This time Claire started crying the moment we got near the table. I'm sure it didn't help that she had to get some immunizations last week. It took three of us to keep her still enough, but we got the blood we needed.
Claire continues to learn new signs, with two more picked up over the last few days. Instead of just asking for crackers hundreds of times a day, she now asks for 'book' (combined with a very good approximation of the word!) and her signing time videos. She will get settled into her watching spot and sign 'signing' along with a few yells and some pointing at the TV if don't get the video started soon enough for her.
I never figured I'd be one of those parents to let their kids watch TV at such an early age....but it's educational, right?
Claire got another slide for the back yard this weekend. While I like the other one, it wasn't something that she would be able to do on her own for quite some time. This past weekend I found exactly what I was looking for. The steps are more like steps, instead of a ladder, and there is a platform that she can position herself on to go down the slide. Once she gets to the platform Claire is on her own. She scoots herself forward until the slides down. The only thing she really needs help with is getting to the steps (only because she keeps trying to climb UP the slide....) and just a bit of spotting as she gets on the platform. She can do it just fine on her own, but she seems to feel a little more comfortable with a hand on her behind as she climbs up.
And 10 hours after I started this post, I'm finally ready to hit publish....sometimes I wonder where my days go!