Leading up to the trip the girls were counting down the days until the day we would leave for the airport to head to Halifax. To say they were exited about the trip was a understatement!
The boarding call was finally announced and and we were off to get on board. It didn't take long for the kids to get settled in with their headsets, snacks and watching their favorite shows.
I'm happy to say the flight was smooth and we landed safely in Halifax, where we were off to the Hotel for the night. The next day it was time to head off to the concert. Emma was super excited at this point. In that instance, seeing the expression of excitement on her face made the trip for me. I knew memories were being formed that I would remember for the rest of my life.
While in the lobby the receptionist was nice enough to take a quick family photo. We were all ready, signs, roses and all. (Roses are for a character called Dorothy the Dinosaur, which will be collected during the show for her Rosie Tea)
It was finally that time. All those nightly count-downs of how many sleeps it would be were finally over. We were at the show and it was about to begin. Then the curtain was raised, "Toot, toot chagga, chagga big red car" The Wiggles were on stage. Emma and Avery were beside themselves.
During the show the characters interacted with the kids and they loved it! Below we have Cap't Feathersword saying hi to Emma. She was star struck heehee
It was the time in the show where they collected roses for Dorothy. Each of The Wiggles strapped on a side bag and headed out in the crowd to collect them. Avery being younger was a little more reserved and stayed in my arms for the show, but she had a rose for Dorothy. Jeff, the purple Wiggle seen the rose and came over. Avery gave him the rose and then he offered a high five, which she returned. I was one happy dad!
The show came to a close and Emma was floored! She thanked her Mother and I over and over for bringing her. She was so excited.
After the weekend was over and the kids were settled back home in their beds I took a few moments to reflect on the adventure. For me as a father its one of those milestones that you hit that you will never forget. The expressions on my daughters faces, their actions and emotions made the trip priceless. I'm grateful Julie and I were able to take the girls on the family trip. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, with work and other duties, but experiences like this tend to ground you, bringing you back to the realization that your a Father first. Hey, I love my kids!!
Cheers, and thanks for reading,