10.26.2012

A LITTLE DITTY FROM THE HOLBROOK FAMILY BAND

we wanted to immortalize huck's last night at our house as a baby before the clock struck midnight and huck became our big bad two-year-old. so we called for a reunion of the holbrook family band. one night only! with little-to-no rehearsal whatsoever, we recorded henny's lullaby. we've sung it to him each night before bed since the day he was born.

the other afternoon i was leaning in close for a kiss, as all obnoxious mothers do, my lips puckered and my eyes shut expectantly. huck regarded me for a moment, then extended his grubby little forefinger to my face and beeped me softly on the nose. 'beep!" he said.

a few days later we were settled in on the couch together watching one of his favorites movies, snoopy come home. i normally put a movie on to get something cleaned up around the house or to answer some email, but for once i was sitting still, watching most of the movie for the first time. one scene in particular got me all teary-eyed.

"schroeder," lucy was saying while leaning over the toy piano. "schroeder, how about a beep on the nose?"
"a what?" schroeder asks.
"beep!" lucy answers, poking his nose. "a beep on the nose is a sign of great affection."

that's when i thought to myself, i really like how this kid is turning out.

so we're a little rusty. i don't really know the chords (i have the tabs open on the computer, hence my zen-like focus), our puns are real bad, and plus it gets a little slow in the middle. but we're so proud of our big boy, so this one goes out to him.

happy birthday, huck. you are our everything.


61 comments :

  1. The video is adorable! Happy birthday, Huck!

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  2. So sweet. Happy birthday Huck :)

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  3. Super cute, and my firstborn is birthday buds with Huck. Seven years old, where does the time go?! Happy birthday to your big boy!

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  4. happy birthday, mr. huck! (teensy side note, we sing moon river as a lullaby, too. very sweet!)

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  5. Absolutely love the video! Happy BIrthday Huck! May you get all the toys and trips to the park you've dreamt of!

    -Karen
    Www.littlemisscibelle.com

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  6. I will never stop loving that song! So sweet! Happy Birthday cute boy!

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  7. That's possibly the most adorable thing I have seen in a long time. This entire post got me teary-eyed and hopeful for a future little huckleberry. Well done Natalie!

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  8. My 1.5-year-old daughter LOVED that video and wanted to hear it over and over! Happy birthday, Huck. :-)

    http://makingroomwithus.blogspot.it/

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  9. awesome! Happy birthday Huck! I love the way he leaves the band before the song is over. Babies are so spontaneous and free :) beep!

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  10. Oh my, this is just soo sweet! I have been following your blog since I was pregnant with my little girl - watching Huck grow up makes me hope for a little boy someday soon. Happy Birthday Huck!

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  11. So sweet! Happy birthday Huck!

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  12. Love this and your little family. Almost cried, your a great momma:)

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  13. That was the cat's meow, Natalie! I teared up and laughed my behind off all in one 2 minute segment :) great choice in lullaby, by the way. and you're just lovely.

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  14. Happy birthday Huck! I grew up on "Snoopy Come Home" too ("no dogs allowed" is frequently sung in my mom's house, in a baritone voice of course)and I turned out relatively alright :)

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  15. Soooo cute! I love it! Happy birthday, Huck!

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  16. this was too cute and it made me smile. i have always loved that song. i remember singing it many, many years ago in the 9th grade talent show at school, haha!

    happy birthday, huck!

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  17. rosebud and huck are half-birthday mates, meaning of course that rosie's half birthday falls on huck's birthday, and vice versa. it's a special day around here, too.

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  18. Oh man, that was good stuff.

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  19. That video was so amazingly sweet! Happy birthday Huck!

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  20. I just cried big, fat tears watching your video! It's the sweetest thing.

    Happy birthday Huck!

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  21. This brought tears to my eyes! This is amazing! Happy Birthday, Huck! Xo

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  22. Ukes are the best!
    Happy Birthday Huck!

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  23. Happy Birthday to Huck!

    (I have a card to send you; can you email me your address? patton_ellen@hotmail.com/www.ellenpatton.blogspot.com)

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  24. I love hearing Huck talk :) it's so sweet, after always only seeing his photos. Happy Birthday to you, Huck. <3

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  25. You are adorable. Happy birthday, Huck!

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  26. this is one of the sweetest things ever! and one of my very favorite songs of all time. happy happy birthday, huck!

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  27. Happy Birthday Huck!

    And Natalie, you're one bad mama jamma ; )

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  28. While playing this sweet diddy my dog went into a fit of howls and barks...I guess Riley, the havanese wants to wish you Huck a happy birthday too!

