Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Old MacDonald Had a Farm San-ctu-ar-y-O!

I have no qualms with modifying the classics to better suit my world view. Roast Beef becomes Tofu. Baa Baa Black Sheep says "No sir, no sir." And yes, Old MacDonald owns a farm sanctuary. That's why the animals are always so happy.

So here's Anna singing part of our modified Old MacDonald.

Then she sings a bunch of other songs. Sometimes when she sings the ABCs she stops at G and says, "Where was I?" I'm sure it's something I did once a few months ago and she thought it was funny.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Anna Meets Liam: The Video

So I promised a video and dang if I just haven't had the time to post it here. To give you an idea of how little time I have for such things, I posted the video to You Tube on February 8th, and I'm just now finally throwing it up here. Isn't five days like a year in internet time?

Anyway, this one is quite a bit different from any of the videos I've posted in the past. I pride myself on minimal editing and as such I hope you'll forgive me for adding some sap to this video. It's an emotional thing, having a child, and I think adding a soundtrack here and there lends the video the emotional heft that it needs.

Also, it's seven minutes long. Look at it as more of a meditation.

You may notice that Anna's voice is raspy on the second day of the video. This is because she cried quite a bit the night before we came home. She missed her mom and dad.

My favorite line from the video: "He's suckin' mommy's finger. He likes to suck."