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Busted at Last

After MONTHS of trying, I finally managed to catch Alexis on video while she was singing. The key? Being in the car while we were sitting still. Daddy decided he wanted to wash my car, and rather than argue with such an outrageous idea, I peacefully sat in the car with Alexis while he scrub-a-dub-dubbed the grossness at a drive thru car wash. She was in the mood to boogy down, and I just so happened to have my crappy camera handy. (I have determined that she will never sing when I have the over-priced camcorder handy. I think she's trying to make sure any video of her singing in her early youth is of such poor quality that it won't be usable for her episode of E! True Life Stories.)

BTW, she's singing one of her top 5 favorite Signing Time songs. The lyrics are:

I'm really good at walking.
I'm really good at walking.
I can walk.

I'm really good at running.
I'm really good at running.
I can run.

I'm really good at jumping.
I'm really good at jumping.
I can jump.

Remember, I didn't say she was good. I said she loves to sing. She can always work on singing in tune when she's two.

In other shocking news, it turns out that Jen is a real live person, and she's even nicer in person than she comes across on her blog. She's so nice that she never once slapped me across the face and told me to shut up when I talked her ear off over lunch. Bloggy friends are the best kind!

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Reader Comments (39)

That video is awsome! Though I am glad you provided us with the lyrics. Too cute!

Don't you love meeting bloggy friends? I've only done it once before. I really wish some of my far away friends and I could get together.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Queen

Hmmm. How odd. I thought I talked your ear off. You'll like this one. When I drove off, I looked over and thought you took the cheesecake. I was all "Oh man! I wanted that cheesecake. I can't believe she took it!" Later, I saw it in the back seat. It was delicious, in case you were wondering. (Hee, Hee) I'd write a post about meeting you, but I gotta go watch tv - I told you I'm an addict. TV and Blistex.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

She may not be good, but she sure is cute with her singing bad self. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see she survived the oversized Zoe and Elmo scare.

Way to go- you and Jen meeting up. That is awesome. Maybe we can plan a meeting at say, oh I don't know, a Steelers game sometime ;) Seriously...glad you both had a great time and enjoyed your lunch!

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I can't wait to meet some of my blogging friends, but since I live in Canada and mos of them live in the US if might be a while.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

So cute! Watch out American Idol. And I so have to stop reading your blog while Cooper is awake . . . "Baby! Pretty baby! Baby singing!" And I know there was a hubba-hubba mixed in there as well.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDriving With the Brakes On

So glad you caught her on tape. You should hook your camera up to the computer or TV and show it to her. She'll love it.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKIDZMAMA

Not to worry, the Toddler spends HOURS watching herself on my computer. She's been known to ask to "watch Alexis" more than a few times.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby's Mom

Jen--ARGH! The cheesecake! Now I'm going to have to go there next weekend just so I can have a slice. Mmm . . . cheesecake.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby's Mom

How cute! I love toddler songs, mostly because not a single word is intelligible.

How fun to meet bloggy friends! Some day I'll have to venture into the big bad Burgh and meet up with you and a few.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Yep - watch out American Child Idol - Alexis is gonna win. I love how's she just chillin' and singing. Oh, the talent.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMamaGeek

How cute is that! I love that she was so into it.

January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Is that a Britax Husky/Regent? We have the same thing.

The vid was adorable.

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January 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

I can't stop grinning over this one! She's a doll. And to think, you got it all on tape! Woo hoo!

Yeah!!! How cool that you and your bloggy friend could talk each other's ears off (I see Jen's comment). How awesome that you met in person!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaskiGal

I had to run away and leave the computer alone for 15 mins so that it would load, but then Amy made me watch it 3 times so she could se the 'Bay-Bay'.

Now she is convinced that there is a 'bay-bay' in my computer.

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

What a little cutie! And how on earth did you let a piece of cheesecake get past you?

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFlea

LOVE LOVE LOVE her singing!! It's too damn cute!!

