Sesame Place – Elmo meets Brennan

Lee and I venture to Langham, PA (30 minutes outside of Philly) on July 24th to take Brennan to Sesame Place for his meeting with Elmo. After all, one of Brennan’s favorite words is Elmo. The park was small, intimate and extremely kid friendly. While making reservations for Dinner with Big Bird & Friends, his Elmo balloon flew away. I thought, “There goes $10 down the drain”. A security guard saw the balloon fly away and instructed them to bring me another one at no charge. How’s that for customer service?

The park was a water park with a few rides sprinkled in. It was extremely humid that day, but alas, Brennan’s only had 2 swim lessons this season so I was not letting him near the water. We went to 2 Elmo shows, saw the parade, shopped at Sesame and had Dinner with characteristics. He liked all the characters until they came near him. He freaked out whenever they were near. With the exception of Zoe and Elmo. He loved both of them. He gave them high 5’s and hugs. He loved being around those 2 characters. It was expensive, but the look of pure joy on his face when he saw Elmo and Zoe made it worth every penny. I posted a status like this on my Facebook page:

$210 for weekend in the hotel + $110 for tickets to Sesame Place + $82 for Dinner with the Big Bird and friends + $75 for souvenirs inside of Sesame Place + $300 for meals that weekend
= $777.00; but the look on Brennan’s face when he saw Elmo = priceless (it was worth every penny spent!)

Next up: Sesame Place in September to see Hip Hop Harry.


8 Years Later

Today is my 8 year wedding anniversary. I sit back to reflect how things have changed in the 8 year’s that we have been married. A lot has changed, but many things remain the same. We are learning that each day that passes, you learn not to sweat the small stuff. We learn to recreate the special moments and languish in all that we have accomplished. God is supposed to be the head of the household and many times we didn’t put him there. We have learned that with God, all things are possible. Love doesn’t answer all, but it is the determination, mutual respect and your belief in marriage that sustains when there appears to be no hope. Loving God first and each other next helps your marriage stay on track.

When Lee and I decided to have children, it wasn’t easy. Our marriage was no where near perfect, but God has a sense of humor. He allowed Lee and I to get pregnant when we were least expecting it. He molded us into where we needed be his patience and love for us. We were able to rebuild and find strength to continue on this journey. The result has been nothing short of a miracle. We were able to receive one of our best blessings ever…Brennan. Trust that marriage is a journey where both people need to take turns driving down the winding road. It’s full of thorns, deer and road blocks, but the car ride is nothing short of spectacular. Happy Anniversary Lee!