Thursday, April 2, 2009

Family Fun on Spring Break

Last week Jason was off work for most of the week, so we took a week off from school for our Spring Break. Besides going out of town for the weekend, we decided to just hang close to the house, but we did spend a day at America's Incredible Pizza Company and I have to say that place is just awesome!

I knew it had to be pretty good when I saw older couples going in WITHOUT kids! lol! You pay one price when you walk in the door....everyone pays for a buffet....however, you can stay as long as you want. Therefore, if you arrive early, say for lunch, I guess you could eat; let the kids play games, and come back for more eating. And wow what a buffet they had! I think it cost all four of us (Colt was on Spring Break from college too and was able to go too) a total of $30.17. Not bad for what we had! They had pizza, several types of pasta and sauces, tacos, baked potatoes with all sorts of toppings, salad bar, and a dessert bar. On top of that, they had an ice cream machine and a soda fountain. There were several different dining rooms...five I think...but the one we ate in was the movie one. There was a movie going on a big screen....The Castaways. There was also the 50's diner one, the high school gymnasium, the family room (with a TV home type atmosphere), and another that I can't remember. It was HUGE!

Plus...because most of the public schools had Spring Break the week before, this place was not crowded at all! That was a big bonus!

Colt's favorite part was the food. I don't know where he put all the food he ate. I think he stored it up for awhile! :) We liked that part too (Jason and me).

However, Joy's speed was more she loved all the activities. We all kind of followed her around taking pictures and cheering her on.

We did get in on the virtual haunted mine ride. The huge game room included: go karts, bumper cars, a choice of 4-D virtual rides, shooting range, skee ball, numerous video machines, mini golf, monster truck ride, bowling, and much much more!

Of course, you pay for the games separately. You buy a card and put however much money you want on it and then have the card scanned for each activity.

Joy won first place on the go karts! Funny thing how she claims to hate going in Lowe's so much, she went straight for the Lowe's car!

Here she is on the bumper cars.

Joy playing Mario Kart (showing off her driving skills to her big brother...she loved having his attention)! :)

I did catch Colt over here at Mario Kart too!

Colt snapped a picture of Jason and me. We enjoyed it all too! I love it when he has a day to spend with us!

And me and my "babies"!

And can you tell who had the camera in the back seat on the way home?

I'll give you a hint....

It wasn't Colt! (He's like me, put him in the car and he's out)! Shh..don't tell Colt he was a sleeping model!

What a day!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

That looks like so much fun!! I think someone is going to be upset when he sees this blog! What a great deal to pay only one price for everything!!! My kids would love something like that! Thanks for sharing!!

Country Acres Primitives said...

Wow, that place looks AWESOME! Glad you all had a great time. Love the pic of Colt sleeping! I won't tell ha ha ha!

In His service, Anne said...

Looks like so much fun, I wish we had one near us!! Joy is too funny with the camera. Great pic of you and hubby!!

Karen said...

This looks like so much fun!! And it was extra special since it was "family time." Looks like you had a great time--loved the pictures!

Shellmo said...

I wish we had a fun place like that by us! I would grab my stepson and nephews and make a day out of it like you did! Looks like your family had a wonderful time and I love seeing Joy on the go! And I'm laughing thinking about what will Colt say when he sees the photo Joy snapped out him sleeping?! LOL!!!

Lauren said...

What a neat place! I can tell that everyone had a great time:) Family days like that really are the best! I love all the pictures too haha:)

Sharon said...

It sure did look like you had a great family day.
Family days are priceless.
God bless.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Thanks for taking us along, I feel like I was there with y'all. It's great to have a place like that for the families to spend time together and have fun, Clean fun. And the price was fantastic,
Joy is so cute and how great to win a prize. And I know you were so glad Colt got to be there also.
I LOL when I saw the picture of Colt sleeping.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, looks like all had a really wonderful time, and what even makes it an extra special time, is that your whole family was able to be together to enjoy the day! That means so much!

We have a place here in Oklahoma City called Celebration Station that is on the plan of the America's Incredible Pizza Co that you went to. Our kids loved playing minature golf, and playing games and rides like Joy was doing in the pictures you shared. We haven't gone there in years. I really haven't thought about it much, but we just might have to check them out again here one of these weekends, and play some minature golf or something! I know we always had lots of fun when we went there!

