Sunday, April 05, 2009

For Nona and Nan

Nona sent the boys pictures and notes in the mail. What fun! And this was Cory's first time saying Nona.

And this one's for Nan. We're still working on the song, but I think it's adorable! We have robins outside our window daily, so of course, I had to teach them the only robin song I know. In this video, Iain is obviously distracted by dinner and apples (which were really pears, but whatever). So I'll narrate the normal way he sings the song below.

Here are the lyrics:

When the red, red robin comes bob-bob-bobbin' along, along
There'll be no more sobbin' when he starts throbbin' his own sweet song
Wake up, wake up you sleepyhead
Get up, get up, get out of bed
Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is red
Live, love, laugh and be happy
I was feelin' blue, now I'm walkin' through fields of flowers
Rain may glisten but still I'll listen for hours and hours
I'm just a kid again, doin' what I did again
Singin' a song
When the red, red robin comes bob-bob-bobbin' along.

Iain's favorite part by far is, and I quote, "Live, love LAUGH-AND-BE-HAPPY!" and the last part is more of a shriek. My favorite part of the Iain version is "Cheer up, cheer up, the sun is BLUE." Blue? It doesn't even rhyme! :)

We love you Nona and Nan!


Anonymous said...

These are great videos! I noticed in Iain's second one that he's singing some of the dog song words. When the boys where here before you moved, we sang three dog songs over and over: How Much is That Doggie In The WIndow? My Little Puppy's Name is Wags, and Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Keep those videos and pictures comin'!


Christopher Ryan said...

I know I'm not Nona or Nan, but I had to comment because the boys are just too cute! I also love their play area/laundry basket! Looks like they were having fun in there! Tell the boy and Jeremy hello for us and let us know if there's anything we can be praying for you guys about.

nan said...

Red, Red, Robin - my favorite spring song, too! Sing on, Iain!

Love to you all,