Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break Acation(this is what Sarah called it)

For the first part of spring break we went to Brent's parents. His sister was there visiting with her husband and 5 kids. It was Great to see all of them. It had been almost 2 years and we had a lot of fun talking, playing ping-pong, playing the wii and just hanging out. Hopefully it won't be that long before we see them again!
I didn't get many pictures because the batteries died. I should have gone next door to Walgreens and just bought batteries, but I didn't even think about that. Blame it on the pregnancy forgetfullness....

For our 2nd part of break we headed to Kansas City. It was between Omaha or Kansas City, we bid on a hotel in KC and it got accepted so that is where we headed. They had some fun things to do so here are the pictures:

The kids standing in front of the waterfall in the hotel lobby.
There were coins in the water Joseph wanted to pull out and go buy something with! (he wasn't allowed to :(

The also had a 70 years of OZ exhibit that we went to twice because the kids loved it so much.

Riding the witches broom and Sarah by the flying monkeys

Sarah as a munchkin Megan as a munchkin

Off on the air balloon they go

Checking out the Oz's instruments

The kids had a lot of fun, playing in munchkin houses, going down the slide in the Oz's chambers, swinging on monkey bars to get away from the flying monkeys and making the witch melt.

We also went to the crayola store and the kids colored and colored. The next day we ate at the Crayola Cafe. That was fun too! They all got their own crayon shaped cup to take home and a placemat to color on.

Our favorite place we ate at though was Fritz's train restaurant. Sooooo COOL! We called in our order at the table. Then they put your order in a bucket and send it on its way to your table on a track that runs around the place. The pictures are a little hard to see. It took Joseph a long time to eat, he was to busy watching the train drop everyones order off at their table.

The train has a little shelf connected to it were the bucket goes...

Then each table has a shelf and a stopper, so when the bucket hits the stopper at the right table the bucket drops on the tables shelf and the shelf lowers down to the table. This was a lot of fun to see, half the fun was seeing how excited the kids were about the whole thing. I would highly recommend this place for the fun it was.

Our hotel room was a room with 2 double beds. I don't have a pack'n'play so I was going to ask the hotel for a crib or just sleep one of the kids in a sleeping bag on the floor. (Gotta think of sleeping arrangements before even leaving home!)
We arrived to our room and we had these two arm chairs in the corner. I saw them and thought "Those just might be sqaure enough and soft enough to make a "crib" for Sarah to sleep in"
So as you can see that's waht we did. I always bring 2 extra blankets just in case and that is what was used for the sheets. Sarah LOVED it and when the other kids would get in her "crib" she would get upset. She slept pretty darn good!

Next off the zoo. We arrived at around 11:00 and it was a bit chilly, but as the day wore on it became beautiful. I even got a tiny sunburn!

This orangatan (?) was pretty cute!

Megan was the only one brave enough to pet the wooly sheep.

Sarah in the stoller. She finally realized I brought her blankeys with us and was pretty happy.

By the sea lions

The meerkats were pretty active and fun to watch.

We had a good time at the zoo. Sarah never wanted to cooperate and get in the pictures with Megan and Joseph. It was a nice enough zoo, but there was ALOT of walking. ALOT. And since it is barely spring some animals were not out yet due to cold weather still, but we still had fun.
That was our great spring break. Now it is time to get back to a schedule and work and school. I enjoy vacations, but there is nothing better than home and all the comforts within.