Thursday, January 10, 2008

Goin' Courtin'

A "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" soundtrack was one of Eliana's birthday presents this year. Our children really love old musicals- my boys would sit through "The Fiddler on the Roof" from the time they were two and four, dancing with abandon just like Tevye! So it was inevitable that our girly-girl would fall in love with the dancing and colorful skirts of this fun movie. We bought her the soundtrack so that she wouldn't just have to watch the movie to hear the music, and now it is quite common to hear her calling, "Coco!" for her favorite song!

Here are a couple of videos of the dancing this music inspires. I did not train her to hold her pants like a skirt, she just does it. I did not coach her to twist and turn as if she is twirling layers of petticoats, she just picked it up. And as for her dramatic rendition of the scene where two brothers are dramatizing a courting moment for Milly, well- that is copied straight from the movie!

Be blessed and a blessing this weekend, friends!



22 fellow travelers shared:

Maxine said...

How delightful. I must admit that I love the dancing in that movie. I can see that your little lady is going to be quite the dancer! I'm not surprised about her holding her pants. The little folks seem to notice everything. Enjoy your weekend, dear--You'll be getting a New Year's card from us soon. It's finally in the mail. I love your family!!!!

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Big admission. I have not seen that movie, or thought to sit the girls down for it. I assume it comes highly recommended? :)

You baby girl sure is getting big! She's so cute...

lady laura said...

That was so fun! And what a sweet girl you have.

Stacy said...

OH SHE IS SO CUTE. So dramatic, that one. :) Love it.

Blessings to you and yours, Elise..
~Stacy

Liberty said...

that is one of my all time favorite movies!

Anna said...

Precious!

I LOVE musicals! You can't beat those old musicals for good, clean entertainment for the whole family (I know, that sounded like an advertisement). :)

My girls do similar type dancing with the Oklahoma soundtrack!

We have to soak up all their innocence while we can! It's wonderful to see. :)

~Anna

Tracy said...

Our family loves this movie, too. She's adorable!

Kelly said...

How precious! I love musicals--they have good taste!

~nanashouse~ said...

Broadway bound! Remember I "knew" her when she was just starting out! Truth is, I wish she could come and dance in this Nana's living room. I miss my little ones so much now that they have all moved away :-(

Denise said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I've enjoyed Seven Brides MANY times and love musicals. What a great gift for Eliana!

Beka said...

Oh goodness, how cute is that? I love the way her blond curls bounce as she dances. Precious!

Cindi said...

She is so cute you just want to hug her!

Mrs Wibbs said...

Oh Elise! She's so so beautiful!!! I love musicals but do not know that one... However watching your little girl dance in this way is more entertaining than 100 musicals ;) Thanks for posting these.
Blessings to you this weekend xx

Joel and Jaime said...

I finally got to catch up on some of your video posts--so cute! The song your boys sang was just too precious :) And Eliana dancing---does your heart just melt? ;)

Debi said...

7 Brides for 7 Brothers was one of my girls' all time favorite movies...I can till hear and see then singing and dancing to it :)
Thanks for sharing...

Katie Eagy said...

Elise, I love watching your little lady dance...she's beautiful! Especially her sweet face when you say, "wanna look?" and she nods. You have a precious family, indeed! Hugs!

Kimmie said...

Hi Elise;

What a little dancing doll...she must make your heart sing with joy!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Can a heart melt online? The one of your sweet boys below is precious too.

Prayers for your home search Elise, may you be led exactly where He knows is best : ) And thank you for the sweet blog visit the other day. I''ve been kind of slow making the rounds lately...

Peaceful Week,

Wendy

Beverly said...

Soooooo sweet! Elise, she is growing up so fast! I remember that musical well. My little sister used to check it out from the library all the time. Good idea, getting her the soundtrack! I am sorry I have been so out of touch - it doesn't mean I don't think of you because I do!! I'm going to do better :-)

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Oh what a wonderful movie! My mother saturated us with the older musicals and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Oklahoma! were our favorites. My sisters and I would act out these videos all the time.

Thanks for bringing to mind such wonderful memories!

Amy B said...

Eliana is so precious!

I hope that you are doing well, Elise! God's best to you my friend!

henryteachers said...

How sweet and cute Eliana is and so grown up! So fun to watch our little ones become little ladies.

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