Monday, July 6, 2009

We went to St. Louis with some friends over the 4th holiday. It was the first time we traveled with both children. We were really nervous but they did really well in the car ride. We only had to stop twice. I think they really liked staying up late, too.

Once we got into St. Louis, we went out to dinner and came back to the hotel. It took awhile to get the kids down for bed. We had requested a crib in our room and it turned out to be a 'pack and play' which Luke will not sleep in. So we all piled into the King bed. I don't know how people do the "family bed" it was too much. John and I got little sleep.

Friday morning, we went to the Zoo, it was so neat. The kids loved it. Here are some pics from the zoo. There are a lot of pics.

She loved the elephants.

Luke wanted to get out so bad. He was looking at all the monkeys.



On the train. Kate LOVED the train. This was at the end of the day and they were both so worn out. But Kate waved at everyone at every crossing.


We were lost. We couldn't find our way out of the zoo.

That night we came back, grabbed some dinner and then went to watch the fireworks under the arch. It was really a nice night.


This was so cute! As soon as the fireworks started, Caleb put his hands over his eyes.

Then his mommy put his earphones on.


All the kids loved the fireworks.


Kate goofing around.

It was raining the morning of the 4th, but we were still able to catch some of the parade without it raining on us.

After the parade, we walked over to the park that had these fountains everywhere. The kids loved it.



We went swimming that afternoon.

One of Kate's favorite things was to play with the phone. We had to unplug it.

Here Luke is climbing on things in the room!

That night, we walked back down to the arch to catch the second fireworks show. Kate got an umbrella from the zoo and is obsessed with it.

The Winberry's


Us








On the last night, we sent the travel crib back and got a roll-away-bed. Then we pushed it up next to the bed and put chairs on the other side. Kate loved sleeping in it.

I know it's a lot of pictures, but these are not even close to all of them! John is a picture taking nut! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

5 comments:

winbe said...

Good times! Caleb was also obsessed with playing with the phone in the room.

The Robinsons said...

great pictures! i don't know why, but i love pictures of kids sleeping. love that one of kate passed out. we need to get the kiddos together again. i'll host this time.

Sarah and Brad said...

What a fun trip!!! I LOVE all the pictures...you hardly ever post that many so it was fun to see all of them!

Hope you guys are having a great week!!!

Kristen said...

I am so jealous - it looks like you had so much fun!! I have heard that St. Louis is one of the best family spots. I too am scared of the long car drive (and maybe even more) the hotel room with two kids. It looks like yours did great. I love the picture of Kate by the fountain with the umbrella - it looks like something in a magazine!!

Kimberley said...

Great pics! Glad you had fun! Maybe next time we'll be brave and join ya :)