It's been a couple of months since we actually took this trip so I think I can finally say that it was actually an 'adventure'. The day after we went, I definitely said it was a 'disaster'. I got a little nauseous when I saw the pictures again, but I'm trying to keep this thing updated so I can eventually print it as a keepsake. And I think the kids actually had fun, so who am I to deprive them of their memories?!?
I think I'll just give a brief re-cap so I don't have to actually re-live the experience!
thumps-up: got discount tickets to Sesame Place with a group of friends
thumbs-down: it ended up being one of the hottest Saturdays of the summer with crazy crowds of people
thumbs-up: got to spend a day together with the fam and get out of the city
thumbs-down: 1 1/2 hour car trip turned into 4 hour car trip with traffic, faulty GPS, and puking children (yes, both of them!)
thumbs-up: Gabey got to see his all time favorite guy, Elmo and Noah got Batman face-paint
thumbs-down: every ride had huge lines to wait in and the boys hardly got to go on any rides because we got there so late
thumbs-up: we finished the day off with chocolate ice cream cones
thumbs-down: the food there was horrible! I have a super high threshold for food... and that was the first time I've ever actually spit food out of my mouth
I guess I never really went to these kinds of places as a kid -- never went to Disneyworld/land until I was in high school on a school trip and was never allowed to go to town carnivals/fairs --and now I think I know why! Those places are like ZERO fun for parents! It's meltdown city: having to wait in lines for every ride, trying to calm the meltdowns with some sort of bribe or treat, and trying to navigate the place to get to the rides your kid will like and is actually able to to go on, etc.
Needless to say, we probably won't be going back there next year -- maybe if we do, we'll go during the week right when it opens!
Even through the crazy day, I was able to snap some pics:
twisty water slide with daddy!
baby play space
(one of the only places Gabey could enjoy himself!)
Batman face paint
ice cream break...
So, we finally got home around 10pm and crashed as soon as we got the kids to bed. I was hoping to wake up the next morning with very little memory of the day before, but unfortunately I had no chance to forget because this little face came wandering into our bedroom!