Emma Time!

Emma and Jeff came over last night so that Jeff could burn himself a couple CDs from our amazing Yacht Rock collection. By the way, I’ve been meaning to blog a little about that, because it has taken my husbad and all his friends by storm and now they all quote the videos (click here to view the first one on YouTube) and actually listen to Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald all day long. Anyway..

Emma was in rare form. She wanted her Daddy to “kickle” her and ran around laughing hysterically when he did. The picture at the very top was snapped when she tumbled onto the floor and Jeff asks her, “Did you get a boo-boo or something?” and she responded, “Or something…kickle me!!!” Here we see her as she appeared right after we told her to hike up her pants (droopy drawers). You can tell she’s all, “Is my wardrobe acceptable to you people now? Is it time to get back to the kickling and the playing?”

At one point she sought refuge with D, but she was ready to go kickle Daddy after only a second.


This was all before the concert in the den, wherein Emma sang to us every song she knew (in some cases several times each) Here is the setlist:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Jesus Loves the Little Children
ABC’s
Jesus Loves Me
Daddy Loves You (to the tune of Frere Jacques, and honestly a tearjerker every time – Jeff is a softie big time even though he puts up that convincing sardonic exterior)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Happy Birthday

and then she freestyled with a song of her own composition. It included words from each of the songs listed above, but was sung to the tune of Canon in D. A musical genius, that kid.


Another fun time with the coolest almost-three-year-old kid I know. Another moment of the night? If you think about Michael McDonald and you’ve ever seen The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the first song that should pop into your mind should be “Yah Mo B There”. If it’s not, watch The 40-Year-Old Virgin again and pay special attention to every Paul Rudd speech to see if you catch it. Anyway. There is an epsiode of Yacht Rock that makes fun of “Yah Mo B There” wherein they use “Yah Mo” before ordinary statements. “Yah mo OK to drive”, etc. Jeff taught Emma, so we got a round of “Yah mo want some juice”. Smooth.

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