Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Sound of Music

Yesterday evening we had coaches' family pictures.  Afterwards, we all went to eat Mexican and probably weren't seated until well after 7:00.  Since that's pretty much Mo's bedtime, we were hoping she'd be in a good mood.  She was pretty good and feasted on cereal bars (her own little appetizer) and grilled cheese.  Instead of fries, we got her Mexican rice with it, which she thought would be fun to feed her daddy (though we had to put an end to that before it turned into a big mess).  Anyway, she was good.  But by the time we got halfway home, she was cranky and whiney.  So what do I do when she's like that?  Turn on her jams! 

She really likes a very popular song from this movie.  Can you guess which song I'm talking about?

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You're right (if you guessed Do-Re-Mi)!  I know this movie came out before my time, but like most folks I saw it as a kid.  And I have never forgotten that song! I used to sing it to Morgan when she was just a newborn, and it's always been a favorite on her little playlist.

Well, last night, while trying to cheer her up, I started playing it.  Before I realized it, she started singing the freakin' song!  It sounded something like this (she'd say the parts in bold):

DO! A dear, a female deer...
RE! A drop of golden sun...
MI! A name I call myself...

I. WAS. ROLLING!  First, because she got most of them right.  Second, because when she sings, she sings really hard and happy.  Then I LOST IT when on the "ti" part, she pointed to her teeth!  She thinks it says TEETH!  Hahaha!  I am just amazed at how she remembers these songs and certain parts.  It shows my prior knowledge of babies/toddlers and their abilities because I had no idea they could remember stuff like this!

Anyway, another Rodgers and Hammerstein musical I love is Cinderella -- the most recent movie version, particularly.  The one with Brandy and Whitney Houston:

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Though this movie came out when I was like 14 (and watching Disney movies probably wasn't considered "cool"), I have seen it more times than I can count.  The soundtrack is SO GOOD and I have searched and searched for it for Morgan.  The only thing I've found on iTunes is the stage/musical version of it, so it's not the same vocalists.  I downloaded them anyway because I love the songs.  If you know where to find the soundtrack to this 1997 movie, please let me know.  It is hands down one of the best soundtracks ever! 

Anyway, here are a few pics of the Monster playing before school this morning.


Just like with everything else, she likes my stuff more than her own. 
Including my books and magazines!


Hope everybody's having a good week!

1 comment:

  1. love the Sound of Music and have ever since I was a little girl. So good choice! :)

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