Since Scott is off for a couple of weeks - we decided to take a little family vacation somewhere close to home. We decided on Kansas City - it's only 3 hours from here and there is a lot to do with kids.
At least it was nice weather for August after this HOT summer we have had so we enjoyed the walk!
And what did we find but a Razorback in KC? Everyone is a hog fan! :-)
Her VERY favorite part of the day was riding the train. She loved it.
Hollis loved this little monkey. That is a pair of monkeys in that picture.
All Harper could talk about was "riding a giraffe". I don't know where she got that idea but we compromised and rode a camel instead.
She did get to ride a giraffe on the carousel. This was her second favorite thing. Hollis loved it too!
The closest we may ever get to Africa.
You may not be able to tell but both girls were passed out at this point.
This sweet picture is my favorite part of the day!
I LOVED this polar bear. He just kept doing constant backflips - it was so neat.
We went back to the hotel and swam and honestly the girls loved that more than anything. We were all so tired by then and the last thing we wanted to do was get ready and go to a restaurant so we just got some food and ate in the room in our pj's and went to bed early.
But the girls really liked it. We couldn't take in the stroller so Hollis walked the whole thing and I think she felt like such a big girl. She really enjoyed it.
Looking at fish
Me and my big girl and our "big friend". Hollis didn't want in the picture.
Our only family picture - not great- but what are you going to do?
We ate lunch at Fritz's - a little train themed restaurant where the train brings you food. Hollis LOVED it and she was SO good.
I'm so glad we could get out of town and do something new together. Kansas City has a lot to offer - they also have worlds of fun and all kinds of great restaurants. We normally look forward to good food on trips but this trip was more about what the girls would enjoy which included cheeseburgers instead. Vacations with two little ones is not relaxing. It's more like "working off site". I'm pretty sure we are all worn out and going to bed early tonight. But I loved watching my girls experience new things. They are such a joy to me and I love their little personalities. They keep me on my toes!