I Can Sing a Rainbow – The Gallery

I’m rolling two posts into one this Wednesday as Tara has prompted us with Colour for The Gallery this week and I need to get  a twin post in for the Multiple Mayhem Carnival held over at Rebecca’s blog Here Comes The Girls on Friday and anyway, when I look at my girls, their clothes, their toys it is an explosion of colour. There is no quiet contemporary look in this house!

children playing on the beachThankfully they have started sharing more of their preschool experience with me now and one thing they are both very taken with is singing the Rainbow Song. Apparently the teachers choose various children to represent the individual colours of the rainbow depending on what colour clothes they are wearing that day….you’ve got it haven’t you? We now have discussions on what to wear to preschool every day where I have to convince each twin to wear the stuff I had planned, ‘Look at this lovely orange?’

Everything was going swimmingly well until one day Alice returned from preschool rather upset that she hadn’t been chosen that day pointing out ‘Just look at this beautiful yellow, mummy!’ to strengthen her case!

building sandcastlesI remember months back teaching the girls to draw a rainbow too as with one easy arch of the pencil a few times changing colour as you go et voila! You have a rainbow. Now I have an entire folder full of rainbows and I’ll sneakily admit to throwing some out as I there are only so many rainbows I can home.

I love the fact they one of them will burst into song at any time, loudly, off key but with enormous smiles on their faces. They love singing and are getting together quite a repertoire thanks to preschool where I think they sing most days. So I give you ladies and gentlemen I Can Sing a Rainbow, by Alice and Bessie


  1. Funky Wellies
    March 21, 2012 / 7:51 AM

    Your post put a smile on my face! :) What gorgeous girls you have! xx

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:06 AM

      thank you x

  2. Mrs TeePot
    March 21, 2012 / 8:18 AM

    aww they look gorgeous, they should always be chosen!

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:10 AM

      thank you, life wouldn’t be the same without them ;)

  3. Mum2babyinsomniac
    March 21, 2012 / 8:36 AM

    Ahhh they are so lovely! x

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:12 AM

      Thank you….I’m sure I saw your name amongst the Fresh Voice category short list…Well Done xx I hope you win 

  4. stressymummy
    March 21, 2012 / 7:41 AM

    That is so lovely! It is certainly true that children do add a lot of colour to your life! Great song!

  5. March 21, 2012 / 7:42 AM

    That’s just waaaaay too cute for this time of morning! MC is sat next to me and she’s asked to see that video 3 times now. No prizes for guessing what she’ll be singing all day :) xx

    • Mari
      March 21, 2012 / 7:46 AM

      The girls keep asking to watch it again as they think it’s hilarious Bessie falling on Teddy at the end of the film – the laughterI am getting and alice is annoyed as I edited her falling on Teddy out! #cantwin

  6. March 21, 2012 / 7:46 AM

    Gotta have me some of those pink wellies!!!!!

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:06 AM

      You mean you don’t have any yet? Do you realise what you’ve been missing all this time? ;)

  7. March 21, 2012 / 7:57 AM

    Those girls are beautiful and what a lovely video :)

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:08 AM

      Thank you, I think I’ll look back on these videos a lot in years to come ;)

  8. March 21, 2012 / 8:53 AM

    Awwww Mari, you know I’m a big fan of your vlogs and this one is just as fab, sooooo adorable! x

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:13 AM

      AW, thanks Mama, I really should do some more, I’ve been slack of late

  9. sabrina montagnoli
    March 21, 2012 / 9:17 AM

    Me and my wee man love this song! Your girls are absolute stars singing it! Just added a whole lot of colour to my day :)

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:15 AM

      Aw thank you Sabrina, it is a happy song and I love it when I hear them singing it to themselves

  10. March 21, 2012 / 9:17 AM

    Oh cute. This was DD3’s signature song for quite sometime. She did very well out of it one Halloween!

