Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Motherload

The Motherload has arrived.



Yes, it is what you think it is.



Psalty the Singing Songbook in all his blue splendor.



We weren't getting in the car for a while, so I played CD #1 on the computer for Jackson. (This is 100% about the kids! I promise!)



Annabeth came running in as soon as she heard the music and started dancing. She was doing a squat-like move here.



Lest you think it's all roses in the Jones home, this was Annabeth just moments before. She got in trouble for hitting her brother for the 50th time today.



Curtis just walked in the door and I got caught singing loudly. The kids were nowhere near. But, like I said, this is all about them!

58 comments:

Mrs Lemon said...

lucky!!!! We had those on RECORD ALBUMS when I was a kid and listened to them constantly.

Love Being a Nonny said...

We're going camping now, we're on our way. We're gonna climb up that mountain and sing and shout and pray!!!!! LOVE Psalty! Where did you find them?

Love Being a Nonny said...

Never mind...I clicked on the link! Thanks!

Monica said...

Oh yes, we have purchased Psalty the Singing Songbook for our kiddos as well. We LOVE it around our place and crazy though it may be, I still know most of the words!!! What fun! I know you'll enjoy!

Lauren said...

I recommend starting with Kids Praise 4. It is a personal favorite. :)

joyousaccounts said...

I was in those musicals when I was a kid! I bought two of the Psalty CD's just a few weeks ago! I was singing so loudly with one of them that my two year old kept telling me to turn it off.

Alana said...

It's sad how happy I am to know that Psalty is still around!

annalee said...

psalty. wow. that is one wonderful order. i wanna walk wa wa right now!

Three Fold Cord said...

Love it!!!! Another on eof my favorites while I was growing up. My sisters and I can still sing all of the songs from the Charity Churchmouse video/cassette!

Have fun.
Charlotte
ATL

Greg, Jamie, and Jadyn said...

I love Psalty! I just got all the cd's for my daughter from the Psalty website! I had the cassette tapes...yikes! Fun fun fun times!!

Christi said...

Oh my word....I love Psalty!! Where did you find those?

Mitchell 5 Family said...

I'm a Psalty girl too!!! Enjoy those oldie but goodie praise songs :)

Jen said...

We did Psalty's Hymnological Adventure Through Time when I was 8 or so (my dad got to play the big blue songbook himself! :) ) and all my favorite hymns today are from it (I'm 29)- Take My Life & Let It Be, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God... Good stuff, and great memories!!

Amanda said...

Lauren, I listened to the first one then skipped right to number four. Love it!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

You do remember that one of my college girls had a dream that I was marrying Psalty, don't you? I wanted to think it was prophetic, but then I did some internet research and found out that he was already married to some chick named Psaltina.

RitzFamily said...

I loved these as a kid and can't to introduce them to my little ones. So fun!

Alison said...

Oh my goodness, I used to love Psalty when I was little! That is what we grew up singing! Didn't even know you could still find Psalty! Yay!!

Angie said...

Oh my word -- HAVE FUN! Nothing else plays in our van, and still my kids insist they listen to them at home all the time. It's all Psalty, all the time. And I LOVE it! My favorite part is when they ask me "Mommy, what's a record?" when Psalty says it's time to turn over the record. Kills me every time!

It won't be long til Jackson and Annabeth have all the songs and dialogue memorized. It will be music to your ears! Have fun reliving Psalty - I still get giddy!

Angie said...

One more thing. When I was dating my husband, we bonded because we both knew Psalty. I knew it was meant to be when he told me he went to THE REAL PSALTY's church growing up. I may have fainted, I can't remember.

k and c's mom said...

I can still remember all the words from every song of the original VHS in the early 80s. My children (who are now married/out of college) LOVED Psalty and Charity Church Mouse. (Except the part about "Oh, no, don't do it, Charity!")

Jessie said...

What a great flashback! I'd kinda forgotten about good old Psalty! And charity the churchmouse? Loved her!
My girls are going be rocking out to these soon! Thanks for the reminder.

Siesta OC said...

HAHA! I love the-loud-and-proud-Psalty-sing-moment!
I remember being in a play at church about Psalty (20 yrs ago)!

PS: Annabeth is dahling!

The Rabe's said...

ohmygoodness you have no idea how jealous i am. I LOVED PSALTY when I was little. I listened to the tapes every night before bed.

Somethings Gotta Give said...

I remember when I was a kid and Psalty......love it!! Brings back memories.

The Haines said...

that is so funny! I was just thinking about Psalty yesterday and wishing my kids had those songs.. I'm so glad you posted this.

thedrivewayoflife said...

Is Kids Praise 4...is that with Charity Church Mouse? I think my sister and I sang that a million times over. I'm guessing I still know the words.

Nicole said...

I remember psalty! SOOO fun! I STILL remember the songs

Megan said...

I LOVE PSALTY!! I have plans to get them for Q-Tip when she gets a little bigger. I had them when I was little and still remember the songs...they are awesome!!

