Monday, 21st - I met up with two lovely ladies -- both whom I met through my 10 year membership with MOPS. Together our kids enjoyed the beautiful Forest Park Forever Playground located adjacent to the Visitor's Center. This inclusive playground offers 29 pieces of equipment divided by age, physical strength and ability.
|Time flies - I can't believe they'll be starting 2nd grade!|
|Natalie explores the properties of salted water vs. plain water.|
|Enjoying the fruit of their labor - homemade vanilla ice cream.|
|Noah and Evan reflect on their surroundings.|
|Noah watches as the alka-seltzer tablet sets off a new reaction.|
Friday, July 25th - We met my cousin, Sarah and her kids at Deer Creek Park a.k.a. Rocketship Park for a long overdue get-together. The kids are a great match and our meet ups often lead to marathon play dates. This one was no exception.
|Old School Fun|
|Noah chases after a groundhog we spotted upon entering Rockwood Reservation Area.|
|Rockwood Reservation offers visitors a bird's eye view.|
|Limestone Kiln - Rockwood Reservation|
|Edmond A. Babler State Memorial Park|
|"Look, Mom! I'm a scientist!" exclaimed Nat.|
|Natalie pays for our homegrown goods.|
|It's a bird! It's a plane...it's a plane.|
Spirit of St. Louis Airport
|The kids stand next to their favorite car at the Kemp Auto Museum.|
|Steve shows Natalie some of the places he fishes and finds berries on the map featured on top of the |
August A. Busch Conservation Area stl250 Cake.
|Bonhomme Old Stone Church|
After church we spent most of the afternoon at home. I tried to be present and not worry so much about the future. Steve made homemade biscuits and a blackberry roll using the berries he'd picked at Busch Conservation area. We invited my folks over for dinner - fried chicken with all the fixins. After the meal, my waistband was seriously tugging at my skin. But, when it came time to tuck my two into bed -- both kids asked me to pray for them...somehow it was easy and I discovered my stomach wasn't the only part of me that was feeling full.
|Steve gets a hand from his sous chef.|