Thursday, April 24, 2008

missouri girl

This post is about our spring break trip we took several weeks ago. As usual, life has gotten in the way of timely posting!



Who's the boss? That seemed to be the theme of the trip from Gracie's angle. She had so many "plans" that it was hard to stay on course. But somehow we managed (this was manly done when she was asleep or when we told her where her next meal was coming from). She loved visiting the Hallmark Center (where you can make bow after bow after bow on the bow-making-machine while your Mom is busy chasing down Jimmy and your Dad is busy reading plaques and being "educational") and Kaleidoscope (this crazy, fun place where they let kids get wild with their imaginations using Hallmark's leftover card stock, ribbons, and Crayola everythings). She was fascinated with our state capitol (Jefferson City or "Jeff" as the locals call it). And loved our nature hike. And ate an amazing amout of chicken tenders. And ketchup. And French fries. Gracie also was "helpful" when she would insist on navigating with the use of her map (often it was the map of downtown Kansas City, even though most days we were far from KC). Incidently, Grace has asked many times when we can return to Kansas City - you'd think its because she had a terrific time there - yes she did - but its really because she wants to get some more Silly Putty that came from the Crayola Store. Oh how I love thee, Missouri Girl!

3 comments:

Ollievie said...

Sounds like a great trip! How in the world does Grace sleep like that!?

Ollievie said...

Sounds like a great trip! How in the world does Grace sleep like that!?

gg said...

Gracie sleeps like that due to inherited genes. (It is more of passing out than going to sleep..) usually this happens with a half-word still in "yo mouft."
It is an inherited ability, very useful as enables you to go to "last moment," as well as make plans no one else required to think of or annouce for next event.
All the above enables you to see/know/enjoy life to the fullest.
Totally prevents boredom..I can share this because I am her beloved gg..and we pretty much understand each other. Love and blessings, genyjim