“Claire hold um-bella! Which you! Gether!” = As we walked out into rain to get into the car this morning, Claire wanted to help me hold the umbrella (with me, together).

“Mommy take-ah school me!” = Mommy taking me to school today.

“Morning time! No take-ah nap. Not….yet!” = Her many protestations to my trying to get her to lay back down yesterday after an ill-timed poop resulted in her waking up and only sleeping a little over an hour.

“Claire ca-cake. Happy to youuuuu.” = Girlfriend loves her some cupcakes and associates them with birthdays. I gave in and made her a stellar chocolate orange cake – more on that later.

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