Thursday, November 29, 2007

Clara Heaven

When we went to the beach last month, we went with our friends Doug, Shelly and Ava and THEIR friends the Butlers. We didn't know the Butlers before the trip, but we have so much trust in Doug and Shelly, we were willing to share a house with these strangers. As we figured, they are awesome folks. They have four preschoolers ranging in age from almost-5 down to... I don't remember... six months old maybe?

They're all sweet kids, but Clara Helen - their only girl, a few months older than Will - made quite an impression on our "nice red-headed boy". First of all, he promptly renamed her "Clara Heaven". Secondly, when he asked to share her crayons, she (being the well-trained second oldest of four) said "SHU-URE!" I'm not sure how to convey the intonation via blog, but if you smile really big and make sure the word has two nice Southern syllables, you've got the idea.

Now if Will asks me something at home and I say, "Sure," he corrects me: "No, say 'SHU-URE!'"

"Will, who says 'sure' like that?"

Little shy smile. "Clara Heaven."

I think the boy has a soft spot for sweet little Southern girls.


Doug, Shelly, Ava and Liam said...

Will and "Clara Heaven" are both sweetie-pies!

We loved the trip with you guys. Upon hearing that there would be 7 kiddos and 6 adults at the beach house, my mother renamed "Destin, FL". It will furthermore be known as "Desitin, FL". :-)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

With love,

Doug, Shelly, Ava and Liam said...

edited to provide the right source... my mother-IN-LAW made the Desitin comment. :-)

vergne said...

Your story about Will & "Clara Heaven" was hilarious! That is too funny how he has started saying sure with 2 syllables!