Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Hills are Alive

...with the sound of music!

We borrowed the DVD from the library the other day, and today seemed like the perfect day to watch it. And Lacy LOVED IT! She was hooked from the first note. She loved Julie Andrews. Watching it with my daughters made me so incredibly happy. I have a long relationship with "The Sound of Music," and have loved it since I was a little girl.

Here is my sister and I, singing our version of "So Long, Farewell."

Yes, we're performing the beginning "cuckoo" portion of the song.

I have been singing "Edelweiss" to Lacy and Rose since they were babies. And now my baby is learning the rest of the songs. She was singing "Do Re Mi" (the "Do, a deer" song) for a week before we ever got the DVD. I'm quite sure she'll learn a few more of the songs in the next week. She was absolutely glued to the television during this movie.

So, I'd like to borrow more musicals from the library to build on her love of musicals. Anything with dancing and beautiful dresses strikes her fancy. We have a few in mind that we'd like to borrow ("The Music Man," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" are two we specifically mentioned), but I'd love to hear your suggestions for musicals to borrow that a four year old girl would love!

7 comments:

Janet said...

How about Mary Poppins? Lots of good songs to sing in that one.

Janet said...

Another good one that she may like is The King and I. Lots of cute children, wonderful costumes and dancing.

Kathy said...

Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Annie, Newsies, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma...

Affe said...

Leia has enjoyed movies with Bing Crosby, Fred Astair,Frank Sinatra(?) etc. when they are singing and dancing.

Emily said...

Anything Shirley Temple, Singing in the Rain, Annie Oakley (though I don't think it's called that), I've got the Brandi version of R&H's Cinderella (Wynnie calls it "the Brown Cinderella"). I liked all the "Road to..." movies when I was a kid with Bing Crosby and crew, though they might be a bit young for those.

Jeff and Jessie said...

We are Danny Kaye fans at our house. My favorite is the Court Jester. But my boys do love Sound of Music.

Terresa said...

I, too, love Sound of Music. I grew up singing that stuff, and when my & my 4 other siblings came down w/the chicken pox, that's pretty much all we watched for 2 weeks. True story. It's even funny introducing your kids to great musicals. We also like to sing the songs from Annie and Phantom of the Opera.

BTW, found you on Mormon mommy blogs.