Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Incredible Pizza

They are always coming up with something new in terms of entertainment. Incredible Pizza was like a giant Chuck E. Cheese, but better. I was happy with how many little kid rides and activities they had available. Piper loved all of the rides and even went on a go-kart with grandma. They played putt putt and Colin played a few games.

The food wasn't bad, and since it was buffet style we ate, then played. then ate some more. :) Their theme was a 50's style, with a diner, a drive-in, and more areas to eat. We watched a movier in the "drive in" eating room starring Lucille Ball. Cheryl and I enjoyed the music too. If I lived closer I would probably join their Mommy and Me group that meets in the toddler area each week. Cheryl and I decided we would have to go back and just hang out all day next time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

County Fair

We went to the County Fair today for a couple of hours. Mostly we went to show Piper the animals. She loved seeing them all, and thought the pigs were gross. I'm not sure why, but she was sure they were yucky too. I was surprised when she climbed up the chain link fence all by herself. We couldn't decide if we wanted to stay and ride the rides because it was so expensive, so finally we left to go eat and played at the pizza place. I am really looking forward to the State Fair in a couple of weeks and think she will enjoy it more since there will be more to do.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mini Fashion Show

Here are a couple of outfits I bought with my gymbucks at Gymboree. I wanted so much more, but the money isn't there right now, so I gave my extra gymbucks to my sister who was able to use them. Giving up 50% off is really hard though. I have white tights we'll use with the dress, just need shoes still, and I already had pink leggings that matched so I didn't have to buy those new. I'd like to get hair curlies, but we'll see if we can wait until they get marked down and I can use a coupon too. Another new line comes out today, but there aren't very many BG items I love. I might get a couple of KG but it depends on how small they run.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Please Touch Museum

Yet another installment of our vacation in Pennsylvania. This time we visited the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. I thought it was a pretty nice children's museum that was definitely geared towards the younger kids. There were plenty of exhibits that were hands-on and practical for our young children. Piper was not in a very good mood that day, and was not wanting to share, but I think she still had a fun time.

We started out in Wonderland which had a fairy tale garden, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, a maze and hall of mirrors. They liked the cooking area and the tea party.

Next we went to City Capers which was Piper's favorite place. Jaxin loved the construction area but she was melting down there and wouldn't play nice and share.
She absolutely had a ball in the supermarket and got to push a little shopping cart around a big store to shop for groceries. She filled her cart with all kinds of veggies, fruit, cereal, bread, and of course, chocolate syrup. I think she would have stayed in there all day. They also had a medical center that she played in for a little while and took care of a baby. Very sweet.
Another area in the museum was Roadside Attractions. There were cars to work on and build, a bus to drive and a city park. One of the exhibits was closed and was filled with balls. Guess who still managed to climb inside the plexiglass because she wanted to play with those balls? Not once, but twice did I have to drag her out of there. I can't believe she squeezed through that tiny space.

Flight Fantasy was a section where kids used their bodies to make things go. I thought it was a pretty interesting section. Some of the activities were a little big for our kids, like the hamster wheel, but they still found things to do. Piper loved this wheel that made the ball go up and then down a series of tracks.

The carousel was fun.

We saved the River Adventures until the very end, so that if the kids got wet, they wouldn't have to walk around all day like that. There was a water play area and a Woodland park. The lily pads were neat and made sounds when you stepped on them. Next to the park area was the giant floor piano like the one they had on the movie Big. They loved running back and forth on it making "music". Unfotunately, Piper didn't weigh enough to set off the sensors most of the time.

All in all it was a fun day. It inspired me to take her to our local Children's Museum more often.