Friday, May 27, 2011

23 months and Sesame Place!

Today Charlie and Lily are 23 months old. What better way to celebrate than with their first trip to Sesame Place? Joe had off today, so we decided to check out Sesame Place before the summer crowds hit. It turned out to be the perfect day to go - great weather and no crowds at all! We walked right on to the rides and there was no wait to see any of the characters. Charlie and Lily had a FANTASTIC time - they liked it even better than I hoped they would! I sense season passes in our future...

The first ride we attempted was the carousel.
Charlie was NOT a fan of this, and they ended up having to stop the ride so he and Joe could get off.

Lily seemed to enjoy it though!
Right outside the carousel was the gift shop, and of course we had to check that out. Charlie and Lily each got a small stuffed character (Elmo for Lily and Cookie for Charlie) and a t-shirt.
Then we headed to the water section of the park. We checked out Ernie's Water Works first. Lily was in her glory! She loves the water and was charging through all the fountains and faucets getting soaked.

When we finally managed to tear Lily away from the water works, we checked out the sand slides. Charlie really liked these - he went up and down a million times!
After the slides we started making our way over to the Elmo's World Live show, and ran right into Bert and Ernie!
"Woah - they're so much bigger than on TV..."
Then right across the street we found Cookie Monster!
The Elmo's World Live show was a big hit with both Charlie and Lily. Afterwards, we took a much needed break for some lunch.
While we were eating we spotted Elmo posing for pictures, so we hurried over as soon as we were done. Charlie was SO excited to see Elmo. He ran right to him and tried to get Elmo to pick him up.
Lily made sure to get an Elmo hug too.
Next was Cookie's Mountain. Lily managed to climb pretty high on this thing!
After the mountain, we decided to call it a day. The usual start of nap had long passed and everyone was getting tired. But we all had a wonderful day and can't wait to go back!


Tracey's Life said...

It looks like they had such a great time. I loved that place when the kids were little. It is a wonderful place to take little ones and there is so much more for them than at Great Adventure. How nice for all of you that you got a day without all the crowds.

Enjoy your Holiday Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. Especially the one of Lily with the wet pony tail on her head and Charlie hugging Cookie Monster. All My Love Auntie :) xoxoxoxoxo

The Mommy said...

I think your kids are just adorable! I haven't been commenting much (although I'm still reading!) but I had to say that I want you to pat yourself on the back for getting in some of the photos with your babies. This is my single biggest regret from trips with ours. There's hardly any evidence I was there because I am ALWAYS the one taking the photos. It's great that you guys took turns. KUDOS!