As we mentioned in today’s post on Young House Love, Clara uses her play kitchen just about every single day. Usually it’s in the morning after we first get up (and she’s at her chattiest). Sometimes we make food. Sometimes her stuffed animals get a bath in the sink. You know, normal stuff.
Since Hanukkah has started, we couldn’t resist sharing this America’s-Funniest-Home-Video-worthy clip of Clara tapping into the spirit of the holiday. In the video below she’s just playing with a wooden spinning top (actually made in India and given to us by a reader at one of our DC book signings) but having watched an episode of Calliou about Hanukkah she’s convinced that it’s a dreidel. At least she’s a little bit closer than when we caught her singing “Play-doh, play-doh, play-doh. I made you out of clay!” one afternoon.
Also be warned that this video is basically a night at the Petersiks in its rawest, most unglamorous form. Don’t worry, she was ok…
… and yes, that really is Sherry’s cell phone ring.
On my last day of being a 30 year old, Clara became a 30 month old. Yup, she’s officially halfway to 3! (Update: Ok, she’s really halfway to five, but it’s mind-blowing enough that she’s now closer to 3 than 2.)
Since we were traveling that week, we were a bit behind on getting her photo taken. But better late than never, right? And as usual, here are some of our favorite outtakes.
Not sure this is a pose I’ve ever seen before (nor would I recommend it ever again).
Now hands on hips – that’s a look I’m more familiar with.
The brown lump at her feet is a stuffed buffalo (bison?) that she alternately calls a buffalo, lion, or panda. We kept her entertained during this photo session by playing catch with it…
Mommy wasn’t always perfect with her throwing arm either.
Good thing Clara’s getting some practice already.
Oh yeah, and just a day after taking this photo we noticed that Sarah Richardson used the same fabric as gift wrap in this month’s HGTV Magazine. So you know what that means, right?
Sarah + Clara = BFFs by fabric association. And Mommy’s jealous.