Home Again Home Again


After a refreshing and fun Easter trip to Missouri, we are happy to be home! We started our trip out Thursday by driving down south of Des Moines, IA and staying in a hotel. After a quick dip in the pool Friday morning, we headed on down to LegoLand in Kansas City. SO FUN!! We met up with our friends (it took everything in me not to run like I was running through a meadow with my arms wide open when I saw my Ali), and ate a quick lunch before heading to the coolest place in KC.

LegoLand was incredibly fun. Ezekiel is the perfect age for all of the activities they have there. We went on a ride where we had to shoot ogres (?) zombies (?) trolls (!), yes it was trolls. With laser guns. He told me “it was only a little scary”. Then we walked through some very cool Lego creations (the Wizard of Oz was my favorite. The car race was Simon’s favorite – big tantrums when it was time to leave the car race part). We played in a big activity room with slides and huge styrofoam lego blocks, and then headed into a 4D movie – we all wore 3D glasses, and got sprinkled on during the rain parts, cool winds and snow blown on us during the blizzard portion of the movie. It was very cool, and again “a little scary”. Ezekiel and the two other older boys we were with played in a huge enclosed space with tunnels and ramps while the rest of us tried to entertain two over-tired toddlers until we were all ready to head out.

We caravanned back to their house in Columbia, and spent the rest of the weekend relaxing together, catching up on life and checking out their new surroundings. I had such a great time, and it did my soul a world of good to spend a couple of days with Ali. The kids played together, dyed Easter eggs (five of which Simon successfully smashed when we weren’t looking), celebrated Eze and Jaden’s upcoming birthdays with cupcakes, and enjoyed the beautiful warm weather that Columbia blessed us with on Friday and Sunday. On Easter, the kiddos did their Easter egg hunt, and opened the goodies in their baskets.

We left Sunday afternoon, and I only cried six times while packing and saying our goodbyes. There needs to be a bullet train from our house to theirs. We drove up to a city north of Des Moines where we stayed overnight last night, and then took our time swimming, eating breakfast, and packing up before heading home today. We made it home at 4:00 pm, and I was so happy to get home. Traveling with a 2.5 year old is less than fun, and we know it’ll be a few days before he’s back to his happy little self. Ezekiel, on the other hand, was a super trooper. He (mostly) played awesome with all of his friends this weekend, and was the biggest helper in the back seat with his cranky little brother.

Eze taped this to our door before we left on Thursday (I had to sneak it off the door before I got in the car):

IMG_1585

we are gone (gone) at mazre (Missouri) if no bude (nobody) is here then dote (don’t) open the dor (door)
thaxs (thanks) Ezekiel!

Sweet tender brotherly love

Sweet tender brotherly love

Cute little toddler toots

Cute little toddler toots

Holding hands (be still my heart)

Holding hands (be still my heart)

Simon with J's infamous garbage truck - I knew he'd love this thing.

Simon with J’s infamous garbage truck – I knew he’d love this thing.

J checking out the dry ice his uncle brought over. COOL!

J checking out the dry ice his uncle brought over. COOL!

Dry ice party!

Dry ice party!

Happy early birthday, Ezekiel!

Happy early birthday, Ezekiel!

Hunting Easter eggs

Hunting Easter eggs

The Egg Hunter

The Egg Hunter

Three cute Koreans listening to a story

Three cute Koreans listening to a story

Eze the crazy Easter bunny

Eze the crazy Easter bunny

My favorite part of the drive home...

My favorite part of the drive home…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 26,630 hits
%d bloggers like this: