Friday, May 20, 2011


Our older two kids are with us until the end of May before heading out for summer adventures! Anyway, I'm grabbing family time while I can...the teacher in me planned a little outing in Bricktown which I hoped would be FUN and EDUCATIONAL. And it was! We headed to Toby Keith's to eat first - why Toby Keith's? Mostly because I had never gotten to go there. The wait was always too long. But I finally got to try it. It was good and we had a great server! Little did we know my husband had ordered an appetizer of CALF FRIES! My older son took one bite and said, "THOSE AREN'T FRIED PICKLES!" Although my youngest ate them up, I wasn't brave enough to try one. My husband also ordered the Fried Bologna sandwich. I think they enjoy grossing me out.

We then went to the "Passages" Bible exhibit at OCAM. It was really good! I'm not sure it would hold the attention of kids under 10 years old (some parts of it didn't hold my kids attention!) but generally it was a good exhibit with a multimedia approach. You can see scrolls, even a little bit of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, centuries old Bibles in many different languages, history of those who lost their lives promoting and translating the Bible, too. My son really liked the animated guy getting ready to be hung. There is a part of the exhibit where you can see how the printing press works and stamp out a page, see beautiful Bible art, and one of our favorites, the Bibles with "mistakes" in them. From these mistakes some of the Bibles got nicknames, like the "Wicked Bible." Pretty interesting! There's also a fun room at the end with computer games relating to the Bible. We all printed out our names in different languages. Mr. Hobby Lobby did a great job with this exhibit and I pray it will bring others to believe in the Bible!

P.S. You know I couldn't do this without a coupon - get yours at Hobby Lobby!


Alyssa said...

You are a great adventure planner. And I would not eat those "fried pickles" either. Now if they were real fried pickles...that's another story.

Lori said...

How fun! So glad you're getting that family time!

Tyler (well, all the males in the family) loves those kind of "fried pickles"! Grosses me out, too. Won't kiss Joe the night of our annual FFA fry in Feb. :)

The 5 Arbuckle's said...

Glad you got to spend quality time with your family before they take off for the summer.