Monday, April 3, 2017

sesame street live

Did you know that Cleveland, Ohio, is home to the second largest performing arts center in the country, second only to NYC? We finally took advantage of that fact when Sesame Street Live came to town this weekend and my parents generously treated us/Jon's parents generously watched our littlest love.
all dressed up for their first theatre experience - outfits completed by Jon's cowboy boot and my shoes
We have never taken the kids to see a movie in the theater and we are pretty strict about screen time (we generally don't allow more than an hour total per day) so we weren't really sure how they would do. We figured Elden would be okay but Edith was kind of a wild card.

We got to Playhouse Square about half an hour before the show started. First stop was the bathroom and then a little snack. I had packed applesauce pouches but there were soft pretzels at the concession stand so we grabbed one while we waited for my sister and parents. Once everyone was there, my parents treated the kids to one toy each (they both chose a small Elmo) and we made our way to the seats. The theater provided these little booster seats which was totally genius if you ask me. When the show started I was obviously watching the kids' faces and oh. my. goodness. I totally cried a little because they were so mesmerized and happy and I'm about to cry again just talking about it.

Suffice to say, it was most definitely a hit.
when he's super excited but trying to play it cool, he does this sweet thing with his tongue where he pushes it against his cheek or lower lip. slay me.

The show ran from 10:30 am - noon with a 15 minute intermission. Elden was as content as could be the entire time, but we did start to lose Edith a bit post-intermission. I was still wildly impressed by how well they did! Edith will be 2.5 this month and I think she was probably the youngest I would want to take to something like this... any younger and I don't know how well they would be able to sit through it. When the show was over the kids were treated to one more toy (they chose a pennant on a stick) by Jon's parents. This show is all Elden has talked about since we left ("I miss Sesame Street Live, mommy!") so we decided to try to get season tickets for the 2017-2018 season children's theater! If this show is in town I definitely think it is worth it to take your littles to.

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