Thursday, April 24, 2008

"we're thankful for hyenas"

Yup. That is what Ryan said in our family prayer last night. Leah hasn't really caught onto the whole praying thing. Once in awhile she'll squint her eyes trying to copy us, but usually she is restless and crying/screaming by the time the prayer is over.

She does, however, love performing her animal sounds for people:

  • hyena (laughing)
  • fish (lips popping together)
  • puppy (panting)
  • monkey (ooh ooh ooh-ing)
  • snake (hssss-ing)
  • lion (hssss-ing...yah, she thinks it's a snake too).
So, in order to please Leah last night, Ryan randomly decided to pray for each of these animals in the prayer. And, after each animal was named, Leah obediently performed the corresponding animal the middle of the prayer. Needless to say, it made me smile. Prayer time was a happy time last night.


ed and kelli said...

okay, so this was hilarious and made me so happy to hear. leah is so dang smart and cute.. hyena and monkey are my favorite! seriously, she needs to stop getting cuter or my kids won't have a chance in becoming someones favorite little kids:( but i guess thats okay cause leah is awesome!

chrisbrems said...

This made me laugh out loud :)

rachel said...

I wish I could hear her performing those sounds. Talk about cute.

B, C, & D said...

You guys are too funny! Maren, how did you keep yourself from busting up laughing during the prayer?! So great to see you guys last week. We miss you already!

Julia Wade said...

such a sweet yet hilarious story. i'm thankful for leah's little animal impersonations too! :)

Karen Hauley said...

If I could get my video to load, everyone would be able to hear leah's little tricks. I'll keep trying - she performed so perfectly shen we shot that video. Love you guys - mare, can't wait to see your hair.

Sarah Smith said...

I am laughing out loud thinking about Ryan praying for all the animals that Leah knows. Thats hilarious! She is such a funny girl!