On the way to Kansas City we decided to stop and see Liberty Jail. Tab was really cute. They had several narrations durring the tour and every time one of the narrations turned on, Tab said something to the effect of, "shhh, listen ... Jesus is talking".
Tab enjoyed the drive down for the most part. He just chilled while we begged him to take a nap.When we arrived at our Hotel we dropped everything off and the first thing Tab wanted to do was go swimming. Jason had been telling him for weeks that we were going to Kansas City and that we were going to go swimming. So, as far as Tab was concerned, that was all that we were going to do while we were there. Although we did go swimming, it was no t the first thing we did. Are you kidding... we needed some grub. So we went to the Crayola Cafe. It was the cutest little kid restaurant.
They had cool placemats that Tab and Jason enjoyed coloring. (Let's be real here... Jason enjoyed it more than Tab).
And they gave Tab a cool crayon cup to take home with him which he adores. Have a mentioned his adoration for anything with a straw sticking out of it. I mean, the kid would probably eat poo if it had a straw in it. Sigh...I digress. (And yes, that is rootbeer in his cup. I know, I'm horrible I let my kid drink soda. For a while I tried to curb it, but I'll be honest, I don't really care. He is his father's son and his grandfather's grandson, I think it is in his genes to be hooked on coke, or at least that is the excuse I'm using today.)Oh, and I was there too, see. This is one of the few pictures I'm actually in that isn't blurry...Jason has a shaking problem.
Oh yeah, Benton wants you to know that we was there too, but that I do draw lines and won't let him have soda... yet.
After our yummy dinner, we went next door to the Crayola store. All I can say is that it is a good thing that the store closed 10 minutes after we got there (and dude what is with everything closing at 6 PM? Crazy I tell you ... crazy) or Tab may have left with some seriously cool stuff. Anyway, they had a cool Tic-Tac-Toe wall that Tab and Jason had some fun with.
Tab also liked the art easle. I think he needs one of those in his room.
Tuesday was a beautiful day. This made our choice to go to the Zoo PERFECT. Almost as soon as we got there, Tab found a peacock. I think he wanted to ride it. We had to help him keep a distance.
Tab really enjoyed feeding the deer. It took him a while to get used to the deer licking his hand.
And for those of you who are aware of Tab's love for all things monkey can appreciate this picture. I think this is the one animal he spent the most time observing. I'm just sad that I didn't snap this picture moments earlier. Tab had put his hand up against the glass and the monkey immediately put his hand up to the glass right on Tab's. It was awesome.
Just look how cute those boys are. And Tab would not part with the sunglasses to save his life.
After a while, Benton got sick of Tab getting all of the attention so Jason strapped him on and he just giggled and squealed until he completely wore himself out and fell asleep.
The boys had fun riding this elephant. Unfortunately it was the only elephant that we were able to see that day. And the stick in Tab's hand. Ug... the stick in Tab's hand. Let's just say it still resides in the bed of the truck since Tab would not have anything to do with throwing it away. We were able to convince him that it had to stay outside and therefore it ended up in the bed of the truck where it will likely remain until I decide to not be lazy and get it and get it (aka the wind is more likely to remove it).
As I had mentioned we spent a little bit of time at the hotel pool. I think that we may have Tab swimming this summer if we can afford a pass to the community pool. He was confidently kicking around the pool with the noodles under his arms. We got him to let us help him float on his back while we just held our hands under his head. He wasn't very happy about being on his back though.On our last day in Kansas City we visited Union Station. I think we saved the best for last. They had a little train set going and Tab followed it back and forth until we forcefully made him move on to something else. Note that he is once again wearing sunglasses INSIDE. The kid is crazy.
Inside of Union Station was a place called Scinece City. Now this was the cool part. We literally spent about 4 hours here. It was essentially a hands on little kid's science center. They had SO much to do. And to be honest Jason and I had just as much fun and Tab did. It was each of us kind of running around looking at things and shouting to the others, "cool, come check this out over here".
Again Tab with a Train. I tell you this boy is obsessed with anything and everything having to do with Trains.
Here Jason, Tab and Benton were "driving" a train.
Phew.... That was a long stinking post. I hope you enjoyed reliving our vacation with me. We really had SOOOOOO much fun.