Sunday, August 26, 2012

Little Drummer Boy

Drummin' with Daddy
Isaac has become a little rocker.  The trend began with "playing" the guitar which involves most often a small guitar puzzle piece, but any object will suffice, while swaying or head thrashing and "singing".  

Jamming on the bike pump guitar
Sometimes he gets to jam with Dad on the real guitar:

Since mastering the guitar, Isaac has moved on to drumming.  Whether we're hiking, hanging at home, or playing at the beach, he finds two sticks and drums away on rocks, sand, logs, or any surface, really.  He also air drums quite frequently.  This involves vigorously pumping his arms up and down accompanied by sounds of beating drums and crashing symbols.  

When this drumming obsession seemed not to be going away, we did what any loving parents would do.  We bought him a percussion set.  I know, you're probably thinking this is the gift aunts, uncles, and grandparents are supposed to find great pleasure in bestowing upon our household.  We have preemptively stolen your thunder -- sorry!  We just couldn't wait any longer to get some real drumsticks in this kid's hands.  Hopefully we won't regret it!

Little Drummer 8.23.12 from Julie Anderson on Vimeo.

Matt and I are not the most musically gifted people.  We might not be able to further Isaac's talent, but we'll do what we can to encourage his love of music!