this is why my girls are awesome

January 4, 2011 |  Category:   life

Because Mia pulls out this random book that she borrowed from the school library out of her backpack today after school. Seriously, is this kid for real? Guess the apple *doesn’t* fall too far from the tree. Maybe she’s inherited our music genes. Mark’s been actually teaching her some songs on the piano whenever we go to my mom’s house – nothing too complicated, just melodies to some songs she’s been singing. He’s been identifying and naming the notes for her and to our surprise, she can totally play it back and remember how to play it, even after a full month of not touching it at all.

But this book. Makes me laugh. I haven’t thumbed through it yet, but I thought by the looks of the cover, it might be mostly analog and early electronic music like when we studied it at school with Commodore and early Apple computers back in olden times, but the book was written in 2005.

And this. This is why Claudine is awesome. Who would think to use Christmas stockings as sleeping bags for their dolls? I just laughed and laughed when I saw this. Awesome.

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  • Erin January 4, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Christmas stockings as doll sleeping bags. So obvious. Why didn’t I think of that?!

  • sos January 4, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Geniuses! And makes me laugh too! ?? ? ?? ????!

  • Caddy January 4, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Such a great title and post! The stocking idea is so cute and seeing Mia with that book, knowing yours and Mark’s history with music is really sweet. Genetics are awesome!

  • may January 4, 2011 at 9:10 am

    kids are cool. i can’t wait til mine is a little bit bigger so i can see what her personality is like (she’s only 5 months now).

  • Danita Luna January 4, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Yes awesome!!!!

  • jodi January 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

    super awesome!

  • Anna @ D16 January 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Awesome on both counts. What cool girls!

  • gina January 4, 2011 at 11:13 am

    rock on M+C!!

  • rebecca January 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    the photo of mia with that book is killing me !!

  • joslyn January 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    yes this is seriously awesome.

    i swear my favorite part of the week is opening audrey’s backpack to see what books she checked out from the library…there are some choice picks i have to say…

    happy new year!

  • Q January 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Wow! Super awesome!

  • Lakshmi January 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Of course, they are awesome. Whose kids do you think they are??!!!

  • carolyn January 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Claudine reminds me of Pema. She’s got all her dolls in various stockings/socks all over her floor. On Christmas morning I went into her room and there were about 15 dolls (she’s obsessed) all lying face down on the floor in their little sleeping bags. When I asked her why they were face down she said she didn’t want them to see Santa! She thought if anyone sees him he won’t bring presents! Cute.