Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Shout Out to My Girls: Felicita!

My darling little sister, who somehow grew up and gave birth to six of the most precious little babies the world has ever seen, managed to have two daughters on the same day, four years apart. And that day is today! 

Nine short years ago, Mara Faustina received the best birthday gift a four year old girl could wish for: a brand new sister, Felicity Claire! (My sister comes up with the best names, doesn't she?)


These girls, 9 and 13 (13?!?!? is that possible?) have the most amazing spirits and have enriched our family with their friendship and fun since the day they were born. 

But not only that! Talent! Along with their dad, a musician by trade, Mara and Felicity and their middle sister, Catey, created their own band, 

Felicita!

Their first song "Backyard," about the true childhood joys of summer time, was written, can it be? three years ago, and is so spectacular we are still blown away. Witness, trust me, just click for two seconds and you'll be hooked:


And the second, written two springs ago, "Listen," a Midwest girl's pining for summer to hurry up and start already, truly shows how much they grew in just one year as musicians and young ladies:




Which leads me to ask, on the anniversary of their birth, "Where is the next video?" My summer was totally incomplete last year without a Felicita video as its soundtrack, so please, girls,

 Happy, Happy Birthday!

but come on, we need a song!



13 comments:

  1. I've seen that first one before, but I'm not sure where! Are you related to another Catholic blogger who may have linked it? Precious girls, and so talented!

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    1. No, Blair! But it was picked up by the now defunct Faith and Family Live blog, so maybe you saw it there?

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    2. Ah yes, I bet it was F&F where I saw it. So cute!

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  2. I can't wait to go home and listen to these!

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  3. Listened and danced for the thousandth time - we love these songs and these girls... Happy birthday Mara and Lici!!

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  4. Such sweet and talented ladies! Their videos are so fun! Looks like they have a bright future ahead of them! :)

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  5. That is some talented little ladies! I totally have the backyard song stuck in my head!! going to go play outside right now.

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  6. Their dad is, um, handsome?

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    1. Yes, He is, Jenny! Yes, he is!!! And, he loves himself some hot ham!

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    2. Caroline LashutkaMay 18, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Oh, little NAY. This was such a sweet sweet summer - I smell the beach every time I watch this.

      let's do this all of june & july? fireflies and porch swings and sand and zevia? (jenny, this means you too - we can't wait for your visit)

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  7. Oh my gosh...how cute and awesome are they!??!?!? Wow..I'm so impressed...those are some talented girls! Watching that totally made my night!

    I especially loved how they did the praying scene in the Backyard video right in between all the dancing and jumping and playing! Awesome!!

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  8. Love love love. That is amazing talent.

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  9. Wow. People who are musical and can dance top the list of "people with talents I so wish I had".

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