Saturday, April 01, 2006

{Snapshots of Saturday} First Concert

Well, it's been far too long since I posted anything and I do have a million things to write about too! This challenge that Shirley is doing to post a little something about your Saturday every week has thankfully gotten me on here today!

It has been a crazy, hectic, but really fun day. We started off the morning with a bit of confusion. George rushed off to get his hair cut this morning and we had talked about him taking Kyle to Kindermusik as well (though the conversation was last night). The barber was busy and when I called him at 10am, he was next to get his hair cut and had forgotten about music class. I wasn't anywhere near ready to go, but I jumped in the shower and had myself ready and Kyle, Nathan and I in the car in about 23 minutes, so I thought I had done pretty well.

It was off to Kindermusik and we had fun there as usual. George actually showed up about halfway through the class because I think he was wondering how I was doing with both boys there. Nathan was actually being quite good thought he didn't sleep which I expected considering I had woken him up to bring him. After class, we rushed off home and made a quick lunch - half of which George put in a baggie for Kyle to take with him.

Then, it was off to pick up mum/Nana for Kyle's first concert - the Doodlebops! Yes, he's 2 and has been to his first concert! They are a group of 3 people that sing and dance for kids. It was funny when we went to park because you could certainly tell we were in the right place what with the tons and tons of parents and kids. Kyle was excited just by all the kids! We went in (in the rain) and Nana bought Kyle a Doodlebops flag that lights up with blinking lights (for a frightening $20 I might add!!). Then, we went upstairs to our seats and we were in the second row of the dress circle (on the second level) and the seats were quite good!

When the music first started, it was quite loud and being that Kyle doesn't exactly like loud noises, he covered his ears. I had this sudden fear that he was going to spend the whole show like that, but thankfully after I sat him in my lap and he realized it was just going to be music (and Doodlebops music no less), then he was fine. They did about 40 minutes and then had a 20 minute intermission. Kyle was quite upset at the intermission when he thought it was over! We went out into the hall and had a snack that I had packed. It was funny to see all the other mums digging in their bags for snacks too! We went back in for about another half hour. Kyle was getting into it waving his flag, clapping, doing a little dancing, and waving his arms when they asked. The Doodlebops waved goodbye after singing the song they sing on every show and Kyle waved goodbye.

We headed back to the car with the tons of other families. Kyle got in and seemed reasonably awake considering he had been up late last night (my plan was to have him up late and sleep late) and then got up at 5:30am again this morning! I have to say though that he started eating what was left of his grilled cheese sandwich and then about 15 minutes later, I heard snoring from the back seat - he was out! He managed to get a little more sleep when we got home too thankfully.

Nathan had stayed home with Daddy and it was the first time for just the two of them together, so that was good too. Nathan slept some and then even manages to take a bottle from George and then catnapped again before I got home.

Just got Kyle off to bed. Funny the little things we do every night that I think are so cute and that I know will someday stop and I'll miss. I always lean against the wall when we;re singing our songs, so Kyle has to sit up and do the same. We always have to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and then the alphabet song. He barely stops inbetween now!

We're also finally going through the process of getting rid of his binkie (or soother). He has only had it for bedtime for ages, but it's time to get rid of it completely and the opportunity presented itself a few nights ago when we couldn't find it. I did find it under the bed the next morning, but he doesn't know that. I won't say it's been easy and there have been some tears, but he's getting better. I keep telling him that I know it's hard, but that he's doing a good job. Tonight he said to me in his shortened sentence version with a very serious look "Binkie hard". All I could do was smile and tell him I knew it was.

I guess I'll stop there for now because I could go on for ages! I just need to get back here and write more often! Everyone had a good if not busy day! I guess this will end up being just another crazy day with 2 kids!



Catherine said...

Sounds like you all had great fun at the concert! Glad that Kyle liked it!

shirley said...

Oh, we used to have our boys in KinderMusic when they were small!! Sounds like a wonderful kids concert and Kyle had a blast (sounds like mom did too)! Keep up the bed time routines. Even with my teens, I still go in and tuck them in with a kiss good night, we don't read or sing anymore, but they even ask for it when I am busy. "Hey mom, come tuck me in" LOL!

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