Tuesday, May 11, 2010

*tap tap* Is this thing on??

This post will be a random assortment of things that I want to remember, things that have been happening, and recent pictures that should be seen by everyone. :) I know I’m a bit behind on blogging, so here is an attempt to catch up. (And a cute picture to illustrate the point) :)

Abby has really gotten in a good routine for bedtime lately. Every night, we tell Daddy “night night” and “yuv you” with hugs and kisses before reading 2 or 3 books. Current favorites are Hush-a-Byes, The Night Before Christmas (yes, I know it is May), and The Going to Bed Book. Once in a while we will substitute with Kitten’s First Full Moon or something by Dr. Seuss. What are your kids’ favorite bedtime books?

Last Wednesday started a rough week in our house. Abby started running fever, and we found out she had strep (which I had the week before). I was still finishing my antibiotics when we got her started on hers. Her fever stayed between 101 and 103, but it climbed to 105 on Friday night—scary!! It was a long night, but we made it through, and her fever finally broke on Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day! :) I took this picture when her fever was around 103, but you can’t really tell!

One of Abby’s favorite movies right now is Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Adventure (see above picture). Remember that one?? Yeah, it was made in 1987. Classic. I got the DVD on Amazon.com, and it came with a CD of the music from the movie—yay! Now we can sing along with the chipmunks in the car, too! Haha Speaking of…

Abby has figured out that she can sing along with any and every song she hears now…. and it is SO funny! One of the previously mentioned Chipmunks songs is “The Girls of Rock & Roll,” although when they sing it, it sounds like “rock and roll-ah” because of the pop-star emphasis. So when Abby sings it, it comes out as “rock an’ roll-YAH” or “roll-DA.” Hilarious! She will also bust out randomly with “Twinkle, Twinkle” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” I am looking for kids’ Christian music (other than Veggie Tales—we have a ton!) that we can listen to more since she is really starting to sing along. Any suggestions?

On the job front, Casey is scheduled to do some freelance video stuff for Harding in the next few weeks and will do video for Uplift again this summer. He’s still applying for other jobs, but no hits yet. I am supposed to be starting a new (VERY part-time) job soon, but it hasn’t been finalized yet. More details on that when it’s set in stone…

In closing, here is little miss priss trying to wear Mommy and Daddy’s shoes—what a mess! :)


Mom said...

Little cutie pie. She was so cheerful even with a fever. Glad everyone is feeling better!

Deborah said...

Poor baby! High fevers are the worst.

To answer your book question: My boys love anything by Sandra Boynton or Nick Bruel, though they are a little hype-inducing.

Music: My kids loved the "WeeSing" stuff when they were Abby's age. And, there is a CD kiosk at Target right now that is selling a variety of CD's, one of which is a kids "Bible Songs" CD. It is really cute.

Aunt Donna said...

So glad she is better. Why is it that fevers are the worst in the middle of the night? I remember those days.

Re: the music CD's -- I recently found 4 volumes of songs done by Darlene Abbott and Kathie Hill called "Praise'ntations." You would probably have to get them at a Bible bookstore. There are 20 songs on each CD and they are very cute. (Perhaps Mardel's carries them?)

Kim Hodges said...

What? There's more to life than Veggie Tales? Haha. We also like A Cappella Kids, made by Maranatha. It's the cd where John pulled his "Thank You" arrangement from. It also won a grammy!