Friday, June 19, 2009

CrackerJax...Not Just A Snackfood!

*Warning* LOTS of pictures from a fun filled day!
The boys and I got home from church on Sunday to a husband who was waiting at the front door with a very exciting surprise. The boys were told to put swimsuits on with flip flops and hats. When we asked where we were going, we got silence. For those of you that know, I am really not into surprises; I need to be in control, I need to be prepared, I need to KNOW!! But to no avail, Ryan wouldn't leak it! So we piled into the car and headed here...

This is a family fun park about an hour from our house! It has lots of fun things to do including putt putt golf, go-karts, bumper boats, water wars, batting cages, and a driving range. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, the weather in AZ at this time of year is usually HOT, HOT, HOT, but the last few weeks it has been in the 90s instead of the 100s (although that is soon to change by this weekend!). So the weather was bearable while we were there and the crowds were light since it was the middle of the day!

We bought a family fun card that allowed us any 10 attractions. Go-karts was first on the list. They boys were so excited to be able to 'drive'! Colin was just tall enough to be able to be an individual driver. Here they are anxiously awaiting their turn.

They felt the need for speed! They loved being able to drive! Brendan came out when he was done and said to us 'OK I am ready for my license!' YEA...right!

Next on the list was putt putt. We all had lots of fun trying to put the ball in the cup!

Making the boys pose by a tire sculpture! 'No more pictures Mom!'
Onto the next event...bumper boats! This was the funniest thing ever. When they first got into their boats and tried to steer the only thing that happened was that they went round and round and round in circles! They had absolutely NO idea how to steer them! It was hysterical! Ryan and I were trying to yell at them to tell them how to steer, but they couldn't hear us. Finally the guy who was working it, talked them through it so they were able to have fun! And fun they had!

The last thing of the day was Water this was fun to watch! The object was to catapult a water balloon to your opponent hoping to break it over their head. It took the boys a few balloons to get the hang of it, but finally they did and they got wet!
Colin was better at this as he is stronger than his older brother, so to say the least, Brendan came out wetter than Colin did! Ryan and I had a few laughs watching this!
After play snacks!
After a long, fun filled day we headed home! Until next time...that is!


Stacy said...

That looks like a really fun place!

It is going to be in the HIGH 90's here this weekend....ugh!

Lisa said...

Looks like ALOT of fun! Great idea Dad!! Next time I wanna go : )

Stephanie said...

When I was little I'd go around and around in circles too....bad thing is I could never figure it out :)

Looks like everyone had a great time!

Debra said...


Your husband is a jewel...he sounds so much like my Jason. Always ready to take the family and do something fun!

Love ya ... have a great Friday, my friend.

He And Me + 3 said...

Sounds like a very fun place to go. I loved all the pictures. WHat a fun daddy to think of something like that.

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, how fun! Looks like an awesome... or MY KINDA place! =0)

Glad y'all had such a cool surprise and had a family fun day together.

E @ Scottsville said...

C.C.D. here ---

So you get the whole "What's ONE MORE MINUTE" with that game, huh?

That's why its so great. It doesn't take 30 minutes, just ONE! Which in turn, makes it all worse and more addictive. ha ha ha

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! I love those kind of places! It has been in the 90s here and it is supposed to reach 100 today. UGH!!

Have a great weekend my friend!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

That looks like so much fun!! Your boys look like they had a blast!

Sneaky Momma said...

What a fun day!!! How awesome of your husband to be spontaneous like that. I'm a lot like you in that regard. Not knowing may have very well driven me crazy!

Mocha Momma said...

Fun times! Best to do those things when UR not miserable. However, this looks like a great place to be on a hot day.

I love bumper boats. I haven't done that in years, but fun memories.

Glad you liked the photos I took at the park. The water play is fun. It let's kids just have an imagination. Pretty soon my kids are not going to want to do this stuff so I'm trying to make this summer a special one.

Take care

Under the Florida Sun said...

How fun!! I love parks like this. Little hometown type parks.

Looks like you all had a great time!! Great picture taking!!

Alicia said...

How fun is THAT place!!!!!!

Tell your hubby, "Great surprise!!!!!"

Jane Anne said...

I KNOW your boys had a blast! Mine would love that place. I would love it, too, I think. I love seeing that kind of joy on their faces. Great pictures!

Minor Family said...

Where is that place? We should take the boys this summer when I visit!

Leigh said...

Glad to hear it is a good time! Somebody gave me 4 passes! I can't wait to take the kids!