Sunday, December 31, 2006

A 4-Year-Old's New Year's Resolutions

As I snuggled with Kyra at bedtime this evening, she turned to me and said, "Mommy, I'm going to tell you my New Year's Resolutions." I was slightly taken aback that she could even pronounce resolutions, much less have some. So this is her list:

1. To give more hugs and kisses.
2. To be friends forever and ever with Adley, Corbin, Spencer, & Michaela.
3. To be kind.
4. To sing pretty songs.

Sounds like a great list. Hopefully I'll get to be the lucky recipient of some of those extra hugs and kisses.

Production Crew

Steven and Kyra are already plotting their next DVD creation. As they finished up the details, which included a list of featured content, as well as special features, they started to choose a template for the DVD menu. After they chose a design, Steven commented that since Kyra had chosen the content and the design for the DVD, that made her the Producer. And since he had helped too, Daddy was the Executive Producer. Kyra then asked what Mommy was, so he said that since I had taken much of the footage included on the DVD, I would be a Co-Executive Producer. So Kyra then said, "And Siana can be The Baby Who Plays Around!" Sounds about right.

Saturday, December 30, 2006


My mom was the designated bedtime storyteller for Kyra for the better part of last week. One night, as they were deciding what story to tell that night, Kyra busts out with, "Ok. Let's weview. We've done Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, ...." and after saying the name of each story, she put her little arms up in a big X to signify that they were checking it off. I think there's a listmaker in our future....

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Making Movies

Steven helped Kyra make her very first DVD the other day after she performed some Christmas carols with her class at church. They hovered over the computer making titles, intros, and credits to the DVD. When it was finished, we watched it at least 7 or 8 or 500 times. Fortunately, it was only like 5 minutes long. After the last viewing, Kyra had a great idea and exclaimed, "Ooh! We should make Bonus Features for this DVD!!!"

Happy Holidays!

Kyra told us Happy Holidays today, then proceeded to tell us Happy-Every-Holiday-She-Could-Think-Of. She went through Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Easter, and eventually she ended with "Happy Ha-chunk-a." We figured out that she was attempting to wish us a Happy Hanukkah. So to all my friends who are Jewish, and my one friend who is half-Jewish and whose children are each "quarter Jews" (you know who you are), my daughter and I wish you a very Happy Hachunka!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Hello, Bermuda?

This morning, Siana was playing with her favorite toy...a cell phone. She was sitting up on my sink playing with my phone while I put on the finishing touches to get ready to go. All of a sudden, I heard a ringing that was originating from my phone. Somewhat alarmed, but assuming she had just pushed one of my speed dials, I took the phone and hit end. That is when I looked at the display and noticed that she had just happened to hit 10 digits and the call was being placed to, of all places, Bermuda. Yikes! Fortunately, I hung it up before someone all the way in Bermuda picked up their phone, wondering who was calling from a 317 area code and probably wondering where in the world 317 is. So hopefully, the next time I see a 1-441 number I will be planning for a wonderful vacation and not just a hideously expensive phone bill.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Big One!

My little Siana turned 1's amazing how fast the time went and at the same time, how long this past year was for many reasons. Kyra and I were talking about it being Siana's birthday today and Kyra asked if she was 1 now. I said that yes, she was. She thought about that a minute and asked, "Are you sure she's not still zero? She still looks zero-ish to me."

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Kyra Quote of the Day

Me: "Kyra is your room clean?"
Kyra: "No. It's just naturally messy."

Monday, December 04, 2006

Lavatory Lyrics

Kyra, as I've blogged about before, has a soundtrack backing her little adventures at all times. It has gotten pretty much constant. Not much time goes by without her singing a little ditty about whatever she's doing or something she saw and/or heard. This little trait of hers continues wherever she goes, and as proved by Sunday lunch, it even continues in the potty. *sigh* We were at a restaurant having lunch with some friends after church when Kyra announced that she needed to go to the bathroom. I took her in there, and as I papered the seat for her, we could hear the individual in the next stall start to make use of the facilities. So, my little songbird, as you might have already guessed starts to sing a little song about the fact that she can hear the lady next to us 'going.' It went a little something like this: "I hear peeing...I really hear peeing...." I had to stifle the deep hilarity about to erupt from my gut until we got back to the table, where it took about 10 minutes before anyone could understand what on earth I was saying through my laughter. I can only hope the poor lady next to us found the same amusement.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Not So Super Store

This evening we were playing and Kyra announced, "My name is Miss Kristin and I'm a helper at Wal-Mart. What does your baby need?" I named off several things, and she asked for more things the baby needed. I named off 3 or 4 more things. She then responded, "Ummm, well, we don't have any of those things. Sorry."