In celebration of Elmo's birthday, Learning Express (our favorite toy store) had a birthday party complete with a real Elmo (aka....a person dressed up in a sad looking Elmo costume). I thought the twins would love it and I also wanted to get them ready for our upcoming Disney cruise by showing them that big characters aren't scary. To our surprise, Elson was totally fine. He even gave Elmo a couple of high-fives. Emily, on the other hand, was terrified. She cried her little heart out while whimpering "no, Elmo, no." Even after we left, she sat in the car telling Elmo "no, no." It was kind of sad, but mostly cute.