So sorry for the delay in telling you all about The Wiggles! So many of you have asked about the Concert, and this is seriously the first time I have been able to sit down and write about it. I thought things would get easier as time went on, but I'm finding the reverse is happening. The girls used to sleep "ALL THE TIME," but now they are normal babies that do nap, but not always that long and not always at the same time. Plus they are now mobile (which is another blog I will get to who knows when!). So back to the Wiggles. They were awesome – we sang, we danced and I cried. The tears started the minute they lead us back to the meet and greet. The crew member leading us back was named “Lachlan” and it dawned on me right as we entered the auditorium who he was. I said, “Lachlan…are you the new purple Wiggle?” He replied in a whisper “Yes” and winked at me. I now have a slight crush on him (clearly, I need to get out more).
The seats in the Ryman are church pews, and there was a group of about 30 families participating in the meet and greet. We all took our seats and the Wiggles went from family to family to say a few words and take a picture. It was really strange to see them all in person after watching and hearing them every day for the past 5 years. I feel like they are part of our family, and when they walked up I just lost it. I was one face contortion short of the ugly cry, but I managed to tell them how special they were to us and to Jake. Not sure if Jake was processing it all, Greg (the yellow Wiggle) said, ”Let’s sing a song for Jake, so he’ll know who we are.” They broke out into an a cappella version of Hot Potato. We got a picture (not the best of Jake, but Captain Feathersword was taking the picture, and you can’t always trust him) and they moved on, but it meant so much to us to tell them in person why we love them. The concert itself was also great. Jake really paid attention and seemed to love it. Emmett loved it as well, and he jumped up and down on my legs so much that my thighs were bruised the next day. During the concert, they introduced the new Yellow, Red and Purple Wiggles (Anthony the Blue Wiggle is staying on, but the others are retiring). Lachlan is ensuring that I will now introduce the girls to the Wiggles!
|Meeting the Wiggles (good thing you can't see my ugly cry face!)|
|Love the Wiggly Hands!|
|Jake mesmerized during the concert.|
|Emmett was too!|
|Jake holding onto the new Wiggles DVD he got before the show started.|
Thank you Wiggles. I'll never forget that night or what you've done for us.