Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Trip to Kansas

We took advantage of the long weekend over President's Day and flew to Kansas to visit my mom.  It was great to get out of town and even better to spend time with her and Clinton.  On Saturday we drove to Wamego and went to thee Wizard of Oz Museum.  Kirsten is obsessed with this movie, thanks to her Aunt Megan, and absolutely loved it.  She kept wanting to climb into the displays to get a closer look.
She did not like walking through the scary forest or seeing the Wicked Witch, but she LOVED Glenda.  She also got to sit in the Wizard's throne!
Kirsten spent Sunday playing with Playdoh.  She made an entire zoo on the kitchen table.  It had an entrance, a penguin, giraffe, and polar bear.  She is so creative!
Kirsten and Katie had a blast playing on Grandma's piano.
On Monday we drove into Kansas City and went to the Visitor's Center for our Church in Independence.  Last time we went Kirsten was a baby, I think she enjoyed it more this time.  Both girls especially loved the children's room where they could pretend to be pioneers.
They even got to play house in a log cabin!
Next we went to visit the Liberty Jail.  Kirsten did not like it.  She said it was scary and I had to coax her into going near it for this picture.  
Finally, on our way to the airport, we drove by the Kansas City Temple that is under construction.  We are looking forward to taking the girls there next year for the open house tours before the dedication.
We had such a great visit with my mom.  Thank you for letting us come!

2 comments:

Eric and Amy said...

What a fun trip! We've been to many of those places too. I can't believe the temple! It looks amazing!

The Astounding Andersens said...

Those little girls are just too cute!! It looks like y'all had a wonderful trip! Y'all totally deserved to get away!