May 03, 2009

the best sound in the whole world*

Every year I make a list of people I'd like to meet...and I got to meet one of those people last night! The fabulous Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She is the creative mind behind the Beckoning of Lovely film project and is the author of Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (in addition to several children's books)

She gave me Little Pea for Ben, and the film above shows what happened when we gave it to him this morning. I have never seen him laugh over a book in my life. I suspect he could really relate to the a character who didn't want to eat what was on his plate. Adorable.

Posted on May 3, 2009 02:15 PM
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Posted by: Maris at August 15, 2009 01:15 PM

That is precious. Thank you so much for sharing the joy.

Posted by: Donna J. Shepherd at May 20, 2009 10:01 AM

I looked you up after reading a SARK book years ago and yours was the first blog I ever read. You have given me so much more than just a cool necklace (which I love). The people you have introduced to me are such an inspiration. No matter who's blog I follow, I always come back to you as the orignator. Ben's laugh has to be one of my favorites! Thank you for the investment you make - its one of the lil somethings that add up to make my day.

Posted by: Kelly at May 12, 2009 10:22 AM

Thank you for posting that. Your son is so precious giggle along with the story. Made me smile.

Posted by: shona Cole at May 11, 2009 09:22 PM

so glad i listened to this today. what a gift!

Posted by: Brené at May 10, 2009 07:41 PM

That is one of the best laughs I have ever heard :-).

Posted by: Heather Espana at May 10, 2009 05:43 PM

Andrea, that's so sweet. Happy Mother's Day.

Posted by: Shelly at May 10, 2009 02:51 PM

what a beautiful moment...
thank you for sharing your real life stuff.

also, the beckoning movie is so inspiring!

Posted by: pbird at May 9, 2009 08:17 PM

"Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" is one of my fave books!

Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Posted by: anslee at May 9, 2009 08:29 AM

Who ever knew peas could be so funny?! Ben showed us!

Ben is just too cute for words. cliche, i know. but he is.

Posted by: Sheila at May 8, 2009 11:27 PM

Ok seriously, little kid laughs like that are the absolute best ;).

Posted by: Ali at May 7, 2009 10:49 PM

his laugh is how i have been starting my mornings. i need him on my ipod. makes me want to dress up like a big green pea and come over to your house!

Posted by: jen gray at May 7, 2009 07:01 AM

Oh! And yes, that is THE cutest little laugh ever! Makes me heart melt a little. Sigh....

Posted by: Chris at May 6, 2009 11:28 PM

ugh...I could just melt...His laugh is contagious, thank you:)

Posted by: tricia at May 6, 2009 07:23 PM

"best sound in the whole world" - what a perfectly appropriate title! simply adorable.

Posted by: tracey at May 6, 2009 02:59 PM

The laugh is pricelsss!!!

Posted by: julie thompson at May 5, 2009 10:56 PM

The best part was the sigh after the first laugh.

Posted by: Anon at May 5, 2009 07:32 PM

Wonderful! Ben is adorable and that video will be such a wonderful memory to hold on to.
As I read this I have Amy's book right next to me on the bed. Lucky you getting to meet this inspiring woman.

Posted by: robyn at May 5, 2009 05:15 PM

OMG, Ben is such cutie :) Love that video.

Posted by: eva at May 5, 2009 07:01 AM

OMG, Ben is such cutie :) Love that video.

Posted by: eva at May 5, 2009 07:00 AM

I just played this for my daughter. This is a direct quote, "Oh my God, he is so cute. I hope I get a child like that!" We have been appreciating his cuteness since the day he was born. She can't believe he is talking... Thanks for bringing light to our day!

Posted by: Puanani at May 5, 2009 06:57 AM

my sister used to tickle gabe under his chin and he would cackle just like that. we would sit there doing it over and over again, just to get more of that laugh.....is that abusive!

ben is such a beautiful boy.

Posted by: kelly at May 5, 2009 02:53 AM

thank you for sharing! that was a seriously contagious gigglefest from Ben. so sweet and perfect. *smiles*

Posted by: shona at May 4, 2009 10:17 PM

This is one joyful and abundantly loved lil' one.
I am feeling such sweet happiness after watching this.
Thank you for the extended moment of "in the now", Andrea.
Yay!
Cath

Posted by: Catherine Masi at May 4, 2009 09:45 PM

What a delightful giggle! My son and I checked out Little Hoot (which he lovingly refers to as Little Snooze, don't ask me why) and Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal at the library. We've been reading them before bed the last couple of nights. These books are the best! I think I enjoy them as much as my son does.

Posted by: Amber at May 4, 2009 08:30 PM

Oh what a great laugh! Trey LOVES when his daddy reads any stories that have blech, farts or any other yucky sound. I enjoy nothing more than hearing this laughter ring through my home. Thanks for sharing it here.

Posted by: thea at May 4, 2009 06:06 PM

that laugh is pure joy!

also ... love your new pendant. that's pure joy, too.

