Wednesday, March 23, 2011

more words from Claire

(A Little stream of consciousness from Claire)
I am CLaire and I love you
and I love my daddy
I'm wearing my daddy's long sleeved shirt
I have a printerbox slide and I like to slide down it.
I can swing on my swing and hang on my bar
I am playing with a hanger and the hanger is on it's side
I'm just doing a trick

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Thankfully my foot is feeling much better. I still feel the occasional twinge but nothing worrisome.

We are starting a button collection for math games, sewing and craft projects if you have any buttons of any size shape and color you want to part with we would love to add some buttons from your co0llection to ours. Thanks

We also need some small and large matchboxes to make doll house furniture if any one wants to send some our way Claire will be extatic.

Claire's poems

A couple weeks ago I asked Claire if she wanted to make up a poem for Papa's birthday.
She told me the title should be "Home Sweet Home" and dictated the following.

Home Sweet Home
My Mommy, my Daddy, My Sister
My rocking chair
Three bedrooms, three beds
So sweet because it has
lots of books
and a printerbox slide.

Her second one is about our cat.

He's a tiger tabby cat
he likes to catch mice
and eat catfood
he loves to chase his jingly ball
he loves Frankie
he and Frankie sleep together and
lick each other's heads
lick, lick, lick

She likes to play games
she's small and cute
and loves her Mommy
She loves to be with her Dad too
We like to walk on pillows and pretend
we're stuck on an island
We hop on the pillows, on the floor,
on the trampoline
We like to read books and play on my bed
We have tea parties and paint.
We like to hug our Mommy and Daddy

I'm growing and I like to eat and read my books
I like to stretch my arms and my legs
I can stretch my feet
and I can push up backwards
I can jump high and jump low
I can count alll the way up to 60
I love my Mommy and Daddy to take me to Alette's ballet class

Monday, March 21, 2011

daily grind

There are some new photos on Flickr as of Friday Mar 18.
Claire is jumping on the trampoline saying the alphabet in Spanish. Emily is carrying her babies around.
Other things we did
wrap up in blankets and roll around on the trampoline
Claire gave Emily her first haircut.
math with unifix cubes:
patterns and counting and one-to-one correspondence and building towers with 10-1 cubes
crafts: collage with lots of glue and paper strips and magazine photos.
deal with major ant infestation a la Jim Hudson...go after them with the vacuum.
talk to Beth about mi foot injury...a 7 oz can of salsa fell on top of my foot yesterday, ouch!
tea party at the kid's table

Friday, March 11, 2011


Couldn't post photos to flickr so here are a couple more


The girls are becoming quite chummy these days. They play together a lot and really enjoy each other's company most of the time. We still have episodes where Claire snatches things from Emily or is overbearing, but instead of every 5 minutes these occur a few times a day. This morning they did a puzzle, splashed in some water outside, and danced and got dizzy in the kitchen.