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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mamma's Sing-A-Long

Last week I told you about Zoe's request for Frozen songs while I trimmed her nails.  Well that specific nail trimming had happened a few weeks ago.

Then last night I had to trim her nails again.  Again I took requests for songs.  When she asked me to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...I asked her to sing it with me.  (this is one of the few songs I have caught her singing...like a year ago.)

And she did sing with me!  It was the cutest thing in the whole world.

We are also the world's worst singers.

My child may be obsessed with music (she can name the top 40 artists on the radio and she loves the most bizarre choices...Kimbra, Imagine Dragons, Bob Marley...Kesha and Pitbulls "Timber") but my child CANNOT CARRY A TUNE.

At least not yet.  I'll have to cut her some slack since she doesn't seem to know all the words either.
But still.  Totally adorable.  I couldn't get the grin off my face.

Then tonight as I was putting her to bed, I took requests for bedtime stories.  We read Frozen, My Pretty Pink Purse and Goodnight Moon.  Goodnight Moon has been her favorite for a very long time.
Did you know that when you read it, you should be looking for the mouse in a different spot in each of the colored pages?  I didn't know that until someone told me.

When we were all done, she asked me to sing her a song and cuddle with her.
It was past 8, but who could resist that request?  For the first song I sang "You Are My Sunshine".  I've been singing that one since she was a newborn.  I'm not the best singer...but I don't butcher that one.

After that I asked her if she had requests, and she asked me to sing the "Sven" song.  (that was the Reindeer song she wanted before) And she again giggled like crazy.  Then she said can we sing a song together?

Uh......YES.

Which song did she want?  She wanted to sing "Do You Want to Build a Snowman."
(this version is too fast, but now I have the words...)



Okay...I got this.  We started to sing it together ....which means I start and she's half a beat behind me trying to copy me.  Then I realized I didn't know all the words.   Because she won't let me sing along in the car!  I need to learn the words.

Then she kept going....she knows the words!!
But she stopped because I stopped.

So now I need to learn the words.  And practice when she isn't around.  Because she still won't let me sing in the car.  I was singing along to Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" and from the back seat I heard:
"Mama...please don't sing."

Ouch.

Katy Perry's song:



Friday, February 14, 2014

It looks like Frozen outside!

Quote of the day (yesterday):

My daughter: "Mama!  It looks like Frozen outside!"

Very cute...New England has been experiencing a few snow storms this winter...and with the movie Frozen fresh on most kids minds, it's easy to compare.  The other day, coming home from daycare I had the following discussion with my daughter:

Z: "Mama...look, the lake is frozen."
M: "yes it is, it's very pretty."
Z: "I think I see Elsa out there."
Z: "I need to talk to her."
M: "Who do you need to talk to?"
Z: "I need to talk to Elsa.  When I get home I'm going to call her on my phone."
M: "Okay....."

I think she forgot about it when we got home, but it was still pretty hilarious.  I was contemplating having one of my friends pretend to be Elsa for her but I didn't want her to request to call Elsa again and again...or worse, ask to see Elsa on Facetime.  (video chat) Which is how she normally calls family members.

Want to know the best part?  I don't think Elsa is her favorite character from the movie.  I'm pretty sure it's Anna.  She will talk about Anna more and has asked me to make her hair like Anna's from the movie.  Here was my attempt:



I definitely need more practice.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Don't name your kid "Phone".

A brief break from Frozen stories.  (we watched YouTube clips from the movie for about 30 minutes before bedtime last night...)

Don't worry, I'm not naming my kid "Phone".  It comes from this video.  Super cute.




And speaking of what I'm naming kid #2...I'm debating a contest.  Or at least a fun game...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Trying to get motivated.

I'm trying to get myself motivated to get back on here and write.

I really enjoy writing on this blog and I just don't know why I haven't been doing it.
One obvious reason would be that I'm a LOT busier than I was just a few months ago.

Another reason might be that I just haven't been feeling like myself.

But I want to do it.  So to start..I'm going to share some stories about my daughter.
We took her (all of us together as a family!) to see the movie Frozen back when it first came out.  She loved it...I loved it...Dada loved it.  It was a hit.

And immediately she started asking to watch it again.  And then she wanted to watch clips on online all the time.  There's a bit of an obsession here.

We have started listening to the soundtrack on the way home each evening.  There's no singing along.  We just listen quietly while my daughter occasionally gives feedback.  (example:  "Elsa's feeling sad here.")
She doesn't sing.  And she won't let me sing either.

The one rare occasion that my daughter does hear me sing...is when I trim her nails.  When she was a baby, she wouldn't sit still and I was always worried I was going to cut her.  My daycare provider recommended that I sing to her while I do it...and it worked!  She would sit very still and concentrate on listening to me.

So the other night, I'm trimming her nails and I asked her what songs she wanted to hear.  And she wants to hear "Let It Go."  (link here, in case you haven't heard this song yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk)

Now...Idina Menzel I am not.  In fact, I should probably not be singing MOST songs. :)

So I told my daughter that I didn't know all the words because she never lets me sing it in the car. (hehe...I'm sneaky...)

So she gave me a second request.
"Mama...can you sing the Reindeer Song?"

Now that one I can handle:



She giggled like crazy and requested I sing it multiple times.  
Probably because I also do the reindeer voice. :)

More stories coming soon!