Saturday, October 24, 2009

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Today was the much anticipated day that we went to see Elmo and friends. We refrained from talking about it much in hopes of avoiding the persistent questions like "Are we going today?" Elmo and Cookie were on a local news program yesterday morning and I eagerly brought Colin in to see. He was immediately taken and was so excited. It always makes me smile inside and out to see his little face light up with excitement, especially when it's something seemingly so trivial.

After about a thousand questions this morning of "Where's Elmo? What's Elmo doing? When are we going to see Elmo?" we finally arrived. When he saw the empty stage his danced a little jig. I thought to myself, just wait until you see what's going to be on that stage! After what seemed like hours of waiting, the show was about to begin. Wes and I had worried about the large costumes scaring him since he's so frightened of the Chick-fil-a cow but we just held out breath and hoped for the best.

What were we so scared of, he loved it! He danced, he clapped, he laughed, he sang. At first the thumb was in the mouth but not for long. It left and so did all his inhibitions. I could feel myself getting emotional just watching him. It was his first concert (of sorts) and he was having such a good time. He was literally sitting on the edge of his seat just swaying and dancing up a storm. He had one hand on my leg and one on Wes' - how precious!

He definitely preferred when Elmo and all his friends were on stage together. They had to go in shifts to avoid exhaustion but as soon as one of them went missing, he noticed and wanted to know where they went.

I thought Elmo's World would be his favorite but he just kept asking where Elmo's friends went.


  1. Yay! I'm glad it went well and that Elmo didn't scare him. I have that SAME sweater for Pierce! I noticed that it's a bit big still so I'm thinking more of the end of winter or next winter he'll get to wear it - too cute.

  2. Fun! We took Madelyn to that when she was little. Good memories!

  3. I was supposed to go to this with Ella. A guy I worked with had two extra tickets(free). I told him I would take them and then on Friday he tells me the people he initially tried to give them to now wanted them. I thought that was inconsiderate, but oh well....our weekend has been fabulous anyway and tomorrow we're going to the pumpkin patch!

  4. Glad to hear that it was so much fun and there were no scary reactions to the costumes. I love the pictures you took to capture all the excitement - he looks like one happy fella!

  5. Glad you all had a good time. Bailey loved it too! I'm working on my post of the evening now.

  6. So cute!!! I can't wait to have kids and enjoy things like this with them ... I secretly wish I had a reason to see a lot of the children's movies that come out : )