Did you see it? Did you love it? I loved it. LOVED IT. Now…how long until Mockingjay, Part 1?!
2. I technically should have high five-d for NBC's live presentation of The Sound of Music last Friday, but as I only half-watched the program the first time around - Carrie Underwood and crew provided the perfect background music for writing last week's High Five for Friday post - I decided to wait until today to give it a shout out.
It wasn't perfect, but nothing "live"- or with children involved, for that matter - ever is. I loved the singing (especially Carrie's) and dancing; enjoyed the costumes and sets; and was genuinely moved by the actors' commitment to and respect for the almost sacred material with which they worked. I also commend the network for taking a risk on programming that didn't fall into the category of "crappy reality television".
|She didn't blink for three hours straight.|
Hallie especially found Maria and the children mesmerizing, and now that she and I have watched the entire three-hour program twice, she's a Sound of Music singing machine. Few moments are more lovely than listening to my four-year-old sing Climb Ev'ry Mountain at the top of her lungs.
|Trying out the chair in the playroom.|
Turns out someone makes the equivalent to gigantic dog pillows in the form of gigantic beanbag chairs, and when I mentioned this to my mom, she bought one for us online and had it shipped to our house. You guys, it weighs nearly 90 pounds and all four of us can lay in it at the same time.
Before the beanbag chair arrived at our door, Tom joked that such an addition to our family could change our lives. And now that the beanbag chair is here, I must admit that he was right…our lives will never be the same.
4. This is my view of the living room from the kitchen sink. If that's not worth a high five, I don't know what is.
5. And last but not least… I've posted this video twice before - once last Christmas and once the Christmas before - but I'm posting because it's my favorite Christmas flashmob of all time.
Linking up with High Five for Friday!