I'd love to meet some bloggy friends. I know two in "real life", but that's it. You're not toooo far from me--let's go to Target and then have lunch!!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

How adorable! You are so lucky you caught it on tape, she will LOVE looking at that in years to come...well, so will you!

BTW, I have that same exact car seat! My husband gave me a little bit of a hard time at spending that much on a car seat (although it really wasn't THAT much more), but I just told him the other day, it was one the BEST baby purchases we made. And we have owned a LOT of car seats so we have a lot to compare it to.

I was transferring the seat into our other car. I did it in about 2 minutes flat, and the seat was completely immovable. They are definitely worth every single cent.

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

She's adorable!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMommy to those Special Ks

Oh, Alexis is a DOLL! And, woo hoo little lady. You got the Britax. I think she sings beautifully.

Somehow Old MacDonald now only has a duck...Donald Duck...on his farm over here. We get quite upset if he DARES to think about having any other animal on the farm.

This is awesome!! I love it... She has a future on American Idol!!

Btw, I KNEW I liked you for a reason!! You AGREE that a Wendy's Frosty should ONLY BE CHOCOLATE!!!

You are one smart chic!


January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWonderful World of Weiners

that is so so so so cute!!!
btw...i was just thinking about the fact that, i'll probably never enjoy the opportunity to meet my bloggy's so sad!! you're lucky!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersuchsimplepleasures

that is just so darn cute! :)

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Now that put a smile on my face! She must be a very good talker!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

What a cutie! Simon, Paula, and Randy will be so impressed!


January 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkimmy

How old is she? I am seriously impressed!! Work on it when she's two indeed! She's got this singing thing down!!

P.S. My kids LOVED it!!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCecily R

To sweet! I need to do that with Miss Peach, she sings nonstop. Great video!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNap Warden

Alexis, you go girl! (singing to myself, now) I'm running,..I'm running,..

She is adorable! The pics from Sesame Street are so cute, glad she finally got into it,..kind of!

I'm LMAO at your "product" post, those things are so god awful, can you imagine anyone in their right mind a) inventing them, and b) using them? Damn, if only we'd had the standing urinal when my boys were little, would have saved my guys so much time! Who needs bathrooms? :)

Your posts crack me up everyday, thanks for the chuckle! Take care.


January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy in the Burbs

Priceless! You are so lucky to have caught that...

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMango Marie

Too freaking adorable! And how DO you decipher the words when toddlers speak??

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaramama

Cute! My kid's always making up songs. The lyrics are about as inventive as your daughter's are.

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! :)


January 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpootandcubby

I have no idea, Caramama. I give it two attempts then say, "OK!" when I have no freakin' idea what she's saying. That would be approximately 50% of the time these days.

We all sing that song so much that I have no doubt when she's singing it. Usually she signs it, too, but she must not have been in the mood.

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby's Mom

so cute!

I'm so jealous that you got to meet a real live blog friend. How exciting!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALF

Smart, smart girl not to let you catch her with the camcorder!

Darling! :)

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarlee

Oh no! She is so cute!!!
Why am I the only one with no other bloggy friends around? It is the bloggy boondocks around here.
Well fine, January is good for your bday (and the little lady's) but nothing else. ;)

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

OMGosh that was adorabibble!!!!

awww she reminds me of my girl. She has loved to sing for sooooooo long as well. Very cute!

January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCorey~living and loving

Cutey!!! SO glad to hear Jen is real :)

January 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShellie


January 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrandom_mommy

too cute!

and this must be the week for meeting bloggy friends because Dawn at Because I Said So met her bloggy friend, Stephanie from Manic Mom (I think?).

*note to self: need to be closer to bloggy friends instead of living near Super-Bloggy-Superstars-That-Would-Probably-Never-Meet-Me-Because-I-Stalk-Them (okay, I don't really stalk, but you know what I mean...)

January 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

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