Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our Back Yard Friends

Yesterday Alexa and I got out on a little play date all by ourselves. We went to the MOA for Toddler Tuesdays and Alexa was very excited because this week was called 'Breakfast with the Backyardigans' and boy does she love them! We got to sit and have oatmeal and juice and listen to some songs then we got in line to actually meet 3 of the Backyardigans, Tyrone, Pablo and Alexa's personal favorite, Uniqua. (She's the pink one of course.) She was very excited and waited very patiently in line until it was our turn. It was kind of cool because each kid got to go in one at a time and give them hugs, high fives, kisses and take a few pictures. It was so adorable watching some of the kids when they finally had their turn, I think it was the highlight of their short little lives. So anyway, we finally get up to the front of the line and the girl came over and said that it was our turn to go say HI and Alexa FREAKS out. There was no way she was going to go touch them. How did I know this was going to happen?! For anyone who followed our website you saw this happen several other times, the horse ride, santa, etc. She gets so excited and says Yes Yes Yes I DO want to go do this or that then when the time comes or we actually get close she totally refuses. The Backyardigan "helpers" were very nice about it though, they let us kind of just move to the side and watch another girl go and see if Alexa wanted one more try. I finally told her that this was the last chance and if she wanted to say HI then she has to go now and take her turn. I asked if she wanted me to come too and she said she would go if she could sit on my lap. So we finally got to see Uniqua and give them all high fives and we even got a couple pictures too. It was very cute, all she could talk about on our way out was how cool it was to see them. After the MOA we stopped at IKEA to grab a couple things and have lunch. By the time I got of the parking area she was fast asleep and after sleeping the whole way home she STILL took another 2 hour nap. Those Backyardigans, they sure do wear a kid out!

This is when we were hanging out on the side area. Alexa was checking things out and making sure it really was okay to go over. I think seeing that little girl give them big hugs helped a little! :)

We finally got the picture.....then she didn't want to leave. :)

1 comment:

Uncle Phill said...

So that's a moose, and a penguin, obviously...but what exactly is the pink one?