Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Dancing Queen(s)

My 8-year-old recently watched "Mamma Mia" and she is HOOKED on ABBA! She has been playing ABBA Gold and singing the ABBA songs so frequently that her 3-year-old sister now runs around singing "Dancing Queen", "Super Trooper" and "Lay All Your Love On Me" (weird, I know...). Although, she has changed the lyric to "Lay All Your Heart On Me."

Tonight while they were singing, I grabbed the video camera and they grabbed the headbands (costume change...) and the closest microphone that they could find. They took turns dancing around the dining room belting out classics like "Dancing Queen", "You're the One that I Want" (Grease), and the Wonder Pets theme. They were singing, dancing, and falling over each other with laughter. I couldn't be happier to have gotten that on film! My husband will love to watch it when he gets home from work, and we'll all love watching it when our little girls are not so little anymore!

(By the way, don't forget to check out my playlist below to enjoy the original "Dancing Queen"!)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

Tonight we went to my daughter's end of the season sailing banquet -- and I realized that summer is flying by! Ok, well, this wasn't a new revelation -- almost every day I marvel at how quickly this summer is moving along! But tonight I also thought that I am a bad, bad blogger... I have been very neglectful of my little blog (and my faithful reader -- sorry, Cath!) :) forgive me -- it's been a busy summer! I really have so much to share -- "What we would not do again travelling to Disney" (that was from May... Bad blogger!), the "deets" on the princess themed 3rd birthday party (ok, that was just last month -- July!), 2nd annual "Laura Ingalls Wilder Day" (getting better -- that was on Sunday!), getting ready to go back to school (for my 8 year old) and getting ready for preschool (my BABY in preschool -- say it isn't so!!). We have one last trip for the summer -- heading up to visit relatives in New Hampshire -- so we are very excited about that but also busy with trip prep! Tomorrow we are off to tackle school clothes shopping and school supply shopping -- we'll see how that goes... My 8-year-old is already as opinionated as a teenager about her clothing! "Just get all of my clothes at Justice, Mom!" Yeah, $27 for a pair of jeans for an 8 year old... Um, I don't think so! Wish me luck!

How has your summer been going? Are you all ready working on the back-to-school preparation, or still enjoying the "lazy days of summer"? Let me know what you've been up to -- I'd love to hear from you!