Monday, December 29, 2008

Too Cute Not To Record

As I pulled up to church this morning I was reminded of one of the cute things Antalya did last Sunday at church. I meant to post it then, but just didn't have the time. 
Jason is part of the bishopric in our ward or congregation which means on Sundays he sits up on the stand facing the congregation where Antalya and I sit. After the singing of hymns, prayer, partaking of the sacrament, and hearing different members of the ward speak on doctrine and the scriptures, we usually have a musical number. This could mean someone plays a piano solo, or someone sings a hymn, or the choir sings. Last Sunday it happened to be an amazingly beautiful piano/organ duet.

I have mentioned before Antalya's love of music. Sometimes I think that is an understatement. When she hears something she likes - it truly moves her. This particular piece of music was just such a song (I was so caught up watching Antalya that I don't even remember what song it was that was played). 

As soon as the music started and Antalya started to feel it she stood up on the pew and started frantically signing "daddy" while saying "da-da-da-da". We were sitting towards the back so Jason couldn't hear her, but she continued until his eyes met hers. As soon as she was sure he was watching she started her dancing moves. This involves playing a pretend piano way above her head - her little fingers flying through the sky as they pound on the imaginary keyboard, another favorite move of hers is to franticly move one arm as if she is conducting a symphony; and she does all this while sticking her cute little bum out and moving it around. It was all I could do to contain my laughter. 

It is customary in our church that after such a musical number there is no applause. The music is not considered a performance - but rather a part of the worship service and so keeping with the spirit of the meeting there is no applause. Of course a two year old doesn't understand that, so once the song ended Antalya began very enthusiastically applauding while exclaiming "Yay!"

It was rather cute. Luckily everyone on our pew and the row behind successfully kept our laughter to ourselves. 

I love my little angel. I can't imagine our family without her sweet spirit. I feel so blessed for each day I am given to spend with her. 

9 comments:

Dehner Family said...

That is so adorable - it makes me wish I had been there to witness it. Imagining it is funny, and I'm sure it was even better in person.

Emily and Kyle said...

okay, that is such a cute story! I wish I could see her playing the piano in the air. Every picture you take of that little girl is so adorable! Congrats on the next baby!

hiatt family said...

Too cute! I wish I could have seen her. It is good record those moments.

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

I love that story! I just wish I could have seen it in person!

Bunsy said...

Did Jason have trouble containing himself too? I think it's great that she loves music so much. You're such a good mom. Happy New Year!

Jan said...

I'm so glad you recorded this total cuteness!! I just love that little girl and wish I could be there to watch her when she does something so spontaneous!! She's SO cute!!

kristi said...

She is too too cute!

mum2brady said...

Awwww - that is sooo precious, Sunny! Loved it - and the pictures - to die for! Antalya is sooooo beautiful! I feel lucky just knowing you guys!!! Hope your 2009 is shaping up to be a wonderful year!!!

Tanner said...

So cute Sunny!! I love that cute story - she is adorable!!