We met several friends on Thursday and enjoyed a day at Discovery Place Kids. DPK is, in a word or two, fun and amazing and fun and wonderful and fun and educational and fun. DPK is a children's museum geared to 18-month to 5-year olds. It's the perfect place to let your kids run and play and explore while learning.
It was worth every penny of the admission price we paid and if the budget wasn't tight at this moment in time, I'd buy a Family Membership ASAP... as in, as soon as possible so that we can go back in the next couple of weeks (or days?!) because my boys haven't stopped talking about it and are begging to go back.
I, like aways, had my camera on me and was ready to snap pictures of all the fun. But, I, being the irresponsible mom, realized I had a dead camera battery about 10 minutes into our fun adventure. The following pics are from a friend who stayed busy snapping pics and kindly agreed to share them.
(Ahem, can someone please help me out with another word besides fun? I've used it umpteen times and am just getting started!)
The boys tackled a climbing wall...
... while the girls danced and twirled by the balance beam.
I'm sure Annalyse will be in on the fun in no time. In fact, she may be the first-ever baby to crawl across a balance beam. You just never know.
They were busy having fun in the restaurant for so long, that they didn't notice the grocery store or ice-cream parlor across the aisle. No worries... I'm sure we'll be back and the boys will be zipping through the grocery store pretending to shop and check out all their goods. And, ten bucks says that Grady Lee will not put anything in his cart unless he sees a "Sale" sign or unless he asks me if I have a coupon... that kid knows my frugal shopping routine!
Roller coaster ball races, anyone? I didn't personally try it, but it looked like fun. (Can someone pretty please find me a thesaurus?)
(And, just in case anyone thought we made it through the day injury-free, let me assure you we did not. After all, Micah was there. The dear child took a running leap onto a foam mattress... only to discover it backed up to a floor-to-ceiling mirror. He nosedived right into the mirror and walked around the rest of the day with a red welt on his forehead. All in a days' fun...)