Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fun Day In Hemet

The girls and I went with Erik to work on Friday. Okay, we took him to work and then we went and played! So, while Erik was hard at work earning his paycheck we were busy spending it.

We found this cute little children's museum called Kid Zone, it's just down the street from Erik's office in Hemet. It looks really tiny from the outside but it is packed full of fun activities that kept us busy for hours. They have so many things that it is going to be hard to remember everything.

There is an excavation site where you can dig through rocks to "discover" bones. They have a smaller fire truck with firemen outfits including, pants, jackets, gloves, boots, and hats that the kids can try on! They have a small rowboat set up, a little village complete with a school, doctor's office, police station, and TV production studio. There is also a police car, two police motorcycles, an ambulance, a small transit bus, and an electric car that the kids can climb in. They have a small area set up as a bank with fake money. There is a small section set up to look like a Stater Brothers grocery store complete with the little carts and check out stand. There are musical instruments, building equipment, coloring tables, and even an enclosed basketball court with wheelchairs to play wheelchair basketball.

They even have a discovery center, where you can check out a box on a specific theme. Each box is full of different activities, games, worksheets to help your knowledge to grow in a specific area. We did the "Wild Things" box and learned all about wild animals!

The girls' favorite part was the climbing wall and the spinning thing. Yes, you read right they have one wall that is painted to look like a castle and then the wall is made into a rock wall, that the girls had a blast going on again and again and again and again! Emma was a little leery at first and wasn't sure she wanted to go on but by the end I couldn't get her or Miriam off! And their second favorite part was the spinning thing. It was basically a pole on a wooden stand that you stand on and make it spin around. And boy did it go fast. It made me dizzy just watching!

After we were done at the museum we went and picked up Erik and had a picnic lunch at the park there in Hemet. After we finished eating we took Erik to a different office just 15 minutes away, and then we went back to the park to play out side! We spent most of the time playing tag, yes mom even joined in the game! After we were all tuckered out (and we had to go to the bathroom) we decided to go to the Hemet Public Library.

Okay, we did clean up with wipes in the car before we went to the library. And boy were the girls dirty after playing outside! So, about 25 extremely dirty wipes later I decreed that we were now clean enough to be seen in public we went to the library.

Hemet has the most beautiful public library that I have ever seen! Seriously, it is so big and both the inside and the outside are just gorgeous, no plain brown building here. We went in and used the bathroom and then went and did a math worksheet that I just happened to have packed that morning for just such an occasion, and we sat down so the girls could get their worksheet done. After the worksheet they were then allowed to look at books, put together puzzles, and their favorite part play games on the computers!

Oh how the time flies when you are having fun. Before we knew it, it was time to go pick up Erik and head for home.

What a great time we had playing and learning! I LOVE homeschooling because we can do spur of the moment things like this.


Ryan & Lizeth said...

Cute pics. Looks like the girls had a real blast.

Veronica Peterson said...

What a fun day. The girls look excited.

Monty&Kristin said...

Man, that day made me tired just reading it! You've got some major energy! Looks like the girls had a blast though! Glad you had such a fun day. Good to know there are all those fun activies so close! Personally, I think the rock wall looks like loads of fun too!:) However, they are higher than I could probably get!