St. Louis Trip - July 18th & 19th

Last weekend, we dropped our friend off at the airport in St.Louis. I got to ride in the backseat with the kids. Isn't she a cutie?
After we left the airport, we had lunch and went to the Magic House Children's Museum. Here are some pics.

Adam tried to enclose himself in a bubble. - I think we need more soap.Amelia & Adelaide were excited to paint some pictures...with actual paint!Adam tried to see how fast he could do a wheelchair. I think it was a little harder than he expected.Amelia HAD to try too. I love this pic...She always seems to have her tongue out when she's concentrating.Adelaide & Amelia went shopping at the "Market"."Cheese!"There was a little baby area for Allison to play. She found this tiny little "ball-pit". She quickly lost interest after falling in head-first. She was stuck! Too funny!The girls really liked this big vinyl (?) slide. They climbed up & slid down over & over.Adam really liked playing in the water. He was blocking the water & then removing the dam to release the surge of water. Fun, fun.After playing inside, we explored the "beach" outside. The girls enjoyed digging in the sand for a few minutes before we left to find our hotel.The kids ALL looked forward to swimming at the hotel. It was a very small pool & nothing special. But, they loved it.
Allison & Mommy
Mia holding onto daddyAdam finally learned how to float in swim lessons, and he really likes it. I love this pic.After swimming, I went on a "food run". We ate our dinner in our room, and Bry & the kids went back down to swim some more, leaving Allison & I to relax in the room. Allison was so silly. She ran around the room & played. She thought it was the funniest thing to put her Baby into the drawer of the nightstand.

Allison was very upset that she had to go to bed. I tried to make things as comfortable as possible. I made sure to bring her Baby & her blanket.
On Saturday, we got up & had breakfast, then went to the St. Louis Zoo. I know I already went on a rant about the zoo admission prices, so I will spare you another. It was nice that this zoo was free. I was tempted to purchase the Safari Pass which included all the "extras" that had separate charges...the train, children's zoo, sea lion show, etc. Bryan convinced me to wait & I'm glad he did, because we didn't even miss doing those "extras" with all the other exhibits.

There was a zoo worker in the reptile house with this iguana. I really didn't think the girls would go near it, even though it was a puppet.
Doesn't he look thrilled? He really DID have a good time.These 2 are so photogenic (and HUGE camera hogs). They're pretty cute though.We did eat lunch inside the zoo. I thought it was hysterical to watch my petite, little Allison devour a whole corn dog. No Problem...The penguins were in a very cool exhibit. (no pun intended) We had to wait in line to get inside the building. Once we got into the building, the kids cried & complained about being cold. What do I expect?I thought this was the funniest shot. It almost looks like they are watching each other.I let Allison out of the stroller inside the monkey house. She actually (surprisingly) noticed some of the monkeys & watched them. "Little Mommy" Mia made sure to keep her close.He's there.The other exhibit that I really, really liked was the butterfly garden. It was enclosed like an aviary, so you could walk through it. Adelaide & I stumbled upon it, and walked through while we were waiting for the others. There were so many varieties & they were floating around everywhere. It was very cool.

Again, I end with a cute little kiss goodnight from my baby.


I am so jealous!! You get to do so many things there. How fun your vaca sounds!! I love the pic of Allison at the end giving a goodbye kiss. So sweet!!

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