Thursday, February 25, 2010

Step Aside, Julie Andrews

If you've been reading this blog for some length of time, you've been subjected to had the pleasure of the Judy Garland-esque musical stylings of Natalie, my oldest.

A friend commented on my personal Facebook account yesterday that I have been holding out on my blog's audience and you all are due for another performance. I think she might have been drinking when she listened to the song in the link above and/or left me the comment, but just in case she wasn't and Natalie truly is destined for Broadway, I requested and was granted an exclusive performance.

By both girls.

I should seriously be invoking a cover charge here, because the talent you are about to witness is going to blow your mind. I predict that Hollywood agents will be begging me not to post on YouTube anymore to bring the girls out for auditions with George Clooney.

(Also, their hair looks this way because they just woke up from their naps and also it's part of their stage look. And yes, Michaela Byrd is wearing a man's dress shirt wrapped around her shoulders. It's called a costume, for those of you not familiar with showbiz.)

Here is Natalie singing her version of a preschool classic:

This is Michaela Byrd singing "Edelweiss", which is "our" song that I sing to her every night. You'll notice that someone else doesn't like to share the stage and makes frequent interruptions:

I realize you are probably overwhelmed by the terribly awesome talent you've witnessed today.

It's okay. It took Natalie nearly 4 years to grow her talent to this level. And I must say that Michaela Byrd's grasp of the lyrics could be daunting to those of you who are just starting out on your musical careers.

Sometimes stars are born. Sometimes they are made. And sometimes they just want a straw cup and some crackers.

Call me, and we'll do lunch, dahling.

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  1. Awww! They are precious and warmed my heart through and through today! Thanks for sharing your treasures with us!

  2. Amanda, I love this!! What precious girls you have.They actually can sing, amazing. Natalie even has a little vibrato going on. Too cute!! I love that you are teaching them to sing. I have found music to be such an important part in little one's lives. My oldest was born with a song in his heart, that is what we like to say. He use to do what I would call sing/play. He would make up songs about whatever he was playing from a very early age. Thank you for sharing these two little angels with your readers, Kathysue

  3. Awww! What a great way to start off my day! They are so adorable and I think they did a great job!

  4. You've got some serious adorableness going on there.

    Natalie must be a teacher's dream. Not every preschooler can sing like that!

    And you've already taught Michaela "Edelweiss"? You are a girl after my own heart.

    By the way, I also enjoyed hearing YOUR voice! It's so much fun to connect a voice with someone's blog. Makes me want to hear you talk some more. :)

  5. Too precious! Seriously!

    Do you sing Edelweiss every night? I used to sing Twinkle Twinkle every night to Little Dude, but now it's Jesus Loves Me, with a rare request for Silent Night. It really seems to help him calm down and get ready to sleep. Daddy refuses to sing unless I am out of town, then he will croak out Twinkle Twinkle, reluctantly!

  6. How cute! I watched the Judy Garland link too and wow, has that girl got some lungs!
    If you could teach them the Trolley Song (you know: Clang, clang, clang went the trolley. Ding, ding, ding went the bell. Zing, zing, zing went my heart strings. From the moment I saw him I fell.) I would heart you big time. It's on both my and Indy's iPods. We sing it all the time in the car (along with the entire Mama Mia soundtrack). :)

  7. Um, your daughters are so sweet. I could just gobble them up!
    I have to admit I've never seen the Sound of Music from start to finish (I'm really not a musical type of all, shocking I know!), so from my lack of knowledge...the performances and the lyrics seemed perfect!

  8. Those two are the most precious little girls. Natalie really does have a pretty voice.

  9. Wow. I got to go see Harry Connick last week, but he doesn't hold a candle to the musical stylings of the T sisters!

  10. Amanda, they are soo adorable! You certainly do have your hands full. The song I use to sing to Jake was Snuggle Puppy. Basically, it's the book by Sandra Boynton sung by ME! Jordan is all about Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

  11. I will now be singing What's the Weather the rest of the evening!

  12. Precious!!!! I am just honored to know where they get their talent.

  13. That's a very cute weather song. I'm going to have to steal that one for my basement school someday. Very nice job, girls!

  14. beauitful.. I sing Edelweiss to my little guy EVERY night also - had no idea any other mommy would as well. I feel like I should be singing something in our language but he clearly preferes Edelweiss. Anyway, i just stumbled upon ur blog and love it :)

  15. What astounding talent you have in those two girls. They are amazing!!
    Actually it brought tears to my eyes...not out of pain..but because they are just so adorable!!
    Thanks for sharing these two precious beings!

  16. Gah! They are so cute! LOVED their performances!

    Makes me wanna go wake up Monkey and make her sing for me! Only I'm ashamed to say that her current favorite she has latched on to is "Womanizer" by Britney Spears. Does that make me a bad mom?

  17. They were both terrific! I see them going far!
    I love how Natalie says yes so emphatically. Very cute.


    What precious sweet! I must be hormonal because I even got teary eyed. They are absolutely adorable, as is their momma!


  19. To CUTE!!!! They are stars in my book; such lovely talent. Thanks for sharing.


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