Family vacation week began with our first overnight trip since Shiloh was born. (Last trip was the beach before Asher could walk or talk).
We picked a safe and comfortable option: spending the night with cousins. Asher vaguely remembered playing with Luke, so he was fairly excited about a sleepover there.
The next morning, we packed up to head to Idlewild for Daniel Tiger’s Fall Festival.
We came this weekend to see a love performance of Daniel Tiger. Unfortunately the plans changed to meet and greet the characters. My boys weren’t at all interested. That’s scary still for them. They had no clue what they missed. We made the 3 hr trip though for the performance. We could’ve come any other day when the park opened earlier to avoid the strain of skipping nap time. It wasn’t clear at the gate that the schedule changed. Even the signs at the normal stage by Trolley said there was a show at the big theater. But no show.
At the least, the front gate could’ve been more clear and the website and Facebook page should’ve been updated. so many parents were expressing confusion about this as well.
We explored a self paced walk through Story Book nursery rhymes on our way out. The boys liked being able to walk around exploring things more. Mother Goose could tell Asher was very observant by his many questions.
We loved the trip. The boys had so much fun with cousin Luke. We may go again before they outgrow the Daniel years. But – we’ll call ahead.
I also loved using our new collapsable wagon. This packs into a car easily and can hold the boys, diaper bag, and all the snacks and drinks. They were able to ride in the shade as well. Shiloh has outgrown the front seat of the double stroller, so we’re down to just a jogger or umbrella stroller while Asher walks or the wagon. We may let go of the strollers soon.
We doubled back to pick up our pup and got home to reset for the beach in the morning.