Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Keeping Up With...Family (Family Fun Day!)

Last weekend we were supposed to go camping.  The boys had been asking to go camping so we found a weekend we were (relatively) free and booked a campsite.  Everyone was super excited!  Then we started looking at the long range forecast & it didn't look good.  And it kept getting worse.  They were forecasting 40's for the lows & rain all day Friday and Saturday.  Thankfully the campground we were planning on going to has a very liberal cancellation policy so we cancelled and got a full refund.

Instead of going camping, we wanted to do a family fun day.  The boys wanted to fish and play mini golf while camping so we thought we could do that locally.  But we got the crappy weather that was forecast so Saturday was super cold and rainy, limiting us to indoor things only.  We made the best of it and had a really fun day!

We started at Magic Mountain Fun Centers.  We had a Groupon that was expiring which allowed the boys to play in their play area and then all 5 of us to play laser tag.  The boys loved their play area and were in it playing for over an hour.  Then we headed in to laser tag and played adults vs. kids.  We had a fun time running around and shooting each other.  I think the adults won, but I'm not really sure.  We finished up our time there with some air hockey, video games & skee ball.

After we finished up there, we headed down the street to get lunch at Mellow Mushroom.  They were just opening up after a power outage so it took a while for us to get our food.  The waiter thought he was being helpful by rushing the boys food out so they wouldn't be hungry.  The problem with that was they were done before our food even came out.  It worked out though since the place is very kid friendly.  The boys ran around with some of the other kids who were there and played with Hulk while we enjoyed our pizza.
With our full bellies, we headed back to our side of town to let the boys make up the bowling game they missed the week before since AJ's bus was very late.  They both bowled pretty well, and very quick.  They knew our last stop was mini golf.  We headed down the street to Glow Putt in Gahanna.  What a fun place!!  Everything is glowing under black lights, they have a fun 18 hole course and it's very affordable.  We also won 5 (of the 7 of us who were playing) free games for next time so we will definitely be going back!

We thought we were done after that but what family day would be complete without ice cream?!?!?  We stopped at Menchie's on our way home and loaded up on frozen yogurt and toppings.  They have a peanut butter cup flavor right now that is awesome!

So while it wasn't the weekend we had planned it was still a pretty awesome weekend.  Around all the fun stuff on Saturday we also played a lot of video games, watch a lot of football and got a few things done around the house.  And everyone was really happy which is always my end goal!

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