"Sesame Street Live: Elmo Grows Up!" or "I took 400 pictures here's 38 of them!"
Two weekends ago, we took the kiddos to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo Grows Up. I'm not sure who was more excited. The kids - or me. I was totally excited to see Abby Cadabby....she's too totally cute - pink and purple hair, longs to be able to cast magic spells but cant exactly get them right.... The boys, they wanted to see Elmo - of course. We went on the Sunday show and it was all we could do to get them through the weekend. Once we were there...all we could do was wait.
...and wait... ...and eat lots of popcorn (which by the way, has colors in it. Yellow to be exact. We later realized this - uhm when the kids were off the wall hyper the following day on their color induced high.) Anyways, they came on the speakers that the show would be starting in 10 minutes and for everyone to stay in their seats because Big Bird would walk around and didnt want to "step on anyone with his big feet". Three $8.00 programs, three buckets of high inducing, color laced popcorn, a bottle of water and a bottle of Dr. Pepper later and the show was ready to begin. Big Bird started us off by telling us the exciting news that they were all going to have a pageant about what they wanted to be when they grew up. Prairie Dawn was going to be directing it and he had to decide what he wanted to be yet. "Can you tell me how to get....how to get to Sesame Street?!" Bert and Ernie were even there to help Big Bird decide what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Telly wanted to be a cowboy when he grew up and sang "Home on the Range" complete with Elmo and Cookie Monster riding stick horses to the theme of Bonanza. ...and a square dance....a best friend square dance & (don't be jealous) a dancing cactus!!!! Hold your excitement please! Abby Cadabby even made a few appearances before her big number... Here, Abby was dancing with Grover who wants to be a Police Officer when he grows up. Elmo wanted to be a cowboy...until he saw grover...and then, he wanted to be a Police Officer Cowboy. I was sooooo into..... Ehem, I uh, I mean the kids were so into it. Next came Bert and Ernie who wanted to be forest rangers because they wear cool hats. What a great idea until they realized that they had to be in the forest at night. Huh, imagine that. So...they all went and got their teddy bears and the trees all sang teddy bears picnic.
Then, Oscar the grouch came out to tell a scary story in the woods: the Itsy Bitsy Spider. LOL. Next was our...my....favorite Character: Abby Cadabby. Peyton was too excited: "Abby Dabby!!!" She wanted to be a fairy Godmother just like her mom. Her only problem was that she had a hard time making things invisible and that was something that Fairy Godmothers needed to be able to do. She tried her hardest and all she could do was put a hat on a pumpkin. Abby sang "Magic in Me" set to the tune of a popular song - just cant remember the name of it (and the hospital has blocked youtube so I cant look it up). Finally, after alot of practice, she got it - and the boys freaked out. They weren't sure what to do. ...and she's gone. ::Brenden and Landon Loudly:: "MOM WHERE'D ABBY GO!?! Peyton: "ABBY DABBY GONE!!!!"
However, soon Abby was forgotten and Cookie Monster was the next on the list. He wanted to be a firefighter...but not just a firefighter, a Firefighter Monster because he was nice to everybody. This was too cute, Cookie sang "Down on the Corner" and saved someones cat who was up in a tree. Mommy was having fun too...and it was intermission..... Watch out Elmo, Peyton's the next big thing. During intermission, Peyton was dancing like he saw all the characters on stage. After intermission was Elmos World. "Elmo likes his goldfish, his crayons too! That's Elmos' world!" Elmo was concerned with the weather and asked his good friend Mr. Noodle to help him decide what to wear outside when it's rainy. He thought...and decided... a swim suit....NO!!!! ...a winter coat...NO! ...a raincoat!!!! Good Job Mr. Noodle! But your Umbrella is upside down!!! Mr. Noodle!
Next Big Bird Met Roxie and Roxie wanted to be an engineer. She had problems though because her train had Laryngitis. Ha ha! She said "My train wont give two toots!" Oscar was next and he wanted to be a garbage man because he loves trash! Rosita wanted to be an Amigo - or a Friend! But in the end, Prairie Dawn just couldn't handle the pagent and they ended up putting big bird in charge because if just one person cares then another person will care.... And we all learned that you can be anything you want to be when you grow up and it's okay if you change your mind. Like my twinkies, one would like to be a firefighter and one would like to be a police man.
What a great time we had...hope you enjoyed the pictures - took me a few hours to post and blog them. Oh well, that's what time at the hospital is spend doing when Brendens asleep. Look for hospital update pictures tomorrow. Brendens scheduled for surgery at 9:30 tomorrow morning. I'll try to post some new pics between now and then. Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm a single mommy, superwoman and "doctor" to my three miracles. My first two miracles came in the form of identical twin boys born at 36 weeks - as seemingly healthy as the could be. They're 5 now but around 3 months old, we found out that they had inherited Retinoblastoma from me (yeap, I'm a cancer survivor too...). That's when I learned that sometimes, what doesn't kill me ultimately makes me stronger. Good thing too becasue 18 months later, I met my third miracle. He's 3 now but before he was born, we found out that he would be born with a CHD called Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA). After spending about a month in the hospital undergoing not only bedside surgery in the NICU but open heart surgery and spending a few days on ECMO (Heart bypass), you'd never know now what he'd gone through aside from the scars on his chest: his battle wounds...the door to his heart. There's hardly anything you can tell me now that I wouldn't be able to handle; I'm a Mommy23Miracles.