Saturday, October 02, 2010

laughing levi, singing anna

Levi loves to laugh. He laughs for anyone, which makes them feel special, which makes me feel special for having such a wonderful baby. And Anna is just so stinkin' cute with those bouncy blonde curls and smart as a whistle. Between the two of them, strangers are always giving me benevolent smiles.*

Levi can sit really well now. and loves to sit and grab at toys, especially if Anna is around. Those two just love to giggle and gab with each other. Anna is pretty good about making sure Levi always has something to play with, even if she decides she wants the toy he currently has.

When Anna wakes up in the morning, she always wants to go say good morning to Levi. She's starting to want to pick him up and carry him, which scares me. I guess I have to be super diligent about keeping Levi on the floor and never sitting him on the couch or bed since I know she couldn't actually pick him up (he weighed in at 18 lbs 14 oz at his 6 month check up this week) but she could certainly drag him to the ground. Still, I love that they're so enamored with each other since I know it won't always be this way.

Levi is still just a joy to be around and is starting to babble all the time. He has these deliciously adorable squeals that make me laugh every time I hear them. He loves to jump in his exersaucer or doorway jumper and I can tell he's aching to crawl.

Anna sings all the time. We rotate through all the primary songbook CD's and when Anna hears a song she knows she sings along, no matter how many of the words she misses. I love it. And often, she wants to hear the same song over and over and over until she can get it all right while she sings along. I think we listed to Once There Was a Snowman about 150 times last week (which has a slide whistle at the end that sounds like a police siren...not good in the car). I can't get enough of her little voice.

I love my kiddos. Here's a video of Levi laughing for 3 1/2 minutes straight. Enjoy.

*Except, of course, when the kids are screaming...


Marci said...

I love his little thighs peeking out in the exersaucer :-)!

Jenifer G. said...

oh my-pure joy-I want to share this with someone to use in a mommy and me class- just mom and baby laughing for 3 minutes straight.Lovely.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Very cute!

Laurie said...

Levi looks so much like Anna! Also, I know exactly what you are talking about when you say there is a sound like a siren at the end of once there was a snowman. My girls make us play it over and over too, and Brett and I kept looking for a siren while we were driving the other day. It was driving us crazy until we realized it was the song!! Now Brett does the siren noise at the end of every song, so annoying.

Rebecca Holt Stay said...

Since we are here in Acton MA visiting, I can tell you that Levi REALLY IS that happy and Anna REALLY DOES love to sing. So, add to that everyone's love of reading books and I am AMAZED that Heather gets anything else done. Thankfully, everyone also LOVES to eat and Heather is a great cook. This all makes for a lovely visit.