Saturday, June 8, 2013

Worlds Of Fun Vacation

Ryan and I have not been on a vacation together since before Olivia and Logan were born. Olivia has never stayed in a hotel. Needless to say, we really needed a getaway. At first I wasn't sure about leaving Abigail for 3 days, but I'm glad we didn't take her along. She wouldn't have enjoyed it and Olivia needed the undivided attention. And I needed the full nights of sleep! ;-)

It wasn't a big vacation, just a trip to Kansas City. We enjoyed shopping at Crown Center the first day.

Day One

You've probably noticed this pink monster popping up in pictures. Olivia found it at a toy store and fell in love. His name is Squeaky and he's a puppet who squeaks when you open and close his mouth. She loves him!! She also loves our hotel. In fact, she told me that she wants to move Abigail and our pets ( 3 cats, a hamster and a fish) here in this one bedroom hotel room. LOL! Makes you wonder about how much we need all that other "stuff" in life. Olivia probably would be just as happy in a hotel room. And it's not even a fancy one.

Day Two

The next morning we woke up and went to Worlds Of Fun. We just picked a date out of the air months ago and could not have picked a better day. The weather was in the mid 70s with light and variable wind. Gorgeous!

Olivia loves riding rides. She has always loved the vestibular input that it gives her. She was, however, a little bored with the kid rides at Planet Snoopy, but too small to ride the big thrill rides. We found a lot, however, in between such as the Octopus ( her favorite ) the Scrambler, Sea Dragon, etc. She was tall enough to ride those with an adult. Another favorite of hers was one in which you spin around stuck to the wall and the floor drops down. It, however, gave me a heart attack! She flipped over onto her tummy halfway through and started sliding down the wall. I couldn't do much but hold onto her hand because I was stuck to the wall. The floor only drops down a foot or so, but it was terrifying. Needless to say, I wouldn't take her on it again. THAT didn't terrify her, but escalators do. LOL!

Olivia has THE most infectious laugh. She has the best laugh out of anyone I know. And when she really gets to laughing. . .it is just one of the best sounds in the world! And she has laughed so much in the past few days. Oh how it has done my heart good!

After 7 hours at Worlds Of Fun, we got back to the hotel and Olivia was jumping on the bed asking when we were going to go swimming in the hotel pool. I really must figure out her secret to lasting energy!

Day Three

We slept in until about 9 am and it was hard for Olivia to say good-bye to our hotel. We stopped by to see Ryan's best friend and family ( who also have 2 girls.) It was a great visit! We ended with a trip to the Oak Park mall in Overland Park. Olivia preferred the Lego Store to the American Girl store. So, while daddy and her shopped for Legos, I shopped for my niece ( who had mouth surgery on Friday) all by myself.
:-( Maybe someday Abigail will go there with me. And THEN I found a new store I had never heard of called:

Oh my goodness!! I had never seen such adorable clothes! I picked out clothes for the girls to wear for family pictures. I am both excited and terrified that I discovered this store!!

Thank you to grandma and grandpa Glunt for watching our precious, precious baby Abigail while we were gone. We all really needed this vacation. It's definitely one that we'll remember for years to come! Olivia isn't ready to go home ( which is both a good and bad thing.) But who ever really is?

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1 comment:

James Reynolds said...

Great pictures! I'm actually visiting the area in a few months to see family. I'm worried that my kids are going to be very bored, so I've been researching kids activities in Kansas City, it seems like there are quite a few things to do for them. What was your favorite experience while there?