Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tunnel Time

This tunnel has provided hours and hours of fun for many, many kids. Here are a couple of pictures of Claire having fun with the tunnel in just a few ways.

Dayton - 15 Month Stats

Stats for Dayton at 15 months

Weight - 27 pounds - 93rd percentile
Length - 31 inches - 37th percentile
Head circumference - 50.5 centimeters - greater than 99th percentile (This explains why it’s hard to get some shirts on over his head!)

Silliness - 100% 

All About Claire - Age 5

Name: Claire Lois Cooper
Nicknames: Claire--dew
How old are you?  5
What is your favorite color? Pink and purple
What is your favorite animal? Kitty cat, dog, fish
What is your favorite book? Wacky Wednesday, The Book with No Pictures, library books
What is your favorite TV show? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
What is your favorite movie? Robin Hood and Cinderella
What is your favorite song? Glug glug glug glug, my face is a bug, I eat ants for breakfast right off the rug
What is your favorite food? Shrimp, sausage, pancakes & syrup, pizza, and macaroni
What is your favorite drink? Lemonade and Sprite and juice
What is your favorite breakfast food? Cheerios with strawberries, sausage biscuits with strawberries, pancakes & syrup with sausage
What is your favorite snack? Goldfish and crackers and fruit and watermelons
What is your favorite outfit? Oooo, that’s a tricky one. I like a lot. I like a whole lot. I like almost all of my clothes. I can’t tell you that much.
What is your favorite game? Candyland
What is your favorite toy? Kitchen set because I really like to bake foods
Who is your best friend? Belton and Ivy and Ryan
What is your favorite thing to do? Go on food trips with Dad and do crafts with Mommy and do different things with Dayton
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play hide and go seek and slide down my castle and play pirates
What is your favorite holiday?  Easter and Christmas
What is your favorite season? Spring
What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Babies (stuffed animals) and my blanket
Where is your favorite place to go?  HEB and friend’s house and the donut shop with Dad
What is your favorite restaurant? Rosa’s, Taco Bell, Chuy’s, and BJ’s
Where do you want to go on vacation? California and Arkansas
What do you want to be when you grow up?  A chef that bakes a lot out of my house - I’ll cook every single day
What did you do on your birthday?  I opened presents and had a big dinner. They sang happy birthday to me, and I had cake. 

Dallas Birthday

Since we were in Dallas the week before Claire’s birthday, we had a little party with the family there. We went to Rosa’s for lunch, and then we came back to Grandmom and Granddad’s house and had cupcakes.

She’s wearing her new jewelry.

Claire’s Party

Look what Claire can do - now that she’s five!! She was so excited!

We had family over for dinner, cake, and presents. We enjoyed yummy bowtie pasta with an alfredo sauce and grilled chicken. Then Claire opened her presents.

She got lots of great things!

Ryan sat with Uncle Bando to watch.

It looks like Claire was happy to get some Frozen princess shoes!

Claire was incredibly specific about what she wanted her cake to look like. - Right down to the chocolate icing swoops with dots and M&Ms. 

We’re singing Happy Birthday.

She had to work to get all of those candles out!

Dayton enjoyed his cake. Wait, that’s an understatement. He had his hand pressed on his face to hold the cake in his mouth, and he sneezed five times, I think, but he never moved his hand off his face. I tried to move his icing-and-crumb-covered hand away from his eye, but he wouldn’t let me. This boy is serious about cake. - Or “k-k,” as he calls it!

The rest of the kids enjoyed their cake, too.

Happy Birthday, Claire! We love you!