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  29. My new favorite song. Happy birthday Huck! Good job momma!

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  30. the nose beeping is such a cute story. :) seems like you Holbrooks are definitely doing a good job on Huck - maybe you should start making some more babies, so the world can have more people like him. ;) happy birthday little boy! may you always keep your sweetness and your love for your parents.

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  31. You Holbrooks! You guys are always the cutest!

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  32. this post made me teary eyed! happy, happy birthday to your little Huck!

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  33. Happy birthday Huck!!! You have the most adorable family :) PS, when you were in Utah I was crackin' up at how many Cafe Rio Insta-pics there were. I go to byu and seriously eat cafe rio at least once a week

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  34. he is so sweet. my heart is crying reading your story, couldn't be any better than that.

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  35. Sweet, sweet boy...Happy Birthday, Huck! (And Nat, too!)

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  36. Aww. We totally do the same thing. I love little family bands. And happy birthday to huck! We're just getting to the middle of our little's second year and its really been amazing. Crazy how much they change and grow.

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  37. Swoon. What song is that? It's on the tip of my tongue but can't quite remember....

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  38. That was so adorable. Moon River is one of my favourite songs! Happy Birthday Huck!
    http://cupcakesandcalamity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. love it! happy birthday huck :)

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  40. That video is absolutely adorable! I love when Huck just gets up and walks away, too funny. And the story about beeping someone's nose as a sign of perfection. That has got to be the sweetest story I have ever heard. You've got a keeper in that one. And let's all pray that the terrible two's passes your two year old. He's too cute to be grumpy ;)
    xo TJ

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  41. Gosh I could listen to a whole album of your voice :) Happy bday Huck!

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  42. This is so cute. I can only dream one day to have a family just like yours and make our own family videos. Until I'll just live thru you ;) Happy birthday huck!


    southernwaysandlazyheat.com

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  43. So incredibly sweet! And the beep on the nose...seriously melts my heart!!!

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  44. you've got a great voice!
    huck is getting SO big!!
    happy birthday little man.

    xo the egg out west.

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  45. A beep on the nose- that's an adorable sign of affection :) Love the video btw, the 3 of you look so lovely together!

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  46. That is the same lullaby I sing to my Finn! He is such a cute kid. Happy belated birthday to him. Stay safe with the big storm coming.

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  47. Oh my gosh!! You have the cutest little family!! I adore your blog and style! new follower and cannot wait to read more!

    xoxo

    http://elisemn.blogspot.com/

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  48. Been thinking of your cute family all day while reading up on the hurricane. Be safe!

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  49. Perfect memory to keep forever.

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  50. Beautiful your blog! We follow you now.

    Happy Monday

    xo from Italy, xo from Lelli family

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  51. This is too much!! Amazing. Happy Birthday Huck x

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  52. Oh Natalie, I have read your blog so much you feel like a dear friend.
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, pictures, and life with all of us. My husband and I are still in a similar "Idaho phase" that you went through, as he isn't done with school yet and we travel between Rexburg and Seattle (where we hail from). It's nice to appreciate what we have now, and also to dream about all the stages after this one. Who knows, maybe someday we'll end up in New York for a while. Wherever we end up, I will know it's more than okay to make a baby's room out of a closet. And that just because I have a little one, doesn't mean I have to stay in my house or abandon my wedge heels! I have you to thank for that; and so many other tidbits of advice that calm my worries about the unknowns of motherhood and being married more than two years and living far from home and being a woman in a big city. So, thank you. Thank you so much.
    We are praying for your safety and protection, hope everything is alright.

    -Carly

    p.s. Happy Birthday Huck! You are probably too old to hear this, but your cheeks are still delicious little man :) I hope this next year holds lots of kisses and nose beeps for all of you.

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  53. For some reason I'm kind of crying right now... Happy birthday to the cutest little Henry Holbrook in the world.

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  54. So, so sweet. Happy Birthday Huck!

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  55. Omg, Natalie, this was so sweet, I cried watching you all sing, what a sweet family you are!

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  56. That was absolutely GORGEOUS!!! You have such a pretty voice....I can never sing Moon River without filling up with tears, I admire your strength!!

    Loved watching this :)

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  57. .....and I love the "beep" on the noise, I might start doing that!!

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  58. Cutest family band ever!

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  59. Cute post. That's absolutely adorable about the beep on the nose! What a gorgeous boy your little Huck is...but with such awesome, kind parents, he can't go wrong! Love the video, happy birthday to Huck : )

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  60. oh my adorable. that is the sweetest story ever.

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