Thursday, June 12, 2008

Music and the Spoken Word

Maybe its just me, but my daughter makes me laugh. Elizabeth LOVES to sing. Every time music comes on she is either singing or dancing with it. While we sing hymns at church, she is too. She will pause what ever she is doing to sing with us. Now her singing consists of holding just one note and saying "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" She will sing softer for a more reverent hymn. So a few Sundays ago we walked into Sacrament Meeting right when the organ started to play for the opening hymn. Well Lizzie got excited and started singing at the top of her lungs. My parents had decided to sit on the other side of the Chapel in the front so we had to walk through everyone one with our baby "singing" VERY loud. It was sooooo funny.

She not only sings in church but she also sings in the car. When we go on a little 20 minute trip and she is tired she starts singing so she won't fall asleep. Usually that is a cue for Jai and myself that she will be asleep in a few minutes. Last night we all went to bed early because the night before was a really bad teething night. Even though she was tired Lizzie thought she wasn't so she decided to sing to herself. She sang probably for seven minutes before falling asleep. We were laughing so hard.

I guess we can say officially that Lizzie's first word is fish. My parents have a screen saver that is an aquarium and she absolutely loves it so this is where she picked up the word. Now you may ask, why not mom or dad or dog like other little kids. My answer is: I don't know. She also doesn't pronounce the "f" in fish, so its always "ish" or "ishes" when talking about them. She has now taken to calling everything that moves by itself "ishes"

"Lizzie look there's the dog"
"ISH!"

"Lizzie do you see those birds over there"
"ISHES!!!"

I guess now we will have to try to expand her vocabulary beyond ishes and dada.

3 comments:

vigues said...

Cute baby girl! It's funny, once you get kids your life (and blogs!) revolve around them! Sheridan is also OBSESSEd with fish. She signs it, says ish, obsesses over stories about them. Maybe our contributions to genetics have produced some anomolies!
Congrats to craig and your family.

Bethany said...

Amanda still loves to sing in church, and she makes up the words - she especially likes to sing about daddy. And Katie loves to talk herself to sleep, mostly in the middle of the night, and she's still in our room. It's cute, but not at 3 AM!

The Jeffs Family said...

Did Justin brain wash her about fish while she was here? He will be very proud to know she says fish. Keep up the singing!