Saturday, March 5, 2016
Alden seems to have a thing for musicals. Last weekend, I took the kids to see a musical at a community theater called, "How I Became a Pirate." I wasn't sure how Alden would do, so chose a seat on the aisle where I could escape with him if he started squirming or whining. But, there was no need to worry. He loved every song, clapping enthusiastically when the song ended and then signing the word "more" while saying "more, more!" Luckily, there was a new song every few minutes. He made it through the whole play, swaying along to the music the whole time.
Last night, we decided to have family movie night and rented the Sound of Music. Many family movie nights have really just been one of us watching a movie with Kailey while the other one chases Alden around. But, last night, he mostly stayed put, swaying once again to the songs and asking for more when one concluded.
He repeats melodies that we sing, often getting many of the notes right. He doesn't sing the words, but he sings the melodies and repeats the rhythms with a good deal of accuracy.
Kai taught him the hand motions to itsy bitsy spider, and they spent a car ride singing the song together doing the hand signs over and over. It was so cute. If I hadn't been driving, I would have tried to get it on video.
In another week, Alden will start another round of Music Together. We haven't done it in quite a long time, since right around his 1st birthday. It'll be interesting to see how he engages in it now that he's a bit older. I have a feeling he is going to be quite excited about it!