I took the boys to Play Zone on 9 Mile Rd in Pensacola. My friend Lynne invited us out and I’m really glad she did, we were literally there for FOUR hours. Generally I’m a hermit because it is hard at times to go out with two boys, especially when one is special needs. I’m trying to do better because it’s not JJ’s fault, he’s a crazy almost five year old and needs to let out his energy running around (wow where has the time gone?). I don’t want him cooped up in his house all day because mom is afraid his brother is going to get sick (he gets sick easily) or gets hurt. I just have that constant fear of having to go to the hospital again.
The location of Play Zone is perfect! It’s in a small shopping center and it has a donut shop, asian cuisine, boutique, Sammy Barker’s, etc. You can let your little kids play as long as you can handle (lol), run over and grab some lunch, come back or go home, whatever you want to do! It’s awesome. There is a baby area for children younger than one and then there was the toddler section with an awesome water bed both boys enjoyed.
|JJ in the toddler section @ Play Zone|
|Jaxson in the baby section @ Play Zone|
Maynard’s Donut Co
I’ve heard great things about this donut shop and I was happy to hear that it was literally RIGHT next door to Play Zone. YASSSS. They have all kinds of specialty donuts: PB&J, oreo, coconut, cocoa or fruity pebbles, maple bacon, maple, glazed, apple and peach fritters–YOU NAME IT. I was in donut heaven, it was so hard to just pick one haha. Jaxson tried grabbing it through the glass, that poor boy was hangry after our time at Play Zone.
Y’all need to check them out!! Look at those delicious fruity pebble and toasted coconut donut. We saved this for last, we decided to let the kids run around for four hours first before we even thought about bringing them to the donut shop. Even in the donut shop they had a ton of energy.
|Fruity Pebbles and Toasted Coconut Donuts @ Maynard’s|
I Heart Bento
Of course mommy had to stop into the bento shop! If you read the 21 facts about mom you would know that I’m half Okinawan and LOVE seafood. I really miss home and the takoyaki (fried octopus) definitely made me miss it even more. I just wish they weren’t located so far from where we live, it’s a good 40-45 minute drive because of traffic, it’s crazy. I think they are literally 20 miles away from our house but the traffic is horrendous.
|Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl @ I <3 Bento|
The drive home…
Our little chunk and big brother definitely had fun yesterday. I will try my best not to be a recluse and do more with the kids. I’m definitely taking them back to that place in the future. 💙