Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Little SpongeBob

Haley has now completely phased out of nap-time, but unfortunately I still have not.  Karen Doheney gave us a few books on CD before they moved, so I have been letting Haley listen to them during "quiet time" in the afternoons.  I didn't realize how much Haley had absorbed them until we got to Finland.  Every day we would load the kids up in the double jogging stroller and go for a run.  On distance days, Darcy would ask Haley if she could listen to Nemo, put on pretend headphones, press the imaginary button on Haley's arm and listen to this:  

video

We cannot get over our little sponge!  We really need to find some good literature for her to listen to now.  Any suggestions?  Colby thinks she should start listening to the Bible because--at this rate--she'll have the entire thing memorized by age 14.  Gather the kids up and let them enjoy story time!  Haley couldn't stop giggling after she recorded this and I told her I was going to post it on the blog.  She said, "I bet it will make everyone laugh!"  Leave a comment to let Haley know how you liked it (I think I changed the setting so anyone can leave a comment now).

18 comments:

Kevin said...

Well done, Haley!

MelissaSnider said...

Haley,

I am really impressed by your inflection! You are quite a reader. I fully expect some bible stories now!

Melissa

The Long Famil said...

Bible, yes, the Bible!!! Go HALEY JANE!!

cosas del mar said...

oh WOW, she's got skillz :) haha

Stephie said...

That was absolutely amazing! I'm SO impressed, miss Haley Jane!! WOOT! Hope you guys are doing well :) We think of you all and pray for you every day. Sending sunshine your way, friends!

Anonymous said...

Great job Haley!

As far as book suggestions, besides the Bible, how about the classics? The Secret Garden, Little Women etc. There's also Anne of Green Gables. If she masters those there is alway my favorite - Jane Austin!!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Garmans - that "anonymous" comment is from Julia Hill...

Veroníka said...

I did laugh out loud Haley, in fact, I read it out loud to my family and they all laughed too. You have such a good memory Haley! Cute story, thanks for sharing.

FDMcKinney said...

Awesome job Haley! Darcy is so lucky to have you as a big sister.

Mr. Frank

Anonymous said...

Very good Haley!!! I listened to it with my 2 year old named Kenzie. She loves Nemo and when you were done she said "why you turn that off, I like that little girl and that story"?? So she really liked it and wanted to hear you read more!! Prayers & Love,Jamie Reagan & Kenzie

B.A. said...

Haley, you are a fantastic storyteller! Maybe you could put on plays for everyone.
As for recommendations, I loved A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden as a little girl, but I was probably 8 when I read them. Haley is so smart though! And she will have the Bible memorized in no time!

beckers said...

twas beautiful Haley!
loved it, and so did my friends that im with right now, they were very impressed.

twas great to hear your voices too!

Lisa said...

Thank you Haley!! Baby Lillian smiled the entire time we listened as well! =)

Jo said...

Wow Haley, you have a very good memory and you did this very well. And we did indeed laugh :)

Nancy Fauth said...

That was amazing Haley you did a great job! Definitely listen to the bible. Jonny listens to books all the time.Jonny enjoyed Maniac Magee you could try that book on tape.

love,
Fauths

Annie Garman said...

Haley is glad everyone enjoyed it!

Amanda Bomar said...

I'm very impressed! Great job Haley!!!

Carrie Fairy Thoughts said...

Annie - WOW!!!!!! Oh my pickles!!! She is amazing. Well, look at the bloodline she is coming from...Your dad is a genius...Your mom is beyond smart!! And you and Andrew are so talented and smart...and I betcha Colby's side is like that too!!!

Haley - you are a great storyteller and reader!!! I can't wait to hear more from you.