Beah and the kids came up for a quick visit yesterday; she had the kids’ pictures taken (Peter made a cameo too), then we did some bumming around the city. We met up with the Solars on their turf, near their studio in the River Market. Because we were in the neighborhood we made a quick stop at Babycakes as well, mmmmm. Lemon babycake + Shatto’s root beer milk, can’t beat it. I did not have my camera so there are no pictures, but rest assured. It was lovely.
The trains deliver your orders (via a track that runs all around the building, over all the booths). It’s a very efficient process 🙂
Beah did her best to distract the boys, but nothing would take their gaze away from the trains running the track.
Here comes our food!
Escalator lover. The last time we were here, you couldn’t keep Mahni off of ’em.
We dropped Scott off at Paulo’s in Olathe (they had a man date to see Jack White that evening). Then we headed off to Deanna Rose Farmstead to spend the rest of our day.
They had a milking station. Mahni was a natural.
Peter was not so sure of the calves.
Mahni had to run back and do some more milking before we left. She, ah. Well. Is our Mahni, that’s for sure.
Next we visited the petting zoo. Mahni and Dylan loved the little goats. Until they started eating Mahni’s dress, that is. They swarmed her, man.
Authentic Kanza home.
Then to check out the wigwams.
We visited the old schoolhouse, the teacher was really helpful in explaining everything.
Then he had a quick snack of Bunnies while the other kids checked out the bunny barn and giant slide.
Mahni is the queen slider. And sadly most of the pictures of her going down the slides are not appropriate for posting, because her facial expressions are hysterical.
At about this point, we hear some guy on his cell phone talking about how they had to get out of there, because they were closing in mere minutes. And then we looked around and realized, huh. No one else seems to be here… Sure enough, they were closing. So we left.
Beah and I followed each other to our respective turn-offs, then went our separate ways. Sniff. As usual, the visit was much too short.