Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Of Grandchildren and Musicals


I've finally added another item to my "TV Library Recommendations" list at Amazon. My dear granddaughter's favorite movie as of right now is "Mary Poppins." She can sing most of the songs, and you should hear her sing "Let's Go Fly a Kite." I know I'm a bit prejudiced, but it has to be the cutest thing ever. I can't put Selena's favorite on my list, though, because we don't own it at our house.

But we do own and I can add "The Sound of Music" to my Listmania. Now, THAT'S my all time favorite musical. I really do believe every home should have it and often bring it out for an evening of family watching. Selena is being introduced to it now and I can guarantee that she'll love it. Like the rest of us, she'll love the music itself, but I know she'll love the children too. There's little that I don't like about this movie, so I would recommend it highly for any family that doesn't have it yet, and now it's quite affordable. But it's my guess that most of you do have it already. Am I right?

I hope there will be a time when I can enjoy a "Sound of Music" watching day with popcorn and Lena. Maybe it won't be too long from now--you see she's getting to be a big girl now--and by the way, that's a good thing because she's needing to get ready to help with a little brother or sister in October or so. Yup, praise be to God, we have another grandchild on the way. So, we'd appreciate your prayers for mom and baby and the big little girl.

11 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Love the way you broke the news. Congratulations to you, grandma, and the happy parents, too.
Susan

Barbara said...

Maxine, congratulations on the expectation of the new grandchild. I know you are about as excited as the parents. We will soon have a new one in our family. Our son and his wife are expecting another little boy in July.

A Note From Theresa said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you! New babies are so much fun!!

Praying for the expecting Mom and Baby.

Daughter of the King said...

I want to come...
Do you know( bragging) I have gone on the Sound of Music tour, TWICE in Austria...when we went to the churh where the wedding took place there was a REAL wedding going on and they let us come in and stand inthe abck and watch...
Then in Seattle we saw what is called the Sound of Music Sing a long...google it..and if you can EVER go see that..it is a must do.
Do you think I am a fan.....you bet..
Do a Dear a female deer......
So long good bye, aul vederseign good-bye...goooood-byeeee
deby
Sorry for the bad spelling

Daughter of the King said...

Got so excited that I got lost in a SOM moment...
Forgive me..
Congratulations to all of you...
grandma...
Deby

Elise said...

Such a blessed grandmama you are, Maxine! :) Eliana adores Mary Poppins - she calls her "Puppins"! :) How I wish Lena and Eliana could watch together...
p.s.- my boys favorite movie for the longest time was "The Sound of Music"- we have the soundtrack and sing all the words with gusto! Perhaps I will introduce Eliana to it as well... :)

Beverly said...

Selena sings "Do a deer ..." and I LOVE singing it with her. She only has the music, I haven't shown her the movie yet. But that is coming very soon! She's going to love it :-)

Cathy said...

I love the Sound of Music too, Maxine. Of course I have it and watch it when it comes on TV.
Your little Selena is so precious. And thanks for the wonderful news! Congratulations!

Deborah said...

Cogratulations on the new grandbaby!

Lori said...

Congratulations! And look at that grandbaby now! She is getting so grown up!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SOUND OF MUSIC! It is my all time favorite and all of my friends and family know it!

Sara said...

How did I miss this post? As Neesie knows, The Sound of Music is one of my all-time favorite movies! When I was really little, I would go around the house singing "Do a deer, a female deer!" Of course I don't remember this, but we have it on tape. :D Yay for wholesome musicals!