When Ella came into this world I was overjoyed with excitement for this beautiful little girl, but at the same time felt a tad slighted by the uphill battle we would inevitably face.
For those that know me, you know I LOVE music and it has definitely helped to get me through some challenging times in life. From the day Ella was born I have sang her the same song every night before she goes to sleep. Initially it was something that I enjoyed and made me feel better, but now that Ella is getting older it's become something that we both love. Every night after we read our stories and tuck all of her friends into bed she asks, "Baby song?"
She is referring to Baby Mine from Dumbo. I don't remember watching this movie as a child (I have no memory), but I do know as an adult I love it and it's pretty deep for a Disney film!
I prefer this version (video unrelated) because in the word's of JL, "that Alison sure can sing!"
The lyrics of the song really are absolutely perfect for Ella:
"If they knew sweet little you
They'd end up loving you too."
Like me, Ella loves music too. She loves to sing and dance to almost anything. Lately she has started to sing along during our night time concerts! The first time it happened I could barely contain my laughter and continue to sing on. I mean, this isn't a typical nursery song that 2 year olds sing along to. It is so adorable that I decided I had to get it on tape and share.
I REALLY can't believe I am going to put my voice online, but Ella is so sweet it's truly worth it.
Ella - always remember to "let those eyes sparkle and shine." ♥ momma ♥