Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Lovin' With Jessica

Hello Soul Singing Liv readers!  My name is Jessica, and I write a little blog called Sweet Green 
Tangerine.  It's mainly about my life as a music loving bookworm raising two boys in the south with my 
Army man.  Liv has asked me to share a post about summer, and I really don't know how to write 
about anything other than books and music so I thought I'd share some summer favorites of ours.


To many, summer time means relaxation and freedom.  Us moms of school-aged kids know 
differently.  Teachers are off the hook, and now it's up to us to entertain our kiddos for the next 3
 months.  That's not a bad thing, of course. This is the time of year when my 6 year old son and I have
 the most fun together.

Jonathan, our little dinosaur boy.

One of the ways we bond is over books and music...naturally.  Normally, I don't really censor my
 music around the kids, (I don't generally listen to anything violent or inappropriate) but since we 
are spending so much time together in the car, I try to pick music that they can also enjoy.  Turns out 
my kids don't appreciate Bon Iver and Radiohead the way I do. Whatever, kids.  Like most 
mini-people, they love music with a quick tempo and repetitive sounds.  And thankfully, kids music has
 really come a long way.  I'm not one of those moms that can sit through Barney and Raffi, so I love 
finding music that I can enjoy along with them.  There's nothing better than singing along at the top of 
our lungs as a family.  That's bonding as it's finest.
Here are a few that we love to listen to on those long summer car trips.

Can't go wrong with The Beatles.  Our favorites: Hey Jude (duh), Get Together, 
Yellow Submarine
For kids who love rock
They have a whole album about science. Our favorite: I am a 
Paleontologist
Movie soundtracks
Our favorites: Across the Universe and The Muppets
My kids' current favorite and I have to admit...it grows on you.
It doesn't get any better than Three Little Birds

Jude, our little free spirit

As for books, without that school-night bedtime routine, reading together tends to get thrown to 
wayside.  We have to make a conscious effort to make the time to read either together or quietly.


 This is when library trips are the most beneficial.  Most libraries have story times and summer
 reading programs during this time anyway, and hey, they're free!  We also keep a bag of books in the 
car for road trips and our current chapter book in my purse to read while we're out and waiting or being
 lazy in the park.

This summer, we're going to be reading these books together:

I'm very excited. 

Well, that's how we bond during the summertime.  Do you find time to read with your kids during 
the chaos of summer?  Do you have special music you listen to as a family?

 If you happen to be a lover of books like I am, I would love it if you could join us some time for our 
weekly book chat link up.  We discuss everything from our favorite love stories to our favorite endings.

Photobucket

I hope you enjoyed my guest post and I want to thank Liv for thinking of me!

Photobucket

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

free pdf ebook by toby crabel http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/it/Jim-Mccormick/m61577/ sharon shinn ebook [url=http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/it/Handbook-of-Autism-and-Pervasive-Developmental-Disorders-Diagnosis-Development-Neurobiology-and-Behavior/p222412/]the last wish ebook download[/url] ebook newspapers

Anonymous said...

3rd degree patterson ebook torrent http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/de/Powerpuff-Girls-Chapter-Book-03-Cartoon-Crazy/p143200/ core ebook [url=http://audiobookscollection.co.uk/es/Muhajababes/p164498/]the farmstead creamery advisor ebook torrent[/url] ebook library by sony

Anonymous said...

grads plotting software http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/it/category-100-106/Software-di-server?page=2 outlook sharing software reviews [url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/product-37191/Juanma-UltimateZip-5-0-Portable]computer retailer software software web cameras[/url] media safe software for mobile
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/es/product-37391/Easy-MPEG-AVI-DIVX-WMV-RM-to-DVD-1-6]Easy MPEG AVI DIVX WMV RM to DVD 1.6 - Cheap Legal OEM Software, Software Sale, Download OEM[/url] paint house color software
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/de/product-27305/Creomate-Dot-NET-Metadata-Expert-2-0][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/1.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

adding software to a live cd http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/fr/product-13431/Actinic-Ecommerce-7-0-6 synthesizer and mixing software [url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/product-12737/HWiNFO32-v1-7]windows mobile 5.0 free software[/url] x-rite software market
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/newslist]News - Software Store[/url] showing service software
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/category-100-113/Music-Software][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/4.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

[url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/colchicine.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/7.jpg[/img][/url]
unprofessional behavior pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/w.htm compounding pharmacy scottsdale [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/famvir.htm]philippine pharmacy prices[/url]
cvs pharmacy state line kansas city missouri http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/altace.htm discount pet meds medicine pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/diovan.htm]diovan[/url]
pharmacy tech programs http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/periactin.htm publix pharmacy ed gibson [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/ampicillin.htm]rite aid and brooks pharmacy[/url]
resumes for pharmacy call centers http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/pilocarpine.htm martindale bismuth subgallate compound singapore pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/viagra-super-active-plus.htm]viagra super active plus[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/categories/antiviral.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/4.jpg[/img][/url]
cvs pharmacy syed husain http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/rumalaya.htm canadian pharmacy opportunity [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/arava.htm]pharmacy colleges in florida[/url]
ferris pharmacy greece ny http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/n.htm no scripts pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/alavert.htm]alavert[/url]
nj application for inactive pharmacy license http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/remeron.htm pharmacy assistance programs [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/kamasutra-ribbed-condoms.htm]nexium cost at pharmacy[/url]
carstairs family pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/zovirax.htm fred meyer pharmacy locations [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/retin-a-0-02-.htm]retin a 0 02 [/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/pilocarpine.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/10.jpg[/img][/url]
anthem pharmacy virginia http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/shuddha-guggulu.htm pcs pharmacy providers [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/lanoxin.htm]ptcb pharmacy technician preparation course[/url]
online pharmacy 500mg cipro http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/ponstel.htm hurlburt afb pharmacy online [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/ponstel.htm]ponstel[/url]
pharmacy recruiters http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/topamax.htm pca pharmacy mediq prn [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/augmentin.htm]professional pharmacy store[/url]
pharmacy mur assesements http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/hydrochlorothiazide.htm rohe pharmacy [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/lasix.htm]lasix[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/cystone.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/8.jpg[/img][/url]
salem pharmacy inc benton ar http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/micardis.htm cottage pharmacy [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/ranitidine.htm]nmcp pharmacy[/url]
free pharmacy technician practice test http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/capoten.htm pharmacy stickers [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/betapace.htm]betapace[/url]
residency nuclear pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/alavert.htm pharmacy jobs in dayton ohio [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/keftab.htm]online classroom pharmacy tech course[/url]
pharmacy abreviations http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/diabecon.htm list in house pharmacy companies [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/ventolin.htm]ventolin[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/rogaine-5-.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/4.jpg[/img][/url]
bpp pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/effexor-xr.htm pharmacy lab jacket [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/tegretol.htm]pamida pharmacy[/url]
people picture in the pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/catalogue/j.htm vets pharmacy [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/aldactone.htm]aldactone[/url]
capella online university pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/betapace.htm smith pharmacy in georgia [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/remeron.htm]out of country pharmacy[/url]
abbott labs internship pharmacy http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/sustiva.htm bm pharmacy [url=http://englandpharmacy.co.uk/products/furosemide.htm]furosemide[/url]