Lots to cover, peeps. Hold on tight!
We visited Lawrence last week to see a friend of ours in town for KU Orientation. Her son is going to Kansas University, a fact not lost on Carter.
We met on Massachusetts Street......the "drag" of Lawrence, if you will.
For Ryan! For Ryan!
Lawrence is weird in a way Austin used to be. Not that Austin isn't weird anymore, but if you have shirts that say, "Keep Austin Weird" the original intention seems a bit manufactured. Please don't get me wrong. I LOVE the city of Austin and if Blake and I were ever to move back to Texas, it would be there. But, Lawrence is still uniquely odd......in that it's not as mainstream as other "odd" towns......Austin, Boulder, etc.
Our friend, Diane, window shopped with Lainey.
Here is Diane with Meow Meow, Caroline and Carter. Diane is one of Meow Meow's biggest fans.
After saying good-bye to her, we walked the campus a bit and toured the bookstore. Carter was beyond delighted.
Here, he looks miserable. Promise it was fun.
An odd bee-hive type structure.
We went to the Natural History Museum.
It was OK. Unfortunately, these kids have seen some fantastic museums in their short little lives. Hard to compete with the Denver Museum of Science and Nature and those offered in downtown KC. We still enjoyed it.
Lainey did NOT enjoy the bird feeding a tiny mouse to her babies.
Love this picture. Love how Carter held the bear's hand.
Another venture out included a trip to City Market in downtown Kansas City.
Caroline knows the drill and never flinches.
Lots of Wizard of Oz throughout Kansas.
The market is located in between downtown and the river.
It's lovely. Farmer's Markets galore......fun for the kids.....authentic foreign food shops......etc.
Littlest punks rode the "toxic waste train" as Caroline has adoringly named these rides. Nice.
"Aren't those old toxic waste containers?"
Carter opted to sit out and enjoy a drink with Aunt Caroline.
It was "Twisted Tomato Day".
So, the kids played tomato putt putt.
And, they made head bands for the 4th of July.
Love the old buildings.
We walked down to the Missouri River and learned some more history on KC. Originally called, the town of Kansas......Lewis and Clark passed threw on their way west.
Jack was in train heaven. The conductor honked two different horns and even waved to us on the bridge. Jack's little 4 year old head nearly exploded.
I told Caroline we could leave him here for a few days and come back......he'd be in the same position. Watching trains.
Finally, Lainey had her fingernails and toenails painted for the first time ever. I wanted Caroline to be here for this big step, so we've been waiting patiently.
She was thrilled.
Blew them dry and loved the results. Our almost 3 year old is growing up fast.
More to come......stay tuned!