An Oldie, But A Goodie

We had a narrow miss computer crash earlier this week (that’s the bad news) which meant we had an excuse to peruse old pics and videos as we restored some files (that’s the good news). Among them, we rediscovered this old video that we shot of Clara in Ikea way back in February of 2011 (when she was 9 months old). Turns out she takes after her parents. Her body is basically just demonstrating how our brains feel every time we enter an Ikea.

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Another Day, Another Distress Call

It’s been fun to see Clara’s imagination grow over the last year. More and more she’s content playing with her animals, dolls, or even crayons just making up some story and talking to them. But it seems like her favorite type of game is what we call “Distress” where some character in her fictional tale is in trouble and needs help (i.e. they’re trapped, they’re stuck, they fell down, etc). It was a little disconcerting at first – since we’d hear cries for help quite often – but now that we’ve deciphered the difference between a pretend shriek and a real need for assistance, it has become pretty amusing.

It’s usually nearly impossible to capture these moments, since she usually stops and smiles as soon as the camera is spotted, but I managed to get a few seconds of it recently when Olivia the pig’s family became trapped under her bathroom stool. Thank goodness the lion was there to check on their well being…

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