Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Laugh like a pig Auntie Cindy

When Naomi was much smaller, she loved my laugh, which, when there is enough humor in the ether, does have an occasional snorting quality to it. My brother Dave and sister-in-law Mari used this as a way to help her differentiate between Auntie Beloved and Auntie Cindy.

Before, it went like this:

Age 18 months - 2 years--
"How does Auntie Cindy laugh?"
[Naomi would scrunch up her face and pull air in and out of her 18 month old nose, like 18 month old smelling the flowers on speed]

Age 2--
She'd be on the phone and say,
"Laugh Auntie Cindy."

Age 2.5--
on the webcam, she'd scrunch up her face and say,
"Laugh Auntie Cindy."

Age 2.75--visiting in person
This time, after spending 8 days with her, we were riding in the car when out of the blue she suddenly made the connection.

"Laugh like a pig Auntie Cindy."

Everyone swears they never taught her what a pig sounds like.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Cindy is SO HAPPY with her nieces

the 7 week old twins, and a toddler in California in the early spring with actual live daffodils in the front yard.

Naomi sez:
Auntie Cindy, are you Happy?
Yes Naomi, I am Happy.
Are you SO HAPPY?
Yes, Naomi, I am SO HAPPY!

And today is my 8.5 / 2.5 year anniversary with the honey. (That's time together pre and post marriage rights)

What could possibly make it be better? It'd maybe help a little if the toddler internalized the instructions in this video which she's watched, so far, 5 times. I post it here for easy retrieval for all RE Teacher trainings.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Puppy Bowl

Before the Super Bowl is the Puppy Bowl IV, on Animal Planet. Tomorrow 3 pm. With a half time show of kittens.

This is a preview of one of this year's contestants.

Puppies make me happy.