Monday, January 5, 2009

Monkey Joe's In Charlotte

Before the Holidays, we visited John's family in Charlotte. It was a very special occasion as his brother (Paul), wife (Sara), and boys (Ryan and Michael) came back to the states after being stationed in Germany for three years. This was the first time we had all been together since John and I got married in 2005. During this visit, we did all sorts of fun stuff to spend time together. One place we went to had blow up slides called Monkey Joe's.

(Michael's Sweathawk)

(Ryan coming down the slide)

(John, Alex, and me go down a slide)

We had a blast playing on the slides and going through the mazes.
The signs say that adults are only allowed on the blow up slides/mazes with children under 4. We made sure to stick near the Ryan, who is 4, and Alex, who is 3. It was nice to have an excuse to go on the slides. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids!

(Mary Catherine sliding down to get Alex and John)

(Sara and Alex sliding together)

(Micheal sliding as John, Sara, Alex, and Paul watch)

Who ever came up with this idea is a genius! Admission is charged for kids, but is free for adults. We had hours of fun at Monkey Joe's and worked off the big breakfast that we had at The Flying Biscuit.

(Michael and John Monkeying around)

(Mary Catherine sliding sideways)

(Alex in mid-slide)
I will post pictures from when we exchanged gifts soon. (John in mid-slide. Is he having fun?)

(Andrew and Paul, checking out the action. Only a couple of years until Andrew can slide!)

(Wee! Michael and me slide together)


affectioknit said...

That looks like so much fun - I love those blow up slides!

Connie said...

That looks like super fun--I'm totally jealous!

Peace & Love.