A Really Busy Weekend

Another marathon weekend for the family!  There’s so much great stuff to do in the summer and we don’t want to miss a minute of it.  Saturday we went to Missouri Town for Children’s Day.  It’s an opportunity to step back to the 1800s.  You go the same direction as my Mom’s house to get to Missouri town.  We were going down I-70 and around Independence Robert looked out the window and yelled, “Granny’s house!”  He thought that’s where we were going.  I finally placated him by telling him there would be animals there.

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Talking to the chickens.

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“Hellooooooo sheep!”
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We have to be quiet around this sheep pen because she is pregnant.

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One of the activities they had was punching tin.  I’m happy to say no fingers were mashed in the making of this project.

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It was really hot so when we got home we played in the pool.

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“Come on in, the water’s fine!”

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Saturday night I put Robert to bed and went to bed myself.  After about 15 minutes I heard “Hello?  Granny?”… he was pretend calling my Mom.

On Sunday morning we went to Old Shawnee Town and met Aunt Barb and Uncle Ward for the Rotary Pancake Breakfast.   After breakfast we walked around Old Shawnee Town.

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OSD Breakfast
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He really, really, really wanted to drive this.

OSD Garden
OSD Windows

Later in the day we went to the Kansas City Museum for horse day and to get his adventure passport stamped.  They had a lot of activities for kids to do.

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He got to make a horse mask… and use scissors!

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He played horse BINGO.

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He glued pictures of horses on paper.

And then it was time to paint a horse… here’s where things got a bit funny.  There was a woman from the museum there and she kept trying to explain perspective to him… he had no clue what she was talking about, he just wanted to paint a horse!  He didn’t understand distance or blurry or anything she was saying.  I’m sure she thought that I was a horrible mother for having my attitude of just let him paint the horse he doesn’t need the perspective lesson.  To me, if you let him paint he’ll get interested in it and then he’ll get interested in perspective.  If you bore the hell out of him with a lecture he’s not going to get into painting OR perspective.

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Seriously woman, the one up front should be clear and dark… got it… let me paint!
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A green horse… from Robert’s perspective.

Then the horse arrived so we went outside to meet him.  His name was Benji and he was a Hackney horse.  Robert would really have liked to bring him home.KCM 12
“I’ve got the saddle… bring me the horse!”

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After the horses we went to Crown Center to see Clifford’s Village.  He LOVES Clifford and loved this exhibit.

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Aunt Barb calls this “the goose”.
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The stage was his favorite.  He dressed up as Clifford and there were different buttons on the wall you could push to play music and they also had drums to play.CV14
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I dressed up as Clifford’s pal Cleo.
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I love his expression in this picture even if the focus isn’t crisp.  Shows all of his orneriness.
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Then it was time to go home.
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B-O-R-I-N-G!
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