27 October 2009

feeding the birds

Here's a minute or two of sweetness from last week. Please excuse the drier noise.

This is the end of The Going to Bed Book, asking her baby to choose a lullaby, and part of Feed the Birds. (I promise it gets intelligible. Just give it a verse.)

*video removed*

Early each day to the steps of Saint Paul's
The tired old bird woman comes
In her own special way to the people she calls,
"Come, buy my bags full of crumbs;

Come feed the little ones,
Show them you care
And you'll be glad if you do
The young ones are hungry
Their nests are so bare
All it takes is tuppence from you

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag
Feed the birds," that's what she cries
While overhead, her birds fill the skies

All around the cathedral the saints and apostles
Look down as she sells her wares
Although you can't see them,
You know they are smiling
Each time someone shows that he cares

She got distracted and didn't sing this verse this time, but usually "Listen. Listen!" is my favorite part:
Though her words are simple and few
Listen. Listen! She's calling to you
"Feed the birds, tuppence a bag
Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag"
It amazes me how well she manages this--especially words like "apostles"--when she has almost no idea what she's singing. Of course, she's heard it often. Very often. More often than I'd like...

And, on one of our marathon going-to-sleeps, when I couldn't get another song out I did start reciting to her...and The Apostle's Creed was one of the recitations... (Ha! That's a joke people. She doesn't know The Apostle's Creed. Yet.)

After this, she let her baby choose another song, another book, another song and finally put her to bed.


votemom said...

precious precious precious precious precious precious precious precious!

Julie H said...

Now I want to go watch Mary Poppins. So beautiful!!

Maggie said...


yjwebers said...

Darling. Love the accent.

Maura said...

So. Amazingly. Cute!!! A moment to treasure forever.

Lisa said...


Unknown said...

She's really quite the role player. I'm always amazed at how quickly she's moving through her paces. And of course, lovely to hear her voice. I was wondering.

Unknown said...

Oh.wow. That's just soooo cute!

Lindy D. said...

Lexi is even sweeter on film! She seems quite theatrical using hand motions while reading the story. I'm impressed with the way she has learned to comfort her doll. She doesn't seem a bit self-conscious about being filmed. And knowing all the words to the song is amazing.

espe said...

Oh GK she sounds so sweet!!!
and I swear she sounds a little like Angela Lansbury with an english cockney accent...of course I could be wrong (it could be my hearing afterall I am OLD)!!!


Tammy said...

Too cute! I love Mary Poppins and often listen to the theatrical version myself. That was what Zachary I listened to the first month he was home too LOL!

The Accidental Mommy said...

ohhhhh NO that is soooo CUTE it is excruciating! Soooo adorable and I love how gentle she is with her baby doll!

Jim said...

Lexi is just a total cutie pie!

beckyww said...

too cute!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Precious. Just precious.

Rachael said...

She is so sweet to her baby! Precious.

I read this the first time at work. I'm so glad I remembered to come back so I could watch the video with sound!

MoscowMom said...

I loved that! She's precious!!!

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

If that is not the sweetest stinkin' thing.