This time we headed out after lunch at Applebee's (kicking our day off with a fun start) so that we could miss most of the school field trip traffic (a lesson we learned last year). We stayed for almost three hours. Time really flew by, the girls didn't want to leave!
We were able to participate in a craft time, which focused on the book The Mitten. I was so excited to participate in this because I had just read this book to the girls at home and I thought they would have so much fun doing an activity that went with the story they knew. And they did! We colored pictures of the animals featured in the book and then put them in the mitten (which they glued together).
Piper and Lily played in the water area for quite awhile, while Ava moved over to the grocery store section and "made sandwiches" and organized the groceries for quite some time.
Emma enjoyed the baby section, especially the red and white pinwheel toy on the wall. Elliott said she would just lay there and watch it forever.
Piper and Lily also enjoyed the oversized xylophone and the plastic balls you put in air tubes.
All of the girls enjoyed the rock climbing wall (for a few seconds at least).
All the girls enjoyed the farm area and dressing up like animals.
The girls were very sad to leave, but we wanted to try and miss the bulk of rush hour traffic and Emma needed to sleep (as did Lily and Piper too apparently, as they crashed in the car).
We're looking forward to our next Daddy Day Off. We have two more coming up in March, yeah!