I've missed you all while I've been gone! I will try to play catch up with all the blogs I read over the next few days :-) I took over 800 pics while gone so needless to say I need to go through them all ....but here is a very condensed look at our trip...enjoy!
Thursday night we stayed at Lee's parents' house, and then Friday morning we drove the rest of the way to St. Louis. First stop was the Magic House Children's Museum (where we met up with our friends, and Raya's bff Brynley)...we got in free with our membership to the Iowa Children's Museum so I definitely wanted to stop. It was a really fun museum! Of course the girls were running from one thing to the next and bouncing off the walls haha...definitely a place to visit again some time.
Outside the museum...
|We dressed in festive Cardinals colors since we were attending the game later that day!|
|I ordered the awesome bows off of Etsy...these are the first huge over-the-top bows the girls have owned I think....but I figured maybe big bows would bring us a big win! :-P|
|Driving a truck in the museum|
|Riding in a horse cart|
|Brielle was not at all into the picture for some reason... I think part of it was that our friend Terri had the nerve to touch her ;-P|
|The girls quickly warmed up to eachother after not seeing eachother for awhile|
|This little air tube thingy was the big hit of the day|
|So after the children's museum we checked into our hotel rooms and got ready for the Cardinal's baseball game that night!|
Brielle was not happy about being forced into an impromptu photoshoot....this is the only picture I got of them all together wearing the shirts I made them
But Raya and Bryn were more cooperative for pictures thankfully!
|You can tell Raya is just in 7th heaven when she's with her "friends" :-)|
Then on Saturday we went to the zoo!
Here were my girls in the parking lot, ready to go!
|Bryn's daddy carried her into the zoo...thought this was a cute picture to share on Father's Day! :-)|
Here's one more quick flashback to last summer, when the girls were beating the summer heat with some popsicles :-)
Ok, back to the current...this is a cool picture I got of Brynley looking at a Gorilla (or some other ape...can't quite tell lol)
|Can't wait until the girls are Madison's age (Brynley's big sis)...I said "hey, let me take a picture" and she whipped out a pose and smile in 1 second flat LOL|
|Testing out the 3D glasses while we waited in line|
|Buckling up and waiting for the ride to start....love her expression!!|
Soon the kids began dropping like flies....
|Trying to stay cool ...every time we saw one of these we got very excited lol|
|The girls started melting and getting cranky|
|And Brielle looked downright pitiful!|
...and later we went swimming!
|Brielle gave swimming a big THUMBS UP!|
|And Raya acted as though we forced her into a tub full of acid....the blood curdling screams were heard by all.|
Then today before leaving town we went to the city gardens...where Raya was much more comfortable "splashing" instead of swimming :-P
Aren't they so cute?!
|Bryn's mom was prepared with a suit...me not so much :-P|
So as you can tell it was a fun trip!!!!
....more pictures to come....