Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunday in Paradise

We spent a couple of hours at Paradise Park on Sunday with cousins Elise & Connor, Aunt Chris, Grandma Donna & Grandpa Lee. There is a ton of stuff to do at this place...thus I took tons of pictures. And we only went to the Child Edutainment Center for a couple of hours! There was more to do at the center that we didn't get a chance to experience, let alone all of the other attractions at Paradise Park. We will definitely have to go back when we have more time.

Maddox & Connor started in the play room with the ball pit. This is Maddox saying "I love you, mommy" which tends to be what he says a lot when he first gets to a new place. That phrase always melts my heart so I soak it up every chance I get. ;-)

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I wonder who first came up with the idea for a pit full of brightly colored balls for kids to play in...very interesting.

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Evey got to play in a baby ball pit in the baby room...

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And Evey just loves meeting other kids...

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Elise qualified as an "adult" to get into the edutainment center! So she mainly hung out with the adults. ;-)

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Maddox's favorite area was the play city complete with bank, HyVee, pizza restaurant, etc. I first saw him (disguised as a construction worker) robbing the HyVee with an imaginary gun. Not exactly a proud moment for me. ;-)

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But when I checked back later, he had cleaned up his act a bit. This time he was wearing some sort of NASA helmet while he withdrew some cash from the bank (without force or violence) to take to the HyVee cash register. Nice of HyVee to hire a part-time astronaut with a previous record of burglary in their very own store. ;-)

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Evey's favorite attraction was the window. She's pretty easy to please! She liked exploring the glass (and possibly her reflection) with her whole hand...

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and her favorite pointer finger...

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The boys made a quick stop in the water play area...

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...getting nice and wet before heading outside where Connor got caught in a web.

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Elise even cut loose a bit in the outdoor play area.

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Maddox loved the "fishing pond"...

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Evey was enjoying the window yet again...

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So I headed in to check on her...

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Evey was having a lovely time hanging out with Grandma Donna. Windows and feet...it doesn't take much to keep her entertained. ;-)

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Okay...I will stop the onslaught of photos. Have a happy day!

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