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.
Daniel having a play with the french horn
We had a nice chat with the oboe player and even found out that this instrument cost her around fifty to sixty thousand dollars!
Daniel got startled by how loud the flute was able to be played!
We were shown how the snare drum worked
Out of all the things Daniel could’ve picked up, he chose the eggs!
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
Choreo Cookies all the way from USA
Choreo Cookies in Melbourne, August 2014
Wow. These ladies and gents are just as charismatic, in sync and totally jaw dropping as they are when you watch them on YouTube. Totally missing Rewind right now after watching the phenomenal Choreo Cookies on stage last Sunday night.
Congrats to all the crews who performed on the stage. Loved the energy, passion and talent.
I can’t wait to see what Baby D’s passion will be when he grows up!
The night started and ended with flawless showcases by Choreo Cookies and following Melbourne crews also performed:
Kstar Gen 2 ( dance showcase)
Courtney (singing showcase)
Judges: Mari, Keone and Carlos
Battlegrounds August 2014:
Old Skool – 1st: Daisuke and students Chris, Michael & Ricki 2nd: Kstar mums crew
Freestyle battle – 1st: Daisuke Benson
Monster division – 1st: RnR 2nd: Kstar Monster 3rd: A2D
Daniel waiting for the show to start back up after intermission – so enthralled by the dancers but still holding on tight to his toy car 🙂
12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne
Like the enchanting laneways in Melbourne’s CBD where you always seem to find a new place to have coffee or a pop-up store full of eclectic goodies, South Melbourne is also blessed with good quality eateries. One well-known hangout is St Ali’s, perfect for a Saturday brunch with girls and our little male guest, Toddler D. I hadn’t been there in ages and there were a mix of families, friends and fitness fiends decked out in their sleek running gear and the latest fitness tracker wearables ordering their Saturday morning coffee.
Amongst all the chatter about the latest mummy, work and relationship goss, we enjoyed smooth coffee, savoury dishes and couldn’t resist the seductive row of sweets laid out on the front counter (I’ll be back for you custard and lychee donut!). The specials board boasted veal shin with roasted root veggies and a pork belly dish with black pudding and mash. I opted for the seafood scrambled eggs with kimchi and it was full of flavour and texture with roasted rice scattered on top. Finished it off with a sweet macadamia blondie. With gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options throughout the menu everyone is sure to find something to satisfy their appetite at this Melbourne institution that should be on everyone’s brunch place list 🙂