Yesterday rolled around & we had a coupon for Jumpin' Jacks so we thought we'd go back, but this time we went later in the day. I don't know if there were a hundred birthday parties going on or they had some kind of radio event going on, but it was CRAZY crowded. Like a million kids. So... scratch that. Poor McKinley was absolutely broken-hearted. I could hardly get her back in the car. We explained to her the problem - and that she'd probably only get to go on 1 or 2 slides. So - we suggested that we go to McDonald's & play and eat ice cream. At first, she didn't want to, but the idea sounded better & off we went.
Isn't it funny how McDonald's playlands seem to be everywhere you look until you're actually wanting to find one? Well, we drove around & finally ended up about 15 minutes away - at the 5400 S. & Redwood Rd one. Whew! We're here! Good thing... Ireland is getting fussy. Wait a minute! Their playland is all torn down. What the?? Ok... deep breath. More explaining to McKinley. We'll find another one. We head over to 4500 S. (and around a car accident), pull in the parking lot - no play place!! OK - are you serious? Now, Ireland is really getting mad & McKinley keeps asking where the play place is. Grrrr. So - keep going, McDonald's on State Street - no play place.
So - after about an hour of driving around, we finally get to the Arctic Circle at 7200 S. & State Street. It has a PlayZone. By this time, I'm thinking that this Friday isn't such a fun day anymore.
At least the kids finally ended up having fun (although, apparently McKinley was under the impression that we were going BACK to the jumping place after the ice cream).
Oh - and did I mention that Jason & I were in separate vehicles because he had to go to school afterward? It added just that much more fun to our Friday!!
Ice cream - finally!
Ireland had so much fun once we got there
I have no idea why she's making this face