Sesame Street Live came to out town. With connections in the ticket office we ended up with front row floor seats. They were AMAZING! So close, Ava could even stand and dance and the characters came by throughout the entire show passing out high fives. I am afraid it will need to be front row seats every year… the only way to go for sure!
When we arrived I noticed they had replaced the street signs with yes, Sesame Street. Parents were lined up taking pictures of their kids underneath the sign. This is the moment I realized I forgot my camera! REALLY!! AHHH! I tried to remind myself all day, “point and shoot, point and shoot.” Thank goodness for the internet I can post a few shots that were not taken by me but nevertheless will document the experience!
I have never seen Ava so excited. To say she had a blast would be an understatement. Thankfully there happened to be a chalk mark on the floor in front of us. I explained to Ava that she needed to stand behind the chalk mark. It worked like a charm! She would look down at her feet often and scooch back and then resume her dancing! It is the only thing that kept her from running on stage! She shouted often at her TV friends; wanting to show them her snuffy, her necklace, tell them she loved them. It was too cute. I was sure that it would be Elmo that was the most exciting… NO wrong… Big Bird! Abby and Elmo took close seconds.
Of course there was no escaping the merchandising nightmare they had in place. With stands throughout Ava ended up with a spinning, light elmo toy. I was sure that this would be the only splurge until intermission…. When a man carrying hundreds of Elmo ballons walked onto the floor. You have to be kidding me how do you escape that one? Ava was pretty good until her friend received her Elmo balloon and then it was all over… $10!!!!! Yes a $10 balloon! All in all the experience was worth every penny. I cannot wait until next year!