Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Last Day Of School

The last day of school has come so now its time to Spread Their Wings for the summer.  The last day of school is the same for my kids as it was for me when I attended school (the same school even) except for the awards part they get way more then I used to. lol
Below is the the Oldest Daughter (2nd from the right) and The Big Guy (1st on the left) receiving their Academic Performer awards for their classes.  Which made their mom smile just a little more to have 2 kids standing up there getting smart kid awards.  We really do have very smart well behaved kids and I couldn't be happy to be their Mommy.

Enough bragging about my amazing kids and back to our fun day.
The last day of school starts out just like any other school day, they get up early and go to school. When they get to school they spend about an hour there getting ready for the big awards/music assembly, each grade sings and awards are handed out.  Then when the assembly is over we take the kids out of school (as do most parents) and spend the rest of the day doing something fun as a family. This year that fun thing was a trip to the Ross Park Zoo and then we stopped by the Discovery Center since they are right next to each other.

The zoo is old and the up keep has been lacking which is obvious but I really wanted to take the kids there since I remember going there as a kid.  I knew from the website that it would not be the same as I remembered it as a kid and boy was that obvious when we got there.  The animals on exhibit or should I say lack there of as there were barely any of what was listed on the pamphlet they gave us and the staff (mostly kids staring into electronics) left a lot to be desired at the zoo.  The Big Guy was so looking forward to seeing penguins and they were non existent even though the said they would be a feeding for public viewing...They should update their pamphlets......
Thankfully even with all the negatives at the zoo we still managed to have fun and the kids did get to ride on a very old carousal so it wasn't a complete waste of time.

The Discovery Center was much more fun thankfully.  The kids have all already been here before as they this is their kindergarten field trip with school but since the zoo was such a flop and they two places are right next to each other we went over and let them run and play.  Obviously they had a great time running a playing here and it was a nice end to family fun before they all took naps in the car on the way home.
Although she looks tiny in the big chair still, the Oldest Daughter is almost too big to play on a lot of thing there now so it is probably best that the zoo was so disappointing and we went over to the Discovery Center this year as they were all able to enjoy it still.

Here is a bit of the fun we had the rest of the day


And what were the chances that we would even find our own boat to play on at the Discovery Center, definitely a trip we were supposed to take.
Now its time to bring on Summer Vacation and all the fun it has to offer us.

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