Loved all the pictures! Wait till Colt sees the one taken of him sleeping though! Joy better run like crazy!! :)

That is a great picture of you and Jason! Love the one of Mom and Joy & Colt too!

Have a beautiful day Tammy & I'll be getting an email out to you one of these days soon! I really haven't forgot you....

Love & Blessings,

CozyCoops Corner said...

Tammy, I love the pictures! That place is exactly like our Amazing Pizza Machine here in Omaha. We went for the first time when my sister was here last month and had a great time. It's such a neat place! Have a great day! Oh and your package should be there today or tomorrow.

Jo-Anne said...

What a fun day! Colt looks like he tuckered himself right out! :) Those are some fun family photos.

(the picture of our dog is no joke...seriously. I couldn't make that stuff up! haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog.)

Luke said...

The last two pictures are hilarious! Good photography there, Joy [smile].


Cindy B said...

fun! I looked on line at their locations...none near us but maybe coming up this way eventually to northern Illinois..we will see!I see that there are several southern though!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a wonderful day, Tammy... It's so special to have a day of fun with your kids. Do it often --since they grow up so fast!!!!

Love the photo of you and hubby.

wrcdgc said...

That looks like so much fun. My hubby and girls would like that place.

I love all the pictures. What a great looking family you have. Joy always makes me smile I love her pictures.


Susan said...

We have one in Tulsa. We've never been but I know it's the absolute favorite of our grandkids and their dad takes them a lot.

Janene said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day!
You have such a wonderful family!
Guess what? I almost forgot about the prim labels! My Bad!
Are you still interested?
Can you give me specifics on what you are interested in and I will see if I have some of those!
So sorry for the delay!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hahahahahaha! That pic of Colt in the car is too cute! Looks like everybody ahd a great time. We don't have one of those places around here or we would probably be there every week!
Have a great day!

basketsnprims said...

What a wonderful family day you had and the food sounds delicious. I love pizza and pasta. Joy is a little doll. What's big brother going to say to her when he sees that pic? LOL.

Sandy said...

What a awesome place!
I have never seen or heard of a place like this. Our family would so enjoy it...we are big pizza eaters here...LOL. We must eat it at least twice a week :)

But all that fun after great! It is so fun to have a family day and it sure looks like you guys all enjoyed yourselves.

Julie said...

Looks like great fun!! We have spring break next week--can't wait!! Have a great day. Julie

Happily Ever After said...

Hey Tammy,

That looks like my kind of fun place. Joy and I would have had a great time playing skee ball. That is my favorite, I'm like a kid when I find one of those around.
Glad you all had a nice time. Family time is always the best of times.



theolde stone house said...

Glad you guys got to have qa great day out together. It gets harder and harder to do family things as they get older. Mine are 12 and 14 and I swear if it's not one it's the other going somewhere.


Sit A Spell said...

Looks like y'all had fun...I cant sleep in a car no matter how tired I am!

Colleen said...

Now THAT'S a fun family day, Tammy! And such sweet photos too.

Thanks so much for your kind comments. It's been an exciting few days to say the least.

Enjoy your weekend!

The Whites said...

That looks a lot like my Circus World post! I can only take so much of those kinds of places even though they are fun for a little while and the kids LOVE all the games!

Looks like a great time!


Zaroga said...

That sounds like such a fun day!

LOL on the last picture.

Farm Chick Paula said...

That looks like an awesome place! I LOVE go-carts and skee ball... I can spend HOURS in an arcade!
Poor Colt.. and poor you, Tammy, if he finds out you put that picture on here! LOL

Linda said...

it looks so awesome....grankids would go ape for this place!

miss mary said...

wow that really looks like fun and the kids really look like their happy. Love the pictures.. thanks for sharing with us... Big Hugs

Blessed Beyond said...

Hi Tammy, Hope all is going well! LOoks like a fun time was had by all! Do yall live near Springfiled, MO? I know they have one there. We have planned on going there, the next trip to Branson.
Hugs and Blessings,

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