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Life Through Claire’s Eyes: Month 9 – 10

February 2, 2014

This month started off with a bang. Over the span of two weeks, my two top teeth appeared, and I got very cranky. When incisors start poking through my gums, I need Mom close by, and that’s the way it’s going to be.

In mobility-related news, attempting to crawl seems like a of work with minimal pay-off. I may give up on trying altogether. Plus, I’ve figured out how to move myself forward without using my knees: when I’m on my stomach, I pull myself with my arms. Some call it the “wounded soldier”, but to me it’s the best way to get what I want across the room.

In the food department, it’s always been a bit messy. Compared with my friends though, I think I’m tidy. I’ve realized it’s a lot of fun to rub my hands through my hair when eat. It doesn’t matter what I’ve had; fish, pasta and tomato sauce, I need to wipe it around. In other news, Mom and Dad have started bathing me more often. Go figure. I do my part to clean up by washing my hands in my drinking cup before I drink out of it now. It adds a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to the water. When it comes to what I eat, almost anything goes (even pine needles or the fluff from my booties). Mom and Dad seemed surprised when I took a liking to kimchi, curry, and pieces of lemon, but come on, who doesn’t love a little flavour?!

When it comes to play time, I’ve become much more observant. I didn’t use to play favourites. Give me a rattle, a block, a bottle of pills, a spoon, a toilet paper roll, a tiny shampoo bottle, or a stuffed teddy. They were all super fun. Nowadays, when Mom, Dad, or a playmate, decide they want what I have, I need to put up a fight. And I’m strong. I’ll give it to you when I’m finished playing with it. It’s only fair.

So, another month down, and only a couple more left in my first year of life. Time seems to be speeding up but the adventures are getting more fun, so I’m not complaining.

P.S. I’ve started waving goodbye, and people think I can say “mama.” No one but me knows for sure.

Videos:

The Wounded Soldier

Mmmm Lemon

Bulldozer Bedtime

Photos:

Happy New Year hike in the woods.

Happy New Year hike in the woods.

What do you mean you don't eat the skin?

What do you mean you don’t eat the skin?

Yay Seva, best charity ever!

Yay Seva, best charity ever!

This seaplane window is delicious.

This seaplane window is delicious.

Uncle Julien, did your hand turn into a talking bear?

Uncle Julien, did your hand turn into a talking bear?

Check out my favourite toy, Grand-Maman: it's a bottle of pills!

Check out my favourite toy, Grand-Maman: it’s a bottle of pills!

Diaper-free time never gets old.

Diaper-free time never gets old.

Pants off piano playing party.

Pants off piano playing party.

Getting horizontal on the swing.

Getting horizontal on the swing.

Snuggles with Grandpa

Snuggles with Grandpa

"Helping" in the kitchen.

“Helping” in the kitchen.

Up to no good...

Up to no good…

Napper extraordinaire!

Napper extraordinaire!

There's NO MORE YOGURT?!

There’s NO MORE YOGURT?!

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Safety first!

Safety first!

First bike ride. Those smiles didn't last long.

First bike ride. Those smiles didn’t last long.

First snowshoe hike.

First snowshoe hike.

What a view!

What a view!

Wanna play?

Wanna play?

Wanna play?

You know, water tastes better when you put your hands in it.

You know, water tastes better when you put your hands in it.

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4 Comments
  1. grandma hanna permalink

    This is utterly delightful! What a charmed life. May you always have that much fun, – and always get that much loving attention ! Grandma Hanna

  2. Rankins permalink

    Hi Nicole and James,

    What a wonderful recap of this last month! The photos and captions are so enjoyable; Ian and I get a big kick out of these monthly updates. Thanks for sending. I love the photo What, no more yogurt???

    We’ll talk soon. Love,

    Bev

    _____

  3. The pictures are amazing. Not sure how you manage to keep the blog going – I am VERY impressed. So many of these shots reminded me of my kids at that age. Enjoy the adventure!

  4. Kieran permalink

    This blog is the best, thanks so much for putting it together! I think my favorite is the “up to no good” shot 😉

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