Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sally's Music

These pictures don't really relate, but hopefully, make things a little cuter.
You have to click on this to see how cool her hair is. Sometimes she'll allow me to do fun things to her hair, other times, not so much. She was so dang cute this day, from head to toe.

My cute, cute family

Sally has gotten VERY particular about the music we listen to. I get a kick out of it. She's very opinionated and will let you know her opinions right away. She quite likes Radiohead, but only certain songs- I think 15 Step is her favorite of theirs right now. She's also discovered Finally Friday. She can be a real ego boost in that world. When the solo in Merry-Go-Round comes on, she says that it's pretty and beautiful. How sweet. She doesn't, however, like to listen to Catch a Glance.
She has fallen in love with cellos. I've had hopes for her to be a violinist, but if this love persists, I might have to let her follow in her uncle's footsteps. Whenever she hears any string music, she thinks it's a cello, and will tell you that a lot. She can, however, tell the difference when she sees them. We were at a violin shop a while ago and she just wanted to stay in the cello room the whole time. Since then, she loves looking through catalogs like Shar and pointing out the cellos.

I LOVE her eyelashes. She's one lucky girl to have them.
Sally Rose is also very opinionated about the songs we sing. Right now, she adores castle on a cloud, and we usually do it at bed time. She has to be in the right mood for I am a Child of God, and is pretty much "over" Head Shoulders Knees and Toes. I go into the nursery to do some singing each week, and she's started the others (for a total of three) on a not so nice habit. When I suggest a song she doesn't like, she immediately chimes in with No's and floor rolling and the like. She's turned the other kids on to that too, so with each song, there's at least one child doing backup of No No No. We're working on that one at home.
I love that she is tuned in to music and actually cares about what we listen to. She also likes a lot of classical music, especially if there is a cello involved. I hope to continue her love and passion, and hopefully broaden her musical horizons

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bath Time Fun

So, Sally and I were taking a bath this morning, (that's okay, right?) and she did something very funny. She was struggling with some stacking cups, trying to but a larger one in a smaller one. I was trying to tell her how to get it to work and said, "Put the blue one on the bottom." She immediately stood up and put the cups on her own cute little bottom, which is exactly what I had told her to do. I couldn't stop laughing, as she held those cups on her bum for quite some time. So clever and cute.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My Daughter Rules

This is just a post of some pictures from recent times. Sally is so amazing. I am excited (and scared) to see her make the transition from only to big sis. She is so fun to play with right now. You can actually hold a conversation of sorts up if she's willing. I love her SO much. I can't wait for my heart to expand for her little sister. If she's anything like Sally Rose, I am in for treat after treat.
I was trying so hard to get a picture of the two of us. Sally Rose was climbing on the couch and being such a cutie, but a very active one.
I really can't believe she's almost two. And, almost a big sister. It has gone by far too quickly. (but these next few weeks can fly by if they want- I am READY)
This does not serve this incident justice. She was COVERED. She was wearing shorts and a long sleeved shirt when I found her, I should have taken a picture while she was still clothed, because she looked like a smurf.

You can see here how she got her thighs too.
She just looks so grown up here. 2 Going on 20, is what it feels like.
We were cleaning out a storage area and Sally decided this box was her house. We'd knock and...
She's swing open the "doors" to greet us. Way cute.

Here's a little diddy of us singing. Again, she can't look away from herself in the viewfinder. I love it.