Cute Enough To Pop.

by Lori Dwyer on January 3, 2011 · 10 comments

Sunny days,

Heya, jellybeans, it’s giveaway time! I know, I know, good fun. Everyone loves a giveaway, especially when it’s of the oh-so-super-cute variety.

OK, first up, let’s rewind a bit. For those of you who haven’t been reading RRSAHM for too long now (where on Earth have you been?) Abby Cadabby, the funky pink fairy from Sesame St, and I are home girls. We go waaaay back. We share a taste for pink, purple and magical. It’s a fairy thing, OK?

Sooo, the Abster rang me the other day, from her fairy phone, and she was all like “Hey, Lori, what’s up?”, and I was all like, “Hey, Abster, how’s it hanging?”. And then she was all like “I have this really cute Sesame St stuff that I want to send you to give away to the awesome people who read your blog!”; and I was all like “Yayness, Abby, bring it on!”.

End of story.

No.. wait… there’s more.

Whatever. Abby sent to me some way cool stuff. For the Chop there was this groovy doovy, a Sesame St Elmo Neck Support…

….which is now officially known as the Elmo Caterpillar. It’s soft, squishy and seamless and veeery comfy. We’ve had a few of these doovie thingies that we’ve bought for long car trips and most of them are chronically uncomfortable. Not this one. It now officially lives in my massive over-sized Mary-Poppins-style nappy bag. And gets itself five outta five jellybeans on the RRSAHM-ranking-stuff-scale.

I forgot to do the border on this picture. Maybe no one will notice.

Item number two in my Special Package From Abby Cadabby caused much a fluster in the Purple House. Dum dum de dum… allow me to introduce… Sesame St Talking tee-shirts!!

 And in this one, I forgot to crop out my toes. Again, maybe no one will notice.

And allow the cute overload to officially begin. Because these things are cute. Sooooo cute. Cuter than the owl in the hat. I’m in cute-heaven-love-stuff. Or something.

Quite sadly, all three very cute talking tee-shirts were too small for my kidlets. Well, not sadly for you guys, because if they fit I may not be giving them at all. One of them- Miss Abby Cadabby- was happily adopted by the Bump’s doll Mary. Here she is, modeling it for us.

Altogether now- awwww! Too cute! *Vomit*.

Now, to address the salient points here, there was much discussion on Twitter as to whether these shirts would, in fact, be annoying. The answer is- nada!! Honestly, it’s one short phrase and it’s soft- loud enough for little ones to hear, not to quite loud enough to drive you bat-sh*t.

If you know what I mean.

Salient point number two- the washing of the shirt. Dun dun. (Sorry, I am in a musical kinda mood today.) I was more than a little skeptical about this. Especially considering the washing instructions were so minimal I actually couldn’t find them. So I just threw the whole shirt in the wash as normal. And said a little prayer to the GoogleGod of all things electronic.

And- voila!– it still works! And the fabric washes beautifully too.

And just to prove how extremely cute these shirts are,I’ve made you a very quick video….


So, ladies and jellybeans and monsters and others, the new Sesame St kids range is available exclusively from Target, starting, like, yesterday. Go forth and buy, minions!

But I have two talking tee-shirts to give away to one lucky RRSAHM reader. We gots an Elmo in a size 00, a girls one, and a Cookie Monster in a size 000, a uni-sex one. Winner takes all- just leave me a comment about anything relevant, with a valid email address. Competition closes Thursday 6th Januray at 8pm, winner announced on Twitter and by email and chosen at Random. Aussie peeps only, sorry, but that overseas postage is a killer. And yadda yadda yadda.

That’s all, folks. As we say, it’s just so… magical!!

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River January 3, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I love Abby Cadabby! And I have a baby doll that I keep here in case any little girls visit. I'm going to look in Target on Friday and see if I can get a t-shirt small enough.


Glen January 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm

A long long time ago I entered a competition where you had to complete the sentence, best sentence written by someone related to the judge wins – you know the kind of thing. Any way my entry went like this…

"I would like to win tickets to see MC Hammer this Summer because:- I have just had a full frontal lobotomy"

I didn't win.

I can't think why that popped into my mind looking at these prizes :-)


Stylish Mummy January 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

They are so Cute! Not entering… although, Mr 5 could wear it as a sleeve, I guess ;)


toushka January 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm

My brand new baby girl wants these so much. so so so much. It would turn her into another toy for her big brother. yay – then they will be both occupied while I blog and tweet.


Teni January 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Relevant, relevant… How about the fact my baby is nicknamed Cookie and I MUST HAVE THAT COOKIE MONSTER SHIRT?


Mich January 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Ooooooh I love the Elmo caterpillar. And I'm still 6 months after the fact jealous that you got to meet Miss Abby!


Miss Mandy January 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

Those tee's are very cute. I'd seen them in the store but I didn't realise they talked!


Sarah January 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

Ooooooh I wants! I would love them for my new niece or nephew due to arrive in June or maybe I can say that & then keep them for when we have our next….. I wouldn't do that, would I?!


Danielle January 3, 2011 at 8:46 am

Oh My goodness those little t-shirts are so adorable shoot wish now i had little babies hmm (hubs is behind me reading this) NO SHE DON"T! LOL.. sorry bout that lori I could enter if they were just a wee bigger like 8-12 mths for the sis in law darn it:-(


MMBB January 3, 2011 at 8:31 am

Ohh they are cute! I'm not entering though, coz my babies are too big lol


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