Once a year the city of Thousand Oaks holds this amazing event where every vehicle you could possibly imagine shows up at the park and children can climb all over them, sit in the drivers seats and even wear the equipment associated with that vehicle.
For a kid like Keiran, it's a literal dream come true!!!
Helicopters, boats, loaders, steamrollers, race cars, cherry pickers, police cars, buses, fire trucks-- like I said, you name it, it was there! How cool is that?!?!?!?!
I kinda have to confess, this show might have been more for me than for Keiran.
Why? Well, KK really likes Elmo. He used to LOVE him, but that was quickly replaced by his love of Blue's Clue's-- bordering on OBSESSION actually. In fact, he watches A LOT of Blue's Clues and when he requests a new show, he will say Blue's Clues Steve or Blue's Clues Joe. 90% of the time it is Blue's Clues Steve. Hooray for Steve! I feel the same way, man.
Okay, so when Elmo Live came around I HAD to get the tickets, but not because of KK's massive love for Elmo, but because of PATRICK's MASSIVE love of Elmo.
You see, Patrick was an Elmoaholic. Full blown addict. Like 12 step addict. Elmo was his life and I LOVED it. Nothing Elmo ever sang grated on my nerves. He was so sweet and his little voice was perfection. I, too, worshipped the ground Elmo walked on.
So now 17 years later, Elmo tickets become available and I jump at the opportunity to go. Not necessarily to see Elmo again (although he was awesome!), but to get into a mini time machine and go back to those days of simpler times. The days when Dan was at school and it was just me and Patrick at home in our little Provo home watching Elmo and stopping by everyday at the Thomas' house to play or craft or eat (best neighbors ever!).
And so at Elmo Live, while Bert was on stage dancing away to Doing the Pigeon or Ernie was singing all about visiting the moon, I just looked at KK (who is Patrick's DOUBLE) and remembered how great I've had it. A REALLY great life with a really great husband and really great kids. So, for two stupid kids who probably got married way too young and probably had kids way too young and probably even had way too many of them-- we've done pretty good.
Besides-- Elmo's favorite number is 5, so 5 kids is pretty poetic. :)
BTW- the Sesame Street letter of the day was "K". love that
What Wednesday's Wearing-- CachCach Romper with 2 pink bows added by me. Carter's hat with a bow added by me.
When I was pregnant with Keiran, Dan and I had a competition- who could find the cutest baby boy outfit. We decided we would wrap the outfits up and open them on Christmas Day. Whichever outfit proved to be cuter, that was the one that KK would wear home from the hospital.
We both took the competition very seriously and we both KNEW we had won.
So on Christmas morning we opened up the wrapped outfits. Dan went first and opened up the TO DIE FOR two piece from The Gap I bought. He told me it was so cute, BUT he was sorry to tell me that I had lost.
What? No way! No way was it possible for him to have picked out something more adorable than I did.
So he handed me the box and I frantically unwrapped it and there inside was this outfit.