Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Little Genius

Emily keeps amazing me with the things she knows how to do and say.  Take today, for example:

1.  Tonight before bed, we were watching Wheel of Fortune, and when it was time for the bonus round, Pat asked the contestant for three consonants and a vowel, and Emily responds "S", "B", "C".  I could hardly believe my ears.  I asked her if she knew those were letters, and she said "yeah!".

2.  She said her first five word sentence tonight when I tried to brush her teeth:  "No, mama, I do it".

3.  I always end our day by singing Emily a lullaby or two while she rests her head on my shoulder.  It's been this way for as long as I can remember, and we rotate through a few songs, but almost always sing "Goodnight, Emily" (for obvious reasons).  It's a song I used to listen to when I was little, and it goes like this:

"Goodnight, Emily.  Sleeptight, Emily. Jesus be your dreams.
The God above is the God of love, so little girls sleep in peace."

Tonight I hesitated before saying the last word (I had to hiccup) and Emily says to me, "peace, mama".

What a sweet (and brilliant) little girl!


  1. Way to go Emily!!!!! So proud of you.

    Love you and can't wait to see you again.


    hugs & kisses

    Grandma Ruth

  2. You don't know me. I found your site because I actually typed in the lyrics to the goodnight Emily song and this is where Google led me. I used to listen to that song when i was little too. My Dad used to sing it to me and we were talking about it the other day. He said it was on a tape I used to listen to over and over when I was a little girl. Do you happen to know anything else about it?? We are trying to find it and you're the only other person I've met who knows what I'm talking about.


  3. Hi Melanie,
    How funny that you found me! Yes, it was on a tape that I had as a little girl that was full of Christian lullaby songs. I actually converted that cherished tape to a CD a few years ago, and could easily burn you a copy if you'd be interested in having one of your own. I'd just ask that you send me some money to cover the shipping charges via paypal or something. Just let me know!

  4. That would be great! Thank you so much! I've never sent someone money on paypal unless I ordered something on ebay so I'm not exactly sure how to do that. I can mail you a check or I can figure out the paypal thing. Just let me know how much you would like and where I should send it.