Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Secret Fun Adventure

I had heard great things about Discovery Place Kids. The kids and I actually had a day with nothing on our schedule so I made a spur of the moment decision to go on a "secret fun adventure".  The kids begged and begged for me to tell them where we were going.
I have to admit that I was having too much fun keeping them in suspense. 
A few times I acted as if I were going to a grocery store or gas station. You should have seen there faces. :)

The place was full of fun and surprises! First stop... the vet center. 
 Pierson REALLY loved the firetruck!
 Yep that is my girl getting her ice cream at the grocery store! :)

 Pierson spent at least 30 minutes in the submarine while Maylin painted in the next center.

 To say that Pierson is a character is putting it mildly. Oh how he makes me laugh. Maylin is funny in her own way, but Pierson makes an effort to get others to laugh. The theater center really brought this out in him but don't take my word for it, take a look for yourself.
  Captain P
 Buzz Pierson
 ??? He did a sideways shuffle all the way across the stage pointing his fingers and singing the whole way.
 Pierson scribbled down "waitress Maylin's" order from Mommy.
 They worked very hard to make sure the cash register in the diner was well organized.
 They climbed walls! (Seriously, I think they just needed suction cups and they would have been on the ceiling in seconds!)
 Dr. Maylin gave a worried Pierson shots in the chest?! Maybe she needs to work on her bedside manner! :)
 Good news Pierson. I think you are going to live!
 Monkey... I mean Maylin climbed the free standing fire pole. The girl has some strength in those arms!
 She added coolant to the car in the auto shop center while Pierson checked out the underneath.

 They flew airplanes. I am thinking that maybe being airline pilots are NOT in their futures. At least let's hope not. :)
 Pierson made the final call for the three o'clock flight to Chicago.
 Maylin discovered a little bit about gravitational pull with this loopty loop.
 While Pierson built his own racer and raced other kid's creations.
 The water tables were a 'splash' as well!

By this point Mommy was on sensory overload so Pierson took me out for a ride on the lake so I cold relax a little. :)
We wound the day down by watching a puppet show on the stage they 'performed' on earlier in the day.

I went in expecting to spend about an hour or two. I was dragging them out after four hours. We played right through lunch and on into the afternoon. Will we go here again? Absolutely! P and M have been asking me to take them on another Secret Fun Adventure. "You know, dat pwace dat was a seeecret." :)


Amy Murphy said...

That looks like a great place!!! I think I would have fun there, too. :) And the pics of the kids are just great!

Tricia said...

So fun! We spent an entire day at Discovery Place and never hit that section.

Kristi said...

I totally want to come there the next time we're in town! Looks like a super place!
And I just love the chest shots that nurse Maylin was administering...