Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fence posts are for perching....

I just thought I would show another Dickcissel--again singing his heart out.
The Goldfinches have also started out at the strip pits...they are more intent on working on the thistle seeds than in singing. Not the greatest photo, but not horrible either.
I am not sure how much blogging I will get done in the next few days...I have photos scheduled for Time Stand Still, but have not got anything scheduled ahead for her. I am hoping I at least get time to post but not positive that I will.

The difference a year can make

This is Lorelei last year in September....Lorelei loved to smile and laugh even then. I swear she was born just looking for a reason to laugh and wanting to make us laugh.

This was taken just a week or so ago...if you look closely at her eyes, hey look teary eyed. That is because they were. Her mom had been playing 'bee's knees' with her and she was laughing till tears were in her eyes. In case you are wondering, 'bee's knees' is just something Sarah says while gently getting Lorelei...sort of the same thing as 'bottom feeders', while pretending she is going to pinch her bottom...or 'neck nibblers' while tickling her neck.

You name it and she will love it. Sarah also does a Lorelei sandwich...which is Lorelei in the middle of a hug....normally it was Lorelei and a stuffed toy, but we tried it with the three of us the other day and that was fun. Then Grandpa joined in and she squealed with delight. I would have loved for Jeremy to be there...I cannot imagine what she would have done had he been there.

She pretends to talk on the phone and she always talks to her Da-da! And she wanted to see the baby on the computer (her), so I was showing her. She is the wall paper on both our computers...then I went to my blog and pulled up the Lorelei posts, and there was one with her dad in it, and she just Da-da....with this hint of longing in her voice. She surely loves her dad!

I have got to tell this little story Sarah told me today. Sarah has a childhood friend who is still one of her best friends. This friend has a little boy named Noah. They had lunch together the other day...along with Noah's grandma and great aunt. Noah and Lorelei are the best of friends...he is almost a year older than her and is just so good to her. For some reason they seem to click. Even at this age.

At lunch, Noah was sitting between Sarah and his mom with Lorelei in the high chair. Lorelei wanted to be beside they got her out of the high chair and sat her beside Noah. Well, I don't know how many times he kissed her...and I don't know what all else they did. But this is not the point of this story.

Noah is going to be getting a little baby brother towards the end of the year...a name has not been chosen. Noah's mom told Sarah she had ask Noah what they should name the new baby brother he was going to get. She asked should they name him Jackson....Noah said no. She asked should they name him Abraham...Noah said no. She asked him, "Well, what should we name him?" Noah answered, "Lorelei."