We are absolutely LOVING all of the family friendly fun in the QC area! Here’s some bits and pieces we’ve been enjoying lately…..
Going to the Zoo!
The lion stood up when we were in front of him and started to almost roar impressively. Then it turned into this odd seizure-like noise as he arched his back over and over as if he was in some serious pain. There are times that “wild animals” in captivity aren’t quite the real deal. haha It was still exciting to be able to stand so close.
Family Fun Day!
A park just a few minutes from our house offers free family fun days a few times over the summer. They had a couple of giant bounce houses that Abby loved playing in…. until it started raining. It was still fun for a while though! We’re looking forward to the next time and hopefully better weather.
This is definitely one of Abby’s favorite places to visit. She would probably be thrilled to spend every other day enjoying all of the fun pretend play they have to offer.
John Deere Pavilion!
This is a place I frequented as a child. I don’t remember enjoying it quite as much as Abigail did, but they also have a lot more to climb on than they did in years past. She LOVED all of the big equipment! Of course I loved when she pointed directly at the giant combine and squealed, “Let’s go up in the combine!” She’s not going to grow up lumping combines/tractors/construction vehicles all into one category. They each have their own name!
Evie hopes Daddy is being careful way up there….
Such a colorful park! This odd climbing thing was actually pretty fun. Yes, I had to give it a try as well.
There are a few frisbee golf courses nearby and we have been desperately wanting to give them a try. This is hands down one of Abby’s favorite things to do (and ours too)! We knew she loved it, but she still surprised us with how extremely into it she was. She was all business out there! We ended up going two days in a row and have now walked through holes 1 – 14 out of the 24 hole course. It’s big! We are excited to see the rest soon!
There were a ton of different playgrounds scattered throughout the course, but Abby wanted nothing to do with them. “Oh, no, no, no! Let’s play more frisbee golf!!” she cried each time we tried to convince her that going down the slide would be pretty fun. We did manage to get her to try out some spider swinging with Daddy the second day. She liked it more than she thought she would!
We had read up on this course prior to visiting and saw from the reviews that this was easily going to be the most difficult course we had ever seen. It didn’t disappoint. There were areas you had to throw over parts of the lake, yet not overthrow or it would still land in the water. I got a kick out of the water on the tee maps! haha Crazy hard….
Cabz getting it done with and without his little helper. 🙂
Walking the course was exciting in and of itself. Check out this strip in between parts of the lake. It was crazy long and you were supposed to throw it way down this and then veer to the right (all without losing your disc in the water – uh huh….). That little bit of grass far ahead and to the right is still on the way to the target.
We were (silently) cracking up over how serious Abs was taking it. She declared herself the winner as we wrapped up and headed home because, as she pointed out, “Daddy threw it into the trees, and Mama threw it into the trees, but I didn’t! I’m the winner!” Alrighty, then….