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WILW—MUSIC: Catch The Moon

2011 August 3
by bvoboril

I fell in love with my husband for a million reasons. One of them (a big one) was our shared love of music. It was the subject of our first-ever conversation and has always been a huge part of our lives.

Our passion is for a wide variety of music, from Dave Matthews to Frederic Chopin to Pink Floyd to Harry Connick Jr. Though we don’t get to express our musical sides as much as we’d like, Stu is an incredible drummer, while I dabble in piano and love to sing. (I also played the flute in high school, but it’s been too long to claim I actually ‘play’.) 

Whatever the instrument, we hope to pass this passion on to the little man. So far, it’s working!!  Ethan seems to love music.

So you will be seeing several What I Love Wednesday posts about great baby/kid music we’ve discovered.

This week’s product:
Catch The Moon by Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell

My friend, Michelle Bernth, recommended this album, and because Michelle is an awesome Mamma, I immediately downloaded it from iTunes. This collection of songs (some of which you are sure to recognize) is like kid-friendly acoustic folk-ish music. The soothing sounds are great for car rides or just hanging out at home. And they don’t make you want to pull your hair out like some of the kid music out there.

One of my favorite tracks is “New Morning”, which is a Bob Dylan cover. I never knew I liked Dylan so much! “Little Red Caboose” has been stuck in my head for days at a time (in a good way) and Ethan especially likes it when we dance to this tune. And after hearing it on this album, I never want to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” any other way. It’s Ethan’s favorite song, so we sing it a LOT and I am always looking for ways to change it up.

You can’t help but sing along with these songs! And it doesn’t feel like you are listening to baby music…although your baby may think otherwise.

And common…who can resist a little Lisa Loeb?
“You say, I only hear what I want to…”
Man I love that song.

The best thing about digital music is we can have multiple copies of this album…one in the car, one on Ethan’s iPod (yes, our seven month old has his own…remember, engineer husband), and one for Grandma’s house.

{If you don’t do digital, this album is available in the form of a child’s cardboard storybook (written by Erin Courtney and illustrated by Bonnie Brook Mitchell). The CD slides out the top of the back cover.}

Not a day goes by without Ethan being exposed to music. We sing songs all through the day, have the computer or iPod piping tunes in whatever room we are occupying, and Ethan never goes to bed without a song or two. Like I said…it’s a musical house.

Stay tuned for future WILW music selections! There will be many…

7 Responses leave one →
  1. Sandy Schon permalink
    August 3, 2011

    Music will definitely be a big part of Ethan’s life. Just wait till he starts carrying his recorder everywhere he goes just like his mommy!!

  2. Linda Johnson permalink
    August 4, 2011

    I sure hope there is classic rock in his music collection (soft classic rock). The Beatles for sure. Stu and his sister were both constantly listening to the Beatles as babies and todlers, and etc….

    Unlike Becky, Stu would not carry around his recorder,he would take them apart………
    yep an engineer in the making…

    • August 4, 2011

      We had the Beatles on just the other night Linda. Stu always remembers you playing him “Here Comes the Sun” when he was a baby.

  3. Abbie permalink
    August 4, 2011

    Thanks for the reccomendation, I have downloaded several of these songs already and love the accustic folk sound! I wanted to share with you the Sweet Pea3 (, it is an MP3 player for toddlers and Aidric LOVES it and takes it wherever we go! The thing that I love about it is that you can download any songs and make up to 3 playlists to store on it. It has parental controls (that he can’t access) so that you can control the volume (on both the speaker and the headphones seperatly-he doesnt use headphones yet but I like that they are a seperate volume control) and you can set the amount of time that it stays on when it is turned on and left. The battery lasts forever and we have had it for 2 years and has been dropped and left outside and generally taken all the abuse an active 3 year old can dish out. Anyway, just wanted to share for when Ethan gets big enough to want to carry his own tunes around! This is worth the money!

    Thanks for the music reccomendation! I am always looking for music we can BOTH enjoy!

    • August 4, 2011

      Great advice on the MP3 player!! I’m sure Stu will be all over that when I tell him. :) The name is great too!
      I don’t want to give away future posts, but we’ve got some more great music coming up for WILW, so check back!!

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