Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Wed, Jan 19th
Bass Pro Shop Forest Park
Cost: free

11:00 - Fish Identification class. Limit 20 kids.
Noon - fish feeding and demo in center court at big tank.
12:30 to 1:30 to eat lunch (pack our own, eat in their cafe, buy lunch in their cafe or in the mall food court)
1:30 - archery class - limit 15 kids.

Julieanne wrote: I told them to plan for a variety of ages, but as my son is 6 and daughter is 8, and will be doing the archery and fish ID, those are the ages they're accommodating.

What a BLAST. Because we had gone to the fish ID class last year with the girlscouts, we opted to arrive at noon for the fish feeding. There is a huge tank in the middle of the store. One of the employees came out and fed the fish goldfish and worms. The big bass in the tank was over 13 pounds, just a little smaller than William! At the end of the feeding, the employee offered the kids worms to hand feed the fish. Grant and Jacob LOVED it, Jacob's finger must of looked a bit too much like a worm and the fish bit it, but he just laughed it off.

After the fish feeding we went out to the food court for lunch. How I HATE paying $3 for a slice of pizza! Once the kids were fed, we headed back to Bass Pro for our archery class. Cade kept asking if he could shoot "bows"....I kept correcting him and telling him he was shooting arrows. Both Emily and Grant managed to hit the target and Jacob and Cade both hit the surrounding "hay". Jacob bugged me the whole way home about when he would get to go shoot again!

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