I have a test page set up for my issue. http://http://www.ipapilot.org/test/zurbkendo.aspx
I know that this is because I am using the zurb foundation framework. When I take out the foundation css the numeric text box displays correctly. With Zurb it is 2 rows high if you will.
With foundation css the element has display:block in the html
Without foundation css the element has display:inline-block in the html.
Maybe my analysis is flawed as well. I would appreciate any help in correcting this.