Rocking the Promenade

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Activities, Margarita Mama, The Promenade at Chenal | 2 comments

The kids loved The Promenade at Chenal’s Family Health and Wellness Fest on Saturday and had an absolute blast on the climbing wall. We ended up starting and finishing the trip there. Even Daddy joined in the fun!

Family climbing fun!

Family climbing fun!

The twins gave it a shot, too, but didn’t get very far.

Kayla, gingerly creeping up

Kayla, gingerly creeping up

 

Kendall, getting a little boost from big sis

Kendall, getting a little boost from big sis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheese!

Cheese!

Right off, we caught up with Ronald McDonald, who was kind enough to hand out stickers with a smile.

Then we grabbed a super delicious and heathy mini-meal from the light menu at Bravo! Cucina Italiana. I must admit, it’s one of my favorite restaurants to take the kids because it’s so family friendly yet elegant enough that it feels like a little bit of an escape. Whole Foods had healthy eating handbooks nearby, and Arkansas Rice Depot offered grab-and-go snacks for a good cause.

The Bravo! booth

The Bravo! booth, serving up healthy free food

 

chopped salad, pasta Amatriciana and my fave, balsamic onion, portobello and gorgonzola flatbread

chopped salad, pasta Amatriciana and my fave, balsamic onion, portobello and gorgonzola flatbread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This robot even talks!

This robot even talks, thanks to help from its handlers

Another cool feature of the festival was the Waste Management recycler robot. Kids were totally loving it!

There were a ton of booths with all kinds of health information — fitness, heart and prostate health , urgent care and even helmet safety. And on top of all that, there were a few fun ones too, including the Belle and Blush booth, one with weight-loss wraps and those trendy Plexus drinks. Most of the booths offered some kind of giveaway or contest to register for, which I greatly appreciate.

Wellness Revolution's Crossfit for kids

Wellness Revolution’s Crossfit for kids

 

St. Vincent, keeping us all aware of heart health

St. Vincent, keeping us all aware of heart health

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belle and Blush's booth

Belle and Blush’s booth

The kids dug these chompers from Dental Solutions

The kids dug these chompers from Dental Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, but I think the skink is creepy

Sorry, but I think the skink is creepy

I much prefer the chinchilla, even if it does bite.

I much prefer the chinchilla, even if it does bite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum of Discovery brought out a few friends to examine, as well.

 

Wear your helmets, knee pads and be safe so you don't end up like this!

Wear your helmets, knee pads and be safe so you don’t end up like this!

I tried to get the kids to check out this guy at the injury prevention booth, but they wanted no part of it. I heard later that one of Ava’s friends was pretty interested in him, though.

And for us, no visit to The Promenade is complete without one stop in a kids store like the Children’s Place, even if it’s just to browse around for a little fun. See ya there soon!

These girls LOVE accessories

These girls LOVE accessories

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This is a compensated post. However, all opinions are my own, of course.

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  1. Duk-Soon olivieri

    Thank you for letting us know, we stopped by and, not only got a tons of freeby, I got my sugar’s blood checked and my pressure as well….great idea