Saturday, November 7, 2009

Transformation

We made a video for our friend Daniel, who turned 30 this weekend. We practiced this little diddy once, and then quickly jumped in front a camera to film it and then upload it to Daniel's friend for his party. Levi began to have a melt down during our practice time. He was ill as a hornet that he had to do the video. He began to storm up the stairs to his room. And I can't really remember what happened next, except that something made him come back and join us. But he made it clear that he was not happy about it. Nor was he going to participate.

So, that is where you find this video beginning. Watch the transformation my sweet Levi makes in just a few seconds. We're talking 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye. Notice how he tries to get my attention to let me know that he was IN. And then enjoy his burping on the beat at the end. What birthday song is complete without syncopated burping?

You Are So Old from Travis Cottrell on Vimeo.

45 comments:

Bridgette Jencks said...

So very hilarious. Although...I turned 30 this year, so....maybe not so funny after all!

Carly said...

That is the funniest thing I have seen in ages. LOVED IT - even though I turned 35 this year!

Sarah said...

Saw that there was a video, wasn't going to watch, read the intro, HAD to watch -- how much do i love your Levi? I've got one just like him, who has taken our family to the pit of misery and to the height of joy in his 12 years on this planet.

Thanks for sharing the video, and happy birthday Daniel!

Jenna said...

Absolutely HILARIOUS. Loved it!

Laini Suzanne said...

oh my gosh! and to think i was dreading turning 29 last week! this will be in my mind for the whole year now! my worst fears that 30 really is old! ahhhhahhhhhhh! :D

Anna said...

LOL!!!! That is absolutely hilarious!! My best friend has a birthday in a couple of weeks, and she will be an age that ends with a ZERO...since I'm a whopping 5 years younger than her, I'll be sharing this video with her. You know, to bless her!

Bethany said...

Land sakes' alive - what a HOOT!! Except that I'll be 30 in less than 2 years. : (

Amanda said...

Y'all are the funnest family ever! But thank you for not singing that to me on my b-day. Love the dance moves at the end.

Laura said...

This is by far the funniest video I've seen since your daughter's singing debut in the back seat of the car!

And, I just love how the love you all share for each other is very evident!!

Kelly S. said...

THAT WAS HILARIOUS!! Every member of my family has come to watch it! Levi was priceless.

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

LOve it!! and Oh do I have one like Levi excpet his name is Sam. Amazing how they can go from one extreme to another in a minute!?!

So funny!

Lindsey said...

That was awesome! I want to know what Daniel thought of it!

Longmeadow Mama said...

That's one of the funniest things I've seen...ever! I also got a kick out of your other two. You've got a handful of hams!
And you know, they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Just sayin'!

AMENMom said...

Can. NOT. Breathe for laughing so hard. I'm already planning to send that to 3 people on their birthdays. You worked in DEPENDS! That's genius!

Three Fold Cord said...

Hysterical!! My kids and hubby all ran in to see the video...we are brainstorming about who's OLd b-day is next so we can use your idea. Oh wait my man turns 50 in a year. Maybe I will use it then-hehe

laura said...

Hysterical! Love how Levi jumped in there and went for it--what a RIOT! I think the robot dance moves really took the whole performance to a new level. :)

Leah said...

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD!! This is a scream!! I love it. I really think this should be mass produced for those of us who have friends with upcoming birthdays.

The kids are great!!

Leah

Georgia Jan said...

Dear Cottrell Family: I know your friend Daniel is very proud of this - he should be. I for one just loved seeing your family - great times for sure!

Georgia Jan

connorcolesmom said...

HA HA
Too funny - My 5 YO watched it with me and laughed!
Lily Kate pointing at your hair when you all sang the part about Gray hair was FUNNY!!
And I love kids and how they can go from ticked to happy in a heartbeat!
Enjoy this weekend - it is NICE!!

Shelly said...

I'm in tears laughing at Levi

Kristie said...

WOW! Levi's face looks SO familiar...we get that expression around here sometimes, too. Love it!

