Saturday, September 25, 2010

Claire's Dinosaur Craze

Claire LOVES dinosaurs. About 4 months ago Josh recorded Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and we let Claire watch it as a special treat - now she can barely get them off her mind.
Although I have seen (or actually heard) this movie more times than I would care to admit, I really really like it! It is so cute and when you have seen it as many times as we have, you notice and appreciate the little things the animators threw in there that you might not catch the first 14 times you watch it.

During one of our thrift storing adventures, we found some plastic dinosaurs. Since they were 5 for a $1.00 we got her as many as we could find. Scary ones, nice ones, big ones, and "baby" ones.This one is her favorite because it talks to her. (when you push down on the arms, the mouth opens. Our ventriloquist skills are pretty bad but Claire doesn't mind) If we are really, desperately bored then the dinosaur will sing to her and read her books in his low and gravely dinosaur voice. She just laughs and laughs and asks for more until my throat can't take it any longer.Several times a day, she'll run up to us all excited and (loudly) exclaim
"Dinosaurs go like this, RAARR!"
We have also acquired a few dinosaur books - not something
we ever thought to look for for a little girl.

I am so glad that she loves dinosaurs and has no idea that princess stuff exists -
we hope to keep it that way.

1 comment:

  1. I love the unique personality traits and likes and dislikes in each unique child!