Music in the Park

23 Jul

A couple weeks ago I signed up for the Koala play group on Facebook for me and Walter. They let us know about playdates and other fun things happening in our neighborhood for his age range. So when they started posting about Music Mondays in Grant Park, I got excited. Yesterday was hosted by The Music Class (which I’ve taken one of my babysitting charges to before) and it is this fun, interactive music class for young babies. Music is so important for our development and lives (I actually studied Neurobiology of Music for my psych degree), and besides, if it was a nice day outside, I wanted the three of us to enjoy some family time together.

I wasn’t sure the rain was going to hold out. Earlier in the day, during a trip to Target, Walt and I got soaked on the way back to the car. Sopping clothes, crying baby, and all. And when we finally got into the car I offered Walt his sippy cup of water and he gave me this “are you kidding me?” look. But I guess the rain didn’t make it to our house/the park because the ground was only mildly wet when we joined the group later that evening. It was a lovely summer evening for a little “concert”!

Dancing and shaking to the music!


Lots of families out picnicking and playing in the good weather.

Mama enjoyed participating too!

Uh oh. Someone was getting bored of music class!

Clearly it’s time to go home.



3 Responses to “Music in the Park”

  1. Pop July 24, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    One of your best postings. Better call Arlene Wood now and get Walter wait listed for piano lessons.

    • mamajohnston July 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Thanks, Pop! I’ll make that call soon… You should see him play on his toy piano at home!

      • Pop July 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

        Bring it to the birthday party. He can play “Happy Birthday” and I will sing solo. That will clear out the restaurant of other guests.

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