Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sesame Street LIVE!

On Friday I took the kids to see Sesame Street Live at the Wiesbaden Army Air Field.

Charlotte was so excited at the prospect of meeting Elmo!
She insisted on wearing a red (Elmo colored shirt) and her fanciest dress up skirt for the occasion.

This event was free because it was sponsored by the USO.
They handed out these Elmo spinner toys to all of the kids at the door.

They also handed out Sesame Street DVDs about dealing with deployments, homecomings, and "changes." I watched that one with Charlotte the other night-- it's all about a dad losing use of his legs and being confined to a wheelchair. They had some footage of soldiers with amputations talking with their kids at Walter Reed... military families really do NOT have it easy.

We had gotten there early and were able to sit on the floor right up front! The soldier in front of us was there to keep kids from mobbing the "stage."
Charlotte hasn't watched much Sesame Street but she LOVED that Zoe was also wearing a tutu and pink shoes. On the way home she told me that she and Zoe were best friends.

I was surprised, but at the end of the show this was actually necessary (and ineffective) as tons of kids ran up to shake hands with the characters. It actually made me nervous Charlotte was going to get trampled or lost... but she ran up too and cried afterwards that she didn't get to Elmo because he was on the other side. (Cookie Monster was near us I think.)

I was worried that the sound was too loud for Toby, so I wrapped this USO bandanna over his ears.
He LOVED it. He was completely mesmerized by all of the singing and dancing and didn't move once during the show.

PS. This is the photo that prompted me to go get my hair cut asap... I was NOT happy with the result. But I'm getting used to it I guess, and it will grow out soon enough. I'll post a new pic with me in it soon so you can tell me what you think.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Oh wow, awesome! Looks like you guys had a great time! Wished we could have been there too! Julie, i definitely want to see a pic of you hair! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOBY!!! Thanks for the posts, it's great to know how you guys are doing.