Curtis took 2 weeks off after he returned from Summer Conference. We decided it was time for Kate to take her first trip! We chose St. Louis - lots to do and family to meet!
She met Great Uncle David, Great Aunt Tina & First Cousin Once Removed Luke. (Side note: when we re-introduced Anna to Luke, she started looking around for a dog. Anna has become good friends with a dog named Luc in our church's community group. It was pretty funny to see her wheels turning!)
We ate at St. Louis Bread Company (aka Panera).
We visited the first place Curtis and I lived together.
It sure brought back the memories!
We visited Covenant Seminary (where Curtis went). Anna loved this chair there!
We also took a quick stop at Conway Park where we first kissed 8 years ago.
Under this gazebo.
Kate was a pretty good sport!
We even had a date to Ted Drewes while our daughters were sleeping. :) Don't worry, Great Aunt Diane stayed behind and was equipped with the baby monitors.
We went to one of our favorite spots - the St. Louis Zoo! It's especially nice because it's free.
Anna enjoyed seeing lots of animals there. It was special to share it with her. She was a lot more observant and vocal since the last time we were here (back in November 2013).
Anna rocks the shades as we wait in line at Grant's Farm.
I thought Anna might be scared of the carousel, but she really was delighted. It's hard to see Diane in this one, but she's between the 2 horses. ;)
Anna fed the goats!
We even had a quick visit with our seminary friends, the Lauranzons. It was so fun to introduce our families to each other! Curtis and I last saw them when Karis was about 18 months old. Now she's 4!
Our growing families
Great Aunt Diane was very hospitable to our family during our trip. We really enjoyed our visit with her!
I think Diane had a pretty good time too. :) Thanks for a fun first trip for Kate!