Archive for August, 2011

Just Like the Weather

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Ah, the capriciousness of a preschooler’s opinions! When Claire is going through particular physical developments — such as learning to use scissors, cutting with a plastic knife, and so on, I’ve noticed our relationship hits an emotional roller coaster. Just last night as I tucked Claire in, we enjoyed the sweetest exchange. Me: “Night night […]

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Extemporaneous Singing

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

I overheard Claire singing a made-up tune while she was looking at the Olivia book while on the potty. I took notes. Sometimes it even rhymes! The stanza breaks are mine based on when I heard her pause. My Sunshine Girl is not only a scientist, but also a lyricist and composer! I can hardly […]

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The Queendom of Teeny-Tiny

Monday, August 8th, 2011

In the past couple of months, Claire has fallen in love with teeny tiny toys. Miniature dolls — Lalaloopsy, Strawberry Shortcake, Squinkies (OMG Squinkies!!!), and miniature accessories are the rage. For example, I came across this flower fairy tea party set up on the sofa in Daddy’s spot this afternoon. Here is Claire playing: This […]

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