This is a keeper!
Calvin loved driving the "tractor".
Behind this fire truck is an outdoor ice skating rink. Emerald was ready to try roller skating on ice. I told her we'd try roller skating first!
While we were there the KC symphony played music and the water (seen behind Emers) "danced" to the music.
Our little "poser". Don't know what is up with her lately, but I love it!
Playing in water was too much fun for Calvin!
Grandma loving on her kids.
My mom, dad, and grandma with Skip and the kids in the background.
Showing off her penny she got to throw in the water for luck.
Grandma, Grandpa and the kids.
Oh, this shirt says it all for our sweet Calvinator!
My grandma gets around pretty well for being almost 92, but walking such long distances are kind of hard on her these days. We got a wheelchair and she thought that was fun!
This was a favorite place for many kids (not just ours) b/c they could just run! Really pretty with the tree at the end. Poor Calvin can't quite keep up with big sis, but he tries. Soon I'll have to try to capture 3 of them running together and Calvin will be the leader that Lobster is trying to follow :)
They have this HUGE train display that was mesmerizing for the kids. They can only see what's in front of them, too. It is pretty amazing.
Yesterday we visited Union Station and Crown Center in downtown KC with my parents and grandma. It was so much fun showing the kids the train and Christmas decorations. We visited last year and knew we had to go back. It was a great experience seeing the sparkle in the kids's eyes as the observed the very large train display and the gorgeous Christmas displays. After walking thru Union Station (which is a working train station still) we walked down to Crown Center (a mall type area) and went outside to play on some wooden displays. Even though it was cold outside, the kids had a blast and didn't notice the cold at all. We look forward to watching the amazement of both kids as they experience this Christmas season. Sorry we posted so many pics on this one, but it was difficult to fully capture the fun in just one or 2 pics.