Monday, May 10, 2010

Back to My Roots

Wichita, Kansas is a great city located on the great banks of the mighty Arkansas River. Don't fool yourself - it's pretty darn big! Okay, so it's no Missouri or Mississippi or Colorado River...but it's pretty big for this part of the country. And for the record, it's pronounced AR-KAN-SAW. Don't even try to pronounce it like the state. You will be wrong.

Anyway, so we went to their celebration of that very river - it's called Riverfest. It's celebrated with lots of fun in downtown Wichita.

Notice Zoey's excitement. And notice her hands - she's feeling Trav's whiskers. She always does this when he needs to shave.

Jack was really excited too! Grandma Kaki...well....

Our first stop was to see Word Girl from PBS Kids. This hug lasted a littttttle too long.


We saw a few really neat trains...

...and then waited in line for about 15 minutes for an inflatable adventure.

Look! Jack isn't too tall yet!

Good job, Jack!

Hmmm. Zoey doesn't even hit the numbers yet.

Oh and those white things on her arms? Those are homemade arm-bands that she wouldn't take off.

So...I asked Jack to make a pirate face. This was his best option.

Go Jack, Go!


Zoey wasn't interested in the bounce thing, so she found a place made for just for munchkins like her!

She had a blast!

Aw! My Baby Girl was getting tired. After all, we spent about 4 hours out in the sun walking around!

Side note: have you ever seen an ATM on wheels? Who knew!

Yum. The end of a great lunch.

Zoey was really happy on Trav's shoulders.

Do you know who this guy is? Yeah - I don't either.

We did color though!

This is one intense little girl!

Jack gave his worst effort yet with this coloring. He really just wanted to go run around some more!

On the way back to the car, we saw parts of a ballet rendition of The Wizard of Oz.

It was really cute!

Aw, beautiful. Number #21 on the list of things I admire but cannot do.

Of course we saw water jets.

Water skis maybe?

Either way - we saw them in races. Pretty neat!

Hi guys!!

Jack LOVED this part!


Just Trav and his girl!

Awww!! They do love each other!!

My family - about 2 minutes before a meltdown.