hey hey hey my little sack of sugar
ho ho ho my little sack of sweet
hey hey hey my pretty little angel
pretty pretty pretty i could eat your feet.
hey hey hey my little honey bunny
ho ho ho my little turtledove
hee hee hee, my little sack of taters
so pretty pretty pretty i could eat your nose.
here's my girls hanging out with cousin Scout.
Lucy is at an age now where she is in love with music. She wants to hear certain songs over and over. She's been like this for a long time but now she really picks out certain lyrics and even tries to sing along. She loves pop music and the Rio soundtrack, she loves when I sing her songs from my own childhood (Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree ...) and she loves to hear other kids' voices singing classic tunes like Twinkle Twinkle. She points to the floor next to her and tells me to "Dance! Dance!" and has started shouting out moves: "Kick! Kick! Twirl! Twirl!"
Hey hey hey, my tootsie wootsie
wrangle, tangle, dangle and my honey in a tree
Ho ho ho, my butterfly fritter
So pretty pretty pretty I could eat your nose.
We visited Grandma Cherie in Reno. My two girls with my mom and grandma, warms my heart:
So I have been collecting a few CDs of children's music. So far I have the following albums:
Songs to Grow On for Mother and Child : Woody Guthrie
Tumble Bee: Laura Veirs
Catch the Moon : Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell
Sound and Spirit, Welcoming Children into the World : various artists
and some preschool songs by the Kiboomers I got from itunes, and a rad mix cd a friend made me when Lucy was born.
We have been loving all this music and sing along to most of the songs. Lucy's favorites include "Little Red Caboose" and the "Stop and Go" song on the Lisa Loeb album, which has little kids voices shouting out stop, go, dance, reach, etc. She gets really relaxed (Polly does too!) to the song "Prairie Lullaby" on the Laura Veirs album; also "All the Pretty Little Horses." She loves "Old MacDonald had a Farm" and "Baa Baa Black Sheep." Things with funny sounds, animals, and actions (jumping, monkeys falling off the bed, etc...) thrill her.
And Darin and I love all the Woody Guthrie songs best of all.
bridge, water, fish, wishing well....these have now been topics for weeks. she loves to retell stories of adventures she's had.
running around the park in folsom:
So ....to all you mamas out there, or dads, or grandmas, or friends, aunties, music lovers and babysitters ....
any recommendations for super fun kids music? or nice lullabies? My favorites tend to be indie type singer-songwriters with nice voices and interesting instrumentation. But even some of the classic kids stuff has proven to be really fun, if only to see Lucy respond so energetically. So I would love tips of any kind!
polly and scout: born one month apart, they like to lay casually by each other and act like they've been hanging out a hundred years....
help me keep these cute little beasties entertained!
and don't forget your dancin' shoes.