Monday, June 30, 2008

Tiana Meets Elmo

I was so excited to find out that Sesame Street Live was coming to our little island of Maui. Tiana has been a huge Elmo fan for the past year and a half and regardless of the ticket price we were going! I was contacted by her Early Childhood Development Program staff and they had invited us to meet 2 of the Sesame Street characters the day of their opening night. We weren't sure which 2 until we arrived that morning and I didn't know how she would react to a life size character.

Elmo and Cookie Monster entered the room of about 20 excited toddlers (& parents). At first, all Tiana could do was gasp, point and sign Elmo & Cookie Monster. She finally pointed to the ground so she could get up close & personal...

The next morning was the Sesame Street Live show and we were all so excited (9th row center). However, so soon as Bert & Ernie appeared on stage and began talking the sound was so LOUD it overwhelmed her little ears. She immediately turned around so she was facing me and would not watch the show. We took her to the lobby where they provided us with earplugs - LIFESAVERS! Needless to say, she enjoyed the rest of the show.