Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Meet Me in St. Louis

Andi, Kacy and Gus standing in front of the St. Louis Arch.

Inside the Arch they had several displays. In this one about the Cardinals, Gus learned how to hold a baseball in order to throw a curve.

I took these from under the Arch.

The sun was starting to set and the Arch was really very pretty.

We went to Grant's Farm, a farm with lots of animals, as well as information about the Anheuser-Busch of St. Louis.

At the zoo, we all got to touch stingrays. Here is Kacy touching one.

Flamingos in the background.

Gus loved the monkeys! The animals kept him very excited and really engaged his growing little mind. He was always pointing, laughing and yelling.

We tried to get a picture of the three kids together, but Gus did not want anything to do with it. Of course, it was at the very end of our visit to the zoo, and he had been a trooper up until that point.

We also went to the St. Louis Children's Museum, called The Magic House. It was so much fun for Gus! They have rooms and rooms full of learning exercises, games and displays created for specific age groups.

Gus crawling through a carpeted tunnel.

In a ball pit, much like what he has at home.

There was a water display that he loved splashing in!

It had a little seat for young ones so that they could really touch the water.

Gus wants to be a fireman!

Or maybe a fisherman...

Andi wants to be a grocery store check-out clerk...

Or maybe Gus could be a construction worker....

Or maybe Kacy could.

When we got back to KC, Gus was crazy hyper. Before his bath, he ran around in circles upstairs, insisting on putting daddy's cap on, which of course, covered his eyes and made him run into walls and doors- which, by the way- he thought was hilarious.

All in all, the trip to St. Louis was a success. We had so much fun, and did so many things- Josh and Steve even got in 18 holes of golf, and Trish and I went for a 4 mile walk. Thanks again for the fun and hospitality. Can't wait to see you in Clear Lake next week!


Chet and Shannon said...

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! We want to go back to St. Louis soon and do some of the fun kid stuff they have, we ran out of time last time we were there. And Katelin does the same thing with her Daddys hat, it's hilarious!

ToTalkToReba said...

You are a great photographer...what wonderful memories you are making with Gus!