Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sleeping Beauty

This morning, I attempted to wake Kyra up bright and early at 7:30 for school which, as usual, was too early for her liking. After about 15 minutes of coddling her awake and playing with her, I told her that it was time to start being serious about getting up and getting ready to go. She turns her face toward me and with her eyes closed whispers, "Shhh...I'm trying to rest."

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Boogie Mama

It appears that Siana's Bruce genes are starting to kick in as she is just ecstatic every time she hears any kind of music. She grins from ear to ear and giggles, then her little body sways back and forth from side to side, eventually ending up in a bounce up and down. It's hysterical and absolutely adorable to watch. The girl can find a groove in anything. This past Sunday in church, she started boogying during a hymn, so if she can find a dance beat in a CofC church service during a classic hymn, she can get down to anything!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Indecent Proposal

I took the girls to the mall the other day to do some Christmas shopping. As we crossed the parking lot, Kyra was rattling off all the ideas she had of things that we could get for different family members. We entered through one of the large anchor stores and the door we chose just happened to be next to the lingerie section. As we passed a see-through red lace teddy that was prominently on display, Kyra says quite loudly, "Mommy! We could get those red 'overalls' for Aunt Melissa...that would be really cute!!!" But not so cute would be receiving a red lace teddy from your brother and his family. Ew.

Higher Learning

Kyra was getting ready for a bath this evening when she says, "Children who go to school are called students." I responded that yes, indeed they are, while wondering where this was coming from. She then says, "and people who go to stores are called customers." I said that she was right and then asked her where she learned all that. She responded, "maybe at school, or maybe from God, or maybe from myself."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Get Your Story Straight

This afternoon, Kyra randomly commented, "I need to call Mammaw and tell her that the Sleeping Beauty story she always tells me is not the right Sleeping Beauty story." I asked her what she meant and she said, "the Sleeping Beauty story she tells me is not the right one...maybe she hasn't seen the movie."

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Variations on Peek-a-Boo

Siana's new favorite game is peek-a-boo. However, she doesn't quite get where you're supposed to put your hands yet. So our version of peek-a-boo may be played in a variety of ways. Typically we start out with our hands over our ears and then put them out in a big tada pose complete with cheesy grin, which will be repeated until someone recognizes the effort and says Peek-a-Boo! Then it usually progresses to one hand over one eye and the other covering the nose or mouth, effectively squishing her little face, then assuming the aforementioned tada pose. It's quite the funny thing to watch and I think I'll be a little bit sad when she actually starts doing it "right."