worlds of fun

18 May 2015

Part II of our trip to Kansas City! Where were we?!

Ah yes.

Worlds of Fun.

I was going to say literal worlds of fun but didn't want the literal definition snobs to come at me. So! figurative worlds of fun is more fitting (but less fun) I suppose.

But, really. Worlds of Fun was super fun and I didn't even ride any rides (shockingly - suppress that lol). We had a limited amount of post-nap/pre-dinner time but we made the most of it and even with the perfect Saturday afternoon weather we didn't have to wait in any lines in Planet Snoopy (the dedicated kid area).

I'm fairly certain that Julia died and ascended straight to heaven because the girl loves a good ride.


while the boys ...


didn't even dare risk riding so much as the merry-go-round.

No, Theo marched right up to the (very tame) kiddy "roller coaster" and got himself all set in one of the cars and insisted and insisted and insisted and insisted that he wanted to ride it with Simon and I'll spare you the after photos but .... he might have a touch of ride PTSD for years to come because he was not happy afterwards.

But Julia was unfazed and kept on keeping on ...



and the fiesta funions ...


did not.

Actually, Sebastian finally warmed to the idea of hitting up the race cars .... much to Julia's delight ...


.... but the thrill seeker couldn't ignore the siren song of a thrill for long ...


and then Sebastian caught the bug ...


and before we knew it ... someone had to up the ante and weaseled her way onto the coaster of doom ...


just kidding.

calm down.

Phoebe and I kept our own little excitement party alive with a lengthy trip to the very nice family center where there was a dedicated baby feeding room (not that anyone should ever feel that they can't nurse in public, of course!) with high chairs and rocking chairs and glorious air conditioning and private bathrooms outfitted with clean clean clean changing tables galore. Phoebadora (Simon's new nickname for her which makes sense because it's double the syllabic expenditure) was thrilled with the playroom where she could not stop staring at a gentleman who had worked himself into a frenzy over a reportedly stolen clip-on tail that he had purchased earlier in the day.


"nah brah, it's just a tail. and you're a human."

Checking out the exciting map while I staked out alllllll the different bathrooms on the premises.


Also, in case you didn't notice ... I'm learning to pick my parenting battles because ... socks and sandals a la Julia. Learning.

And lest you think Theo had no fun ... he was super happy to push Phoebadora around and there was a big tented playground where Simon took the older three for a lengthy number of minutes that he had to be dragged out of. Not pictured, I'm sorry.

We were then only about 25 minutes late meeting my brothers and one of their lady friends for some BBQ nevermind that they drove an hour+ to meet us from Atchison. Sorry boys!

But, we were worth the wait.


I'm sure.

(Theo's love language will forever be: getting his photo taken)

Anyway. All in all ... despite Phoebe's life-hating performance she put on in the car on the way home and the stomach bug from satan himself that we contracted the week following it was still a solid weekend that I wouldn't mind repeating once or twice or even thrice. And just as we're getting the hang of traveling as a family of six ... lucky number seven is about to hop (I almost said slide - you were spared) onto the scene. Hopefully he/she is up for a little adventure because we are obviously a family of Carmen Sandiegos in the making.


Obviously.

39 comments:

  1. probably my favorite blog post from you picture-wise to date. I can't even pick which one I love/laughed at the most!

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  2. I have just about died laughing at these pictures of the kids on the rides....dead! You are your writing and your pictures, I mean there is just not much better!

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  3. Those pictures of Julia.. Perfection.

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  4. I cracked up about the frenzy tail guy and Phoebe's stare, like couldn't stop the laughing- tried to hold it in because I'm at my desk at work and probably should be working not reading blogs. But you are one witty child commentator.

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  5. Those photos of Julia are too cute!

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  6. The pictures are perfection.

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  7. My favorite post of yours to date, literally had to drink water while ready at my desk at work to try to muffle my laughter! Can't wait for lucky number 7 to join your family!

