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,
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!