Tuesday, May 31, 2011

silly sunday afternoon stuff...

here i am, on a sunday afternoon, following church. i played in the yard for just a bit & i also worked on my music. you can see me playing the piano & i also worked on my vocals... although, i sang into the wrong end of the microphone!! but hey, i thought i sounded pretty good anyway!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

i love kindermusik...

for the past five weeks, i have gone to kindermusik class with several other children. at first, it was a little rough because i don't always adjust very well to groups of new people. but my teacher, ms tammy sings songs & tells us stories about the beach. she even gave us a CD so that mommy can practice the songs at home with me. we are pretty busy during class -- we do a lot of bouncing & jumping & dancing, so there is not much time for mommy take pictures.

we started every session by looking at mr hercules (a hermit crab) and giving him some food & water. that is what we are doing in this picture. this wednesday was our last group kindermusik session. i am going to miss it!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

i'm back...

sorry i have not posted in quite some time. our computer has been acting a little funny, but tonight it is actually cooperating! so we took these pictures last week when we went to visit grandmommie again last week. i did not get to see grandmommie because she was in the hospital, but i did lots of other fun things. i really enjoy playing in grandmommie's yard because she has a fence, so mommy lets me run around pretty freely. i also made a "get well soon" card for my grandmommie. then daddy wanted me to see these old trains & buses so we went to downtown tuscumbia. i was very excited & even got to "drive" a bus!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

the leader of the band...

my daddy likes to listen to dan fogelberg, so that means i also like to listen to dan fogelberg. i'd like to present to you my little rendition of a special song that dan wrote about his father. this video begins with me singing the instrumental part, followed by the last verse & then the chorus. you can read the lyrics below:

i thank you for the music
and your stories of the road
i thank you for the freedom
when it came my time to go
i thank you for the kindness
and the times when you got tough
and, papa, i don't think i said
"i love you" near enough

the leader of the band is tired
and his eyes are growing old
but his blood runs through my instrument
and his song is in my soul
my life has been a poor attempt
to imitate the man
i just a living legacy
to the leader of the band

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

it's a picnic...

tonight we had a picnic at my church. i got to eat outside on the grass & hang out with friends. the entire church worked on a "chalk-by-number" drawing of Jesus in the parking lot. i was very excited to help with that. in these pictures, you can also see my friend lydia. we were chasing bubbles!

Monday, May 9, 2011

a family history lesson...

we went to tuscumbia to see grandmommie this weekend. we drove out to the "old country" to see grandmommie's parents' house since it is up for sale again. while we were in that area, we also stopped by the cemetery. now this may sound a little depressing, but it was a beautiful, peaceful cemetery, with plenty of grass & trees, and even cows in the distance! we enjoyed listening to grandmommie tell us of all her sisters & the cousins. in the picture of grandmommie & me together, we are sitting on the headstone of her parents, emmie & fernander moland. on a somewhat related topic, this weekend i started calling my grandmommie "grammymommie." so perhaps that will be her name from now on!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

some flowers, the zoo & some singing...

i had a really busy day on thursday. after school, mommy & daddy took me to the birmingham botanical gardens. i ran all through the roses and sang songs.

then we went to the zoo, which is just around the corner from the gardens. of course we rode the train, but this time we also went to see the goats at the petting zoo. i didn't really care a whole lot about the goats. i was not frightened of them, but i didn't not really want to touch them either. i was more interested in organizing the rakes which were kept in the goats' area.

lastly, here is a video of me during dinner. quite often nowadays, i will just randomly break out into song. this was the case tonight at dinner. i started off singing "mr sun, sun, mr golden sun, please shine down on me!" but then i told mommy all about how wonderful i thought my song was! (and of course she agreed!)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

just another day...

here are some of the things that i did on wednesday: i popped bubble wrap that daddy brought to me from his work. i played outside (we actually blew real bubbles outside!) and for dinner i ate chicken & applesauce. i am still pretty messy when i use a spoon, so mommy was laughing at me & calling me "applesauce face." i thought that was hillarious, so that is why i was smiling so silly & so big!

Monday, May 2, 2011

nots of nizzards & a necklace...

i love these "nizzards" that came in my Easter basket. they are stretchy & i like to pull off pieces of their tails! (ouch!) but i also enjoy letting them ride the bus & play with my ducks. in this video, you can see me arranging the nizzards inside a necklace. i think it's a pretty good design.