Friday, May 31, 2013

Sesame Place~Part 2

Breakfast was over and time for rides!  This was Kylie's first time to go to an amusement park and she was excited about getting to go on rides.  
I had read a lot of reviews/tips about Sesame Place and the biggest complaint seemed to be the crowds and long lines.  We decided to go before school was out and during the week, hoping that it wouldn't be too busy.  Even better, it was a cloudy day with a good chance of rain, so I think that kept a lot of people away.  It rained on us twice for maybe 5 or 10 minutes each time, we didn't mind at all, it was a good excuse to sit down and take a little break.  There were no lines at all.  Most of the water rides weren't open, but we weren't planning on riding those, so that didn't matter either.
This ride we weren't sure that she would like it, but after watching it a few minutes, she insisted she wanted to ride.  As soon as it started moving, she started laughing hysterically, it was so funny.  She loved it and that's when we realized we have a little daredevil!  We rode this ride several times.

Sesame Place~Breakfast With Elmo and Friends~3rd Birthday

The long awaited day was finally here, the day we got to meet Elmo!!  Kylie was so excited to see where Elmo lives and to have breakfast with him.  She had talked about it for days and couldn't wait to go.  Even better, it was on her actual birthday!
I think I was more excited about the footprints than she was, maybe I should have taken my picture with them!
Waiting for the gates to open!
She couldn't resist dancing to the music!
Daddy and Kylie dancing

Finally, the gates opened and it was time to go in.  She seemed to get nervous at that point.  I didn't hear her, but she told Chad that she didn't want to see Elmo :(  We went in and fixed our plates, then the characters started coming out and she wasn't real sure about it all.  She didn't want to look at any of them, especially Elmo (who she absolutely loves!).  The characters did great with the kids that were scared and we spent a lot of time talking to the characters ourselves while Kylie looked away.  Finally she agreed to take some pictures with us and the characters.
We had to show Abby Cadabby that Kylie's dress had her picture on it!  I think Abby might be Kylie's new favorite, unfortunately she isn't as big of a fan of Elmo after meeting him in person!
Daddy convinced her to take a picture with him and Grover.
She was feeling more comfortable at this point.  I love this picture, looks like her and Grover are having a serious conversation.
You can tell by her face that she wasn't really wanting to take this picture.
Cookie Monster and Elmo!  Funny story...she picked out a small stuffed Cookie Monster as a souvenir.  Last night, I set her cup of milk down next to Cookie Monster, she got very upset and made me move Cookie away, she was so worried that he was going to drink her milk!
This one was taken at the beginning and she would not let me hold her near Elmo, she insisted I stand next to him instead.
She did lots of dancing that day!

 More Sesame Place pics to come!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday~Party in Philly

Our first night in Philadelphia, we went to Chad's aunt's house for dinner, which turned out to be a birthday party for Kylie! Kylie really seemed to enjoy it and that was after being up at 4 AM and only napping for about an hour on the plane.  I was really surprised how well she was able to do without a nap because at home she still naps for 2-3 hours a day.
She was excited to see a little table set up just for her!
She loves cards just as much as she loves presents!
A Big Bird cake!
Singing Happy Birthday
Blowing out the candles
The kitty even joined the party for a little while
Opening presents!
Sesame Street book!