That’s So Magic!- The One Where Lori Meets Abby Cadabby!!

by Lori Dwyer on July 20, 2010 · 28 comments

Pumpkins and fairy wings,

Let me begin by saying- Sunny days, everything’s A-OK… because I had the most amazing time of my life today.

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting Sesame Street’s newest female character-

Abby Cadabby!!

Yes, really. Cool, huh?

For those of you not up to fur on your Sesame St gossip (where have you been?!) Abby Cadabby is a pink, pretty fairy-in-training who lives with her Mommy on Sesame Street, and gets into all sorts of misadventures with her fairy wings and fairy wand.

And Abby is way, way cool.

And hanging out with her today was way, way fun.

Did you know Sesame Street recently turned 40 years old? And, so Abby  tells me, they had a big birthday party. With a cake that looked just like Sesame Street.

Introducing Abby to fairy bread…

But what didn’t they have? Why, fairy bread, of course.

So I just had to take Abby some Australian party food- fairy bread with pink sprinkles.

I think it’s fair to say she was very, very excited. I had to remind her that fairy bread is a ‘sometimes food’, so maybe she should save it for after her nap?

That went down well. After all, Abby knows all about ‘sometimes food’. First Lady Michelle Obama came to Sesame Street recently and taught everyone all about healthy eating. She helped them plant a vegie garden. Just in case you’re wondering, Abby’s favorite vegetable is pumpkin, followed by popcorn (I’m not entirely sure that’s a vegetable, Abby!).

Ahh, yes, the pumpkins. It is an unfortunate consequence of Abby’s very well-meant magic that sometimes things end up as.. well… pumpkins. And once she turned one Elmo into seven Elmo’s. And then there was that unfortunate incident with Maria from Sesame Street and the chicken. But she promised me that had nothing to do with her.

Everyone say Twisties!!

So, some bits and pieces we learnt today, from Miss Abby Cadabby….

Words are very, very important. And they can cause big things to happen. Not just with fairies, but with people too. They can hurt people’s hearts and we should be careful with them.

You don’t need a wand to be magic. Being kind to people can have the same effect.

My wedding ring is totally not fake. She bit it, just to make sure (Yes, really. I seem to be saying that a lot in this post).

Friends are important. Abby’s favorite gal pals are Rosetta and Zoe. They make pizzas and feed them to Oscar the Grouch because they’re gross.

Abby’s mommy (who is light peach color, by the way, except when she goes out in the sun, and then she’s a burnt peach. Boom tish, Abby.) didn’t come to Australia with her this time. But she did confiscate her wand and put a special fairy petrification spell on her wings, so Abby didn’t accidentally flutter off in excitement. Which was a very good idea, because Abby can be a tad excitable.

Getting groovy with the Abster.

Abby’s picked up some Aussie vocab while she’s been here too. In fact, there is….

The Good- DragaRoo and a PlatyFairy. Magical Australian creatures that only fairies can see.

The Bad- Tim Tams with hot chocolate. Oh, and fairy bread. OK, so they’re not bad, but definitely sometimes foods!

The Ugly- Whinging. Oh yeah, someone taught Abby the word for whinging. Apparently, Elmo does a lot of it. Who knew?

So, as I said, hanging out with Abby was much awesomeness. We even got groovy to the tune of Micheal Jackson’s Man in The Mirror.

And I got a kiss!!

Aren’t I a lucky girl? The Purple House loves Sesame Street, and Mummy has a new favorite.

Abby Cadabby. She’s just so… magic!

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nellbe August 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

How cool! SHe is so cute, looks like heaps of fun.


Be A Fun Mum August 6, 2010 at 6:37 am

How fun! Whooo Hooo!


Alison August 6, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Super cute! I love Abby Cadabby!


DanniiBeauty August 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

What a great post! You are very lucky to hang out with a sesame street character! Great pictures!


Brenda August 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Did she like the fairy bread?; )


ash August 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

Very cool pics! I love the lessons you learnt together, especially about words and magic.


Becky August 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

That's so cool! Love the photos :)


Megan August 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Gorgeous! How cool meeting a Sesame Street character!


lori July 25, 2010 at 3:55 am

That is totally cool. And I just realized I probably watched the very first episode of Sesame Street. Wow. I'm old.


Rosie July 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I loved meeting Abby with you! Totally thanks!


Thea July 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

Just gorgeous! :)


Kristy July 21, 2010 at 4:18 am

Look at you, hogging Abby all to yourself! I'm glad you had fun! :)


Wanderlust July 21, 2010 at 2:19 am

Wow, how incredibly fun! Your kids must officially worship you now. Those pictures are beautiful!


Katie July 21, 2010 at 12:28 am

You officially have THE coolest life.
That is AWESOME!


In Real Life July 21, 2010 at 12:24 am

Wow! That's amazing! What fun!


thepixiechick July 20, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Awesome!!! Sounds like you had a great time and the pics are so cute :)


Sarah July 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm


The photos are awesome, looks like you both had a fantastic time.


Lucy July 20, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Oh she is a cute chicky! The two of you are adorable! Well done……xx


Kimi ann July 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

THANK YOU lori,for giving me the great pleasure of photographing you and Abby today,what a very fun and special character Abby is.
Thank you thank you thank you very muchly xoxo


yummy4mummy July 20, 2010 at 6:28 pm

OMG how exciting!! My kids are very jealous you got to hang out with Abbey!


Mich July 20, 2010 at 5:52 pm

i love abby too! she's just the cutest, cuter than zoe. and i want to meet the cookie monster too!


life in a pink fibro July 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I love Abby. Makes me laugh every time she thinks she turned Maria into a chicken. Great post.


Brenda July 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Was Abby blown away by your awesomeness? I bet she was!


M. Drew Emmick July 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm

This post is WAY WAY COOL. Thank you for putting a smile on my face. I love the pictures.


Amy xxoo July 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Ha ha …. i am the best guesser in the world! I'm curious though – how did you get the chance to meet Abby Cadabby? Because if there is a chance i totally want to meet Cookie Monster!


Stylish Mummy July 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Awww too cute! Love the pics x


Eva Gallant July 21, 2010 at 12:26 am

Abby is adorable as are you! I loved Sesame Street when my kids were little. (and they are approaching their 40's!)


ezymay July 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

How special gorgeous one!!


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