Sunday, February 01, 2009

Dream come true...

If you've read my blog before...chances are you know that Hudson LOVES Bert and Ernie. They are in his hands 95% of the day (and night). Seriously.

So you can imagine how amazed he was that all his buddies were REAL, right in front of his very (big) eyes! "Sesame Street Live" came to Ottawa this weekend, and we had a blast. The show was super entertaining...but mostly Rob and I were so happy for how happy Hudson was. He was mesmerized the entire show. All through the intermission, he kept waiting for them to come back on stage. When the show ended...he was so genuinely sad. He kept looking at us, saying "More Bers and Nee (Bert and Ernie)". He honestly didn't want it to end.






We bought the tickets the same day as the show from someone online. Earlier in the week that same person had listed 5 tickets for the show at $100 per ticket. I thought it was a misprint, because who would spend $500 on a children's show, so I actually emailed them, asking if they were serious. They were. But sure enough, come the day of the show, when no one bought the $500 tickets, I emailed him, offering him $75 for three tickets. He agreed with a one word reply to my email: "Fine".

We knew they were good seats, but didn't know HOW GOOD until we got to the arena.

We had an executive suite! It was an amazing surprise. Seriously, not to sound like a germ-a-phobe, but not having to share the arena's nasty public bathroom with thousands of strangers was heaven-sent.

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11 comments:

Faye said...

WOW! You scored! I'm so happy for Hudson, he must have been priceless to watch.

Did you actually see the show or did you just watch Hudson's expression while he watched it?

I probably wouldn't have been able to take my eyes off HIM!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha, Hudson

Joyce,
Don.t listen all word.
That is life.

I miss Hudson

Grandfa

Chantal said...

HEY! I'm glad you jumped in and went for it. Looks like an AMAZING time! And what amazing seats! Hudson looks soo happy. What a great mommy and daddy...

Audrey said...

That is so awesome...that Hudson loved it...that you scored those amazing seats and that you got to go all together! Looks like we all could have enjoyed your suite it was huge.

Susan said...

Oh dear... Hudson went right to the Executive Suite for his very 1st show! How will he ever appreciate being in row X when he attends his 1st rock concert?!

Joyce, you always get lucky...

Cant Hardly Wait said...

Hudson is TOO cute. I'm glad he had a good time.

Sonia said...

WOWSERS!! Lucky Hudson! That is great that he got to watch his favorite characters..and in style too! :o)

Amanda said...

Wow...Lucky Hudson. I wish they could come to Vancouver to perform as well. Ryan is OBSESSED with Elmo. It's amazing that as a parent, you are willing to go for that extra mile just see that smile on your child. I love motherhood....

Audrey said...

More updates please!

Anonymous said...

Joyce where have you been?

nat

Cindy said...

OMG I cannot believe how big he's gotten!
You're lucky that Hudson likes Bert and Ernie instead of Elmo. I hate Elmo with a fiery passion, But Tristan loves him, so...LOL, what can you do? Sounds like fun was had by all.