Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Trip to Monkey Joe's

Never heard of it? I hadn't either, before our trip last Friday with 3 of Anna Kate's friends and their moms.

Monkey Joe's is a fabulous, FABULOUS place for the whole family. It's like a big warehouse room filled with enormous inflatable slides, jumpers, obstacle courses, arcades, concessions and souvies. It's an awesome place! It even has a 'parent's area' equipped with leather massage recliner chairs and free WiFi (BYOL - bring your own laptop.) Of course, I didn't get to take advantage of that area since I was too busy with my camera (no surprise there). It cost $8.99 per child and the adults are no charge. The only requirement they have is you absolutely must wear socks while playing on the inflatables. If you don't remember to bring a pair, you can purchase them for a small $2.00 fee. Each child gets a wrist band with a number that coordinates with their parent's and they have an excellent check system so that no one leaves without their group. It really was a place where we could turn the kids loose and not have to worry about them disappearing. My only regret...I forgot socks (I didn't intend to get on, but it looked like so much fun!). No worries though, I snuck on a slide and made one trip down on my stomach. It was a blast! I will definitely bring a pair of socks for me next time...In fact, I think we're going back this weekend with a different set of friends. I don't know who is more excited, AK or me? LOL!

Here is a link to the pictures: Monkey Joe's Album

Can you believe our sweet little Anna Kate will be four years old on April 7th?! I surely can't! And even more shocking...her daddy turns the big 4-0 the next day *eek* We are having one big party on the 5th. The day Anna Kate was born we were sitting in the hospital room and Jeff said something about when AK turns four he would be turning forty and that it would be neat to have a 4-40 Party. Well it's four years later and that very party is on the horizon. Invitations are going out in the mail today, so be on the lookout for them. It's going to be a lot of fun!!!