Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trip to St. Louis

Over the long weekend we headed to St. Louis to visit my brother, SIL and new nephew (mainly the nephew! – ha!)! We headed out Friday afternoon and ran into lots of traffic issues and finally made it late Friday night!

We spent a lot of time hanging out at their house. We did get to do some fun things though. Saturday morning my SIL and I were talking and decided we were going to head to the outlet mall close by because there were lots of sales going on for baby clothes! I got some great deals on things for the little boy! While we shopped, the guys kept the kiddos and Ava got to play at the indoor playground!


She also got to ride the indoor carousel! She loves carousels!IMG_0451

That afternoon we just hung around the house and then had smoked ribs and homemade ice cream for dinner. yum! :) I also spent lots of time loving on this little guy!IMG_0457

Sunday morning we got up and headed to the zoo early! One, it was supposed to be hot and we wanted to do it before it was too hot. And two, lots of things are free during the first hour! We got to do the children’s zoo for free and also ride the carousel for free!IMG_0474

They had a Build-A-Bear workshop in the zoo with zoo animals and Uncle Greg and Aunt Kelsey let Ava build a giraffe for an early birthday present!!IMG_0488IMG_0491 

Probably our last trip as a family of three! IMG_0492 

Ava being silly!

After the zoo we headed to the science center which was a lot of fun! Ava and Greg got to fly an airplane! Ava kept trying to crash it!IMG_0500 

After a long morning we had a lazy afternoon with some rain and thunderstorms. It was really nice! I got some more cuddly time with Baby Luke and so did Ava!!!IMG_0503 

We had a wonderful time and were so glad to get to visit all of them! We don’t see them nearly often enough! Thanks for a great weekend Greg, Kelsey and Luke!!


  1. They are SO cute!! And I loe your blog design. So pretty :)

  2. I love the pictures! That's sweet that Ava got a chance to practice her baby holding! :)

  3. Looks like you all had a blast! I can't wait to take Maddie to the zoo (when she's older of course!)! Build a Zoo animal is such a cute idea...I bet Ava loved that!

  4. Hello from over at Jenna's. Your blog is great. :)Do you have a "follower" thing here? Or just on twitter? I'll be back for sure. :)

  5. Looks like you had a lot of fun at the zoo. I'm just popping over from Jenna's comment challenge.

  6. Cute kids!! Luv the pink bows on the giraffe :)
    Looks like a fun time away!!

  7. It looks like your family had so much fun at the zoo! Her little giraffe with the pink bows, is stinking sweet =)

  8. My daughter has the same giraffe from B-A-B. Her brother made it for her when she was just a baby. We took it to the zoo a couple weekends ago and people all over the zoo went crazy over it. It's really held up well!

    Stopping by from the commenting challenge! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  9. Stopping by from Jennas.

    Looks like such a fun get a way. Ava is precious!

  10. Thanks for stopping by & for your sweet comment! Your little Ava is a doll! I just love her curls! When her little brother gets here, they will immediately be the best of friends!

    I'm your newest follower! :)

  11. Stopping by from Jenna's commenting challenge.

    What great pictures and adorable children. Sounds like a great trip and looks like Ava had loads of fun. :) She is practicing for her new little brother I see.

  12. Looks like fun, Sarah! Be sure to visit Grant's Farm when you're in St. Louis sometime if you haven't already. We enjoyed it at least as much as the zoo!

  13. Build a Bear is a a place haven't taken the kids yet. I should-- I think they would love it!

  14. What an adorable family. I am now following your blog...I found you through the comment challenge!


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