Last Saturday, we attended a birthday party for one of Josie's daycare friends at cool cafe/coffeshop with a huge playroom. We'd been running around all day and it was past naptime-but Josie did really well. Especially when Elmo showed up. Now-for those of you new here-Josie is a huge Elmo fan. Huge. Elmo. Fan.
Yeah-she asks for Elmo at least 10 times a day. A video that is. She usually gets one a day-but when she was sick-we watched probably 5 videos a day. Now she thinks that should be the norm.
Anyway-I digress. So-Elmo comes in and it takes a moment for Josie to realize he's there. The birthday girl is both freaked out and excited at the same time. She keeps screaming and laughing but won't get too close. So-all the adults are encouraging her to see Elmo first-but she won't have it. Meanwhile-Josie, completely mesmerized-inches closer and closer. I'm sure she's thinking-"heck, if you won't sit in Elmo's lap, I will!" Pretty soon she is. It really was priceless.
Josie can die happy now-because I'm not sure anything could ever top this day for her. Sad that life can peak at age 2.
Elmo was at the party for probably over an hour. And Josie was sort of like Dory in Finding Nemo. Every 5 minutes or so-she would realize she was in the presence of Elmo and her glee would start all over. I took video for the first 5 minutes or so and switched to pictures. So-even though they aren't pics of the very first time Josie approached Elmo-they really kinda are.
Josie-realizing again that "OMG! It's Elmo!" while probably messing her pants in all her amazement.
Hugging Elmo . . .
Playing peek-a-boo . . .
This face pretty much sums it up!