Sunday, December 16, 2007

This And That (And Then Some)

This may well be our last post before Emily, Brenna, myself, and Emily's parents travel east to visit my parents and extended family for the holidays. We'll be back on the 26th, and if time permits I may post a short blog or two while we're gone, but it's honestly not likely. It's enough that I'll have to check my work email while I'm "on vacation", and anything beyond that may be too much.

Below you'll find one token Brenna picture. We don't have any new ones to upload since the last blog (at least not off my camera), and we have some video that Emily has been taking of Brenna dancing to the Rev'd Horton Heat DVD, and continuing to play with her fridge farm, which she adores (we'll be taking that with us on our trip)... but I haven't and won't have time to upload any of that before we leave.

In other random Brenna news:

- We are now regularly signing please and all done, which is a hoot. We also do the sign for hat and do quite the nice interpretive dance for the Itsy Bitsy Spider, which we've yet to capture on film. And there's the aforementioned raising of the roof with her arms anytime there's good music playing anywhere near her.

- We've discovered our Gene Simmons tongue and regularly show it off to mommy and daddy any chance we get.

- We're figuring out quite rapidly how to place the head and butt parts of our magnetic farm animals into our fridge farm and have got down to a science what a cow, sheep and duck sound like (and we woof anytime the dog goes by). The pig and horse are still a mystery.

- We're a big fan of side stepping around corners and playing peekaboo and/or trying to hide when we're being called for a diaper change or anything else we're not interested in doing at the moment. Curtains are good for peekaboo also, and we've mastered that as well.

- Zerberting (sp?) people's bellies is another fan favorite, as is pointing out our nose, eyes, mouth, ears and belly when asked.

- We've mastered the art of using a remote control, so far to the point of messing one up completely to where the sound portion won't work any more.

- Our vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds, no unfortunately being one of those newly picked up words, which is used in regularity. This is closely followed by head shaking when just about any question is asked of us. A new favorite is turtle, which we enunciate to perfection. We also are slowly mastering the Winnie The Pooh song, which according to Emily (via online research) goes (something) like this:

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby, all stuffed with fluff
Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Willy nilly, silly old bear

Brenna's version goes like this:

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
La la la la la la la la la
Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
La la la la la

Okay, so that's actually about as much of the song as I knew up until this past Friday. Pretty good, I thought.

Oh yes, we also with regularity sing the chorus part of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab"... the no, no, no part, for those of you not familiar with this charming ditty.

I could go on, but that should tide you over until our return. Enjoy your holiday's, one and all!

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