Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rock Star in Crocs!

Last Fall, I joined a moms group called Connect The Tots. I thought it would be fun for us to get out and enjoy playdates with children Ryan's age. The organizer of Connect The Tots sends notification of different events in our county via email almost daily inviting us to come join the fun! We have gone to at least one event each month and each time is a fun new adventure!

On Sunday, July 12th we attended an event at the Riveredge called ROCK STAR TOTS! At first I was hesitant to go because the admission price was $10 per person (adults, children, even babies who are walking!)...but I just knew Ryan would enjoy this event, so I had Chris stay home with Kara and Mommy & Ryan went on a date. (FYI- Rock Star Tots have since changed their prices. Check out their website HeRe.)

We had a GREAT time! Ryan, my little music ham, danced from the moment we stepped off the red carpet at 2 pm until it was time to head home at 5 pm. Yes, three straight hours of pure FUN! I was extremely impressed with every little detail the event coordinator put into this event. From the Rock Star decorations to the games, they kept the children interested and the music kept them dancing!

The DJ (also the event coordinator's husband) kept the kids entertained with a bubble machine. Who doesn't like bubbles?

Ryan bustin' a move!

There were several areas set up for when the children just wanted to play instead of dance. Ryan really enjoyed the tunnel.

Back on the dance floor, the DJ surprised us all when he turned on a soap machine instead of the bubble machine!! The kids LOVED it!

The aftermath of playing in suds!

I am not sure what this is called but Ryan really liked to ride it.

They had a quiet corner where the children could sit and read....

....or play planes, trains and automobiles!

Each month has a different theme. July's theme was AIR GUITAR! and it was also their premiere. They had a contest to see who could play their best air guitar. Here's Ryan practicing for the contest...

Enjoying a little ball fun...

Playing the STAR ring toss game...

Set up next to the quiet corner was a coloring corner!

And a kiddie party would not be complete without Parachute Fun!

They had an area set up for babies and somehow Ryan crawled his way into it!

Finally it was time for the contest. Ryan lined up and excitedly waited for his name to be called. He was the 5th or 6th name on the list, which I thought was good because he could see what the other children were doing first before getting up in front of a crowd all by himself. When his name was called, he ran onto the dance floor. The DJ asked if he was ready and Ryan nodded his head yes. Then the music started and he...

...pretty much just stood there and played his guitar. HA!! He looked SO SERIOUS and of course cute as can be! His mama couldn't have been more proud.

I even caught a clip of it on video. NAME THAT TUNE. Sadly, he did not place in the contest. The girls beat him out with their over the head guitar playing and break dancing moves! You will get them next time, buddy!

(Christy D. can probably name it after the first few notes!)

Mommy and her little Rock Star hanging out in the VIP area!

Ryan (far left) doing the Hokey Pokey!

Rock Star in crocs working the red carpet!

Rock Start Tots is held every 2nd Sunday of the month from 2-5 pm at the Riveredge. Chantelle, our moms group organizer, spoke with the woman in charge and was able to get our group a nice discount for the month of August. The next Rock Star Tots will be held on Sunday, August 9th. If anyone is interested, please contact me and I will add you to the list!


the d'angelo family said...

Beat it!!

Looks like a TON of fun. We'll be on vacay the next RST event...but definitely let us know about the one in September and October!! are raking in the note cards so far deary...I have you at 3 sets so far...based on who I could tell you referred...there weren't many that left a msg saying who referred them. I was able to figure some of them out.

I leave for the beach Thursday with Corinne...I plan on mailing notecards out the end of each week...I'll send yours out after I get back on Sunday (they'll go out Monday) if that's ok?

The Moskal Family said...

That looks like SO much fun! I love Ryan dancing, he looks like such a grown boy!

Our Family said...

Oh my goodness too cute!! He looks so terrified during the air guitar contest was he scared? I liked the little girl coming up and dancing with him ahahaha. Adorable.

Jenni said...

It looked like Ryan had an absolute blast! He was grinning from ear to ear! That looked likea lot of fun :) What a great idea too! Bobbi you looked so good in that photo too you hot mama!:)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You're back. Hooray! And what a fantastically fun post for us to reconnect on. There is a similar group that sponsors events like what you are describing here. I have never tried it out before, but now I will definitely be reconsidering.

It looks like you and your family had an absolute blast!


Rakefet said...

What a good idea! Looks like you and Ryan had a lot of fun!

Whitney said...

Well, that sounds like so much fun! And I'm all for dancing, whoo hoo! Although, Ryan appears to be a better dancer than me. .

I'm glad that you took a bloggy break too, sometimes it's so worth it, although I'm having a hard time getting back into it again.

Helene said...

Look at him go...I can definitely tell he's having a blast! And it must have been so fun for you to watch him enjoy himself! I wonder if they have one of those around here in my neck of the woods?? I'll have to check!

Isn't it nice to have a fun Mom's group to hang out with?? I just love our group here!! I swear, there are days where I think I just might drive off a cliff but then I'll remember that we have a playdate at the park the next day so if I can make it until then, everything will be okay!!

So glad you updated your blog...I miss you when you haven't updated!!

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hopefaithlove said...

I am friends with Christy and wanted to go the August's Rock Star Tots, I am friends with the DJ that run that event. We are probably going to go in Sept. Glad to hear it was FUN!