We didn't end up going to the Halloween party on Friday night. What I thought was an event for the whole family ended up being geared specifically towards 3-6 year olds, bummer! I'm just glad I found out before we went.
We made up for our lame Friday night by taking Harry to a place we knew he'd enjoy yesterday afternoon: Yu Kids Island! Yu Kids Island is a children's play place located in Schaumburg at Woodfield Mall.
Before heading to Yu Kids Island we ate lunch at A&W.
Grilled chicken sandwiches for me and Ant and a couple pickles for Harry. After our lunch it was time for some fun!
Yu Kids Island has a bunch of different indoor playground equipment. They've got rotating palm trees to swing off of, a bounce house, mini merry-go-rounds, balloon rooms, slides and a whole bunch of other jungle gyms. They even have a baby area filled with blocks and balls.
We played at Yu Kids for quite a while letting Harry explore everything. He loved having such a huge space to crawl around in! He literally speed crawled from one end of the play area to the other. Since it was a Saturday afternoon it was pretty crowded, which made me nervous since some of the kids were playing pretty rough. Next time we'll probably go on a weekday morning, as I imagine it'd be way less crowded then.
Yu Kids Island is designed for kids 48'' and shorter. A lot of the equipment is too advanced for Harry right now, but he was still able to have a lot of fun. I would say any baby who has mastered crawling would enjoy the indoor playground.
Here are a few pictures I took, sorry the quality is so crappy!
They have this neat waterbed type thing that was really fun for Harry. At one point a few older kids came and jumped on it and he just loved sitting on it riding the "waves."
Isn't his shirt funny? We bought it at Target a few weeks ago.
We had a great time and can't wait to go back! Definitely check it out if you're in the area and have little kids.
We tried to get Harry to walk while at Yu Kids Island but he just wasn't interested. Although he is getting really good at home. It's so cute to watch him concentrate so hard as to not fall and then he gets the biggest grin on his face when he reaches his destination.
Enjoy your Sunday!