Monday, April 30, 2012

KC Zoo & Aquarium

To take advantage of the last bit of my maternity leave, and to celebrate Ledger's upcoming 3rd birthday with Uncle Josh and Aunt Emmy (who can't make it to Salina for the party), we traveled to Kansas City to go to the KC Zoo and the new KC Sea Life Aquarium.  On Saturday, the weather was perfect for our zoo trip.  Warm, overcast, slight breeze -- PERFECT! :)  Our favorite exhibits were the new polar bear exhibit, the chimpanzees, and the sealion show.

Ledger ate a big plate of beans at Mi Ranchito for dinner Saturday night.

On Sunday, we went to the new Sea Life Aquarium.  It was really a beautiful aquarium with lots of opportunities for the kids to crawl in and around some of the tanks.  The biggest aquarium that held the sharks had a very small viewing area, so we weren't able to spend as much time as we would have liked there.  Ledger especially loved the sting rays and sharks! :)

It was also the opening weekend for Lego Land Discovery Center.
We didn't go, but we posed with the Lego guy.
We finished the day by having lunch at Fritz's in Crown Center.  It's an old-fashioned hamburger joint where you order your food via the phone at your table and then an electric train on an elevated track delivers your food to the table.  Ledger was pretty enthralled by the trains, as you can imagine. :)

We loved spending the weekend with the Perkins' family.  The zoo and aquarium were great, but just getting to spend some time with family is our favorite activity.  Here are some pictures of Kinley (5.5 mo.), Ledger (almost 3 yrs.), and Locke (5 weeks) cuddling in bed.

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