You are about to witness photography at it's finest (hey you try taking photos with a blue cotton candy covered baby girl on your lap) so hold onto your seats ladies and gentleman as our day with the Sesame Street gang begins now:
After a late start to the day ... 8am to be precise. Yes, that's right, the babies slept in. Can I get a WOOT WOOT. Let me tell you though, they only slept in because Flynn was up during the night with a fever and Marisol was up with asthma. I bounded out of bed, all excited to get going to the twins swimming lesson seeing as we'd missed a few weeks. Well what do you know, I remembered that with all the shopping I did yesterday I forgot to purchase the babies Sesame Street clothes to wear today. Can you believe it? I can't believe it. Those who know me, are probably now cowering under furniture because this is a huge no no in our house. We are not big fans of licensed character clothing, but when you are going to a special event then you must be dressed accordingly, so aside from Elmo diapers, we had nothing to wear. Mmmm, guess we could have all worn Elmo diapers, didn't think of that ... maybe next time. Shannon you up for that when we go to the next concert ha ha, it would make a great blog worthy photo.
I bundled everyone into the car at 9am and took off for our nearest Toys 'R Us ... yes we missed swimming, this was far more important, this was a disaster. As we are driving home to get ready let's just say that there was a certain 12 year old boy sitting in the passenger seat who had not quite finished eating his bowl of cereal which was sitting on the floor of the car (Randy, settle, it's okay, it's all okay) and let's just say that Flynn's new Cookie Monster t-shirt was knocked into the bowl of cereal. Then let's just say that in a panic, said 12 year old picks the Cookie Monster t-shirt up and without thinking places it on top of the rest of his clothes sitting on his lap. Bring on the mummy meltdown. So yes, when we got home I had to wash and then dry everything.
So we had to leave home a little early as we'd been invited along with 96 other people to the Beaches Sesame Street Pre Show Party.
BEACHES PRE SHOW PARTY COMMITTEE: This is what I thought of your 'party' ... hang on I don't know how to blow raspberries on-line so *insert raspberry here*. Whoever organized this event either doesn't have children or could care less about the families silly enough to actually turn up to one of these ridiculous things. Yes we met Bert and Ernie and that was kind of fun for the 30 seconds we were given to get a snapshot, but honestly, why expect a bunch of parents and their whiny toddlers to sit in a room with one piece of paper, a couple of crayons and a sticker. Seriously, are you out of your freaking minds. I didn't mind sitting through the little spiel about the Beaches Resorts, I actually found that of interest as it is somewhere that I would be interested in going with the kids. But to then force the parents and kids to entertain themselves for another 30 minutes until the characters arrived was LUDICROUS. How's about next time you organize one of these pitiful events you at least put out a beverage and a snack, maybe put on a little music and hey, here's a novel idea, why not put out some Sesame Street toys for the kids to play with so they are not bored and then you may also be able to make a little extra cash from selling said toys at the event. K. Just an idea. Ever need a party planner, I'm your gal. Truly I am, because whoever you have right now really needs to turn in their party planning hat.
Okay, so prior to the above photo being taken Bert and Ernie were privileged enough to be flashed a whole lotta boob by yours truly. As I was trying to carry Miss M up to meet them I looked down and noticed my shirt had come open. Why hadn't I felt a little drafty ... Spanx baby, Spanx. Boobs and Spanx, aren't they just the luckiest. Yep, that was a special moment. Especially as I hand some guy my camera and tell him he's not to snap anything until I've re-buttoned.
Moving right along to the concert which was great by the way. The kids had mini meltdowns before the show because they didn't want to sit in their seats but once the show started they were mesmerized. Marisol climbed onto my lap, ate blue cotton candy and just stared at all of the characters bounding around in front of her ... we had floor seats 3 rows from the stage and a few characters even came over and touched Flynn. It was special. Little man just wanted to eat popcorn and play with the little light up toy that we purchased to keep him quiet and could've cared less about the show until Elmo's World started, then he repeated the letter 'W' every 2.5 seconds, once that was over with though he fell asleep in Jay's arms.
Oh yeah, this is Grover touching Flynn ... great shot huh! ha ha.