Tuesday, November 1, 2011

flashbacks & giveaways



Two long years ago, we took the boys to New York for a Gabba filled week. It's sad that I never blogged about it, but I was going through what I now call my "dark times O' pregnancy". But even in my dark cloud we still had a blast. We did every tourist thing we could do with two hyper boys.

We saw a show, OK not Broadway, a Yo Gabba show.

We walked around Times square.

We went ice skating at Rockefeller center. This was Max's favorite part. Ollie....not so much.

WE crashed in a swanky hotel over looking central park.

Went to FAO Schwartz and bought nothing.


Saw Miss Liberty.
Rode the subways, even though Ollie preferred a Taxi.
Ok, so now the fun part! In celebration of our awesome trip, I am giving away a trip!! OK not really, but I am giving away 4 tickets to The Yo Gabba Live show in UTAH!!
So if you live there or will travel there, you can enter to win.
I would love for you to tell me who your child's(or yours) favorite Gabba song is. I will pick the winner on Sunday.



47 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'm not sure how to enter the giveaway...since there are no other comments.
My son is in love with Yo Gabba Gabba! His favorite song is 'Party in my Tummy'.

Tara said...

There's a Party in my Tummy is definitely a favorite in our house ... my husband likes to sing it at meal times. The kiddos like Try It You'll Like It too.

Thanks for the giveaway! It would be so fun to take my 4 and 2 year old :).

Jason and Amy said...

Our all time favorite Gabba Song.... Nice & Easy, Nice & Slow.... We sing it in the car. You have to whisper on "its nice to be quiet, and listen you know" and then yell on the "loud loud loud" part. We love Gabba, live in Utah, my kids even had a Gabba Birthday last year.

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Kelsey said...

We sing the Brush Brush Brush song at our house when we clean our teeth. What a fun giveaway!

Angie said...

We also love "Party in My Tummy". Love your blog!

Marissa of Ris C Handmade said...

My 3 year old is a really picky eater so whenever we are struggling at dinner we pull up the "party in my tummy" video on youtube and we all sing-along. It doesn't always work, but it is sure fun!!

By the way, we love that Yo Gabba Gabba is on Netflix now. We can watch whenever we want. We are big fans!
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Ora said...

LOL.. literally took Sydney 5 minutes to pick her favorite ... today it is the Chromeo song about washing your hands. Chase likes "Magic Shampoo" .. I haven't been forced to sing it in public for a while though ;) And since I'm still a kid at heart my favorite is "What was that sound?"

Your trip to NYC looks fun... even if you were in a funk. Your boys seem like the funniest people!

Maren and Ryan Meldrum said...

My youngest (Liam) is turning 3 on the 10th (one day after Yo Gabba Gabba comes here!) and his favorite song is Party in my Tummy. His twin brothers(Nick & Eric) favorite is Baby Steps, Big Steps. (We play this game at our house frequently.) We are even having a Plex Party for Liam!

Middle-aged Momma said...

My daughter,Lily, is a new fan (she's almost 3) and hardly qualifies for free tickets at this point. Especially after reading all these cute moms submissions. But since you're asking for favorite songs, I can't resist. Lily is most entertained by, "Party In My Tummy" which I sing to her every time she takes a bite. Or maybe she's just entertained by my gross exaggerations of the song. If you were to ask me, I love The Roots singing, "Lovely, Love My Family" for obvious reasons.
What a great giveaway. Good luck to all those little Gabba! fans!!
You Schultz'is good peeps.

April and Wes said...

Well my daughter is almost 18 months... and as I write this she is eating breakfast and watching Gabba. It's the ONLY show she actually watches. Okay, it may be because it is the only show my husband likes too. :) Anyway, we love the balloon song, and my favorite is the rain song Fofa sings.

Cando said...

We would LOVE to win this! My 3 kiddos ADORE Gabba. they even look at your blog with me because they see Gabba pictures sometimes. Their favorite song is the opening song. It cracks me up when they sing along to it because they think it says "Foofa, she's freaking happy" I love it. And we live in Utah! Double bonus!

