Sophia invited us over for dinner and playdate last night (OK, her mom and I have been arranging it for weeks, so what). But the kids had a blast – and it is always so neat to see Declan really having fun with a friend that he doesn’t see every day at school (we are still working on his shyness thing). We were also amazed how the 2 of them decided that where they wanted to play was the smallest, crampiest corner of the basement. Isn’t that always the way with kids?
I had 2 highlights of the evening. First, as they were all wrestling on the big orange chair… Bryan included… Sophia turned to Bryan with this exasperated tone and said, “Don’t you ever get tired?” We about died. She has got his number.
The next… I lived vicariously through Declan and Sophia as they stood on a stool together and sang the entire song “Doe A Deer” from Sound of Music… every note, from soup to nuts. Getting Declan to sing the songs from the Sound of Music is the only was I can get Bryan to tolerate them – and now Declan has a partner in crime, bwaa haa haa!
I wasn’t fully prepared with camera the 1st time they burst into song… but this video shows their second attempt, which dissolved into giggling and a coughing fit. Sophia must have just been so overcome with joy to sing Julie Andrew’s part. I know how she feels.
=Doe A Deer= (You need QuickTime)
And here are good old fashioned photos of them being gigglemonsters, too.
Isn’t she just totally adorable?
And herein lies the danger of the digital age. Augie was showing me his pic just as I was taking my pic.