May 13, 2010

Kansas City Part 2

I'm back with the second half of our trip to Kansas City. If you missed the story of Noah & our, um, interesting flight to Missouri, you can read it by clicking here. I'll wait for you to return.

Ok, glad you're back. So, we finally arrived, and I was as relieved as ever to be off the plane. I'm sure Noah was too. We walked hand in hand through the airport to the luggage claim to get our stuff. By that point, Noah hadn't napped, so he was tired and not in the mood to run around the airport. Thank the Lord. He was the sweetest little guy and stood with me the whole time as we waited for our luggage. My sister, Abby, met us at the luggage claim, and somehow between the two of us, we managed to get Noah, his huge bulky car seat, and the suitcase safely to the car. On our way back from the airport we stopped by Bibi's work to say hello, and then we decided to grab some lunch. We went to Panera Bread, ahhh one of my favorite spots to eat, and we stuffed our faces. Yummm it was so good. We decided to head back to Abby's apartment to rest and wait for my mom to arrive. I had never seen Abby's apartment, so she gave me a tour of the place. I wish I would have taken some pictures of her beautiful apartment; I loved how she decorated it. It wasn't too long before my mom arrived, and we all decided to take Noah on a walk around the apartment complex. Of course, Noah loved being outdoors and was all boy exploring everything around him.

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That evening we met up with Bibi and we all went to Red Robin for dinner. They must have had a party or something going on, because there were balloons every where in the restaurant. Noah loved the balloons, and of course he wanted every single balloon he spotted. Somehow {ahem, thanks Bibi!} the little guy ended up with two balloons at the table, and one of them kept hitting me in the head every five seconds. I was wishing I had a needle to pop that sucker. Oh, did I say that out loud? Oops. After dinner we left with full tummies and two balloons. Noah wasn't about to let go of those things. The little guy had a death grip on them. I don't have many pictures of Noah at the restaurant with his balloons. The settings on my camera were all wrong, and a lot of them turned out blurry {insert sad face here}. I hate when that happens.

I love this picture of Noah and Bibi at the restaurant. Let me tell you, they were the best buddies the whole time we were there. And boy did Bibi spoil him rotten!

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After dinner we all made a quick trip to Walmart to get Noah a jacket {since Mommy forgot to pack one} and a few other things. We split up as soon as we got there, and Abby and Bibi went off to look at the toys {for little Mr. Spoiled}, and my mom and I went over to the clothing area to find Noah a jacket. Of course, Noah still had a death grip on one of his balloons, so the balloon came along with us into Walmart. Pick and choose your battles, right?

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We looked around a little bit, and finally found a good jacket for Noah. But we weren't sure on the size, so we decided to try it on him. Remember, Noah and his balloon were inseparable, so you can imagine the fuss he made when we tried to take it from him so he could try the jacket on. My mom and I both thought we had a good grip on the balloon, but apparently, we did not because the balloon slowly began to drift to the ceiling. We felt horrible!! He kept reaching up to the ceiling at the balloon, and we couldn't do anything about it. But, guess who came to the rescue: Bibi!! He stood on top of a clothes rack and captured the balloon! Yay!

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When we got back to the apartment the real fun began! Bibi bought a whole bag of balloons and blew every single one of them up for Noah. He had so much fun! He was running through all the balloons and kicking them everywhere. It was so cute.

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"Mom, seriously, put down the camera."

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The next couple of days were full of wedding planning. We had so much fun. I am so glad I was able to be a part of helping Abby plan for her big day. And it's sure nice to not be the bride this time! Abby made a bunch of appointments, so we were busy running all over the place. Sweet Noah was so good the whole time. He was probably wondering how he got stuck wedding planning with the girls. Where was Bibi when he needed him? Anyway, here are a few of my favs:

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All the wedding planning wore the little guy out.

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The whole trip was just so much fun. We loved every minute of it. But I have to say, "Where's Noah?!" was my favorite part. When Noah got a reaction from all of us when he jumped out from behind the blinds, he did it over and over and over again. I think I could have watched him do it all night long. It was soooo cute!

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Stop right here. Before you push the play button, turn the volume on your computer down. We were a little excited and didn't realize how loud we were. So just a word of warning before you watch it.



We love you Mom, Abby, and Bibi. So glad we were able to come visit you. Hope it's not too long before we hang out again.

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8 comments:

Linda P. said...

I loved this post, Libby! I wish I had a sister. *sigh* : ) It was so fun to hear what all you did, and I thought the pictures were fantastic! One of my faves was a back view of your sister holding an unbrella and Noah's hand as they walked along. That plus the scenery--so pretty and sweet.

Linda P. said...

Oops on my above post. Meant to type "umbrella," not "unbrella"!

shanna said...

Sweet post! Pick your battles part, I'd say to heck with it, let him keep the balloon because it'll keep for a happy child! Love the jacket ya'll picked out- the hood is too cute. Malie loves the "Where's Malie?" game too, I need to videotape her so I won't ever forget how much fun little kids are since she's my last baby. You and your sister look so much alike! I'm glad you guys had a great time. Hope you get to go back soon! Or at least see her soon.

OurLittleBlessingS said...

ok, the balloon thing-so stinkin' cute!!! he LOVED them!!
and the blinds charade...i was giggling a loud here:D
jess

Prairie Fire said...

Precious!

I love KC! Brent & I went there for anniversary number 4 & 5. It is on our list of cities that we might move to someday.

I do love all the pictures of your sweetie pie. I am just leary of putting too much info about my wee one on a public site. I'm just a little obsessive about that. I might put a few, but I probably won't ever get to a point of comfort where I can put up many. : )

Carissa said...

I love this post! Let me know what program you use for your picture editing. I love the pic that's black and white with Noah and the umbrella in color. :)

Ollie Wren Photography said...

hi there! thanks for stopping by my blog...and leaving such nice comments! you have a sweet lil' family too!
so, are you from kansas city? that is where we are from...living in florida now, but up until 2 years ago, i had always lived in KC!
:)
emily

Kasey said...

That video is just adorable. He's so cute. All of your pictures are fabulous! I remember when Grace used to be highly scared of balloons because someone let one go and it made the screeching noise as the air was going out. But now she's cool with them. Thank goodness for Bibi saving the day with that balloon. I'm glad that you and Noah had a safe trip going there and coming back.