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  8. your pics are all on point. I can't decide if I like solo Julia having the time of her life, her and Bash together, or Theo in the pic with your siblings the best.
    clean family rooms?? sign me UP.

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  9. These pictures are awesome! I was at Worlds of Fun last week!

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  10. obvi...you were made for adventure chica. Can't wait to see where you go next :)

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  11. Slide... that cracked me up. Quick question for real: are your kids good listeners? Because having 4 little kids at an amusement park seems like a lot unless your kids can listen. I ask mostly because we are going to Disneyland with Henry (one child) and my nephews in July and was wondering your strategy.

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  12. Giggled the whole way through this post! Cannot get over the fun that Julia was having, what a blast!

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  13. My fave post of pics too! So good!!

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  14. Oh my gosh - the pictures of Julia are hilar-eee-ussssss! I'm cracking up! Also - figures that Sebastian would warm up to the rides in a car/truck ride...

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  15. OMG - Julia's face in the car with Bash - made me laugh out loud!! And the boys standing exactly the same with their hands behind their backs - so cute!

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  16. Great post! And I'm excited for the KC family-friendly suggestions! We're in Emporia KS (between KC and Wichita) and I'm hoping for a long KC weekend this fall. (Although I'm currently on the first hotel adventure with the kiddo since he could sit up and I'm literally lying in the tub on my phone so he can have the dark/quiet room all to his bed-at-7:30 self. Maybe I actually need tips on managing kid sleep habits while away.)

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  17. OMG the faces! lol Also, I've never been there and I live in KC haha

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  18. You are such a great writer!!! So beautifully and hilariously told!!

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  19. The first picture of Bash and Julia is the best! I can't stop laughing at her face :)

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  20. laughing. always, your descriptions, air five

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  21. Your kids faces on those rides are amazing! So funny!

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  22. Julia. On. The. Rides. I die. What great pictures and fun memories!!

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  23. Like, threw my head back and laughed several times with this one.

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  24. I read this and laughed hysterically. Then went back thru the pictures and laughed hysterically again. Thanks for making my Monday!

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  25. The picture captions - you funny. Also why, why must every fun kids place carry stomache bug germs? I basically clear the calendar for three days out from visiting Places O' Fun.

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  26. I love that first picture of Julia on the merry go round. She is saluting like royalty!

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  27. Love good ol' WOF and your pictures are spot ON girl. Love it. I'm the "Julia" in our family of five kids and in the middle of reading this post my brothers were wrestling and spilled milk all over my phone and laptop. LUCKily, said phone and laptop are still working. For now anyway.. My keys still stick every time I type because of the jelly that was flung across the room LAST year. Positive side: Maybe the milk will loosen it? Oh how terrified I am for school to let out for the summer. SOS. SEND HELP!!

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  28. "Theo's love language will forever be getting his picture taken" ...so much LOL'ing occurring over here. Loved this post. Please go on family vacations more often so I can start my days with this much laughter

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  29. Oh my gosh. I died. You didn't even need words in this post. :)

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  30. The boys look so handsome! I'm obsessed with their shirts. Julia looks like she's having a great time. I was cracking up looking at her photos.

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  31. The picture of Julia in the DuPont car is one of the funniest things I've ever seen

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  32. Like everyone else, I love the pictures! Their expressions are priceless and you are so good at capturing them! But the Carmen Sandiego comment gave me a laugh too. Where in the world, right??

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  33. hahah julia's face! so funny! and the roller coaster pic, i laughed out loud.

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  34. love this post. your writing is hilarious. i too had a child scarred for life after a mini roller coaster.

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  35. Family of seven! Wow! You're going to need to turn the minivan in for a 15 passenger! I'm down for that cause though bc you make beautiful (hilarious) babies!

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  36. Best facial expressions. EVER.

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  37. How fun! We live on the KS side, but have yet to take our kiddos to worlds of fun. On my to-do this summer list.

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