Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Clara's New Shoes

Clara is not a kid who likes to wear shoes. In fact, she loves to be barefoot and let her toes wiggle free. She takes off her shoes and socks whenever she gets the chance- the second we walk into the house, in the car, in church, sitting in the cart in the grocery store, pretty much everywhere. For the last few weeks I have been looking for some nice, brown shoes for Clara to wear to church or with everyday clothes. While we were at the thrift store looking for costume components for the Harry Potter Party(see previous post) I found some shoes that fit the description, fit Clara, and at $.99, fit my budget. From the second we got these shoes, Clara has wanted to wear them. She does not want to take them off-EVER. Its a sad time in our house when it is time to get pajamas on because those shoes just wont fit inside her footsie jammies. However, nap time is a different story. And that is where this picture comes in...


She couldn't get her feet under the covers with her shoes on, but taking them off was out of the question, so some days, she just naps with her shoes on! I find this really funny, seeing as I deal with her hatred of almost all footwear on a daily basis. So if this isn't as cute/funny to you, just humor me.


And because I am trying to be an equal opportunity blogging mother, here is a picture of Lucas! Isn't he so cute? Especially on this pink Disney Princess blanket of Clara's that has, for some reason, become the blanket that we put Lucas on 9 times out of 10. I try and tell myself that at 3 am when he is screaming his head off. Seriously, he can scream for 2 hours straight in the middle of the night and not fall asleep. I have witnessed it on several occasions. Looks like he (and me) wont be sleeping through the night for a while.(seriously, I spent two weeks sleeping with ear plugs and trying to let him just cry it out and he would cry for 2 hours! Jordan would go sleep in the guest room, and after a while , oh say two hours! I would give in and pick him up. Was that enough? Oh no, he wants to eat. My chunkamonk not so little, 19 lb. not quite 6 month old wants to eat. So I have come to the conclusion thatI will get more sleep if I just keep feeding him in the night, though in the back of my mind, I think he SHOULD be able to sleep through the night. I guess we will try again once Jordan is on Christmas Break from school and I can ensure I get a nap in. Fun.)
Its the most wonderful time of the year! There are toy catalogs all over our house, because whenever one comes in the mail or with the Sunday paper (or from a friend who gives us one because there is a doppelganger of Clara inside. Thanks Lindsey!) Clara inevitably finds it and it gets added to her book shelf because she can't bear to part with them. The other day, she brought one to the dinner table for a little reading during her meal. It was really funny. Again, if you don't think so, humor me.
Well, that is all for now from the Muhlestein household. Stay tuned for a post (if you are lucky) about our no good, very bad week. That's right folks, we are all sick. Thank you to Clara for being the carrier monkey of this lovely sickness. But don't worry, we have been kind enough to share our germs with those around us. Tis the season for giving...


4 comments:

Brey Hillary and Baby Leila said...

I want to see the dobbledinger of clara- i'm glad you found shoes. . leila is getting some this weekend. and thank you for NOT sharing those germs.

Shannon said...

My baby/toddler is 19mo and still wakes up a few nights a week. I want to go back to work, but I can't due to her sleepless nights. And yes, I too have tried the earplugs/cry it out with no success. Babies are not one size fits all, and each have their own personality.

Ruth said...

Smart Clara. I approve of her choices with regards to shoes. Her new ones are cute. And 99 cents?!! That's great. I remember some little Mary Janes that I had had and loved, loved, loved when I was 3 or 4. That's what the picture made me think of.
I also remember loving the toy catalogs and many "hours" spent pouring over them.
And Lucas is SO cute. I'm sorry that he doesn't sleep so well, but at least he's cute. He could not sleep and not be cute and that would be worse.

Ali said...

5 unread blog posts from you at once on my google reader?! Unheard of...I love it. These are all great stories (besides the stupid on ramp driver, and the sickness...bummer- but I'm glad it was quick moving!) I can't believe Lucas is only 4 pounds lighter than my almost 2 year old! Ya, he should be able to sleep through the night!! Sounds like you've got a stubborn one (or two) on your hands...and Clara wearing her shoes in bed- that's cute that she loves them so much:)