Mummy Mondays – Junior Jamming

Deakin Edge Melbourne Fed Square

The Urban Ma music

Junior Jamming with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Deakin Edge, Fed Square Melbourne

Working full time means that weekends are the days we get to take baby D out for some fun in the park, at the shops, in the backyard or at music jams. This term we’ve been enjoying Saturday mornings at Mini Maestros and last month the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra had their own jam session. Held at the gorgeous, 0pen space at Deakin Edge, Fed Square, 7 musicians and an engaging conductor took the kids through a musical journey. Suites from Peer Gynt were beautifully played right in front of us with the little ones getting in on the act shaking, clapping and dinging their percussion pieces!

The kids learnt how to use their castanets, tambourines, maracas, bells and triangles at different volumes and tempos and even got to stomp loud and strong for the finale number. Afterwards, the kids had a meet and greet with the musicians.

Such elegant music live for us to hear and be part of. I definitely would recommend this to all parents as a must-do activity to share with their kids. It is a free program however places have booked up fast so check out MSO’s website to put your name down for the wait list and for future events next year.

Junior Jam Melbourne Symphony orchestra
IMG_1731Daniel having a play with the french horn 

IMG_1729We had a nice chat with the oboe player and even found out that this instrument cost her around fifty to sixty thousand dollars!

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IMG_1727Daniel got startled by how loud the flute was able to be played!
IMG_1725We were shown how the snare drum worked
IMG_1713IMG_1710Out of all the things Daniel could’ve picked up, he chose the eggs!
IMG_1709 The Urban Ma Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Outfit of the day:

– beanie from Fred Bare Kids
– Bear jumper and skinny leg jeans by Target
– blue cardigan from Myer
– moccasins by Freshly Picked 

Happy Days

Happy Days OOTD

Sunshine and the great outdoors. For the past few Sundays we’ve been enjoying time outside and the little one has been loving watching the birds, planes and helicopters fly past us up in the sky. He’s been loving playing with rocks and shouts out “DUCK” when he sees birds in the garden. Baby D also said his first three syllable word yesterday! – crocodile 🙂

Oh how fast they grow and I’m enjoying every minute of it. This week was a good week. Lots of naps, cuddles and play time. And a productive week work-wise, volunteer-wise and housework-wise 😉 One thing I do need to work on though is this blog. So many things coming up so hopefully I can get organised for you! In the meantime how was your week post-Easter? If you have a little one, what did he/she get up to this week?

Daniel’s Sunday OOTD:

– checkered shirt by Jeanswest Jnr
– shorts by Indie Kids – Industrie
– basic white onesie by Bonds
– hat and shoes by Pumpkin Patch

Target shopping haul

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Target Kids area at Watergardens Shopping Centre
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Late night shopping at Target

With the hubby and bubby in bed so early, I quickly snuck off to take advantage of the 20% off baby sale at Target and use my Target gift card from the other day’s goodie bag! Being around 8.50pm it was shopping bliss! I was there with a shopping list in hand as I can get distracted very easily.

I always do a little happy dance when I scan the price of something and it comes in lower than the sale sticker. In this case it was a couple of plain boys’ tops that scanned in at $1! Score! I bought a heap of Bonds pieces for Baby D as I love using Bonds pieces to style his comfy outfits. I also thought I’d spring clean up our room with some new bedsheets. Oh and I also bought mascara for $4.50 but I forgot to include it in the pics below.

What are some of the things you love to shop for at Target?


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target haul 2
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aby D wears a Bonds Bomber Jacket, Stussy beanie, Fresh Baked tee, ABCD shorts, Adidas kicks

target haulSeed beanie, Sprout top, Next cardigan, Bonds leggings, Next baby booties