Sunday, March 11, 2007

My house is alive...




With the sound of music! And, I am lovin' it. I borrowed "The Sound of Music" from my sister a couple weeks ago, because I wanted to introduce Lily to one of my all time favorites. I was REALLY hoping she would love it, so I would put it on in her playroom as background noise. At first, she showed very little interest, until...she saw the puppet show. Oh my gosh, she fell instantly in love with the puppets, and has learned how to rewind to just the right spot to watch the thing over and over and over and over and...Ok. You get the drift. So, this brought me great joy and I have spent much time watching her dance with the puppets and do her very best imitation of their "yodeling". But, she has now realized that there is more than just one part in this movie that she loves. She will now watch a lot of the scenes and is beginning to SING along with them. Now, this makes my heart overflow with joy and thanksgiving! As many of you know, singing is my truest passion. Now, Lily has shown no desire to sing. Nor has she shown any interest in listening to her momma sing. She actually used to get UPSET when I would sing to her, which caused me a lot of heartache and pain. (Not to mention, a bruised ego). I was like, hey kid! Some people really like the way I sing. I have been asked to sing in some weddings. I was on the vocal worship team at church. Don't ya wanna hear just a few tunes from your mom? To which she would quickly reply "No sing!"
Alrighty then! But, those days are gone. My daughter has discovered that singing is GOOD. She is finding her own little voice, and isn't cringing at the sound of mine!
Oh, happy days! Thank you Julie Andrews and "The Sound of Music". Thank you!
(I am assuming that you all have seen "The Sound of Music" and if you have NOT -- shame on you! Go out and rent it immediately!)

25 comments:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

seriously, she is the cutest and so smart ... i have to ask with your extremely awesome writing skills - have you written any songs or poems about lily ???

Verna said...

TOOO CUTE!! Looks like you have vocalist on your hands. Don't you just love how the songs come out of their little mouths.

Steffie B. said...

That is my most favorite video of her yet! LOVED IT! ;)

kris said...

Shame on me...
but now I'm inspired to see it after hearing your cutie pie sing!

a&mg said...

So cute! You can tell she loves the end of the song:)

Emmie said...

We'll have to get the movie for Sophia. SHe loves to sing and dance too so I'm sure she'll love it!!

Jane said...

How cute!!! Great to have captured this on video!

Carrie said...

Do you have the musical CD? I'll ask Andrew if he could copy it and send it your way for Lilly. Olivia LOVES to sing to it too!

Glad to hear Lilly's heart is full of music! What a beautiful time for you both!

Tracey & Mike said...

Our daughter loves the Sound of Music!It was her absolute favorite until last weekend when we introduced her to Mary Poppins. Now she's dancing around the house singing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". I bet Lily would love it.

redmaryjanes said...

You both sound great on there! I'm glad that she is singing. All little girls should sing their hearts out.

new girl said...

Her singing voice is awesome (as is yours)! I'm so glad she is showing some interest in one of your dear passions. Singing is so good for the soul. It just makes you feel good!

I think I need a little refresher on the Sound of Music. I've seen it dozens of times, but not for a while. Last time I saw it on TV, they actually even cut some of the songs!!!

Beckyb said...

Yep - I agree - that was a "Keeper" - she is such a cutie - ok - let's get our daughters singing and then we'll have a quartet!!! :)

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

wow, she really does a good job. And as always beyond adorable. Thanks for the sweet email, and I promise not to delete anymore!
BTW....you can sing? I can't carry a tune in a bucket. How odd, something we dont have in common.

Jody said...

O.K. TOO STINKIN CUTE! I'm in Florida right now and missing Little Lil especially after watching that. Can't wait to give her a hug.

Stacy said...

ADORABLE!!!

I LOVE the Sound of Music. It is such a happy movie. Lily is so cute singing that song.

tracy said...

Now that's a whole lot of cute!

My kids hate it when I sing...I can't imagine why.

Mommy Spice said...

Ok, first of all, you and I could really be good friends. I can quote The Sound of Music word for word. I introduced parts of it to Spicy Girl a few weeks ago. She also loved the puppet show. It is my most favorite movie in the whole wide world!!

Also, my husband is the singer in the house. He has been on the worship team, sung in many weddings...the list goes on. S.G. tells him to stop singing. She does love to sing, but she's used to me singing (not much talent). So funny!!

Doris & Dan said...

What a great movie. Hopefully you will be singing duets before long!

Keep smilin!

Gee Gee said...

That video just made me grin from ear to ear. Oh, how I miss that girl...and, you too, of course. What a MASTER blogger you've become. Proud of you...

Jonni said...

Nikki, Can Lily Lin be any sweeter??? She is so adorable and happy. I enjoyed watching her sing and Mommy is a pretty darn good singer too! Unfortunately, my singing stinks, but I can clean like nobody's business. Thanks for sharing. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Beth and Shayna said...

So adorable!! Can Lily be any cuter? Right now, Shayna is in love with Fiddler on the Roof. Next, Grease!

Tracy said...

Very sweet! Hannah made me play this video clip several times. She was fascinated with Lily singing!

gretchen said...

MY FAVORITE MOVIE TOO! Could you just DIE when Captain von Trapp puts on those white gloves? I always dreamed of being Maria. Hey, you guys should join us when the traveling "Sound of Music" comes to town. It's just like Rocky Horror Picture Show (I mean, you can sing along!) Wouldn't that be a blast? Way to go LILY!

The Shocks said...

I love the video. Lily is so cute. Hannh loves to sing we have a list of songs that we sing together. You are my sunshine, I love you Hannah, Rock-a-bye baby, and Hannah's song this is one that I made up to help her learn her address. It is to the tune of Are you sleeping Father John.

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