Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Is The Place

We had a play group at This Is The Place. This was my first time going there. It's in SL next to the zoo. It's all about the pioneers and how they lived and everything they did to settle Utah. I was surprised how much Avaree enjoyed learning about it all. We got to see many of the original homes (including Brigham Young's), schools, hotels, and stores.

They had lots of hands on stuff for the kids to do... like washing clothes, beating rugs, watering the garden, walking on stilts, crafts, tasting freshly churned butter, helping press a newspaper, riding ponies, petting animals, train rides, wagon rides, etc. We were there all day and it was HOT!! But we weren't complaining. Oh, another highlight was running in to my cousin Alicia, her husband David, and their baby Dmax who were there volunteering.



Griffin was a good sport... we thought a friend his age was coming but he didn't so he hung out with the ladies and helped with the little kids all day.



Sage, Avaree, and Maren sharing ice cream.

There is something so cute about kids eating ice cream even though it's messy!

Colette and I

Half of the group on the train... the other half was in the caboos (taking our picture) It was a fun day. The kids were exhausted after!

10 comments:

the Johnston's said...

looks like fun, I have never been there. Maybe I'll have to go!

Jill said...

Man your play groups rock! Ours consist of dropping the kids off at someone's house and letting them play with toys. How exciting. It looks like you guys have been having a lot of fun so far this summer!

kennyandkristin said...

I love This is the place. I actually had our wedding reception in the Social Hall! We haven't been in years. Now, I totally have to go. Nice to know there is a ton for the kids to do! Thanks for the post!!!

Brooke said...

Thats a fun outing. I've never been- may need to try it one day.

Would you and the kids be available to meet up at a park next Tueday while janet is in town?

summer said...

That place looked great! I LOVE the ones that are educational too! And what a way to end the day... with Ice Cream of course!!!

melissa e. said...

That looks like the zoo train!

There is a free day at This Is The Place on July 12th if you're interested in going back for nothing...

Brooke said...

I promise I am not stalking :)... just wanted to make sure your got the email about taking the kids to the splash park this afternoon. :)

The Doug Anderson Family said...

I've never even been there and i've lived here my whole life. I have heard it's really fun, I'll have to go sometime. looks like a lot of fun.

val said...

I keep forgetting to check your blog since it's private and I don't get notified when you update. You guys have been busy! I was hoping to see you yesterday at the splash park but it didn't work out for us either. We need to get together again soon.

Stephanie said...

That loks like a fun place, maybe we will have to try it out. You guys are always doing something, you are one busy mom. I love reading your posts and I have to say that your family is adorable.