Friday, July 24, 2009

Little Quirks

At this age the girls crack me up constantly. It always amazes me what they have picked up and then start repeating. I wish I could get everything on video so I always remember it but since I find most everything amusing that seems a little ambitious. So this is some of the things they say/do,

ThankYou/Welcome! - Leah says this if she is giving or taking something from you. Sometimes she just says "welcome" when forcing you to take something from her.

Buzz gone - my poor Hannah has been traumatized by our Rhoomba or little robitic vacuum (named buzz). I ran him one day in the dining room while they were eating in the kitchen. They kind of freaked. I had to put buzz back in the master bedroom where he "sleeps" and now whenever they walk by the HALL that goes to the master, mainly Hannah actually, she informs me that Buzz is bye bye, gone, night night, sleeping, or off. I tried to hide him but then they were concerned where he went so now he is where he should be but Hannah wont go near him. Yes, its personified. Sad thing is we will be out somewhere and she will randomly say "Buzz gone". Ok Hannah, I get it.

"I fix it" - both my children are very OCD and little things really bother them. Whether it is something out of place, or they have a spot on their shirt, they will let me know with a BIG uh OH! So I guess I got in the habit of telling them I would fix whatever was wrong. "Its ok, Mommy will fix it". Now Leah says it for everything too which is good because she does attempt to correct the situation as best she can. Spill her cereal? "I fix it. Napkin?... (wipes it up)... All Better!" Thank you Leah. (rather, thankyou/welcome)

Gate Gate!- this goes with the OCD but both girls must close the gate at the top of the stairs inside or out. If it is open they get very upset. At least they dont try to go barreling down the steps...

"Auburn song?" - This is so pitiful but one day I was singing the Auburn fight song to Leah. I sang it once. Now she asks for the "auburn song" frequently. Her other requests are "tinkle tinkle" (twinkle twinkle obviously), "Jesus song" (Jesus loves me), "pat cake". "Ity bitsy pider", Baby song (this is normally "hush little baby" but has lately also been "hes got the whole world - because He has the Itty Bitty Babies in His hands), Rock Baby (rockabye baby), Elmos song (which is just Lalala la Elmos world), and ABC song. I am not allowed to sing a song that she does not approve of. If I try she will quickly tell me which one she prefers. Hannah wont let me sing AT ALL unless it is Itsy Bitsy Spider which is only when she is in the mood :)

This doesnt scratch the surface but this post is long enough :) At least I will remember these little things now!

She still looks like a mini me

I posted a similar post about a year ago but thought I would do a comparison again. I still think Hannah resembles me a lot. Probably the eyes. Again, this is a picture from an old movie of when I was little, stilled on the computer so its not the best quality but you get the point.

Hannah is about 2 months older than I am in these photos


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bible Characters

I know my videos are a little Leah heavy but Hannah never sits still long enough for me to tape her doing much other than running or yelling for Mommy, let alone actually getting her to concentrate on something other than playing with the camera or phone while i try to tape her, so Leah is the performer at the moment.

Here is one of her telling us who did what :) Noah, Jesus, Jonah, and Moses video

Monday, July 13, 2009

What does Aubie say?

Gammy and Dandy are just trying to prepare the girls for football season. Leah actually performed. :)
War Eagle!
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Canon in D

The other day I laid Leah down for her nap and accidentally hit the button on her crib aquarium that changed her music. Normally it is on Canon in D but it changed to Twinkle Twinkle. Leah urgently started telling me NO NO NO, and i realized she was mad the music changed. So I kept changing it until it was back to Canon and she laid down satisfied.

Tonight Matt put her to bed and accidentally hit the button again. She told him Uh Oh! and stood up, pressed the top button (one of 4 total buttons) and flipped through the 10 other songs quickly until she found Canon in D again. Then she laid back down.

I just thought this was crazy! I did not even know that she knew what button to push, and the fact that she recognized the first half second of each song to know it wasnt what she wanted impresses me. Apparently she has very particular taste in music!

Loving sisters

Sorry for the girls nakedness - no real need for swimsuits while swimming in Papa's jacuzzi.

check out the loving sisters at the 40 second mark. This is constant...

Ring Around the Rosy

cute video of the girls playing ring around the rosy, then telling the dogs to shush at the end...

Pudding Painting

I am always looking for little things to do with the girls that will pass the time joyously. So one evening I made some vanilla pudding and dyed it blue, red, and yellow. The girls have not really painted so I was interested in what they would think/do.

I tried to prepare by putting on of Matts old shirts on them and laid out a blanket. Needless to say we still had pudding everywhere, but they had fun!

It took Leah a really long time to realize the paint was edible. And it was all over for her when she did! Hannah never cared too much about eating the pudding since that would make her messy, and she was very intent on her painting.

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