Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Butter

If anyone is looking for a new Christmas song to sing, here's a classic from Carter.  I think he composed it when he was almost three.  We've been singing it every Christmas time for the last five years.

Christmas Butter all over ________,
Christmas Butter all over ________,
Christmas Butter all over ________,
Christmas Butter all over you,
Christmas Butter all over me!

If you want the melody, you can call me, and I'll sing it to you.  I don't know how to post music on here.  If you want to know what Christmas Butter is, then ask someone else!  And if you know what it is, then send me the recipe!  (But don't put it all over me... because it's hard enough to get a shower when I have kids, and I don't want to fix my hair again, and it might stain my new shirt.)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Musical Conversation

Avery put her face in her hands and looked up at me with wide eyes, "Mom, can you tell me more about string instruments?  You know, like cellos, and guitars, and banjos, and violins?"

Preston piped in, "And tarps or something."  He made a motion like he was playing a harp. 

"Oh, you mean harps?" I asked.

"Yes, harps.  And pianos have strings on the INSIDE of them.  I saw it on Tom and Jerry." 

Back to Avery, "I just love the cello.  I want to play the cello when I grow up.  Do they have little cellos?  Aunt Becky plays the cello.  I just love the cello."