Kansas City 2014 Day 1

We headed down to KC in mid-October for Scott’s best friend from college’s wedding!  We went down early so we could do some fun things with the kids.  Vera was a flower girl in the wedding so the whole gang went!  My mom came down with us too and then Scott’s parents and my dad joined us later on in the day on Friday.  The kids were so excited to go on vacation and spend the night in the hotel!  My sweet friend Meghan from college (we traveled and student taught in Rome together among many other things) had her first sweet little girl and I knew I had to stop by to meet her and visit.  I sent the munchkins with Scott and my mom to a nearby park.  They had a blast while Meg and I had a chance to catch up quickly, see her adorable home and meet little C.  She was so sweet and I even got to hold her while she slept…melt.my.heart.  The visit came and went quickly as they always do but I was so glad we got to see each other.  And doesn’t she look amazing for just having a baby not that long ago :)?!?!
Meg is a very talented teacher in the KC area so I of course asked her ahead of time some tips of things to do in KC with kids.  She recommended the children’s museum.  It is an old school and Meg said if you overlook the old facade, its a real gem and it was!  IT was the right size for a few hours of a lot of fun.  They had some awesome exhibits that were a hit with everyone.
First stop was a rocket ship complete with keyboards so they blasted off to who knows where with Grandma, she has a great imagination…
Then we built a house with life-size Lincoln logs.  These were SO cool and made by a Girl Scout troop for a service project.  They should patent and sell them, we would totally buy them.  Solon was so sad someone else was playing with them as we were leaving, he wanted to go back and play with them again.  The adults equally enjoyed it.

Next up was the Vet office and Hospital baby nursery.  I about died from cuteness.  They had all the makings for both set-ups.  The kids stayed in this room the longest.  We cured sick animals and rocked and took care of lots of newborns.
 Dr. Vera was taking some calls at the desk…
We also hit up the other exhibits including making a ramp for golf balls, shooting little silk scarves around in this series of air tubes, played in bubbles and with our shadows…
…and of course made lots of one of a kind art with paints and a chalk wheel.

It was a super fun day and we capped off the morning with a trip to Steak N’ Shake for lunch!  One of our favorites we don’t have in central Iowa.  We headed back for naps and rest and to meet up with grandpa before getting ready for the rehearsal dinner.
Grandpa and Grandma took Solon to the T-Rex cafe for dinner.  What a special treat and he came home with a stuffed t-rex.  Vera was treated to pizza with Nana and Papa after she performed perfectly as a flower girl at the rehearsal and Scott and I enjoyed a kid-free nice hot meal reminiscing with fraternity brothers and their wives :).

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