Sunday, July 28, 2013

Meet me in St. Louis, Louis...

But we didn't go to the fair. :) Dan and I had a quick little getaway this week. I found a really good Groupon for a nice hotel in St. Louis that was literally right across the street from Busch stadium.  We dropped the kids off with some friends on Thursday morning and headed east. 

Our hotel was the Westin.

The hotel was amazing. I took a bath and a shower, because I couldn't decide which one I wanted to do. 

We walked around the arch a bit and then enjoyed a great baseball game. The weather was unbelievable. For end of July in St. Louis, you expect 100 degree heat. You don't expect to get a little chilly at night!

The next day we ate an amazing breakfast buffet, went to a science museum and took a chocolate factory tour. You can imagine what my favorite part was. :)  

We were told the girls were great while we were gone, and that always makes it easier to leave them behind. It was short, but sweet. It was just the little retreat we both needed. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sweet Summer

Not sure how it's the middle of July already, but here we are. We've had a busy summer. I think things will finally be slowing down now. It's been great though, and I feel like the girls have had a the quintessential summer so far. Vacation, family, cousins, swimming, picnics, campfires, tents, popsicles, ice cream, sunscreen, baseball, late nights, fireworks, etc.   The weather has been great. A few hot days, of course, but we have yet to reach 100 degrees. Last summer, it was treat to be in the low 90s. And, the grass is still pretty green. Win-win for a Kansas City summer.

We spent three weeks in Wisconsin, and the girls got some REAL time with their cousins and aunts and uncles. I love that.

Last week was our church's VBS and both girls had a blast. We had almost 50 kids everyday, which is great for our small church.

Now we have a pretty open schedule. Molly has an EEG scheduled for the end of the month. Unfortunately, she had another seizure while we were up in Wisconsin, so they want to rule out anything serious. We believe they are febrile, but we'll see.

Here are some... ok, a lot of pictures from the past couple of months.

Someone is getting freckles!

 Niece Emma playing softball and turning 11!

 Feeding the fish

My brother was a presenter at the LWMS convention in La Crosse. I also got to spend some time with my grandparents, there.