I was thinking about this song and video a lot today and decided it would be the perfect “rerun” for us.
It reminded me of summer for two reasons.
I made this video in 2013, pregnant with Piper, on a beach vacation and I feel like you can feel summertime radiating through the video!
And several several several years ago (!!) I spend two months in Ohio as a performer in a really fun production of Guys & Dolls and had the opportunity to sing and dance in an adorable number to this song. Here’s a little Throw-back-Tuesday pic of that for ya:
LOVED that costume!
Also – my mom used to sing this song to me when I was a little girl. I loved the “doodle loodle loodles” at the end. Which is why I had opted to make a video of it for you and your little ones! (However, Piper does not like me to sing this song to her for some reason – LOL!)
Enjoy the song! Share your love and put some joy in this world. There’s enough of the other stuff out there already – but we could certainly use a lot more people breaking into love songs, couldn’t we?
Have a great week! xoxo
Several years ago, when I was teaching in the classroom, a parent asked if I’d write a song for washing our hands. The next day, this is the song I had for her, and one that I continued to use every snack & story time before we’d eat.
And just click play on the video to learn the song. I sing it twice – first a cappella and then with a backing track so it sounds just like the album version!
Enjoy the video, and hopefully you’ll have a fun new song to sing every time your little one(s) washes their hands!
Well hello there!
We are post-July 4th weekend today (it’s July 5th as I type this!) and we are well into Summer and Sumer Camp!
I had a lovely time this weekend with my family and took a full break. So today, we have a very popular video as an encore presentation. It’s from 2013 and it’s me and Joanie Leeds singing Woody Guthrie’s “The Green Grass Grows All Around” – a summer camp classic!
It’s a great sing-along song with plenty of motions to follow along to – and of course, we get super silly fast at the end!
(In this video, three-month-old Piper – who is now three years old! – is just off camera in her little swing kicking and cooing while we filmed. Sweet memories! )
I hope you also had a great weekend and wish you a wonderful week ahead!
In honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday, I’ve opted for a patriotic sing-along this week.
This song has four verses, but today we’re just singing the first verse, twice.
It’s the most well known one, and paints a beautiful picture of our scenic country.
There’s definitely A LOT going on in the USA these days, and you may or may not be feeling patriotic. But after taking a trip out West a couple of weeks ago, I feel so proud of the beauty of the USA. Our scenery is as diverse as our people and I find both so incredibly gorgeous. So that’s why I felt “America, The Beautiful” was the perfect song for this week.
I”ve got the lyrics in the video and I”ll post them here as well.
Enjoy the video and I wish you a wonderful week and, if you’re in the United States – happy 4th of July!
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brother/sisterhood
From sea to shining sea!
Wow – it has been an eventful Spring for sure – my new album released, and had great celebrations all over the East Coast in PA, NJ, MD, VA, NY and i just got back from a FANTASTIC time in IOWA!!!
Time to take a little break – we could all use one! So here’s a video from way back in the summer of 2013 when I was just newly a mommy and it’s a perfect summer song: Down By The Bay by Raffi.
I used some photos for the web in this video, but if you have Raffi’s book – go grab it and read/sing-along!
Enjoy the video and the first official week of summer!!!!