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April 14, 2012


Filed under: Adventuring — Amy @ 6:00 am
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A few weeks ago, Baby Monkey went to a birthday party at the FunPlex.

He loved it.

He came home and told his siblings about it, and suddenly, they, too, needed to go to the FunPlex.

I’ll be honest…I thought it was pretty cool.  Kinda like a small, indoor amusement park/boardwalk all-in-one.

So, I put it in the back of my mind.

We had our week off for Spring Break, and we packed a lot in.

We also had the Monday after Easter off, and I was wavering between taking a day off and just chilling or doing one more fun thing with the monkeys.

I went for fun.

So, I told the Monkeys we were going to run some errands and then do something super fun, but if there was any complaining on the errands, no super fun.

They were angels on the errands, and I kept dropping little clues, in our conversation, about where we were going.

Monkey Girl began a notes sheet, on her iTouch, with the clues to try and figure out the mystery.

It was pretty darn cute.

Once the errands were done, I headed down and pulled into the Funplex parking lot to the cheers and thanks from the monkeys.

If you ever want to go, be the first ones there and you miss the crowd and it’s a much more fun experience.

We had a great, great time.

Bumper cars were the favorite activity, but they tried everything multiple times, thanks to the wristbands that got them on all the rides.

Monkey in the Middle LOVES racing games.

Back to the bumper cars.

The funniest part was that, after we had been there for about an hour, I got a text from my friend, Jean, with whom we had been to the Crayola Factory on Friday.

The text read “r u at funplex??????”

I wasn’t sure why she was asking, because I knew I hadn’t mentioned to her that I was thinking of going, so I just texted back “Yep.  Kids r in heaven.”

And in the door walked Jean, her two kids, her two nephews and her niece.

She had been planning to take her nephews, as a gift, for a few months, but never mentioned it to me, either.  When they pulled in the parking lot, she recognized our truck and said to her kids, “Guess who is here?”

It was fun to see them, the kids were thrilled, and I got to hang out with my friend for another day.

And when all was said and done, I had three very happy children.

And one very happy, but exhausted baby.

This picture was taken 5 minutes after we got in the car.

Just in case you didn’t get the full effect of the exhaustion:


  1. Money zapper, but super fun. Go back with just monkey girl and do the go carts. And do the laser tag.

    Comment by Carla corcoran — April 14, 2012 @ 8:27 am | Reply

    • Monkey Girl wants to go back for MagiQuest. Monkey in the Middle is dying for the Go Carts and the Laser Tag. We’re definitely heading back. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — April 14, 2012 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  2. Sounds like a super super day! We’ve got adventure land here in town but it’s kinda bleh.

    Comment by Momma E. — April 14, 2012 @ 9:03 am | Reply

    • I think the mere name “Adventure Land” would make it irresistible to my monkeys!

      Comment by abozza — April 15, 2012 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

      • lol my monkeys are at the point where the mall is more fun, 13 and 19.

        Comment by Momma E. — April 15, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

      • 🙂

        Comment by abozza — April 15, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  3. We’ve done 3 FunPlex parties for our 2 boys in a span of 13 months. Plus all the friends’ FunPlex parties. Great, super fun place, but I share in TinyMonkey’s exhaustion when it’s all over! I concur. If you get a chance to do laser tag, it’s the most fun I’ve had in ages. Running around, shooting our kids and their friends as they squeal in delight, trying to get away, getting trapped by my husband and I working in tandem….FUN. Love your pictures — and want to adopt your daughter. How cool is she, taking notes in her iTouch to gather clues to solve the mystery? Love it!

    Comment by StaceyMaisch — April 14, 2012 @ 10:19 am | Reply

    • The boys are both talking FunPlex parties for next year. Combine the two aaaaaand done! 🙂

      Comment by abozza — April 15, 2012 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  4. Sounds fun. Love the pictures of your littlest guy crashed out in the car!

    Comment by thismummaslife — April 15, 2012 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! He even made the transition from car to crib when we got home. Now THAT’S tired! 🙂

      Comment by abozza — April 15, 2012 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

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