This weekend, our big deal was getting to meet Elmo at Sesame Street Live! It was basically like Hutch’s version of my Coldplay concert from a few weeks ago. Except that if I were to get to sit on Chris Martin’s lap, I would’ve been a little more excited than Hutch was about sitting on Elmo’s lap. ;) The nice part about paying extra to see Elmo is that we got to get in early and experience the whole Sesame Street experience and witness some cute dances and songs from all of the different muppets. But, as you’ll see in the pictures below, he wasn’t as interested in seeing the muppets up close. The show itself went pretty well and he never once tried to run away, which was good because we were in the front row and he could have very easily gotten up on the stage. I guess it’s good that he was afraid of the characters up close. ;)
Big head, much?!!?
Playing Elmo’s pee-na-no!!!!
And here comes the big meeting with Elmo and Rosita. Notice the looks on his face. First, not so sure.
Then a little more unsure.
Then, a lean-away….
Then a full-on “GET ME OUTTA HERE!”
So, Mama hops in and he grabs on for dear life.
And looks back to make sure they aren’t going to grab him again.
Then decides it might be ok to give Elmo a high-five.
And one for Rosita, too.
And a few minutes later, we grabbed one more photo with Elmo, this time with Papa as the savior. Notice we never got an actual smile out of Hutch. And he’s holding onto Buck’s collar for dear life.
Then, a few minutes later, Ernie came up during one of the dances and gave Hutch a high-five, which was pretty cool.
Cookie Monster not-so-much.
Knock, knock, is Gordon there?
“Hey, Hutch, what did you think of meeting Elmo?!” “Whaddya think, Ma?”
Ok, maybe I’ll be happy now.
And then we went into the show. It was pretty cute. All about how to make music when you don’t have regular instruments.
They even did a real “Elmo’s World” segment, complete with a fake Mr. Noodle.
I couldn’t not post this picture. There are two important things to note here: the big blob of balloons they brought out at intermission that cost TEN DOLLARS A PIECE. And of course, the kids don’t have any clue that we are spending their college funds on crappy Elmo balloons, so they just scream, “WANT ONE! WANT ONE!”. And the second thing is this tall blonde woman that looks exactly like Big Bird, but was ironically wearing a Cookie Monster shirt. Buck was enamored of her and couldn’t stop taking pictures of her the entire time we were there.
We got a little of our wiggles out during intermission by running around in circles like a madman.
And then laying on the ground.
Pretty soon the gang came back and did The Hustle and a bunch of other fun songs. I think Buck was almost as excited to see Baby Bear in person as he was to see Chris Martin a few weeks ago.
And at the end, Hutch and Marlo played in the confetti!
Last, but not least, I took a cool picture as we were heading out of Everett.