Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Fun

I intend to start blogging on a more regular basis very soon. We will be starting our "school year" in a few weeks, and I am planning in time to write. Until then, however, I have a few topical blog posts planned to cover what we've been up to since we arrived here in Missouri.

Once we unpacked and settled in to our new home with Dave and Jewell, one of the first things we did was research fun things to do in and around Kansas City. We made quite a long list and have been having a great time crossing things off.One of our first outings was to the City Market in downtown Kansas City. It was crazy busy, but lots of fun and full of pretty and yummy things. We learned it wasn't the best place to bring our "cadillac" stroller. Other than getting some great fruits and vegetables, we did have another "first" occur at the City Market. Danya was enjoying a fruit smoothie when all of the sudden she let out an ear piercing scream and dropped the smoothie. Yep, you guessed it, her first brain freeze.

That same day we went to a park that I went to when I was a kid, Penguin Park. I have fond memories of this park, but they've added a TON to it and made it WAY COOLER than it was 30 years ago! The large animals are all that used to be there. They had swings or slides coming out of them. Now they are surrounded by all sorts of fun toys. The girls had fun running from one area to another...so much to see and do. Cooper spent the entire park visit swinging.


One of the next fun outings we went on was a family date to the Plaza for cupcakes, walking around, and then listening to our brother-in-law's band (Red Guitar) play. There was surprisingly great weather, and the kiddos loved the cupcakes, the fountain, and listening to the band! I have to say that my girls have some great moves.

Well, this post is getting long enough, so I'll start working on the next one. Stay tuned for scenes from the 4th of July, my trip to Omaha, dance camp and lots of cute kiddos ;).