Last night we took the kids to Sesame Street Live at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. I was really excited to see how Jake reacted when he saw Elmo live on stage. Cody had been moaning and groaning all week about how he didn't really want to go, apparently he is so over Sesame Street, something i was completely unaware of when the tickets were purchased. I knew that he would have fun once we got there and of course i was right. The whole first half of the show Jake sat on my lap and hardly even blinked and if you know Jake you know this is very out of character for him, he usually can't sit still to save his life. Cody too enjoyed the show and at intermission i asked him if he was having fun and he said "Yeah i am kind of embarrassed to say it though."
The second half Jake got a little wiggly but still watched the whole thing and even got up to dance a few times. I was very surprised with how well Jake sat and how much he really seemed to enjoy it. It was a fun time for all, Robert may disagree but i heard him humming a tune from the show in the car on the way home, so don't let him fool you. Hopefully i can now convince Robert to let me buy tickets to more things like this, for example Disney on Ice. I always went as a little girl and i loved it.
When we left the sprint Center Jake waved bye to Elmo as we walked away, that's all the thanks i needed for taking that cute little guy to see his favorite red furry monster.
On the way into the show we bought these Elmo lighted twirly things that were a huge hit. I'm pretty sure if you ask Cody he will say that his favorite part about going to the show was getting this. But for $15 a piece wouldn't you think the batteries would last a bit longer. Cody's was almost out of juice by the end of the show.
The morning after the boys requested to watch Elmo DVD's and they sat happily with there twirly things that are still cool even the day after.