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:16 AM

      It’s a favourite at the moment along with ‘If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands…’ 

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:19 AM

      Thank you, we do them quite a lot on here :)

  11. Emily McMillan
    March 21, 2012 / 9:57 AM

    Lovely!! x

  12. March 21, 2012 / 10:19 AM

    Gorgeous girls, gorgeous clothes and gorgeous colours :)

  13. Blog of Julia
    March 21, 2012 / 1:39 PM

    So cute!!!

  14. caro_mad
    March 21, 2012 / 2:30 PM

    Awww they are so adorable. You must be such a proud mummy x 

  15. March 21, 2012 / 3:05 PM

    How absolutely wonderful….I do miss my 3 being little :-)

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:28 AM

      I know what you mean, I have 2 grown up children too so can appreciate that comment, it makes me enjoy the moment a little bit more and not wish their lives away

  16. kelloggsville
    March 21, 2012 / 6:49 PM

    Oh my word,that is just gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Xxxx

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:29 AM

      AW thank you for your lovely comment

  17. Jennypaulin
    March 21, 2012 / 8:04 PM

    Sooooo gorgeous! Aww you just be so proud of your two beautiful girls. Lovely post x

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:38 AM

      Thanks jenny I am xx

  18. March 21, 2012 / 8:30 PM

    They are just adorable!   PS.  someone taught me an invaluable tip once so you don’t feel guilty about chucking out pictures, take a photograph of them, you still kind of have them! :) Emma x

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:42 AM

      Funny you should say that but I started a Posterous site just for them at the start of preschool this year so I have the whole collection ;)

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:44 AM

      Thank you x

  19. Gina
    March 21, 2012 / 8:57 PM

    They are so beautiful x

  20. March 21, 2012 / 8:58 PM

    …cutesville! Lovely to see your girls in ‘real life’…they are so lovely to watch, playing off of each other…fascinating! Watching them bounce up and down as they’re singing made me think how much energy you must need to keep up with them all day! As a *ahem* slightly older Mum, I had better up my sleep as once Little Miss Red starts walking/talking, I will have 2 energy busters too!

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:47 AM

      They are very energetic but it’s also a lot of fun too, also my two are in bed and asleep by 7.30pm every day which is a godsend for me as allows me some metime and recharge too

  21. Natalie Gourley
    March 21, 2012 / 10:32 PM

    They are just beautiful, can’t wait for Isaac to be this age!

    • Mari
      March 24, 2012 / 11:48 AM

      It’s a lovely stage as they are so interactive and fun to be with but every stage has it’s pros, enjoy them all x

  22. Paula Virgo
    March 22, 2012 / 1:23 PM

    couldn’t resist singing along !

  23. Kirsty Coffey
    March 22, 2012 / 7:55 PM

    Lovely girls and great colours as well.  We always take a photo of the best pictures/artwork before ditching them.  Our children are 10 and 8 so we we get rid of most things the second they come through the door now, only the best go on display and only the fantastic are kept forever.  I realised a few years ago that we would have so much more living space if we didn’t feel obliged to keep EVERYTHING they draw/make.

  24. 1978rebecca
    April 3, 2012 / 8:18 AM

    That’s lovely. Do they like the same colours? Mine are too little to like colours at the moment but they seem to prefer to be wearing the same thing.

    Thanks for linking to the multiple carnival.

  25. April 13, 2012 / 6:59 AM

    Very cute: what little stars! I love it when ours sing too. Ellie is a great singer & dancer, & Jake – is enthusiastic! How did you do those fancy effects, if you don’t mind my asking?

    • Mari
      April 13, 2012 / 7:12 AM

      I am using iMovie and those special effects are all uploaded ready to use. All I do is cut and paste and write the text where I want it. I think Windows Movie Player does something similar too, you must make some video’s of them , my girls love to watch themselves over and over ;)

  26. April 13, 2012 / 11:33 AM

    That is just gorgeous! You little ones start school this set too don’t they? Noah does as well! I am scared, they all look too little! x

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