Saturday, March 16, 2013

Paradise Park

 A few weeks ago Carter had a day off of school and Matt surprised us by taking the day off of work as well so we needed to do something big and fun, so we got passes to something similar to a Children's Museum here and it was a blast!!

 Lots of smiles were to be had by all.

 I am still trying to get used to my new camera so I took a TON of pictures, but really that is no surprise since I always seem to take a million pictures.

This place had so many fun things such as a construction room.

 Of course, a ball pit - where they actually had a machine that sucked in the balls and cleaned them.

 Abbie is at a stage where she has such a plethora of adorable, mommy heart-melting facial expressions that just kill me. I am sure to the average person, most of them look the same, but to a mom they each have their own meaning and each crack me up.  Literally, just ask Matt I go crazy over this girl and am laughing all the time when I just look at her.

 Hayden is still my crazy, dramatic girl.  She is a wild, fun girl. I love watching her personality shine through in behavior and dress.  What you see is what you get with this little one and it is generally a lot of fun.

 Goofy girl, too.

 This is in their climbing gym.

 This room was full of barns and animals and doll houses and little people and furniture for the houses.

 Our favorite spot was the water table. We spent at least an hour here.

 A foam pad room to wrestle and chase in.

 There was a section where you could paint your face, Abbie loved the faucet that you can clean up in. It was just her size and would automatically turn off and on - perfect toy for a toddler. Problem was there was only one and a fair amount of kids. We had a few screaming fits.

 Carter was DETERMINED to paint his own face.

 Abbie eating lunch. Her face painting was done both by her and me.

 Hayden at the grocery store, buying some groceries. There was an imaginary play town with a grocery store, a restaurant, a house/kitchen, and a bank. Plus, it had costumes that the kids would dress in to play. For example, there were a couple bank robbers and Carter was a Police Officer trying to arrest the bank robbers.

 Abbie doing her best to keep up.

 There was also a foam ball factory on the other side (additional cost for those looking at this post to find out what this place was like. We had a pass for this but no one was checking for passes so you could probably just go in to play). Matt didn't mind trying to nail the kids across the way with the balls. And of course, they loved it, too.

 Again more of the Abster.

 Like I said, he really didn't mind...

 Rock climbing wall (Additional cost)

 Abbie blowing kisses.

 My beautiful Hayden!!

 Bumper cars (additional cost)

 Abbie's mad look - I kept trying to get her not to drink the water and put the rubber duckies in her mouth.

 This was her yelling at me after I once again told her no no for putting the ducky in her mouth. Did I mention she is super spunky?

 Hayden was very focused playing in the water.

 Abbie's smug look.

 This picture just cracks me up.  When she gets really happy she just goes on and on with her talking/ yelling.

 See look Mom at how cool this duck is.  It really is awesome.

 I thought she looked adorable in the big water shirt.

 She loves to play Peek A Boo.  Peek...



We wore Hayden out!!  She woke up at about 5 am that morning so we were worried how well she would do, but she did pretty well.

  Abbie wanted to call "Mamah" (Grandma) and tell her what a great time we had.

And of course, my pictures once again did not remain in order so even though I showed pictures of the girls in their car seats going home we will revert back to the fun. Ha! Hayden loved "chit chatting" on the phone.  This girl is a talker!!

And one last picture of my sweet Abigail.

Here is a video of Abbie playing in the water table.  I love listening to her jibber jabber.

This video is of Hayden playing in the kitchen.  It is just so much fun to watch children's imaginations unfold. There is a little boy's voice in this video that cracks me up. He asks if he can make scrambled eggs and then tells me he will "show me how the men do it!"  HAHAHA!!!  But truly Matt does make better scrambled eggs than I do. Eggs are his specialty.

1 comment:

Anna-Lisa said...

your children's museum is way cooler than ours. I'm jealous!