Monday, November 5, 2012

Mini Vacation

We scheduled a few days off in September for us to have a little family time, booked a hotel and spent some time in the big city with just us and the kids.  Usually when we get up to KC it's to spend time w/ family or run errands or go to meetings.  But this time it was just about the kids and play time.  It was a nice change up!!!  We started out w/ lunch @ Costco 'cause we're weird like that, then went to the new Lego City downtown.  
 We had the place pretty much to ourselves - just the way I like it. :)  We built race cars, little models of the Plaza, towers, houses, even cupcakes.  The kids enjoyed trying out their race cars on the tracks...
 (Do you like Girly-A's game face??)
And we had a little fun w/ the karaoke a'la Glee...

(Joseph doesn't know I'm posting this....)  K-lady LOVED the karaoke.
We'd just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so we watched the Johnny Depp version that night at the hotel.  Gotta love a little crazy Tim Burton.
The next morning we headed to Union Station and Science City.
Then played @ an indoor water park for the afternoon.  And finally the last day we hit up Kaleidescope @ Crown Center and a Hallmark Employee craft fair.

Oklahoma Joes (our favorite BBQ) on the way out of town made it all complete.  Oh yum.
Joseph and I took turns reading a really interesting book while driving (in case you're in need of a good read....):  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  It's a fascinating story about the history of modern science, cell research and the evolution of ethics in medicine.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

We had a great time just enjoying the city and each other - it was fun to have it all be about our little family.  These kids are a blast! :)


Andrea said...

Looks like so much fun. So glad you did that for yourselves. I am so missing KC, and you.

Christal said...

Ok. sittin' here with...TEARS! I love it. Makes me happy that you guys did that for yourselves.

Scottay said...

I love the Journey duo! That all looked like so much fun. I can't believe how big your little ones are! Miss you!