Sunday, October 12, 2008
Your Backyard Friends
Saturday was an important day in our household, because we took Evie to see The Backyardigans Live!
She is currently completely obsessed with this cartoon, so it was the perfect time to take her. We listened to songs from the show on the drive into the city, and explained to Evie we were going to meet The Backyardigans. As we drove up to The Fox, their marquee changed to show a picture of The Backyardigans. Evie pointed and screamed "More!" I knew this was going to be fun.
We walked inside, and the ushers handed us a little paper shield with pictures of the characters. And then Evie noticed the huge display of merchandise for sale. Her eyes lit up, and she took off running - all the way across the room, past everyone in line, right up to the counter. She was yelling "Pablo! Tyrone! Tasha! Pablo!" Chris and I let her choose something to purchase, and she picked a stuffed Pablo toy. (Yes, he made it into her bed, and she's been carrying him around for the last two days.)
We made our way to our seats, and Evie noticed the stage with a giant The Backyardigans sign. She was pointing and yelling "Backyardigans! Please!" The characters took turns coming over the loudspeaker and announcing the show would be starting soon. The excitement was building - you could feel buzzing coming from all the kids.
And then it began... Oh, Evie loved the show! She yelled for Pablo and Tyrone, marched in the aisle as they climbed Dragon Mountain, and pumped her little hands in the air as she imitated Uniqua's dance moves. It really thrilled me to watch her face and see her excitement.
It was another one of those days when I know how blessed I am to be her mother. Evie is such an animated, sweet, smart, beautiful little girl. OUR LITTLE GIRL, who we took to her first show. I know there are many more days like this down the road, but I certainly did not take this one for granted. It was perfect.