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Céline Dion: The Twins Are Typical Toddlers

06/28/2013 at 07:45 PM ET

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Deciding to sing the title track for the new film Unfinished Song was a no-brainer for Céline Dion.

“There are not enough movies out there like this one,” she tells PEOPLE about the comedy, which stars Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton and follows the story of a grumpy pensioner who joins the unconventional local choir.

“The movie is full of love and reminds you to live every day to the fullest.”

And Dion, 45, is certainly doing just that. Besides her nightly shows at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, an English-language album coming out this fall and helping launch the career of new artist Véronic DiCaire, she’s got her hands full with 12-year-old son René-Charles and 2½-year-old fraternal twins Eddy and Nelson.

“There’s a lot of play dough, painting and hide and seek going on at our house,” says the singer. “[The boys are] doing exactly what most 2-year-olds are doing — growing, listening to music and running around the house.”

With the intense summer heat, the toddlers have been spending more time indoors than usual. Fortunately, however, their creative mama has managed to make sure they’re still enjoying their outdoor playthings.

“We’re doing a lot of activities inside. I even brought their swing inside,” Dion says. “But at night we all go for a swim in our pool after the show to cool down. We’re doing our best to keep cool.”

– Mia McNiece

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Marky on

I love to hear her talk about her family! She seems to love her husband and children so much, and to appreciate them (and her life as a mom and wife), as well as her career. She is amazingly upbeat; always a smile on her face.

Angela on

I will always love this woman!

Tee Tee on

While I’m not a fan of Celine’s music, I sure do love hearing her talk about her family. It really sounds like they are happy together, no matter how unusual some might consider them to be.

(And for what it’s worth, it’s not really that I don’t like her individually. I’m just not a fan of that style of music in general!)

xayide on

She is amazing, always so down-to-earth. I love her and her music. But even apart from her career, she is a role model for every woman – loving her family so much, talking proudly about it, and always so kind to others.

celine_lover on

I love her!

Aye Khine on

I love her so much because she is not only outstanding singer but also caring wife and mother.

colin on

She is amazing. Always down to earth and a wonderful person. Can’t wait until her new album!!!!!!!

Cris on

Celine always seems like such a tender, loving person. She reminds me of my friends from Montreal. It must be a French Canadian thing. And that voice…!

Sherri on

Love her music and believe she’s a beautiful woman inside and out. I would love for her to make a Christian album.

Saodat on

She is God’s fantastic creature! I adore her!

hugo on

I will always love her..her music, voice, attitude makes her deserve to be loved..JBU

fande on

ah Celine, toujours aussi simple…Quand un coup de blues me prend, je mets un c.d de Celine et ca va un peu mieux, deja.
J ai hate d acheter le dernier album et d aller a son concert de Bercy le 25 novembre.

Ivy on

I love you God wil continue to blessed you nd your family

Roxanne Haller on

Love ALL your songs.. Sow you once in LV, great show. I watch every think I can of you & your family, love you all.. Sow yoi in Palm Springs ay Diana Shore, when.u had your hair short… Love it long… You all take care..

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