Saturday, April 26, 2014

Dear Mom, Rosebud is amazing. And our computer died.

Weeks of April 14 - 27

It’s really cramping my blogging style, such as it was.

I was excited to post about our wonderful week, with a visit from you and Dad and two siblings with their sweet families, Easter and the fabulous RMMYC (Rocky Mountain Mormon Youth Chorale) concert, a beautiful niece’s baby blessing, etc., etc. But our desktop has lapsed into a permanent coma and none of us can get it to turn back on.

Right now DC is putting Rosebud to bed and so I have hijacked his laptop. I want to share with you two videos that I took this week.

Hummer has memorized a huge chunk of the Declaration of Independence (even some of the list of grievances of the King!) and he inspired Fluffy and me to start memorizing it in homeschool. Little did we know that day after day, hearing us repeat it out loud, Rosebud was learning it through osmosis. By the time I realized that she was learning it too, she knew pretty much the whole first paragraph!

So here are two versions of her reciting the first paragraph, one with a chocolate egg in her mouth and then one with Blue Dada for moral support.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary (I love how she says “messessary” :) for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them. . . . .

chocolate egg version

. . . .a decent respect to the ‘pinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Blue Dada version

And so I take heart for all those times when I feel like she’s off doing her own thing and not really “getting anything”. Obviously she is listening! Blue Dada, too! :) haha.

I do hope to have worked out the computer situation soon. . . .Miss you and Dad! Come again soon.




heroineworshipper said...[Reply to comment]

That's incredible. It's mainly a list of grievances.

llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, what a smart girl! She is delightful! I sure miss her, you and all the Bakers. We had so much fun being there with you. Can hardly wait for the day that you can live closer. Thank you for sharing the talent of our precocious granddaughter!

Amanda said...[Reply to comment]

We absolutely adored these videos. She is growing up!

Vauna said...[Reply to comment]

How awful that your computer died. I hope you'll have it back soon.
And, you're right, Rosebud IS amazing. (But that isn't exactly breaking news.)

JW said...[Reply to comment]

Holy Cow, that's amazing! How cool that she can recite that whole thing just by listening to you guys.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness. That is amazing. I can't believe she picked that all up. What a good mom you are and I hope your computer is up and running soon.