Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May There Always Be...

A favorite musician of the kiddos, Jim Gill, (think Raffi) is going to be in concert next month here in town, sponsored by the library.  In anticipation we have been getting his CD's from the library and beefing up our song lyric knowledge.

One we really like is titled "May There Always Be Sunshine"  On the CD he says that it is actually an old Russian folk song and the original lyrics are:

May there always be sunshine
May there always be blue skies
May there always be Mama
May there always be me

He then goes on to say that he's traveled across the country singing for children and one of his favorite things to do is ask the kids what they would like there to always be and then change the lyrics accordingly.  One of my favorites on the CD from one of the kids is may there always be dinosaurs.  Sounds like something my two would come up with.

So on our way to the library this morning Noah and Kayla were again creating their own lyrics.  Some of my favorites I overheard;

May there always be mushrooms
May there always be peonies
May there always be ears
May there always be Captain America

I'm going to offer up my own of May there always be kiddos that make me smile.  What do you all think?

In other going ons, Happy National German Chocolate Cake Day.  I can honestly say I've never had German Chocolate Cake before, though I am familiar with it.  I really wanted to create it in its tradition layer cake form but not have a huge layer cake left over.  So I made a mini three layer cake version and then a dozen cupcakes.  And I made my own coconut pecan frosting from scratch of course.  Weird concoction that frosting; evaporated milk, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, vanilla, coconut and pecans.

I brought some of my blooming peonies inside tonight and now my whole house smells lovely.  Here smelling the flowers and watching the Tigers take on the Royals.  Hoping for a better outcome than last night.  Kid Kitchen and two kinds of peanut butter cookies (including one with, wait for it, carrots!) to celebrate tomorrow.  Until then...

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