Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Almost Famous Reindeer

Okay, so by now, you know that we went to the zoo in October. I've really wanted to blog over the past couple of months but there was just too much else to do! I was just thinking about what we have done since October and quite frankly, it's all a bit of a blur. Not a bad blur, just a busy blur! In October I launched my business as an Independent Consultant for Southern Living at HOME and in November I re-entered the world of real work on a part-time basis from home. I'm doing special projects working as a consultant from home for The Friendship Force. I get to go into the office about twice a month which is a blessing in two ways - 1) the office is located downtown which is turning out to be a 1.5 - 2 hours commute using public transit and 2) it's kind of fun going back downtown for work again. So while I don't have to go so often I do get to go sometimes. My mom has been a huge help with John David, making it possible for me to have this job. She picks him up from Mother's Morning Out and takes him to her house for the afternoon. John David absolutely loves this arrangement! I was also trying to go into John's office to help him out a couple of days a week, but by December it proved to be too much. So I was able to take almost the whole month of December off from going into his office. I'm hoping to be able to start helping him again, now that I'm getting used to having so much on my plate again.

Now on to the title of this post. John David continues to amaze us with his verbal abililty, speaking very clearly in full sentences about everything under the sun. It is especially fun to listen to him as he is playing by himself - his imagination is already so vivid at the ripe old age of 28 months. In addition to a very vivid imagination, God created in him a love of music. He loves just about any kind of music and loves listening to songs with lyrics over and over again (the same song...over...and over...and over...!) Because of this repetition, he has learned the lyrics to lots of songs. One of his favorites (and my favorite to listen to him sing it) is Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The version we have sings "You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the "most" famous reindeer of all? John David sings it: "You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Bixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Bwitzen, but do you call the "almost" famous reindeer of all..." I viedeotaped him singing it and if I can figure out how to upload it to this site, I'll do that for your viewing pleasure!

In all the busyness of the fall our desktop computer crashed. We got it fixed but we haven't reconnected the internet. So for now, I can't post any pictures or attempt the video since all my pictures and video clips are on the desktop.

1 comment:

Denitra's Den said...

How cute! 2 is my favorite age!