Posted by: debbie at May 4, 2009 06:02 PM

Oh that could not be more delightful.

I've gone ahead and ordered the book for my nephew. Thank you Andrea and Amy!

Posted by: Lianne at May 4, 2009 05:54 PM

Andrea*
thank you for sharing the "best sound in the whole world"...indeed, it is! and, it is contagious - thank you, dear Ben.
xo,
gem

Posted by: gem at May 4, 2009 05:53 PM

Oh that could not be more delightful.

I've gone ahead and ordered the book for my nephew. Thank you Andrea and Amy!

Posted by: Lianne at May 4, 2009 05:52 PM

too freaking precious!
:)

xo

Posted by: mccabe at May 4, 2009 03:20 PM

I love that book! I recommend that {and ALL her other books} to every one who comes in my bookstore :)

Posted by: Lindsey at May 4, 2009 11:51 AM

That just made my day...nothing better than TRUE laughter from a child...the kind that can not be contained and spreads like wild fire. I was laughing right along with Ben, who is just the cutest thing evah!

Posted by: amy j. at May 4, 2009 11:31 AM

That just made my day...nothing better than TRUE laughter from a child...the kind that can not be contained and spreads like wild fire. I was laughing right along with Ben, who is just the cutest thing evah!

Posted by: amy j. at May 4, 2009 11:31 AM

Seriously awesome! I need to go home and video my son laughing...

Posted by: sparkyd at May 4, 2009 11:28 AM

this is so special and sweet. having never heard his voice before, i cherish this!

you lucky girl.

Posted by: pixie at May 4, 2009 10:42 AM

Thank you for sharing such a sweet happy moment Andrea. I've watched it many times and it makes me smile and feel great everytime. Ben is lucky to have a mum who recognizes the important moments and documents them for him. What a gift for his future wife to be able to see this sweet video and for Ben to be able to see his Dad happily reading to him. Thank you Andrea for making my day!

Posted by: Kirstie at May 4, 2009 10:10 AM

I love that book too! And I don't even have any kids yet. But I did give it to a kid as a gift. Ben's laugh is adorable. I didn't realize that Amy was the author of that book!

Posted by: Paige at May 4, 2009 10:01 AM

oh my gosh...is that the greatest thing ever?!! Thanks so much for sharing! ~ M.

Posted by: Mariella at May 4, 2009 09:55 AM

wish i could bottle up all of that happy! he is precious!

Posted by: karen at May 4, 2009 07:28 AM

oh God, how sweet! He is one happy and loved little guy! How marvelous to see.

Posted by: Shelley Noble at May 4, 2009 07:05 AM

Oh my God, this is so funny!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Jennifer at May 4, 2009 05:07 AM

Andrea, I love Amy too. I just did her logo for the Beckoning of Lovely brand. I am excited to see it come together at some point. I think she is really fabulous...as are you!

Posted by: Nicole at May 4, 2009 04:45 AM

amazing!!

Posted by: catina at May 3, 2009 11:10 PM

Oh my. I remember now, that sound. So pure. So genuine. Enjoy. Soak it all in. You are all so lucky!

Posted by: Puanani at May 3, 2009 08:48 PM

I love her books! That's one of my son's favorite books. This is adorable. Thank you.

Posted by: Lydia at May 3, 2009 06:53 PM

I love her books! That's one of my son's favorite books. This is adorable. Thank you.

Posted by: Lydia at May 3, 2009 06:52 PM

I love her books! That's one of my son's favorite books. This is adorable. Thank you.

Posted by: Lydia at May 3, 2009 06:52 PM

I am in heaven with this video. Must watch it again and again! Ben is ADORABLE and his laugh is contagious. Amy K is coming to DC on May 19th to our local book store and I can't wait to see her! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Posted by: Savor It at May 3, 2009 06:24 PM

i can barely handle the overload of cuteness that is ben's laugh!

Posted by: vivienne at May 3, 2009 06:06 PM

THANK YOU! I totally needed to watch a kid giggle today :) Your son is adorable!

Posted by: Miyuki at May 3, 2009 05:41 PM

ahhhhh!

Posted by: tonya at May 3, 2009 05:37 PM

Little Pea is a big hit at our house too!

Posted by: Blythe at May 3, 2009 05:08 PM

Precious. Thanks for the free laugh today.

Posted by: Glad at May 3, 2009 04:21 PM

sooooooo cute!!!! those sound effects made me giggle too though :)

long overdue, but a package is headed your way :)

Posted by: celisa at May 3, 2009 04:19 PM

Augh, your son is ADORABLE!
His laughter filled up my heart with GLEEEEEEE!


Posted by: Catherine at May 3, 2009 04:14 PM

Well I guess you did :) glad you did and all of her books will make him laugh this way :) xo

Posted by: stef at May 3, 2009 04:06 PM

Oh, too cute. I need to play this each morning as I get up and prepare for my day ahead. Who couldn't have a great day after listening to that little laugh.

Posted by: Izzy at May 3, 2009 03:51 PM