Monday, September 26, 2011

Sophie Names Her Children

Sophie wants to be a mom when she grows up.  This has been a consistent and unprompted response to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" since she was itty bitty.  Yesterday, as we walked home from church after her primary program, she made her plans more specific.

"I want to be a mom with four girls and four boys," she said, as she showed me with two hands.  I wanted to tell her how crazy and exhausting that sounded, but I bit my tongue, so as not to crush her dreams.  "And I know what I want to name them, too."

Here's how it breaks down...

GIRLS:  Shylit, Noggins, Allison and Millie
BOYS:  Thomas, Roberto, Michael and FoulGroan

Monday, September 12, 2011

Movies I Want My Girls to See

"My father used to say that if we ever had the money you have, 
we would eat steak and ice cream three times everyday!" 

We invited a couple little buddies over this afternoon to watch the Hayley Mills classic, "Pollyanna."  This is part of my new effort to expose my daughters to films (mostly old musicals) I checked out regularly from our local library and inhaled as a kid.  I don't want to leave any out, so here's a start for my "to check out (or maybe even own)" collection.  Suggestions?  
  • Pollyanna (Mills)
  • Newsies
  • Annie
  • Parent Trap (Mills)
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Music Man
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (I had forgotten the main character is Milly!)
  • Little Women (Hepburn and Danes/Ryder versions)
  • Oklahoma!
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Sound of Music
  • Funny Girl
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The King and I
  • Singing in the Rain
  • My Fair Lady
  • South Pacific
  • The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Summer Magic
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Absent-Minded Professor