Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street??

Melbourne had some very special visitors last week....Elmo and the gang from sesame street!  it was a very exciting time for me, as i love love love the theatre and was so thrilled to be able to introduce this love to my baby girl. yes i know that 1 is a very early start but i just really could not resist it when tickets went on sale a few months ago.  of course by the time that the 'elmos world tour' concert came around, nooshie had hit the age where she is scared of absolutely everything. this stage literally hit the week prior to the concert ...perfect timing!
the morning arrived and because nooshie, bless her, is such a great sleeper I had to wake her up at 7:30am (at least an hour early) which did not go down well at all. we then had a mad rush to have brekkie, get ready, and jump in the car by 8:15am! we arrived to a buzzing princess theatre with excited babies, toddlers, kids, parents and grandmas everywhere! nooshie instantly started pointing at all the kids and squealing, it was delightful to watch just how much she was enjoying the atmosphere.  

giving Elmo a bit of love before the show
Elmo's World Tour begins
we went and took our seats, nooshie instantly started bopping along to the music playing and hugging her new elmo doll, the lights went down, the crowd started to cheer, nooshies lip dropped and the tears started to flow. a bit of cuddle and comfort from mumma and she settled down, then the worst possible thing happened.... cookie monster spoke. all hell broke loose, screaming, trying to climb up and over both me and husbandito, while still clinging onto my top.  once again we managed to claim her down enough for her to almost enjoy abby cadabby and big bird. intermission started and nooshie's mood picked right up and she was bopping to the music and pointing at all the kids this point i started to feel bad that we were only half way through the show and and she was going to have to injure seeing the cookie monster again.  
well the second half went a lot better, she was very interested in what was happing on the stage and almost cracked a smile! she only needed a little cuddle here and there when cookie monster would get a little loud. 
Mumma, Nooshie & Elmo
needing a cuddle from daddy
so all in all it was a fun experience for our family, nooshie slept the whole way home and had a big afternoon nap too. she didn't seem to have any cookie monster nightmares, and although she reaches out to hold my hand when he come on the tv, she doesn't seem to be traumatised by seeing these life sized monsters signing and dancing.  and i just can't wait to take her to show again next year!   
watching intently 

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