We just did a bunch of shows with our friends. By friends I mean, Muno, Brobee, Toodee, DJ Lance, our dear friend Julia (who tours with us when she’s not fixing Foofa’s flower or rigging flying Gabba characters)…and about 50 other people that make up the greatest touring kids show of all time.
High Fivin’ Muno while June shows her balloon to Foofa
Yo Gabba Gabba is awesome. We were the Super Music Friends for this live version of the TV show. We played the song that we played on the show a couple of years ago. Bringing June around the “sleeping characters” (empty costumes) was a little weird the first day but she would tell them goodnight and then she’d see them on stage later and think they had just woken up for the show.
By the time she saw the show 3 times, my new fear was that she was going to run on stage when everyone was dancing in the aisles. After being backstage, sidestage and everywhere in the theater, a 2 and a half year old (tantrum central) can really start believing they own the place.
At one point early in the tour, she walked onto the elevator with Biz Markie. He is huge, with a booming voice. He’s also very sweet with kids. She loves his segment on on the show. But when she got on the elevator she got scared and stood facing the back corner for the elevator ride.
While we were gone, Mags stayed with my mom for a week. She loves school, and we don’t want her to miss it-along with the rest of her routine.
So, while June was doing this:
(riding luggage carts through hotel hallways)
Mags was home doing this:
(playing soccer and other normal kid stuff)
We wanted to include her in our Gabbaland adventure so Brobee called her one day to chat. She was pretty stoked:
Also, we played some of our own shows at night. A major highlight was when recieved the coolest cake ever from some nice folks in Boston.
It was a vegan, chocolate, interactive delight.
A Re-Arrange Us cake…get it?
Mags joined us after a week of staying with Gramma. She was so into the show- and how everything worked backstage.
I think trying on the juicebox costume backstage inspired Mags to make her own Halloween costume-but that will be revealed in the next post.
When we got home, Jason tied a string to Maggie’s second loose tooth and pulled it out. Home Sweet Home again.