Saturday, March 29, 2008

friday fun-day...continued...'s been over a week since our fun friday and I still haven't, here it is...our friday fun-day in detail!

We started our day early (because I had to get up and get some house stuff done before our fun day officially began). After getting the necessary cleaning and chores done, we got ready to head out for our day.

We started here:

Josh has been asking to go here for a while - so today was the day! Kid's meals all around - with slushes, of course! (Even though the two little guys didn't really care about the food - they only wanted the toys. Oh well.)

We headed down the canyon. All went well - no food spills, no fighting. Yeah!

We got onto I-80 and after about 30 seconds, we were in a parking lot. Fun!! We assumed there was an accident ahead, so we got off at the next exit and slowly - let me stress the sloooooooowly part - made our way to Kohl's via the back roads. Apparently, lots of other drivers thought they'd get off I-80 and take the back roads as well. We turned on our trusty old KSL1160 radio (traffic and weather on the 9's) to find out that yes, there was an accident - one that required a medical helicopter - so the road was closed until the helicopter could land, load, and leave.

Anyway, Kohl's was a bust - no cute Easter outfits for us. So we loaded back up and headed to KANGAROO ZOO, where we were meeting a bunch of fun neighbors to play!

We'd never been there, so we didn't really know what to expect. It's a huge warehouse full of blow-up slides, bouncy houses, and other play things.

The kids loved it. Wait, did I say they loved it? I mean they LOVED it! Meagan was so great to help with the little boys. We stayed for almost 3 hours. Everyone was exhausted when we left - and they haven't stopped asking when we can go back - even now, a week later, they are still asking at least once a day.
Next, we had to run a few more errands - Costco (where we bought the most delicious fruit tray - we ate most of it as soon as we left the store) and Target (where we found some Easter clothes - not my favorite, not matching, but something new to wear on Sunday).

We headed home and a few short names were taken during the drive. Brad was home when we arrived (which was surprising because I thought he was going to be fishing). Anyway, the kids played outside (I wish I could bottle up their energy and swallow it like a pill...I SO need it to keep up with them).

At 8:00 we loaded up and headed out for our final adventure of the day. The Ideal Theater here in town where we went to a long-awaited movie.

It started out a little slow, but by the time it was over I decided even I liked it. Everyone stayed awake for the entire movie (I was actually pretty surprised how many little kids were at the 8:30 pm showing.) And now the kids are asking when it will be out on DVD so we can buy it. It was a cute movie - so I'm sure we'll be adding it to our DVD collection when it's available.

So that's about it - our Friday fun-day - all wrapped up in one little package. We were all completely worn out - but I haven't heard "thanks mom" so many times in a long time. It was well worth every bit of energy (and every dollar) spent.

A fun day with my kiddos - my favorite! :o)


  1. Sounds like a GREAT day! What a good mom you are!

  2. Wow! That does sounds like a fun day. Good for you. I need to spend more days like that, just making them fun for my kids. :)

  3. what a fun day! i think i would have pooped out after even half of that day. lol! that play spot sounds just like something we have here called "go banana's"! the girls love it there ... although we usually only make it there when invited to a birthday party!

  4. I'm so glad it all worked out and you could come to Kangaroo Zoo with us. We'll have to go again! And thanks again for picking stuff up at costco for me!