When I heard Elmo was coming to town, I was so excited. I knew Chloe would love love love to see him. I mean we(she) watches him every morning. During the day she will often say, "Bobo, bobo." In Chloe talk that means Elmo. When I heard the dates of the shows, March 27-30th, I thought, "Man, what if I'm in the hospital?" So we didn't buy tickets. I didn't want to spend the money and the tickets not get used, but we ended up getting free tickets from the station I work for on a very part time basis. I was so thankful because it was really important to me that she gets to go do something special with her dad before the baby came. Not that she would remember, but Matt and I will.
One thing I wish was different about my childhood, mind you there are many things, this is just one... I wish my dad had done more "things" with me. I remember him taking me fishing ONE time! To this day I can remember that experience and I had such a great time. That being said, when we had Chloe it was and still is my mission for her to be close to her daddy. She will always love her mama, but I honestly want her to be closer to him than me. I want her to be able to call him in the middle of the night and cry to him about a boy. I want her to cling to Jesus but to find earthly comfort in her earthly father. I want her to marry a man just like her dad. (Makes my eyes tear up. When I set out to blog about their trip to Elmo, I planned on it being funny)
Here they are coming out...
Here's how she reacted. She went into a trance.
I wanted him to take pictures with my new camera, but he was nervous about bringing it in an being responsible for both Chloe and my camera, so I understood when he opted not to take it in. The pictures are taken with his new cell phone which explains the graininess and sub-par quality, but for a cell phone it did well. All in all, everyone had a great day. I think Chloe fell asleep before we got back on the highway. Hopefully, Elmo and his friends will come back again next year. Matt thought that with one more year under her belt she will really be able to interact and sing all of the songs, she was able to follow along to "Itsy-Bitsy Spider."
Everyone had a good day. I think the icing on the cake would have been if I had gone into labor. At 6:00am this morning I started having really strong contractions, but by 8:00am they were gone. :(