Anyway, as previously mentioned, we did manage to fit in a few fun activities with Lukas during a couple of extended weekends along the way. Notably, this past Saturday we attended PEPSAPALOOZA, a local music event to raise money for the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS). We joined PEPS after Lukas was born and found it to be a helpful way to meet other local families with newborns and share stories and ideas. And, now that we are experienced parents, Mrs. LIAYF decided to give back and became a volunteer coordinator/facilitator for a local group of new parents. She arranged for her PEPS group to attend this festival of Kiddie Rock bands.
A funny thing happened on our way to the music festival. I had a senior moment and misread our directions and was pretty sure I was lost. That is, until a car passed us on the freeway with babypantsmusic.com emblazoned on its back bumper. We immediately knew to follow that car to the venue since the headlining act was caspar babypants.
I followed that car so close all the way there I would have made the FBI proud. And when we finally arrived and pulled into the parking lot, the driver got out and said. "You were following me, weren't you?" I copped to it and then asked if I could get a picture of him with Lukas, since he turned out to be caspar babypants himself, otherwise known as Chris Ballew lead singer of one of my favorite rock bands The Presidents of the United States of America.
(At least Mrs. LIAYF seems happy to have met Chris)The show was excellent. The kid focused bands these days really know how to rock. And although it was well past Lukas' nap time by the time he went on stage, we stuck around to hear caspar babypants. It was well worth it as he even mixed in a couple of cleaned up Presidents songs. It was an excellent way to round out our two weeks away from work.
If you haven't already, I would strongly suggest you check out the caspar babypants album. Of all the kid music I have heard, this is by far the most fun and catchy album. It is loaded with quirky, fun songs reminiscent of the Presidents vintage stuff, only geared towards the little ones.
Plus, it may just help you find your direction.