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Angela said...

We just moved to Utah about 3 months ago! My twins would love to go. We love so many songs, but I agree with so many others that Party in my tummy is one of the best.

Tee said...

Oh man, my daughter Loooooves "Yo Gabba GaBOOOOOO"! She likes all of the songs (really!), but she runs around the house singing the UP and Down song and the Please/Thank You song. She's 22 months, so she just mashes them together into one song :)

My sister's kids love it too, and she told me that it taught her son to "keep trying, don't give up" when he fell off his bike. My sister lives in Utah (and I'm in Texas), so if I win, I'd like to give the tickets to her :)

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LJ, DC and ML said...

AHHH! We'd love to win, how fun. My toddler loves Gabba. Her favorite song has got to be Run Run Run, Its Fun Fun Fun. It is sung, and danced to about a hundred times a day.

Corrine said...

My kids would be in heaven! The favorite here has got to be Party in My Tummy. The 9th is also my birthday- no pressure. ;) Thanks for sharing your life through your blog!

Janet said...

I just asked my 4 year old her favorite she said 'try it you'll like it', and 'clean up'.
My 2 year old said 'silly's out'.

Ashley said...

My kids went through a faze before bed where they had to watch the episode where Muno can't sleep and they sing the song about dreams and unicorns. I think it's called Dream of Dreams, not sure though!

And I just wanted to add my love of Party in my Tummy. As a mom I use that song ALL THE TIME during dinner, "Ryan, look your carrots are crying...they want to go to the party too..." Works every time!

Niki said...

Man, wish we still lived in Utah! I catch myself singing "Keep Trying" in my head all of the time. Don't give up...never give up.
P.S. Loved Davygirl's costume. She rocked it!
NIK

Allison said...

So many favorites...but "keep trying, keep trying, don't give up" is probably the one we sing the most around here.

Rebecca said...

So hard for them to choose... but when I asked they said "I Lovey love my Family" and "Party in my Tummy." We would LOVE to go, sooo badly! We went last year and they were rockin' out the whole time! We have a 5, 3 and 1 1/2(almost the same b-day as Miss Davy... and his name is Davin!) year olds. I love reading your blog, you are an amazing family, thanks for sharing some of your fabulous and not so fabulous moments!

Chili and the Bear said...

My kid has watched Gabba since he was about four months old, so we are going on two years of Gabba every day all day. And we still love it! I'm pretty sure his favorite song is Brush, Brush, Brush. He even likes brushing because my husband will sing to him.

Veronica Marcetti Dimick said...

Oh my goodness! My little Josie loves every Gabba sing there is, but her favorite might be "Electricity" but she loves ALL of the songs from her two favorite episodes "Robot" and "Dance."

ginagina said...

Foofa's "Happy" is Ava and Sophie's Favorite- B.T.W.- long time no see!

Gina :)

Jaime said...

Having been an Aquabats junkie since before leaving the womb, Kalei's very favorite Gabba song is Pool Party :D And the remix at the end of episode 4 is one of my favorite songs by anyone ever!

jaime said...

WOW, I would LOVE to be able to take my daughter to see Gabba!! Her favorite song is get all your wiggles out. (not sure the title) As a little toddler she would run around yelling the song and then would freeze and yell HOLD STILL!! Cute!

Teneill and Corban said...

Party in my tummy all the way! Every meal time my 2 year old will sing it, and she'll list every food she can think of. Hey Cereal! YEAH!! Hey gogurt!! YEAH!!

Georgia said...

I love the New York Pictures......good luck picking your winner to the contest. Lots of good entries : )

Jenny said...

My little girl sings "Don't Give Up". Or, in her language "Nezer giz up" over and over and over. It cracks me up. Her little brother tries to join in.

Cycle Mamma said...

The one where Muno sings "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 people are in my family." The first time she heard it she got so excited and screamed "HEY!!! Muno has 5 people in his family just like I do!!!!"