JayCee said...

hahahahahahahahahaha
I needed a good laugh today.
In Missouri, we say it like this: "The NUT doesn't fall far from the tree!"

Toknowhim said...

Oh my... Totally agree with the others... This has to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen... the kids did great....the video is all the better because of Levi's transformation :)

PS. The Lord was moving in Springfield this weekend. I was so blessed to see all of you!!!

heids124 said...

Made the PERFECT finale to the video. You guys are the best. Including Levi. :)

Angela said...

that was funny. I turned 30 a few weeks ago, glad I didn't hear that then. Your family is sooooo talented.

Cindy said...

Priceless, absolutely Priceless!! OK, I'm now 40... I can't wait to hear how you will top that for Daniel in 10 years!! Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

AnnieBlogs said...

I love those people.

Fran said...

I AM DYING!!!!!!

Hilarious!!!

Love that little guy! ;)

Carol said...

Loved the video! Loved the transformation in Levi more!!! And the burping was CLASSIC! Thanks for sharing!

Alison said...

Stinkin' HILARIOUS! Turned 30 in July...so Daniel...you really aren't that OLD! Ha!

Russ said...

You...are...so...cold. You...are...so...cold.
You're so very cold!
(burp)

Daniel Semsen said...

I LOVE THIS FAMILY!!!!!!

Thanks you guys...and especially Lily Kate, who was the best part 2nd only to Levi with her pointing. She has given me the gift that keeps on giving...'You have gray hairs' (pointing at Travis) HAHAHAHAHA...

Dionna said...

That video is just timeless. I love how you don't have to have your family all perfect and behaved to show them off to us - because honestly any of us who have ever been a parent HAVE BEEN THERE. :)
So great. Glad you could laugh about it.

Jon and Lacey said...

This is GREAT! The song itself is awesome (sound like something I would do to my friends!) but the added element of your son's attitude change was hilarious.

tiggerdaisy said...

HAHAHAHA!! That was hilarious! I was laughing so hard--thanks for bringing a little more joy to my morning! :)

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

likebrandnew said...

Your family is adorable. I love to see Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell singing side by side!

Pat n Fl said...

Loved this, I only wished you had done it earlier in the year so i could have sent it to my neice who turned 40 this year. Love you and your family.

Darlene R. said...

SO very funny! You all are so talented! The poochie lip shows its ugly self around here every so often, too! I loved Levi's super turn around though.
Our families are so similar, as far as the kids go..BGB..12,9,7. That can make for some interesting times, for sure!
Have a great week!

jennyhope said...

Y'all are about the funniest ever!! I almost broke out in praise to you are so old!!
That was the best! I wish I had that as a greeting card!! LOVE IT!! You are heir's and heiresses and none of y'all are boring!! LOL

Terri_in_Alabama said...

That is so hysterical!!!

amatogirl said...

Love it!!

Dori said...

Travis Cottrell...

THAT IS SO STINKIN' FUNNY!!!

My observations:

1. I totally GET Levi Cottrell because Lindsey Cook (same initials) is EXACTLY the same -- emotions that turn on a stinkin' dime.

2. Lily Kate look so much like her Momma it is not even funny.

3. Don't you turn 40 soon and are you ready for someone to write a "You are old, you are so old, you are so old...." song for you....because you are, you know... you are so old, yes, you are! tee hee

Oh, sweet mercy...your kids give you the best stage material. Seriously...

Blessings,
Dori

beechembrightspots said...

Your video is priceless! My boys (3 & 10 years old) have been singing this off and on all week! We sent the video to my Dad that turned 64 yesterday (yes, on Friday the 13th!).

You are such an inspiration to us...especially to my husband who is our music minister at our church. Our choir is actually singing your musical, Glorious Day, as a Thanksgiving musical next week.

Keep up the great work! (And I can't wait to see you at Beth Moore's Scripture Memory Celebration in January!)

Betsy said...

Just seeing this tonight. You guys are NOT RIGHT! When are you takin' this show on the road. Can anyone say VonTrapps??

Holding Out Hope said...

I LOVED watching this!