Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kiddie amusements.

Last weekend, I bundled Clay and up and took him to the family festival at the Hal and Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade. What fun! The festival itself is free, and we got there right at 9 a.m., when it opened. They had some fun kiddie rides - a big slide, and little obstacle course, something akin to Disney's teacups - as well as a clown making balloon animals, a giant inflated Kermit the Frog, craft booths courtesy of the art museum, fair games, and snacks for sale.

We had such fun! Clay rode down the slide, went through the obstacle course (which had seen better days, I must admit), and rode the teacup ride, then we went inside the art museum for storytime (10 a.m. or so). We saw the pet parade (He totally loved this. All the pets were dressed up! So cute!) and won a prize at the balloon dart game before having lunch at Sal and Mookie's.

This morning, we headed out to the zoo. We hadn't been since the fall, and Clay was completely jazzed about the giraffes, elephants, and zebras. I'm really proud of the zoo, too, for all of the renovations they are doing. It looks like the new tiger habitat is going to be really nice. (And, boy, do they need it. Tigers are big animals, and they deserve more space. I hope the leopards are next.) I read in the paper this a.m. that the zoo will have breakfast with the Easter Bunny next Saturday. (We'd swing by if we hadn't already invited the fam over for brunch that day.)

We rode the carousel three times (because Clay was not content until he had ridden the zebra, the lion, AND the leopard), then headed home for lunch and nap.

Anyway, all of this to say that you're only bored around here if you want to be. There's tons of fun stuff to do! The rest of the weekend awaits!

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