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Sandra Bullock on Her Son Louis and Daughter Laila: ‘I Have the Loudest Children on the Planet’

09/09/2016 at 08:30 PM ET


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Sandra Bullock is loving being a mother of two, though she admits it hasn’t been a quiet experience.

The Oscar-winning actress caught up with old friend Harry Connick Jr. on his new daytime show Harry, and gave a cute update on her son Louis, 6, and 4-year-old daughter Laila.

“The babies are so good. So loud. So loud. I have the loudest children on the planet, I don’t know if it’s the acoustics, but they are amazing,” Bullock, 52, shares before the host adds, “That’s because they are New Orleans kids, man.”

In 2010, the star adopted Louis, who was born in New Orleans, when he was 3½-months-old. In December 2015, Bullock exclusively told PEOPLE she had adopted Laila from Louisiana, where she had been in foster care until age 3½.

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Sandra Bullock’s Costar Wouldn’t Be Surprised If She Added More Kids to Her Brood

12/04/2015 at 06:15 PM ET

Sandra Bullock, who recently added to her brood by adopting 3½-year-old daughter Laila, loves being a mom so much that a recent costar says he wouldn’t be surprised to see more children in her future.

“I’m not [surprised] by the adoption. I’d say this is maybe not the last,” Bullock’s Our Brand Is Crisis costar Joaquim de Almeida told PEOPLE Thursday at a luncheon honoring Michael Douglas, who received the 2016 AARP Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

He adds, “I think she’s enjoying the role of being the mother a lot. Congratulations to her!”

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Sandra Bullock Shares Her ‘Peaceful’ Bedtime Ritual – and Favorite Bedtime Book!

12/04/2015 at 04:45 PM ET

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock opens up for the first time about fostering and adopting her 3½-year-old daughter, Laila. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, plus the adorable family photos of Laila and brother Louis, or pick up PEOPLE on newsstands Friday!

When Sandra Bullock is tucking in her two kids at night, she has a go-to read-aloud: The Family Book, by Todd Parr.

“Everyone will find their family represented there!” she tells PEOPLE of the colorfully illustrated tale, which celebrates diversity.

After a day chasing 5-year-old Louis, 3½-year-old Laila and dogs Poppy and Ruby, Bullock finds herself “asleep by 8:45 p.m.,” she says. “But I’m up by 5:45 a.m., so there’s that. That’s what makes me happy — having so much love.”

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How Sandra Bullock Will Spend Her First ‘Magical’ Christmas with Two Kids – and ‘Bwoono Maws’

12/03/2015 at 02:05 PM ET

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock opens up for the first time about fostering and adopting her 3½-year-old daughter, Laila. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, plus the adorable family photos of Laila and brother Louis, or pick up PEOPLE on newsstands Friday!

Sandra Bullock is gearing up for her first Christmas as a mom of two — and she has a few ideas in mind.

“Usually I dress as Santa and sneak outside so that there is a Santa sighting in the dark Christmas Eve,” the mom of 5-year-old Louis and 3½-year-old Laila tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story.

“But Louis is onto me that I always have to ‘walk the dog’ when the family has their sighting. So I ordered the XL Santa suit this year and will pass the torch to my brother-in-law so I may watch Laila see him for the first time.”

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Louis Bullock Was Ready for His Sister Laila ‘Before She Even Arrived,’ Says Mom Sandra

12/02/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock opens up for the first time about fostering and adopting her 3½-year-old daughter, Laila. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, plus the adorable family photos of Laila and brother Louis, or pick up PEOPLE on newsstands Friday!

He’s only 5, but Louis Bullock knew he was ready for a sibling before his mom did.

In this week’s PEOPLE cover storySandra Bullock reveals that when the topic of kids arose at a dinner with friends about three years ago, her son Louis made an announcement.

“He puts his hands behind his head and leans back and says, ‘I don’t have daughters,’ ” the star recalls. “And we agreed as well that he didn’t have daughters, and then he said, ‘but I’m gonna have a baby soon. I don’t know its name yet, but it’s coming.’ ”

The conversation took place around the time that Bullock, 51, began the process in Louisiana of fostering daughter Laila, now 3½.

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How Sandra Bullock Kept Daughter Laila’s Adoption a Secret – and Why It Felt Like ‘Witness Protection’

12/02/2015 at 08:00 AM ET

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock opens up for the first time about fostering and adopting her 3½-year-old daughter, Laila. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, plus the adorable family photos of Laila and brother Louis, or pick up PEOPLE on newsstands Friday!

When Sandra Bullock embarked on the process of adopting her daughter, 3½-year-old Laila, she had a key concern: protecting the little girl’s privacy.

“You feel it’s very much like witness protection,” the star, 51, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s cover story.

Bullock, who fostered Laila (pronounced Lila) before adopting her, feared that the process would be jeopardized by the intense spotlight of her stardom — a fear that proved especially scary during an emergency room visit before the adoption was complete.

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Sandra Bullock Is a Mom Again! Meet Her Adorable Daughter, Laila

12/02/2015 at 07:59 AM ET

Oscar winner Sandra Bullock opens up for the first time about fostering and adopting her 3½-year-old daughter, Laila. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, plus the adorable family photos of Laila and brother Louis, or pick up PEOPLE on newsstands Friday!

Sandra Bullock is a proud mom — times two!

The Oscar winner, 51, reveals exclusively to PEOPLE in this week’s issue that she has adopted a daughter, 3½-year-old Laila (pronounced Lila), a little girl from Louisiana who had been in foster care.

“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” says Bullock, who adopted son Louis, 5, in 2010.

“I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time,” she adds.

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