Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Fun Friday: Explore your surroundings.

Hi there! Welcome back to Almond Place! Today is Summer Fun Friday and it's one I have been excited for! The Hubs and I are leaving today for two nights away for the first time since our honeymoon!! Other than being gone to bring a newbie back home from delivery, we have never spent a night away. 7 years, people...SEVEN. 

I will recap our little adventure later this week but I wanted to fill you in our week in Kansas City.  This trip, our kids are finally old enough to enjoy what the city has to offer. Along with a ton of fun time with their cousin Elizabeth, we have been exploring some fun things to do and crossing them off our list!!

We visited the Zoo. It's so beautiful! I highly recommend it. The polar bear was awesome. The highlight of the day though had to be the ostrich bird that walked straight over to us and took care of it's "business". I don't know about your kids but our 6 and 4 year olds think poop is the funniest thing ever.

We've explored a smaller, local county museum that had an awesome kids exhibit. The bonus was that no one was there and it was FREE!

The Johnson County Museum's KidScape was a small town where the kids could pretend, build, create, perform, design, read and imagine. We spent about 2 hours in just that one little area! It's located in Shawnee, Mo in case you'd like to check them out!

We spent a day as a family at the Worlds of Fun amusement park. This was the best day! We all had such a wonderful time. The weather was stunning, we had more grownups than kids, we had awesomely behaved kids all day and there was a TON to do there for everyone age wise. 

I've got another post dedicated entirely to Worlds of Fun coming up next week! It will be filled with tips and more photos!

We spent a day at a local community aquatic center. "The Springs" had a couple of water slides, a lazy river, a kiddie splash pad, a kids pool/slide/climber area and a large pool.  It was so fun and at $6/person, totally doable for an entire day! 

So there you have it...a small sampling of our summer fun happenings while we are on vacation in Kansas City. It's been so much fun and I can't wait to fill you in on our next two weeks!! 

How has your summer been? Are you keeping busy? Having some extra summer fun? Share your ideas! I love to get suggestions!


1 comment:

  1. Jessica (fjbunny)July 18, 2014 at 6:25 AM

    Looks like you are having an amazing time Mandy! And 2 nights away, so nice!! Enjoy every moment.