Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beating the Heat and Looking for Lyrics



Seattle's in the midst of a heat advisory. After growing up (and lifeguarding summers) in Texas I had trouble taking the projected temperatures in the 90s too seriously. But it's hot. You can't buy a fan anywhere. And now we have to find ways to keep Stella from overheating.

Tonight that meant heading to one of Seattle's wading pools, for a little cool splashing in the shade.


Standing with Mom at the edge


Getting braver--sitting in the pool


Testing the waters


Wrinkly feet!


Black hole sun Stella (a sculpture at Volunteer Park)

As I type, Stella is fighting sleep. She's realized she can sit up in her crib and turn her mobile on and off. (The mobile's days, sadly for all of us, are numbered.)


Wide awake, sitting up, fighting sleep

One of the tricks in our bag is to sing Stella a few songs. Tyler's more of the songsmith in our family, but I've been adapting "Rubber Ducky" to be Stella-specific.

Little Stella, you're the one.
You make our life lots of fun!
Little Stella, we're awfully fond of you.

Little Stella, you're so cute.
We love it even when you toot!
Little Stella, we're awfully fond of you.

Little Stella, you're so neat.
We love you down to your little feet!
Little Stella, we're awfully fond of you.

Little Stella, you're so rad.
We love you even when your diaper smells bad!
Little Stella, we're awfully fond of you.

Little Stella, you're such a treat,
with your little smile so sweet!
Little Stella, we're awfully fond of you.


These are the verses I've got so far, but I could use a few more. Suggestions?

1 comment:

mkale said...

We like singing the "Rubber Ducky" song to Connor too, except for us it's "Connor Baby, you're the one..." etc. (And we don't know nearly as many verses as you do!)