Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In celebration of our new president (a day late)

I'm looking forward with curiosity and hope to see what our new president will accomplish. But no reflections on the inspiring speeches and elegant balls of yesterday...

The biggest local changes that I've seen coming in with the Obama presidency are in my girls! Abby goes around humming the "Barack Obama" song she learned at school, and then the girls argue over who gets to be Sasha and who gets to be Malia in their make-believe games. (Somehow my dominant two-year-old Rachel has won the right to be Malia, even though Abby protests that Malia is the big sister.)

In celebration of the new president, here is Abby singing about everything she learns at kindergarten - voting (on Nov. 14th?!), the White House, his wife Michelle, and of course, Malia and Sasha. Probably won't make it on American Idol any time soon, but I love her just the same.

5 comments:

Daniel, Jenn and Judah said...

LOL!!!! that is so cute! At least you know she is learning something in school right?! :)

Don said...

Congrats on loading your first video. Your triumph is our gain. Leslie heard someone singing and came to check it out. Then we played it twice! (Great singing and Rachel keeps on working!)

Well done Haans. Well done.

Jan said...

Darling! She has a good memory for words and tune. Love her!

JERALDandLESLIE said...

I LOVE IT!!!! SO CUTE!!! and I agree with Jan!!--what a great memory for words and tune! Jessa will love it too, I'm sure!

I don't know about this, though. Does this mean you're training her early to be a DEMOCRAT???!!!! :)

Danielle said...

nice dutch plates in the background.
rachel's probably writing antigovernment propaganda on her little postit notes.