Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ian's happy (and he knows it)

Ian is a happy baby, but now we have proof that he knows it.

A couple weeks ago, Alexa and Cailin were singing the "if you're happy and you know it" song to each other, and Alexa just decided to try to get Ian to join in on the fun.  She said "if you're happy and you know say ba-ba!" And wouldn't you know, he said "ba-ba!"  I thought for sure it was a fluke, but then she sang it again, and he complied again.  This went on about 6-7 times when I realized I needed to capture this on video.  I got my phone out just in time to capture the last few seconds of him feeling cooperative.  And get a load of his big finish. It's priceless.

We've tried several times since then to get him to do this again, but either he no longer knows he's happy, or he's just not interested in being his sisters' puppet/parrot.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fun Signs

Some of my favorite signs I've seen in Japan so far.  :)

Just one of the many perks about living overseas.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Artist

"I'm an artist," Alexa said dryly, matter-of-factly. 

Not "I wanna be an artist," and not "I'm gonna be an artist." Rather, "I'm [currently, sure as I'm sitting here, no doubt about it] an artist."

One of her friends, a little older than her, was complimenting her on a picture she drew. Intended or not, Alexa perceived it as patronizing. And she wasn't having any of it, at least not from a near peer.

And sure enough, she is an artist. She created these lovely flowers today without any help from mom or dad. 

We'll have to work on the attitude, but she's definitely a creative one.