Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ramblings: Crazy Caroling

I meant to post this before Christmas in lieu of actually having to leave the house to go caroling. Let's just say we are in no danger of having to pull the kids out of school so we can travel as the von Trapps Part 2. (I have Sound of Music on the brain...why do they always play that movie at Christmas? Nothing screams the celebration of the birth of Christ like...the story of an Austrian Naval officer's singing family and their escape from the Nazis?)

We spent one of the afternoons right before Christmas in front of the new Mac enjoying its funny camera features. We have about 20 short videos and just as many warped and distorted pictures to prove it.  I like how Aidan actually is Big Head in these...even though he didn't. We were looking through all of them afterwards and anytime he was distorted in one, he'd start screaming "THAT NOT AIDAN!"
In the one video I decided to post, Maddie just kept singing the chorus over and over through the entire song. Alex spent the whole time yelling at her that she wasn't singing the right words and posing for the camera with his missing front teeth. Aidan showed off his favorite dance move--the fists in front of his face. Don't know where he got that--but when he's dancing, he always has to have his hands somewhere around his face. I tried about 10 different times to pry that pacifier out of his mouth so you could hear him singing but he wouldn't unclench his chomp. It was hard to tell from the muffled and garbled sound, but I think he actually knew the lyrics better than Maddie. Avery is hiding in the background enjoying some gum that he stole from the cupboard while we were all at the computer. I just showed off an extremely off key deep man-voice, because of course, I got sick right before Christmas. Oh and my giant head-dodging skills as Aidan kept flailing his giant noggin around. Happy Holidays! Maybe we'll produce a New Year's video to post later...
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7 comments:

Pamela said...

At least they were singing the right words with the right tune...It could have been worse... Happy New Year!

The Richards said...

I definatly think you should take that on the road. I tried to make Caitlyn watch Sound of Music, I think the Nazi's scared her off. I do love the dance moves!

Kennon said...

Hey you guys! I miss you! I loved your pics. Alex, I didn't know you could sing so good? Did you know thats my favorite song, jingle bells. Hope you guys had a great Christmas, and New years. Love, Kennon

Amy said...

Too funny. Good of you to capture fun moments like that.

I watched Sound of Music when it was on the other night. I usually watch it when I decorate my tree and I sing along.

The Lowe Family said...

that was so cute. it shows the craziness that you GET to deal with each day and i LOVE it!!

Travis and Jamie said...

Why is Sound of Music on during Christmas time?? Is there even any Christmas parts in the movie besides the one song, which doesn't even have anything to do with Christmas?? Trav and I were discussing this when it was on a couple of weeks ago. We couldn't come up with a good answer.

blindblogger said...

That's so funny, they were playing Sound of Music here too on Chinese TV.