Saturday, October 24, 2009

All Funned Out

The kids had all of this past week off from school. I had Friday off for a Thai national holiday (Chulalongkorn Day, celebrating the death in 1910 of the fifth king in the current dynasty who is considered by many as Thailand's greatest monarch) I'm not sure exactly why the kids got the whole week off, but they did.  So we took advantage of the day off to go have some fun.  Serious fun.

And where exactly does one go for fun in Bangkok? Why, the Funarium, of course! And what exactly is the Funarium? Why, it's basically a giant indoor playground, and the kids had a great time.

They have a giant slide, which Jane enjoyed with her big sister.

Maggie liked the ball-swing-thingie.

Sarah liked sitting on the air-thingie... did Benjamin.

WARNING: Ben's speed may cause blurred vision!

Mali and Jane had a good time, too!

Not content with only one day of super-exhaustive entertainment, today (Saturday) we went to Siam Park City . Comparing it to Disneyland--huge colorful castle and other clear Disney references aside--would be generous. But, as Mali said on the way home, it's pretty good for Thailand. Anyway, it's got rides and a waterpark, all of which the kids thoroughly enjoyed at multiple levels.

This castle almost looks fake...oh, wait, it is fake.

Jane is helping Mali, that's why she's winning.

Look Mom, no hands!

Mali and Jane loved the waterfall.

As did the rest of the kids!

In Thailand it's never too early to have a giant, creepy Santa.

Mali's favorite part of the place was that we were able to get some delicious ຕຳໝາກຮຸ້ງ--tam mahk hoong--(in Thai สมตำ--som-tam--green papaya salad) for cheap.  Only 40 baht for a good-size helping, and they'll make it to your exacting specifications (I asked for extra spicy).

Not sure if you can tell here, but sticky rice (ข้าวเหนียว) is only 10 baht a serving, and barbecue pork on a stick is 15 baht.  Sure, you can bring your own food, but you don't have to starve if you didn't!


We were at the place for almost seven hours, and we didn't do everything there is to do there or see everything there is to see.  No worries, we bought one-year passes, so we will be going back.  But not this week, or even next week.  I'm exhausted!


  1. These pictures are a riot! I can't believe how beautiful and BIG little baby Jane is now! The Sumo Wrestler pics are my favorite. Is Jane biting him in the knee? I want her on my team! Loved the post!

  2. I can't believe how big the kids are in just a few months. I can see it especially in Maggie and Jane.