Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Claire's First Joke

Last night Claire told her first joke---and it was original material too! We were eating dinner and she said, "Hey, Mom. You know what a piggy bank sounds like?" After a well-timed comedic pause she said, "Oink! Oink! Oink!" It was pretty cute, and she knows it's funny.

Apparently she had tried earlier versions of this on my Dad while they were swinging that day, and every time they'd swing she'd say "Oink."

I was also surprised earlier today when she gave me a detailed account of when I fell down the stairs last August, just a couple days after her second birthday. It included who was here, what was on TV, what she said, what I said, how I rolled into a box at the bottom of the stairs, and how Kyle was still in my tummy. (Pregnancy does not make me graceful.) I couldn't believe how much she remembered about an incident that we haven't discussed since the week it happened.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Twins!

Happy Birthday Dan & Suz! 24 Years Old! I had Claire at that age (hint, hint, Dan).
We love you both so much and are so happy that you are such a part of our lives. Claire just adores her Dan-O and Suz, and so do we!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Visit Salt Lake!

We just got back from a fun, fun weekend in Salt Lake City. We got the fabulous connect pass which allows you to visit twelve of Salt Lake's best attractions for a very, very low price. We went to Discovery Gateway, saw two shows at Clark Planetarium, Hogle Zoo, Red Butte Gardens, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Living Planet Aquarium, Snowbird, and had lunch at The Lion House Pantry both days---all for what it would have cost just for lunch and to visit only one attraction. You can get it too at: http://www.visitsaltlake.com/what_to_do/connect.html We got the two day pass and had a blast.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I can't sleep!

Last night we had a particularly difficult time trying to get Claire to go to sleep. Here are a few of the things she hollered down the stairs to us. We just giggled at her as we tried to watch Idol Gives Back. Although after more than 3 hours we giggled a little less.

"Mommy? Can you please bring YOUR bed in here? I no like my big girl bed."

"I a baby. I can't go to sleep by myself."

"My bed is too short. My bed is TOO short!"

"My tummy empty! My tummy saying, "Feed me, Claire! Feed me!"

"Hey you guys! You should be in your bed!" When did we become "you guys?"

Finally around 12:30 she went to sleep. Of course then Kyle was up at 4 they were both up again at 8. I miss sleep most of all.

In other news, she has named the dollhouse cat "RockyMyBoy" (all one word). You'd have to hear her say it, but it's hilarious how consistent she is with RockyMyBoy.