hearing her sing

one of my greatest joys as a mother is listening to jane sing. she actually knows quite a few songs and surprises me almost every day with a new song she starts singing - usually in the car or while playing with her baby dolls. i try to record her singing but it is so difficult to catch because if i ask her to sing she says "no" or asks me to "help, mom" so i often have recorded her singing off of the baby monitor or without her really knowing. she sings all or part of these songs: Jesus, loves me; twinkle, twinkle little star; abcs; rock-a-bye baby; muffin man; 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed; and from veggie tales: the bunny song; stand up; and think of me (or whatever it's really called). i'm sure there are more, i just can't remember them right now.

today she was singing at breakfast: "think every day, hold to what i say, even from par (far) away" which is part of the veggie tales song on a cd we have. i also sing it to her at night sometimes. i didn't think she knew it but she knows almost the whole song and i caught it on video finally- in the car on the way to my parent's house. the video isn't very good because it's just me holding the phone as close to her as i can (she sometimes sings quietly) while still watching the road as i drove. sorry about the turn signal in the back ground and the shot of the ceiling. here are the real words so you can compare to jane's version.

think of me everyday
hold tight to what i say
and i'll be close to you
even from far away
know that wherever you are
it is never too far
if you think of me
i'll be with you

it's from the "rack, shack, and benny" episode about standing up for what is right and the song reminds them of what their parents taught them.

this video of her singing the abc's. it's not the most complete version but it's one that i recorded about a month or so ago:


crystalleblanc said...

so cute... I love when kids smile :)

crystalleblanc said...

I mean I love when kids sing... but I like when they smile too :)

Sarah said...

Bah! Oh man, I have the cutest, and coolest niece in the world! I can't believe she can do that! :)

Linda said...

What a great job she did! So awesome that you "got it"- this will be a treasure, more & more as she grows.