to get a ton of it.
She quickly got jealous of my job as “sled puller” and asked to switch.
Oh, and here’s a picture from last year’s brief appearance of snow. You can see that Clara’s snow outfit hasn’t changed that dramatically in 12 months. Although I think her boots are about five sizes bigger.
We actually just inherited a full body snowsuit from my cousin, so we’re ready for a blizzard. Bring it on January!