This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A butter dream

Taking a break from the cabin catch up to tell you a story about tonight. I took the girls to bed at 9:30, as is our new "routine". Alex always immediately lies down and is still and falls asleep easily. Gregorie and I have to sing. She is always super wound up and we sing and we sing until she comes dow from the rafters. Once she stops jumping on her sister's head, I leave. But it can take many songs. Or many repetitions of one song. In fact, the first night we tried The Routine she sang "You Are My Sunshine" until I fell asleep. So tonight we sang YAMS, Clementine, Alloutte, etc. Finally I started Row Row Your Boat -- thinking the sheer repetition of it would bore her down. So, she lied down and starting singing with me:

Row row row your boat gently down the street
Mary Mary Mary your life is a butter dream

1 comment:

Erin said...

Oh that is so sweet! Just like buttah! :)