as my husband would complain, i only agreed to the stress of adding NYC as one more stop to our long return leg if he brings us to sesame place in pennyslvania. i mean, he’s not going to be the one who has to wrestle with a toddler on each take-off and landing for every flight. and he’s not the one who’ll be putting the same toddler to bed in a small little tiny airplane seat. BUT… if we could all go sesame place, i’ll do it.
AND IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO US ON THIS BIG RETURN JOURNEY! (at least i think so )
16 Oct: woke up and drove down to pennyslvania after lunch. although we only reached there about 3pm, we still managed to have tons of fun for the next 3 hours!
because it’s halloween, we dressed our little girl in a butterfly suit. and what a cute little butterfly she makes!
she’s happy just flitting (walking) around, stomping on the fallen leaves on the ground, and looking up and around to point at the sesame street characters posted all over the place!
the first thing we did when we reached was to run for the “Countdown to Halloween” musical show. and of course our girl was excited and thrilled. it’s like watching her usual sesame street videos except this time, the characters are all real and alive in front of her!!!
and after that, we headed to abby caddaby ‘s maze. the girl probably didn’t know she was going in circles but she sure had fun walking around touching all the pumpkins on the floor and poking all the sesame street characters.
yahn: “hi abby! i have wings just like you do!”
here we watched the march pass of sesame street characters – “Rock Around the Block” parade. it seems as if the mommy had more fun than the girl as she swayed to the music while the girl looked on at all the characters running pass.
a must-have shot on the sesame street steps.
and the butterfly playing hopscotch
and hurray! yahn took her first ride on sesame street carousel!
but the favourite attraction for the little butterfly had to be ernie’s bed bounce. initially we were worried she was too young for it. she was probably the smallest baby there… but all the worries were unnecessary. after seconds of puzzlement on why mommy threw her in the middle of nowhere, she looked around, stood up, beamed a huge smile and started running (and falling) all over the bounce bed. that’s my girl!
after a day of great fun, yahn got a huge squeeze from cookie monster and elmo as mommy tried to grab a quick souvenir to commemorate this great time as the doors to the shop closed on us. our prize? a sesame street sippy cup. (everything else was too ridiculously expensive and didn’t get the stamp of approval)
but whatever it was, i definitely had more fun here in sesame place than i remember i did in disneyland.
- first of all, i get to spend it with my little one who also truly enjoyed herself…
- secondly, all the music playing around the theme park are so familiar to me to singalong to (afterall, i do watch sesame street everyday now with my girl)…
- thirdly, no one-hour-long queues just to take any ride…
- lastly, THIS IS SESAME STREET! the “home” that we all grew up with!
sing with me now…
Sweepin’ the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street
Come and play
Friendly neighbors there
That’s where we meet
Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Sesame Street