Last night Luke and Charlie were lamenting the fact that they had to return to school today. One of them said, "I wish we just had to go to school on Saturday and Sunday and could stay home the rest of the days."
I completely understand that feeling and wish
we only had 2 days of school a week as well. And that's a typical
sentiment around here, especially coming off of Spring Break and lots of
lovely family togetherness. None of us want it to end. And for that I
Our spontaneous trip to St. Louis had us
exploring a new city! We packed our trip full and even after 3 full days
in St. Louis, we will still go back for more one of these days. After
all, the Cardinals haven't started their season and Grant's Farm isn't
open until April either. Those 2 things alone will bring us back! But,
we did visit their zoo, and it was great (but if you haven't been to our
Memphis zoo, it rocks, and is still our fave, not that we are biased)!
We also dined on the Loop and the Hill and played at the Magic House,
visited the Arch, enjoyed our hotel pool, room (the boys thought it was
the coolest ever) and breakfast!
our top favorite experience was the City Museum! Never could I have
imagined a place quite like this! Tunnels on the ceiling and under the
ground. Tunnels up walls and outside buildings. It was incredible! We
spent most of the day there and didn't get to cover half of it! Our
children LOVED it and so did Hubby and I---even after we arrived with a
blow-out diaper and losing children (don't worry, you WILL lose your
children if you visit the City Museum, but you will find them, or they
will find you, and they won't know they were even lost, and you will be
We ended our trip by meeting friends (who
also have 4 children) from our grad school days at Indiana University
for burgers and shakes and had a sweet reunion. On our trip home, we
literally waved at our dear friends, the Tenents, as we passed them on
the highway headed out for their adventure in St. Louis and then we made
a stop at Lamberts--home of the throwed rolls. That's an experience in
and of itself!
And so it's back to school for the older
boys and work for Daddy, but our hearts are content! It's good to
connect and spend 24 hours a day for an extended period of time. We
needed it! We soaked it up! And we are thankful for Spring Break 2014:
And now, a Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya!