Last week we took our first family vacation, juts the four of us, to Sesame Place. We had a fabulous time! The girls were really great! They were happy and having fun, but I almost think they were a little young for the trip. They’re 21 months now and were definitely still a little scared of the rides and some of the characters. I was actually a little surprised to see that so many of the kids at the park seemed to be at least 3 and most were more like 4 or 5 and even older. Needless to say we did have a great time and we were very happy we went!
I think the funniest part of the trip was at the character breakfast. It really showed how different the girls are. It took Kayla a little bit to warm up, but once she was comfortable, any character that came over while she was eating, she would say hi to, give a high five, but then hide her head in my arm, almost like she was flirting! Then she kept wanting to go up to Elmo and Big Bird and pose with them. Of course Mommy had to come too and hold her, but she was into it! Zoey on the other hand, wanted nothing to do with any of the characters. Except, for, Zoe! Every time she saw Zoe, she laughed and screamed, “Me, me, me!” She let Zoe come up to her, but that was about it. Every other character was all, “No, no, no!” But, Dave and I were determined to get a good picture of the four of us with Elmo. So I held Kayla and went right up to Elmo and posed while Dave held Zoey and slowly started inching towards Elmo form the other side, the whole time telling Zoey to look in the opposite direction! It might sound a little crazy but it worked! We have a picture of Elmo in the middle of the four of us where Dave and I are smiling and at least both girls are looking at the camera – we’ll take it!
Overall, it was a great little vacation! But, it did teach us that the girls are not ready for something like Disney yet (Sean, Kelly and Brett, don’t be mad! We can’t wait to go, but I think the girls need to be a little older and a little more into it first!) It’s hard not to rush all this fun stuff, but I think we’ll try Sesame again next year before we book Disney!!