Saturday, May 30, 2009

odds and ends

I hope you're all enjoying this summery weekend as much as I am. I'm working on a piece about summertime activities for kids, and I'd love to hear your creative ideas!

Abbott had a school event a couple of nights ago that included hauntingly beautiful performances of some of my favorite folk songs and spirituals. I've been doing my part to keep these genres of music alive and well; I've sang some of the songs they performed (If I Had a Hammer, If You Miss Me at the Back of the Bus, Swing Low Sweet Chariot) thousands of times to and with my boys. I particularly like this collection of singable songs, to enjoy with or without kids.

Oh, summer in Seattle... you are so very worth the wait.

7 comments:

Deidra said...

This post made me think of the other evening when my teenage daughter and I were waiting in line at a local restaurant. She started singing "I got chills, they're multiplying." I joined in with, "And I'm losing control." Before you knew it, we were singing the whole song from Grease, in harmony. Not quite as sophisticated as the folk songs and spirituals but still memorable. And fun.

Enjoy your weekend.

Frau said...

Love your new header picture! Not a creative person sorry no ideas here! Have a great weekend!

theresa said...

We love Pete Seeger in our family! Love your blog, I'm new to it. :) Theresa

kks said...

lovely pics....will be creatively mowing the lawn today! :)

Lina said...

Wow, I love this photograph, so peaceful and calm!

state of bliss said...

I just love your new banner! Great photo!

Hugs,
kasia

Sherri said...

I think Cal and Abbott would really enjoy the Recess Monkey Field Trip concert at the ice rink. Kids skate while the band plays. www.recessmonkeytown.com/shows