We finally scored an Elmo Live. Not because they were difficult to find before Christmas, but because we just couldn't justify spending $60 on it. While we were out today, we found a bunch of them for $45 and decided to pick one up. I'd gone back and forth debating whether or not to get two, anticipating that sharing wasn't going to a priority for Liam and Ella once Elmo was freed from his cardboard holding pen. Ultimately, we opted for one. At the moment it seems to have been a wise decision.
One kid is totally in love. The other, despite being so very excited the entire drive home from the store, is scared out of his mind by Elmo (but was witnessed picking Elmo up and carrying him at arm's length while off - of course, he was scared of out of his wits by his new vacuum, too, and is now happily over that).
He's standing on a chair, back up against the window, trying to be as far away from that thing as possible.