I'm so surprised to see that others remember them too!!

http://reddirtandcrazy.blogspot.com/

theinnerharbor said...

I used to LOVE Psalty...along with his cohorts, the 3 Cheeses for Jesus! :) I still remember a lot of those songs.

ashley said...

Oh so fun!! I grew up watching Psalty!! LOVE your blog. :)

Lindsey said...

Haha.. I used to have those when I was a kid.. I loved them. I also used to have GT and the Halo express... I seriously still have some bible verses memorized because of that.

Erica said...

I've had fun catching up on your last few posts. I can't wait to start running again...I have been at the hospital so much lately, that I even enjoyed cleaning my house yesterday. Just to get back to normal...

Skubaliscious said...

WOW!!!! Awesome. I didn't know you could get them on CD! We listened to them tons when I was little (my mom confessed to liking them almost as much as we did :) Our favorites were the camping and Christmas ones!

Kristie said...

Jesus put the song in my heart, a joyful melody that sings of His wonderful love! :)

Oh yeah! Gotta love Charity Churchmouse!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

those are so awesome and so great for your kids to sing too!

Jessie said...

Reading this post brought back such great memories!!! My sister and I loved Psalty!!! I haven't thought about him in years. HA!!
This is my first time commenting. I just couldn't pass up a shout out to Psalty. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog. :0)

Krista said...

Sweet!!! I'm totally adding these to my list! I've been meaning to get GT and the Halo Express for my son, but I totally forgot about Psalty! I don't know how I could have considering my dad played Psalty in a local show when I was a kid!
And you should totally check out GT as well, love 'em! (I think you can only get them from their website, not on Amazon or anywhere else I've found, but they are really good!)

Alicia said...

I will mention this AGAIN, but I have met Psalty AND Charity in person!! We even ate Turkish food together.... eat your heart out bloggers.

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Ahh...you're bringing back memories of my sister and I dancing in our living rooom and singing along with Psalty! I think I need to buy some CDs for my kiddos...you know, for them. :)

Sarah said...

I loved Psalty as a kid! We took long road trips every summer and Psalty is who we listened to! Love it! :)

wagners said...

that's awesome! did you get it on ebay or what?

Uncanny Colleen said...

How fun! I have to admit we had similar reactions to the Adventures in Odyssey collection that I ordered. They are fabulous for car trips. In fact, I got honked at the other day because I pulled up to a gas pump and then sat there for a moment to get to a good stopping point!

Honestly, I had forgotten about Psalty. Thanks for the reminder!

Lauren Kelly said...

HAHA! Annabeth cracks me up!!!!

Emmy said...

So cute! My kids loved "Hide 'Em in Your Heart" CDs and DVDs... not sure if they are still around? To this day if I hear or read a scripture that was on one of those CDs I sing it! : )

*I saw you are going to Guatemala in September! My two oldest are there right now on a mission trip! : )

Siesta OC said...

WOW! What a blessing, Psalty is such an amazing picture of the fruit ministry can bear!

Hallelujah!

Yankee Mama said...

Psalty!!! You just brought me back! I was in a few Psalty the singing songbook plays at the church I grew up in. Wow.:) I want to get some of those for my kiddos!

Missy said...

Um...can I ride in your car VERY soon????

Marni said...

I sometimes jam to Veggie Tales in the car---when I'm all along. Since your Psalty confession, I no longer feel the shame of my Veggie Tale secret ;-)

FunMom said...

I love Psalty! I have a lot of memories of these songs as a kid. And, my own little guy knew "The Patience Song" word-for-word by the time he was 16 months old. He needed it!! So fun! I might have to order a few now...

Kristen said...

I got on the website and ordered a couple of things...and now the songs from my childhood are stuck in my head. such good memories.

Kiki said...

You were not kidding when you called it the Motherload! You don't order just a couple to make sure the kids like it, do you?!

HappyascanB said...

Are you kidding me? Psalty the Singing Songbook!?!?! I LOVED HIM! And I called myself searching the internet for Psalty now that I have a 20 month old niece and newborn baby, but I couldn't find him. . . . But you did AND you linked up to him! THANK YOU!!!!

Yeah, it's all for the kids. I'll be saying that, too, as I sing along!!

Lindsee Lou said...

I think every time I see you now, I'm going to bust out in song. A Psalty song, of course. It's only appropriate.

courtney said...

so when I read "Psalty," I actually said, "NO!" out loud. oh, my...

Michelle said...

Psalty the Singing songbook is what made me want to come to Christ. I love that song book!

katiegfromtennessee said...

For some reason, I thought I read the title of this post as "The Motherhood" and I thought, what's the Motherhood? Oh, the Motherload!:) Makes me smile:)

summer said...

i love psalty!! we did a vbs w/him when i was little!!!

summer @ http://icouponjesussaves.blogspot.com

jennyhope said...

yeah for Psalty!! =)