Friday, March 21, 2008

America's Youngest Idol

I don't know if we're ready for reality TV just yet, but Katy has become quite the singer. It all started with Twinkle Twinkle, when I started to recognize some of her ramblings as an imitation of that song. Now, it seems like every few days I notice that she's singing a new song that I've never heard her sing before. She only does it when she's playing on her own or flipping through books, singing to herself. If you aren't intuned to her musical style, you might not recognize the song: she only pronounces about every 4th word, and the tune is barely recognizable, but if you know what you're listening for, it's there.

With Aunt Mel's help, we got all dressed for the part today. Aunt Mel has been staying with us this week while she's on spring break (which has also been a nice comfort for Baby Watch), and today she helped me distract Katy so I could make my first attempt at pigtails. It's not what I pictured in my head, but I couldn't stop laughing at how funny she looked. At least not for the 45 minutes that she kept them in.

Songs Katy knows at this point:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The ABC song

The Clean Up song

Puff the Magic Dragon (yes, Mom, it's true. Give yourself a hand.)

Beautiful Katy (a song my Granny has sung to me since I was a little girl)

Old MacDonald

C is for Cookie (this is my personal favorite)

I've tried to capture her "performance" on video, but as soon as she sees the camera, it's over. So I guess maybe we're not ready for Randy, Simon, and Paula.


Mommy Daisy said...

The pigtails are adorable. THAT's why I need a little girl next.

Zachariah has been "singing" a lot lately too. He gets mad when we stop and he tries singing it on his own. SO fun!

Jen said...

See, I told you her hair was long enough for pigtails! So cute!

Pam said...

I think she wants to be a rock star! I need to hear her sing though so please post some video.

It's great she knows so many songs too.
I have cds in my car every morning and we (I) sing. I've come to the conclusion that it's more for my benefit - especially when songs like "ugly duckling" come on, which was a song I loved.

Happy Easter by the way. Hope to see you soon and got my fingers crossed for the 30th!

Oma Froehle said...

I am truly impressed! Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle, AND Puff the Magic Dragon are all tunes we have sung together. I'll bet she's doing "Camptown Races" also, because she has been doo dahing for a long time with that vacuum cleaner.