Today I was off of work so I decided to pile the kids into the car so that I could take them to the Magic House. I have had a free pass for Nathan from his Library Reading Program, and Autumn is free until she turns 1... so, we just had to pay for ME! Well, I drive all the way there in the pouring down rain and I realized I had forgotten my CAMERA! Oh, no! Autumn had just fallen asleep in the car, so I decided to turn around to go back to get my camera so that she could sleep a little longer... as, I HAVE to have my camera!!!
Finally arrived at the Magic House... isn't it HUGE? Seriously, I thought it was huge when I was a little kid, but they have really added on to it.
Nathan loves ghosts, so of course I snapped a photo of him with this friendly ghost. They gave Nathan a bag and autograph book so he could trick or treat and also get autographs of different story book characters throughout the house. I must say, it was kind of lame, as he got 1 piece of candy, a tattoo and bat ring and NO autographs! The people giving out the candy weren't dressed up... and, the people we did see dressed up, walked right by and didn't stop for autographs. Which was ok, since we were there to see the house, but... uhh, I wouldn't suggest going there just for their 'Not So Haunted House'.
Nathan and Autumn LOVED the water play area. Thank goodness they had water vests for the bigger kids, and it was SO cool because they had little sitting areas for the babies to sit in so they could play in the water, too! This was the kids favorite part of the house!
Nathan loved this blue sail boat
Autumn playing in the water, too! Water is one of her favorite things! When I run the water for her bath, she crawls right into the bathroom and demands to get in! Then, gets mad when I take her out. I must say, my hallway bathroom is very clean since I always clean it while she plays in the tub!
Another, very, very awesome part of the Magic House is the fishing area... Nathan used a magnetic fishing rod to catch a fish, and that is not all... THEN...
He went to the other side of the room and threw it into the fenced in water area... and...
It floated down this neat creek that is inside the floor, but covered by clear plexiglass... and, it floats all the way back to the fishing area! OH!!! Nathan loved this... he crawled, ran, walked, and squiled, "THERE GOES MY FISH! LOOK, THERE IT GOES! THAT IS MY FISH!" And... well, lets say, we did this several times. One time his fish got stuck in the freaking fenced in area and I had to (shhh!) get it out. Let me not say how I got the stupid fish unstuck, but I did, because an unhappy fisherman is not a pleasant site. ;o)-
Next, we went to the infant play area... AUTUMN'S area! Ohhh, she loves ball pits! I was giving myself a pat on the back for buying her a ball pit last weekend for her birthday that is coming up.
This picture of her holding two balls is so cute!
Even Nathan wanted in the ball pit
They also had a little kitchen area for the babies, and Autumn loved it. She loved to open/close doors and I really need to let her see Nathan's old play kitchen that we got from Sam's, which is an actual WALK-IN kitchen, its HUGE! She'd love it!
Nathan and Autumn in the kitchen
Then, we did some misc. things... Nathan has never been in one of these tunnels in the air, and he was so nervous and cautious climbing through it the first time. I think he was afraid he'd fall through! heheh
I remember this from when I was a kid... its a little mouse hole tucked away. Of course, I noticed it and pointed it out to Nathan. He opened it and the mice were all dressed in Halloween costumes!
We went over to the old wing of the Magic House and Nathan played with these air balls. I remember this as a kid...
They also had this car and you can't see it in the picture but it had a stoplight and he had to break or press the gas depending on the stoplight.
There was also a static electricity ball, and you can touch it and your hair will stand on end, but....... Nathan refused to do it. I didn't push him, maybe next time...
We visited the gift store on the way out, and Nathan got a cheapy weapy train as I'd call it ($7 piece of junk!) and a $1 dinosaur and Autumn got a $6 magic wand. It was 1pm when we left and I was STARVING and exhausted since I took both kids by myself!!! Whew! Autumn fell asleep in the car and slept till 4:45pm! She was starving when she woke up as we had left at 9am this morning! Nathan fell asleep in the car, too, but, of course he woke up when I got him out! Go figure! heheh! All in all we had a GREAT time! I'd like to take the kids there one time a year, as I think anymore then that might be a little redundant.
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