Sunday, December 14, 2008


At night when I'm tucking the boys in I sing them songs. It's the same four songs in the same order, every night. One of the songs I picked up from a cheap dollar video I had purchased for Hannah ages ago. It was a video that had a lot of obsure cartoons on it that no one really knew, but it was a dollar so I bought it. There was a super sappy cartoon about a boy and girl who were very poor and would dream about having an abundance of all the things they were lacking in real life. The cartoon has a theme song that is present from beginning to end and it embedded itself in my brain and eventually became a night time lullaby.
As it turns out the cartoon, called Somwhere in Dreamland, was actually very well known in it's time. It was released in 1936 by Fleischer Studios who brought us characters such as Betty Boop, Popeye and they were even the first animate the comic book hero Supermanm and such as... (I can't ever hear the words "such as" without thinking about Miss South Carolina 2007. So, so FUNNY.) Anyway, my point is that what I thought was cheap, low quality dollar store find, was actually a rich part of the history of animation.
I was a little disappointed to find out I didn't have all of the lyrics correct. My version still has the same general feel. I tried to sing the song the way it was written but Jonah quickly corrected me, so I'm sticking with my revised version.

Here are the lyrics as they were written:

I'll see you somewhere in dreamland
Somewhere in dreamland tonight!
Over a bridge made of moonbeams
We'll find our clouds are silver lined!
Each little star in the cosmos
Shining a welcome so bright!
Dreams will come true
For me and you
Somewhere in dreamland tonight!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


So this week we experienced a historic event when it snowed in Houston. The kids were thrilled. We did our best to capture it on "film", but it was no easy task. If you click on the picture below you can see a slideshow of our snow fun. I know that the snow seems nonexistant in some of the pictures, but it WAS there, I promise. If you tune in to the Christmas spirit and look with your heart, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to *see* the snow.