Becca and Carl came for a visit. It was so wonderful to have them here with us. Much of the visit was getting some necessary work done. But we did do some fun things, one fun activity was a baseball game at Royals Stadium. The Royals played Houston. It was a perfect night to sit at Kauffman Stadium and watch the all-American game of baseball. Becca and I shared a hotdog and a Custard’s blizzard. Perfect evening with my husband Bob, my daughter Becca, her husband Carl and … the Royals even won!
Deja vu, all over again! Snow Blizzard!
And More Snow! February 26th, 2013 Fairway, Kansas
The last snow storm was an “event” so what do you call it’s encore just 5 days later? In Kansas and Missouri (Missouri was declared a disaster area) we were again pummeled with about 10 inches snow. This one was harder to measure since Bob started shoveling at 4:30 in the morning, shoveled again before noon and then shoveled for the third time when it seemed be almost done snowing. It did snow another 1-2 inches overnight. This time the snow was very wet and stuck to everything like a thick frosting.
During the storm; we shoveled three times. The snow was a very dense, wet and heavy snow. After the storm I tried to get a few pictures to capture how much snow we really had on the ground… Behind our house a tree was uprooted, toppled over taking a power pole with it. It caused Mission Road to be closed and and knocked out power out for hundreds of homes in Fairway. We were lucky, this time, we did not lose our power. (Usually, it is just the opposite, we are first to lose power and last to be restored.) We did hear the transformer “blow” when we were out shoveling.
Fairway had a contest for most creative snow fort. Here are a few creations around Fairway:
Snowed in Fairway, Kansas February 21, 2012 BIG SNOWSTORM!!
With hardly any snow so far this winter, we thought that this winter would not be one with much snowfall. But today’s snowstorm is one of the biggest I have ever seen in this area and we have lived here for 29 years. But a picture is worth a thousand words. It is currently snowing again, and this measurement is how deep the snow was when we went out about 2:00 p.m. to try and start shoveling our driveway. We were just 1/4 inch short of 10 inches.
It was a very heavy snow and it took us a while to clear the driveway.
Post Christmas Activities.
Once Caroline was better we did enjoy a few more activities together as a family, but remained cautious and careful.
A Fun Visit to the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum.
The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City is located in an historic mansion built in 1911 for the family of Dr. Herbert Tureman, a prominent local physician. The Tureman house was designed by John W. McKecknie, an architect best known for his work on commercial projects such as the Tension Envelope Building.
The home was bequeathed to the University of Missouri – Kansas City in the 1960s and was used as classroom and office space until it was leased to the Toy & Miniature Museum.
As the museum has grown in popularity, it also has grown in size. Major building renovation and expansion initiatives in 1989 and 2003 have brought the museum to its current size of 33,000 square feet.
The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City was born of a longtime friendship and shared love of collecting.
Mary Harris Francis, an avid collector of dollhouses, and Barbara Marshall, who made her first of many miniature purchases in the 1950s, were often teased by Mary Harris’ mother for having collections so large, they should start a museum…and that’s exactly what they did.
In 1979, the women formed a not-for-profit corporation. Three years later, the Toy & Miniature Museum opened its doors.
From its humble beginnings as separate private collections, the museum now boasts the largest collection of toys and miniatures in the Midwest, the world’s largest collection of marbles, a busy schedule of events and programming, and frequent special exhibits.
Henry liked the marbles and the trains:
The marble collection boasts beautiful hand-made antique marbles including sulfides which have tiny clay figures trapped inside the glass
Becca liked the Barbie room:
The majority of the fine-scale miniature collection is in the 1/12th scale.
The Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum is a must-see and visit place in Kansas City.
5235 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112