We signed Clara up for 2 year old indoor soccer. Soccer Planet just opened in Urbana-- it's a hockey rink sized soccer field. Clara's gang kicks balls, stacks cones, plays with a parachute, plays freeze (red light, green light), runs through obstacle courses, and more. She enjoys it. We are happy to have a big play space available during the winter.
We have been trying new schemes to get Clara to eat more. As you can see below, she has the option of peanut butter or jam on bread, mac and cheese, goldfish crackers, and applesauce. But she scrapes jam off the bread. A new scheme involves Jill reading books to Clara. Jill will stop until Clara eats another bite. So far, this has been successful.
Clara continues to talk more. The only unfathomable word at the moment is something like hookeeya. As in, 'I'm riding in the hookeeya.' Big bonus points to the first to decipher this.