Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another wonderful first...

Here she is this morning with the end result.  

Yesterday we took Paige for her very first haircut.  We went to my lady at the real beauty salon.  Paige did as well as can be expected from a 2 year old getting her very first haircut.  Kate, the stylist, started brushing Paige's hair and she gave her this look like what are you doing and why are you touching me.  Then we were able to distract by feeding her some of Claire's puff snacks that Paige doesn't always get to eat.  She sat and Kate and I sang to her with Paige chiming in occasionally.  When it was all over one of the other stylists brought Paige a lollipop.  Her mood did a 180.  She smiled at Kate and everyone else who was watching and walked out through the salon with a little spring to her step.  Everyone was smiling even know I just know they could all hear her earlier.  Sooo funny!  I will add some of the pictures from the actual haircut to shutterfly.
The other night right before bed we were doing Paige's bedtime routine and she came to kiss me and Daniel was going to take her to bed.  She came over and gave me a kiss and a hug and said uuuuzzzz ooooo bub. ( yes i am still not MOM  ;-) ) Then she backed up and started looking around the room for something.  We thought maybe she was looking for something she wanted to take to bed with her.  Then all of a sudden you could see the light bulb go on in her head and she put her fingers on her mouth and said, shhh, tear seeeep. ( shhh claire is sleeping) She had apparently been looking for her because she always kisses her goodnight too.  It was so cute.  Then as she was finally going to bed she had to tell one more thing goodnight.  It was hotfirelight( the fire in our fireplace).  She blew it a kiss and told it she uuuzzzz-ed it. Soooo cute!! I am constantly amazed at the ideas that she comes up with and how sweet she is.  Well all for now! Hope you have a great rest of the week and a great weekend.  We are going to have Gigi with us this week and Paige's second birthday so lots of exciting things coming up!!! YAYAYAY!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Well so far this has been an interesting month.  We started out with an ice storm.  The bright greenish blue flashes that lit up the sky as the large branches broke under the pressure of the 3/4 inch of ice were beautiful.  We lost power at about 9:30 on Tuesday.  Poor Claire had been to the ER that morning because of a 105 fever but was feeling much better until we tried to put her to bed.  She fell fast asleep only to be woken up 2 hours later by the tree outside her window splitting and falling to the ground.  When we finally laid her back in her bed asleep and started sneaking out of the room the tree on the side of the house became overpowered and slid to the ground uprooted.  In the process rubbing along the side of the house. So of course that was the end of that nap.  Claire however was a very good sport and decided that it was time to play with her parents who were trying to get her back to sleep. ;-)  We took her to the doctor on the following Thursday and she must have just had a little virus.  Then we got to have a wonderful play date with Aeris and her mother Jenn.  Claire made herself right at home and started chewing on every toy that Aeris owned.  That night we got to stay on base and Paige got to sleep for the first time on her own.  We made a pad for her with a mattress from the sleeper sofa and a bunch of blankets.  She actually stayed put the whole night!! Very proud!
Also this month Claire has decided she is all grown up.  She has started walking as her main mode of transportation.  She still does the monkey walk when she starts going really fast and has her arms up in the air.  So cute!  Claire has also decided that she doesn't eat baby food anymore.  So yesterday she ate a ton of Creole vegetables.  Her shirt and hair and face all the way to her ears was COVERED in tomato sauce.  I Shouted the shirt immediately but Shout has met it's match. It will never be the right color every again. :-) All this started when her Granny came to stay after we kept telling her Granny that she never eats and never sleeps.  She just wanted to show off for company is what I decided. ;-)  She has also said her first word.  She started this week when she fell down and she looked at me and with a very breathy voice said, " uuuuuhhhhh, oooooooooo."  She repeated it again when she fell again.  Claire is def. saying it on purpose!!  She also is playing peek-a-boo.  She will hide her face and you will say," Where is Claire?"  Then she giggles and pulls her bunny away from her face and beams!  So proud of herself.
Paige has started streaming words together like, Tank u dad bup.  ( thank you for my cup dad)  We also ask her what a dad says and she says uzz oooo dad.  It is really cute.  She will also run away from you giggling and say tiggle sage, tiggle sage, tiggle sage( tickle paige).  We have also found out that when she wants to sing a song you HAVE to sing tinkle tinkle first or there is a major melt down.  This is usually always followed by tsy tsy( with hand motions for the itsy bitsy spider).  After that you can really pick any other song without incident.  That about does it so far for this month. We had fun when Granny came and we are looking forward to a visit from Gigi at the end of this month.  And to top all we are looking forward to a beautiful little girl turning 2!!!!  ;-)
I will write when I have time again...been pretty busy lately!
Hope you are all having a great week!