We ventured down to The Plaza today to see the famed old school bunnies and shop a bit.
Beautiful weather. Beautiful city. No complaints!
OK, before you see these next two of Carter, channel some Anthony Michael Hall from Sixteen Candles and tell me if you see the resemblance.
Foolish Carter. This will be blackmail one day.
Taking Lainey anywhere means taking her entourage, too.
We found the bunnies and some other creatures, too. Carter tried to feed Jack to the pelican.
He was too big, so Blake put Lainey's lovies in there instead. It's so fun to hear a 2 year old scream. Don't you think?
Promise she's not going potty.
Possibly one of my all time favorite Starnes kids pictures. Everyone looks so very much like who they are here. Right down to Lainey thinking she's the center of the universe and doing a curtsy for effect.
And, to put this one in perspective, look at our 3 last year at the same bunny. Jack sure has grown! The bunny's hands are on his shoulders below. Above, Jack is at his shoulders. More pics of our first visit to the plaza in 2009 here.
And, finally was encouraged to leave with some help.
Thank God she's so darn pretty.
I love The Plaza because it's filled with lots of historical markers. Shopping + history in one place = true love for me. Jack? Not so much. Hence, the stomp as I was taking the picture.
This is a dedication to greater Kansas City 3rd graders. If anyone in this family cared slightly about these types of things, I would have stayed longer to figure out why/when/how/who, etc. No time, people. The Easter Bunny was up next.
We drove out to Bass Pro Shops and entered into the land of all things redneck. Can I use that word? Is that PC? I can't stand that place. As outdoorsy as we are.......I avoid this store at all costs.
However, they were doing free 4x6 bunny photos. Score.
This picture shows about 2% of the coaxing it took for Jack to go anywhere near the bunny. I don't think the staff there completely understood what they were dealing with until Jack swatted a bag full of jelly beans out of the bunny's paw. Nice.
Somehow, we magically left with a few decent shots. The one they printed out for us is hilarious.......Jack is slinking out of the picture just as it's being taken. Loved it. Our scanner has been broken for about 3 years, so I'll send the pic with Blake to work to see if someone in his office has one that works. Cross your fingers.
Oh, and it must be noted that Carter said, "Mom, this is a totally cheap bunny. He's wearing jogging shoes." Fabulous.
Next up? Egg dying tomorrow night.
An Egg Hunt on Saturday.
Then, on Sunday, mass and good old fashioned family fun! (and plenty of slightly dyed, unusual looking, deviled eggs)