Saturday, September 12, 2009

Weekend Trip--Focus on the Family

The kids and I had already been to Focus on the Family, but since it was raining today, it was a good place to get out, not spend any money, and let the kids have fun.  Everything is entirely free(except for food, but it was on sale today)!  They also had the Sheriff, Army, Fire Department and more with their vehicles for the kids to explore.

They collected sheriff badges, coloring books, stickers, crayons, coupons from Chick-fil-A, and they even made them personalized dog tags!

Inside is decorated like the Adventures in Odyssey type setting.


Junior climbing on the airplane.  He was too small to go down the several story slide with the girls.  (We thought that the climb to get to the top of the slide would wear them out--they are still going strong)


 
 Junior loved the touch screen coloring game.  (BTW I put that jacket to the side for my nephew since Junior has outgrown it, but he was fixated on it today.  At least he took the hood off inside.)

 
 Family pictures...

 There's a stage with costumes so Junior and Em put on a short play.  Abs was not into pictures today.

A puppet stage...


Toddler playground.  This is going to be great in the winter!


A frog on the log in the bog...


They also have a radio station where the older kids can sign up to do their own radio show.  They have a script, practice, and record the show with some of the parts taped already so it is just like an Adventure in Odyssey radio show.  They had a great time, and they gave us a copy of the show too.  It's a really cute story and the girls did a great job!



Hot dogs and ice cream to finish it off. 



They gave Gunner a freebie too.  I can't wait to read it!

 
Tomorrow there's a free kid friendly moving showing with popcorn and drinks.
I better search the paper tomorrow for next week's activities.


7 comments:

Allison said...

Wow! That sounds very fun for the kids.

Erin said...

Fun! Why didn't I know about this? You always have the inside scoop on the coolest stuff!

Casey (@ Ever-Changing Life) said...

Hope you enjoy that book! I loved it!

Gypsy at heart said...

Great way to spend the day! Stampede was rained out here.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Let us know if the book is good! Glad you guys had a great day.

Uncle Dan said...

Most people don't know that if there is a cost savings of some sort, teacher's will find it!

Spanish Princess said...

What a fun adventure! We are really excited about some of the activities theat we've found in Miami even though Baby boy will not be enjoying them as much as we do. Let us know how the book is.