Sunday, December 14, 2008

Trim for the Christmas tree

I came upstairs the other day and saw Clara with scissors in hand and pine needles all over the ground(fake pine needles that is). I said "Clara, what are you doing?" She said "Giving the Christmas tree a haircut.":) Maybe someday she will be just like her mommy. She loves cutting things. I am lucky it was the Christmas tree and not her own hair. (My worst nightmare) Notice Clara's pj's. The wrong shirt with the wrong pants. This is another thing about Clara. She changes her clothes about 10 times a day. This was probably the 3rd pair of pj's she put on that day. I hid her clothes so she can't get to them, but I left her pj's so now she keeps changing her pj's. I hate her to put all the clothes on because then I have to wash about 3 outfits a day. Clara is also very messy, so her clothes are filthy by the end of each day. So far Clara is my most mischievous child. She is very creative so she finds all kinds of ways so get into things. Reid is always yelling things to me like "Mommy Clara is coloring on the wall/furniture/computer/books/toys." or Clara is always playing with water. Most days I have to change her clothes because they are soaking wet. Although, because she is so creative, she is a fun playmate because she thinks of fun things to do. I once heard Reid say "Clara, you go find something to do and I will follow you because you always find fun things to play." Some funny phrases Clara always says are "Oh Great!" She says this when something bad happens to her or we ask her to do something she doesn't want to. "Hello Gorgeous"(often she says this to Reid's friends.) And whether she is talking about something she did yesterday, a year ago, or a month ago, it was last week. She is like "Remember last week I wore diapers?" When it was really a year ago. Lately she is always singing "Frosty the snowman, it's a jolly holiday" (I assume she got the "jolly holiday" from Mary Poppins.
Parent day at Clara's preschool. Santa came, but Clara is so scared of Santa so she was very brave to stand by him for the picture.

She was even braver sitting on his lap, but she wouldn't make eye contact or say a word. Let's hope Santa will still know what to bring her for Christmas:)


3 comments:

Amy M. said...

Funny that she says "Hello Gorgeous" to Reid's friends. Ella says "Do I look gorgeous?"

Michelle said...

That is hilarious! I sure do love little Clara and love hearing about the funny things she does. She is so creative - I wonder where she gets that from?? :) And I'm dying over the "Hello Gorgeous!"

It's going to be so much fun having you all come. Can't wait!!

a wynn wynn situation said...

I love that picture of her trimming the tree :) and your Christmas card is one of our family favorites...