Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
There is a new indoor playland called IncrediBills (same as the one in Waldwick, NY that we went to a month or so ago) The one in Monclair is smaller--but the kids didn't mind. It is brand new--you can smell the fresh paint. I don't know if I would go back unless someone had a birthday party there--but for a free admission day like today in the rain--it was perfect.
This evening we made it home in time to attend the Frank Sinatra contest held at none other than Frank Sinatra Park. Some of the singers had the look--but not the voice and there were a couple that really sang excellently. The four judges were quite funny too. What a great evening. Even our girls were pretty well behaved throwing rocks into the river so Mike and I could enjoy the music.
Our second trip to Sesame place. We all had a nice time and the weather held up. No rain (something that it has been doing WAY too much of lately.) Although the water was freezing. So we didn't spend much time doing water activities. We did a couple shows, lots of rides, and ofcourse a quick trip into the gift shop.
Mike took a couple days off for a mini-vacation. We were origionally planning on going to Great Adventure to the do safari today--but have been watching the weather and saw rain in the forecast. I noticed a posting on mommypoppins.com for Sahara Sam's water park. It was meant to be. It was pouring rain out today--but it didn't bother us! We were in an indoor playland. I could only imagine how crazy it must get on the weekends, etc.. It was enjoyable because school is still in and it is a Thursday!!! What fun! A really cool mommy thing I noticed in the bathroom was a bathing suit spinner. You place your wet suit in the spinner--shut the top and within a minute the suit is practically dry! How awesome is that!
No photos attached. Abbey is CRAZY in swim class. She swings from the railing on the edge of the steps and sometimes loses grip and goes under--the lifeguard had to pull her up twice doing that. Another time she was trying to reach a toy and totally went under. It makes my heart race a mile a minute. It is really scary. We need to watch her like a hawk at all times because she has no fear. When the lifeguard pulls her up she doesn't cough or make a gag sound --she must be holding her breath I guess?? So so scary!
We finally made it to gardening in Battery park! We took the ferry over to Battery park played on the playground for a little bit then attended the gardening club called "Young Sprouts." The girls did an art project with glue and seeds, watered the garden, and planted seeds. We ran into a few friends over there as well. Amanda loved helping Olivia with her art project while Abbey played with baby Jonathan!