I've been kind of horrible about pulling the camera out lately. I go through phases, you know. But last night I really couldn't help myself, the cuteness had to be documented! Clara was going through the normal bedtime routine with Steve, I was bustling in and out of the room picking up odds and ends and cleaning up the little messes of the day. I asked Steve to take Clara's diaper genie trash out (I fully capitalize on a nine month pregnancy pass from taking out the diapers) so he told Clara to wait on her chair and read a book while she waited for him. I figured she'd be up in a hot second pulling out all the toys I'd just put away when all the sudden I realize it's been almost five minutes and she's still sitting in her chair- reading her book like a little angel! I ran out to grab my camera and caught a couple of poorly lit photographs. I love my bookworm.
It's like Clara's all at once turned the corner from "she's still a baby how could I ever even imagine her sleeping outside of her crib??" to maybe more of a 3 year old rather than not yet 2! She understands so much and says EVERYTHING! She wipes her hands on her own prerogative after every meal, talks in little sentences more and more, feeds her toy "hosies" popcorn and water and bosses Watson around like it's nobody's business. I can't wait to see her as a big sister.
^^ her face when Daddy re-entered the room ^^