We were invited to our dear friend's home, Leila and Erin, to paint some pictures for Christmas for Daddy. Since Erin is an amazing artist, she has great canvases and wonderful paints that we set up for the girls.
It took Claire a long time to get used to it, she had never painted anything before, so she had no idea what to think of it. Leila on the other hand was a pro! She was dipping her brush in paint and knew exactly where to paint.
Finally we go tthe hang of it, and although Claire only painted one side of the canvas, it was perfect. I am so excited to give it to Daddy on Christmas morning. I realized as I was loading these photos up that it was before Christmas...so I kindly asked him to steer clear of the blog until then.
We had so much fun, and I can't wait to get some paints and canvases at home so we can decorate our entire house with her art.
Claire got a Gyro bowl for her birthday... it was a little advanced then, and we just busted it out to see if she could use it. This thing is genius. She can walk around with a snack, and it won't spill!
It is a bowl inside of a bowl and it pivots so even if it is turned upside down, the interior bowl flips as well and nothing falls out. I love it.
One of Daddy's co-workers has Santa to her house every year for her grandchildren. She invited us this year and we decided to take Claire to see this Santa instead of waiting for hours at the mall. We have been talking and singing about Santa for 2 months now, so I thought for sure she would be ecstatic.
Not so much...She stood for all of 3 minutes before she lost it.
She cried anytime we put her down in the same room as him. I think those crying photos of children with Santa are quite humorous, but we couldn't make her sit on his lap.
So we grabbed a quick family photo, which she dispised as well.
Since my child must follow me everywhere and be touching me at all times, I decided to get her a potty. That way, when she needs to be next to me while I use the potty, she has a place to sit. She now claps and says "yay" when mommy uses the potty, and when she sits on her potty as well. Let us hope this means potty training will be soon to follow!