Thursday, February 25, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Larkin in all into singing right now and her favorite songs to sing are "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Now, she does not say all of the words, but she is doing a bit of the tune and doing the right number of syllables, spacing of notes, etc. So impressive! She loves to sing the verse "Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky"... she loves the phrase "up above" for some reason so you can clearly hear that. She also has added the word "sky" in there too now. You can hear it for yourself in the video below, but it kind of comes out like this: "up above ba ba ba ba, ba ba ba ba ba ba sky". And our "Little Star" makes it dramatic art too with her twinkle fingers hard at work! Enjoy the video.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sock Mittens

Larkin loves to wear gloves and mittens of all types. She likes snow mittens, plastic gloves like what doctors wear, oven mitts, you name it. A new type of "mitten" that she now likes to wear are socks. Yes, our daughter walks around with socks on her hands. The craziest part is that now she has even taken to taking MY socks off of my feet and then wearing them as mittens! Here are some classic, cute shots of Larkin wearing my socks... do other kids do this or am I (and my cold feet) just lucky?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shall We Dance?

One of my favorite movies of all-time is The King and I. Larkin loves singing so I watch it with her when we were home sick one day. She became completely enamored with the elegant and romantic dance between Anna and the King at the end of the movie. Despite feeling under the weather, Larkin got up and danced with them, spinning in a circle! It was so adorable! She kept wanting me to rewind the video repeatedly so she could keep dancing. Check out the video of her (and them) dancing below.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bass Pro Shop

In the dead of winter we were looking for a place to take Larkin so she could run around on a lazy afternoon. There are always the standard "kid" playground-type places, but we've found that going to stores like Bass Pro Shop and Cabela's. These enormous outdoorsy stores have tons of animals (albeit stuffed - but Larkin doesn't know that!), fish, and lots of cool items to play with. Larkin loves the tents, the pontoon boats, and 4-wheelers. Fun! Fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Goddard Valentine's Day Party

Brian and I joined Larkin and her classmates for a Valentine's party at school. Larkin and her friends spent time in the morning decorating cookies so that they could eat them at the party. And as you all know, Larkin loves to eat! It was a little scary to have her eating cookies with bright, red, drippy frosting but we made it through without anything getting on her clothes! Here are some cute pics of Larkin at the party.

This is Carter, one of Larkin's classmates and friends!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

We went over to Grandma and Papa's house for a Super Bowl party and had a fun time. They had some of their friends over and Larkinwas especially taken with Bob. He was kind enough to give her a long horsey ride... and he's got strong legs because she's not light and he lifted her up and down, up and down! Here's a cute picture of Larkin and Bob during the horsey ride. And check out her cute dress... she is totally in love with it (we think it reminds her of a lady bug) and wants to wear it all the time!