I LOVE musical theatre and movies. I grew up sitting on the couch with my Mum watching Bill Collins "Golden Years of Hollywood". I know almost every word for every Rogers and Hammerstein movies.
Sad? Maybe - but it's me.
I was so excited to take Katie to see Wicked. And I am psyched to say, it looks like she takes after me. Strange huh! When Den gave me the soundtrack this week, it was barely on two minutes when a little voice says, "oohhh, Wicked, I loved Wicked".
We have not stopped listening to it since. She is Glinda, I am Elphaba.
Since then we have watched many videos on youtube ranging from Wicked (if you have not watched the "Defying Gravity" clip you are missing out); Mamma Mia - Katie is in love with the boy from that movie (hehehe); even Moulin Rouge (Ewan McGregor *sigh* I am in love with him) and ended with Phantom of the Opera - a movie she is looking forward to watch this coming weekend.
To admit I have a feeling of dejavu as a little girl crawls into my lap and we get sucked in to watching music clip after music clip ... well history has a funny way of repeating itself. Must be in our genes.
When Den is not around we play it really loud. And as I have visions of dancing up a storm in front of my mirror as a child, I could not help but giggle as I captured Katie belting out the high notes in the finale from Wicked this past weekend.
That's MY girl.
What else have we been up to this week. The kids thought it would be funny for Katie to try on Hugh's school uniform - *sigh* - she looks so grown up, even if it is two sizes too big for her. How upset am I gonna be to see her marching off next February through that school gate. She is excited and can't wait. I tell her the ever faithful "Wattle" (teddy bear who still goes to creche) is not allowed to go to school. She is accepting of that saying, "he can stay at home with you Mamma, then you wont be lonely".
I am still knitting up a storm. I have my little "glue shadow" copying everything I do of course. So I in fact spend more time picking up her dropped stitches than working on my own knitting. Still, all things considered, she is doing a remarkable job.
Here are a pair of "army" fingerless mittens I knitted for Hugh.
Finally my Den is on holidays this week - woohoo! Each day he has ridden to and from school with Hugh - who is absolutely thrilled with the attention. When Sue Cummings proposed a challenge about what are you doing today, I jumped at the chance to do this page on Den. If you are interested in grabbing the free word art or participating in this challenge go to Sue's blog here.