Anya and Sierra singing various songs

Filed under: Anya,Sierra,video — by Lauren on September 28th, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

Anya sings about her new sibling:

Sierra sings “Five Little Monkeys”:

Anya sings “Lump/Gump”:

Sierra sings “ABC”:

Various things

Filed under: Anya,doctor,Sierra — by Lauren on September 23rd, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

~Sierra, after grabbing a couple of pictures of Anya off of the fridge and taking them over to her sister:  “Look at this – two yous!”

~Anya’s preschool started again last week.  She had to miss the first day of class because she was sick, poor baby, but she’s healthy now, and loving it.  I have cute pictures to post; I just need to get around to getting them off the camera.

~At 16 weeks, Baby 3 is kicking up a storm, and tonight Lex got to really feel it for the first time.  We had an appointment this morning, and everything is great.  We go back in four weeks for our next appointment and our Level 2 scan.

Bedtime With Sierra

Filed under: Sierra — by Lex on September 19th, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

I once wrote a post on this blog about how much I loved putting Anya to sleep. I still do; it’s fun, though in new ways now compared to how it used to be.

But putting Sierra to sleep is a delight in its own right, and I want to remember some of the elements.

She generally gets two stories, then two songs, then the crib amidst white noise.

Tonight was only a little different from usual:

After her books, I told Sierra I needed to go get her blanket, which had made its way to our room. I told her she could wait for me in the crib while I got it. “Okay, Daddy, I wait right here!” she said.

Then it was time for her songs. I forgot to start singing along the way I usually do. “Daddy, sing to me!” Sierra reminded me. (And yes, all these sentences were spoken with exclamation points.)

I started singing. “I love you, Daddy!” she said, apropos of nothing. I replaced a word in the song, singing Sierra’s name instead of the actual lyric. “Daddy, you’re being silly! You’re being silly! You’re being silly, Daddy!”

And then, another topic change. “I have to go potty.” (That one lacked an exclamation mark.)

I took her, she went, and we returned to her room. “Music again, Daddy! Put the blanket on my back!” I rocked for her the rest of the song, her blankie wrapped around her.

And finally: “Music all done! Put on the special noise!”

“Special noise for whom?” I say.

“Special noise… for the special baby!”

“That’s right, ” I say. “And who’s the special baby?”

“Me! Put me in the crib, Daddy!”

“Good night, Sierra. I love you.”

“I love you, Daddy!”

She’s amazing.

Best line of the night

Filed under: Anya,friends,funny,the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on September 5th, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

We had a lovely BBQ at our friends’ house this evening.  Their little girl – one of Anya’s first friends – has a really neat digital camera that Anya very much enjoyed.  She was having a lot of fun taking pictures of the grownups, the kids, the furniture… However, my favorite moment was when she took a picture of Lex, turned to me with a big smile, and said, “Look!  I took a picture of Daddy’s crotch!”

Recent Funnies from Anya

Filed under: Anya,funny,photos — by Lauren on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:07 am

~From this morning:  “Maybe Grandma and Grandpa will start liking Graham crackers, because they both have “gram” in their names.”

~From yesterday morning:  “Daddy! We’re BOTH bunnies! Take our picture, and put it on Facebook.”

~From a few weeks ago:  “This is my baby brother standing on one leg.”