I made the mistake of telling them about it when we purchased the tickets. A month ago. And Cooper has asked Every. Single. Morning. if it was the big day. Needless to say, he was a bit excited.
I told him we had to wait for the tickets to arrive in the mail before we could go. I actually had to just print out the Groupon, but he was satisfied with checking the mailbox everyday. :)
I used my awful art skills to draw up this:
and stuck it in our mailbox with the tickets inside on the big day. I recorded a super cute video of them finding it, but of course my phone crashed right at the end and lost it. :( But trust me, the smiles and Coop's happy dance were priceless. The memory is at least etched on my Mama heart. :)
Coop asked about every 5 minutes on our way to the show if we were really finally going to "Gabba Gabba Live?!"
And all the hype was worth it.
The boys sang and danced and giggled. They clapped for their favorite characters (Muno! DJ Lance!). And they both got their little faces up on the big screen:
It was amazing. Mostly because there isn't a whole lot that Coop gets to do that he really, truly gets excited about. He is sick so many days of his little life. He misses birthday parties and school field trips. We cancel play dates and miss family get-togethers. He gets overwhelmed with crowds and noise and usually just ends up asking to go home.
So, for last night to go off without a hitch, for Coop to LOVE it and ask on our way out for "Elmo live please?" Well, Dave and I agreed it was money we would spend again and again and again.
Thanks Yo Gabba for putting smiles on all our faces. Even Dave enjoyed shaking his booty when Biz Markie busted out his beat of the day and Dave's old jam, "Let Me Clear My Throat". ;) (and if you understand that sentence,you definitely have children. Ha!)