a song to live by

'sweet caroline' by neal diamond. you know you know it. now take a minute to sing it to yourself.

a song that will forever be played for and sang to our sweet caroline.

we have been guilty of it. we are still guilty of it.

when she was 3 & 4 yrs old, we would do pizza night every tuesday night. this pizza place had live music and the singer would serenade our princess weekly with 'sweet caroline.' she ate it up! this was also the time period when caroline wouldn't go anywhere without a tiara on her head.

here she is at that very pizza place wearing her tiara of course.

it is a really great song for a really beautiful girl. we already know it will be played at her wedding. that kind of goes without say.

so even before i was pregnant with hadley, i would research names that also happen to have a song with it. it would only be fair for both girls to get a song.  there were a lot of great options like allison, veronica, jane, alice, cecilia, lorelie, sadie and ruby. the top contender for me was always maggie. i loved the name maggie, still do. then once we found out we were having a second girl, maggie gray moved to the top of the list.  well the top of my list anyway, not phil's. he was never a fan of the name margaret.

once hadley was born, we were down to the wire. we had three names we had to decide from, only one of which was a song. she would be either hadley, maggie, or audrey. we were set on gray as her middle name. on day three, we took a family vote and obviously, you know which name won. awesome choice for a name, right, even if there was no song attached to it.

or so i thought. dum dum dum....

turns out haddie gray has three songs of her very own that we sing to her all the time. pretty popular songs actually.

haddie cake
haddie cake
baker's man
bake me a cake as fast as you can
pat it, roll it, mark it with a 'b'
put it in the oven for baby and me

you are my sunshine
my only sunshine
you make me happy, haddie gray
you'll never know dear
how much we love you
please don't take our sunshine away

if you're haddie and you know it
clap your hands
if you're haddie and you know it
clap your hands
if you're haddie and you know it
then your face will surely show it
if you're haddie and you know it
clap your hands

so both our girls do have their own song. how lucky are they!

1 comment:

Ginny said...

How blessed they are to have such sweet parents. You always make me smile when I read your blog. Thank you for that. (Sorry there is no song for Tracey.)