Katie Schultz said...

I will not be in Utah, but would like to share the song that has been stuck in my head lately that of course I like- The Baby Episode- with Beyonce's Sister where she sings, Momma Loves Baby

The DeVito's said...

My 3.5 year old LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba. Just last night we were watching it before bed and she was telling me about her favorite things about all the different characters. Her favorite characters are the girls (I don't know how she knew the pink and blue ones are girls). Our favorite song around here is Party in my Tummy. We would LOVE to win the tickets, because it would give us a GREAT excuse to go visit Grandma in UT!

K and K and kids said...

My 4 year old daughter, Claire, is a big "Gabba" fan and is teaching our 7 month old, Lily, to LOVE it too!
"Be Nice To Everyone" has become our family theme song. Whenever someone is fighting (we have 6 kids), mom busts out in that song and soon everyone is laughing (and mildly annoyed with me).

Jessi said...

Don't Bite Your Friends!

Nan said...

I'm ok not winning the tickets- but I want to tell you MY favorite Yo Gabba Song- Hello Goodbye-from I'kona?? and I also love Muno rapping in I love bugs. Myles fav is the Red House Painters from the Sleep episode. I'll ask my kids..

Nan said...

Katie- I also want to say that Solange's Momma Loves baby is one of my favs too!! Her makeup is AMAZING. And- Myles other favs Halloween and Pool Party for obvious reasons.

Laralynn said...

Party in my Tummy. I love reading your blog. You are really great!

Josh, Lindsie, and Ava said...

The best friends song brobee sings with his balloon. Me, me,me pick me!

I've got my fingers crossed!

Jillyan said...

I found your blog through cjane forever ago and I love to check back every so often to see how your adorable Davy is doing. We are huge Gabba fans at our house and would love to go to the show! We sing so many songs from the show, but the one most often sung is "sometimes we win, sometimes we lose"! My boys are 20 months apart and are very competitive when it comes to everything! It magically puts the tantrums to rest. So, thank you Yo Gabba Gabba!

steelebjm said...

I don't need the tickets (we're in Arizona, and just did the Utah drive, and would rather not log 12 hours in the car one way again for at least 10 years) BUT, I had to comment because I just can't believe no one has said "Don't Bite Your Friends".

Seriously, that song was written for my middle child during a rather dark, ominous time in her life that at one point resulted in a perfect, full dental imprint of her bite on my oldest's cheek. And that the oldest had to go to school sporting.

Mostly, she doesn't bite anymore.

tenneil said...

My family loves the Nap Time song. we just wish we knew what the crazy pop tart looking thing was about. Love everything Gabba, even listened to Biz this morning on the radio show I listen to.

Bettina said...

I don't need the tickets either since I'm in Arizona(come to AZ!) BUT, I have to comment that our favorite song is "everybody wants to be included" (is that the real name?)My two year old sings it every time he plays with his figurines, when he puts them ALL in rows. I love it because he gets the idea of the song, which is awesome to me! Close second is Electricity- aka "I got tri-ci-ty."

The Bogren's said...

This is the BEST giveaway... Ever!

Auntie Ann said...

I am pregnant, so my son and I have been watching the babies episode pretty much everyday...at night before bed he always wants to sing babies (you know the one where all the charecters are babies) we love it...and would LOVE to go to the live show!!!

Melin said...

We already have our tickets, but I wanted to say that my 19 m. old daughter LOVES the song, "Banana." When she first started talking it was one of her first words, probably because she demands to listen to it every time we're in the car.

ScottyG said...

My kids are GABBA CRAZY!!! My middle son used to sing "Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, don't be afraid, it's OKAY" to himself when he was scared in bed. It's still a tender little joke in our family. email me at jennygarrard at hotmail dot com. :)

Hailey said...

Party in my tummy!!!

Kelly said...

My son's favorite Gabba song is "Nap time, nap time, time to sleep time to sleep..." (I don't actually know the title). I have a favorite too. It's The Roots, Lovely Love My Family.