Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Clara Loves To Dance

I think I have tried to post video of Clara Dancing before but couldn't get the video to upload. Clara's dancing abilities have evolved over time, but it is still super cute to see her rock out whenever music comes on. She routinely walks up to our stereo system and asks(without words, of course, because she still refuses to speak!) for music. As a side note, another form of music she likes in the Jeopardy theme song. One of these nights when we watch Jeopardy, I need to grab the camera and video her singing along because it is funny! Anyways, here is some cute Clara dancing for your visual enjoyment.

Clara and Lotion

Anyone who has spent much time at our house knows how much Clara LOVES lotion. I think it is because she sees me putting it on several times a day since I cannot stand to have dry skin. Anyways, here is a video of her with lotion. She has done this for a long time, but she figured out what to do with it all on her own!


So I have been feeling like a real slacker when it comes to blogging. There are so many things I think about blogging about, but then I never do. I feel like unless I am posting pictures of something fantastic, then there is no point telling everyone about what we are doing. Really though, I just need to record all these things that are happening in our lives.

So here is a funny story from this weekend that I wanted to share. Jordan is involved in a local Boy Scouts Troop, and one of the Scouts had his Court of Honor on Saturday. Jordan was participating in the Court of Honor, so Clara and I decided to tag along to support Jordan as well as this Scout. Being the rambunctious kid that she is, Clara did not sit still very long. We chose to sit on the back row to try and be the least disruptive as possible. All was going well, until Clara decided to climb up onto the chair and stick her head through the back (I tried to find a picture of the type of chair it was, but couldn't find an image. ) The hole was just big enough for her to get her head through, but not pull it back out very well. Needless to say, Clara was NOT happy that her head was stuck in the chair. I hopped up quickly and tried to get her head out, but it was going to take a minute to get her out, so I decided to try and take her and the chair out of the room, but all the chairs were hooked together and I couldn't get hers undone. By this point Clara is screaming at the top of her lungs and no one is paying attention to the Court of Honor that is going on, but to me and Clara. In fact, the person that was talking stopped and came over to help, along with about 7 or 8 other people. I felt like I was in the middle of a bad joke- How many Eagle Scouts does it take to get a kid's head out of a chair? Well the answer to that in this scenario is about 5. I was laughing too hard to be of any help, but after a few minutes and a lot of help from others, Clara was free again! Boy was she happy to be out, but she was also a little traumatized, so we left the room and wandered the halls for a few minutes until she was calm enough to go back in and sit quietly. It was quite the adventure.

And just to top off this post, here is a picture of Clara. She was not very entertained by me trying to take a picture of her.


My Latest Project

I have TONS of scrap yarn just wasting space in my house. You know all those bits that you didn't need at the end of a project? Well I can't just throw them away because I know I could use them for something. The problem has been trying to find a way to use them. I finally found a project for them! I am making foam blocks out of them. I got the idea out of a knitting book. Since I am not as good at knitting as I am at crocheting, I decided to take the idea and make it my own. I went to Joann Fabric and bought an 8x24 inch piece of 4 inch high density foam. Using an electric knife, I cut the foam into 12 4-inch cubes. Then I crocheted 4 inch squares using my scrap yarn and sewed the squares together. I have only finished 4 of the blocks so far, but here are a couple of pictures for you. It has been really fun to try out different patterns and learn new stitches, while only being committed to a 4 inch square. I am finding that I like a lot more of the patterns in one of my books than I thought, just because the picture doesn't really let you see what the finished product actually looks like. With the Olympics on right now, I am set every night! I have this project to keep my hands busy and me not feeling so guilty for being glued to the TV!

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's a....


We get one of each now! I had an ultrasound yesterday and my doctor is 90% sure that it is a boy. Just as we did with Clara, we have decided to give this little guy a nickname until he is born, since we wont decide on a name until we see him. His new nickname is now Otter Pop. I like this nickname because it sounds boyish, he swims around a lot, like an otter, and I am always FREEZING! Jordan and I joked early on in this pregnancy that I have a Popsicle in the freezer instead of a bun in the oven.