Zach, me, Lily on the way to the pool!
This post is regarding a trip a week and a half ago. But hey, better late than never, right? :)
Part eins (1 auf Deutsch) of hopefully not too many!
Kevin and I hung out in Kansas City, Missouri to visit the in-laws and fam for the 4th of July weekend [June 30, 2011-July 5, 2011]! It was very fun! I can't wait until we go back to visit again!
June 30: So, we flew in late Thursday night and checked out Kevin's parents' new hot tub before we hit the hay! They just got a hot tub and it's amazing! It plays the radio or your iPod, has a towel warmer area, adjustable jets for each seat, a little waterfall, a cooling off sitting space where you are seated higher than everyone else, and some sweet lights where you have the option for them to be strobe lights or whatever you want! Maybe someday far in the future we will get a fun hot tub!
PS. The strobe light feature along with loud music is the best. Kevin and I had a little rave in there one night.
July 1: Friday we ate lunch at the Painters (Kevin's sister's fam) and then went swimming! As we were on our way to the pool I realized I had only gone to the pool once the whole summer, isn't that pathetic? It was only for an hour or so when my dad and I went on a business trip in Florida! I really need to get out more! We went to their neighborhood pool and it was very relaxing! We swam around with some of the kiddos and hung out on the lounge chairs!
Afterwards we all hung out at Greg & Kathy's house. We just kicked it for awhile and I played with some of the nieces and nephews in the basement...here are my adorable nieces and nephews! Some liked to be photographed more than others! And thanks to Photobucket some of the pictures are kind of cut off...thoughts?
L to R.
Top: Marquise & Roman playing basketball, Lily with a dollar, Marquise smiling away
Middle: Lily showing off her gymnastics skills, Zach with a dollar, CJ trying to avoid the camera
Bottom: Marquise with his hat, Roman playing basketball, Lily hugging Marquise
Then Kevin and
July 2: The whole family headed off to a family fun center to play Whirlyball and some arcade games! Anyone heard of Whirlyball? It is a combination of bumper cars & lacrosse! What the heck? Yep, it seems crazy but is really sweet! I had never heard of it before we played it there but maybe there is a Whirlyball location by you haha. This game was really fun and it is safe to say that Kevin's whole family is really competitive haha.
After the intense Whirlyball game we all ate a buffet and had some fun on the arcade games. Of course Kevin took advantage of my naive-ness and convinced me that after I had lost in a jump rope type game (it is a flashing light that you jump over) that it was still going. I kept jumping even though it was in some stupid normal mode as Kevin took pictures and filmed it. So yep, sometimes I will believe most everything you say :) Haha. We also rode on some indoor go carts and even if you don't think they are going to be fun because you are older, well, they may surprise you!
After the family fun center we went to the pool and then the grocery store! Check out these sweet Stackermallows! Has anyone tried them? They are flat marshmallows PERFECT for s'mores! We actually didn't get any but maybe next time we will try them! For dinner we ate pesto gnocchi with pine nuts in it. Yum!
We hit up the firework stand and watched Battle LA. Okay I fell asleep to it again! I don't know how we did this much stuff everyday!
Here is KC MO 4th of July Weekend Pt. ZWEI
How were your 4th of July celebrations?!