Wonderful Weekend in St. Louis

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So the best part of the trip was on the last day!

We went to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children for GW‘s six month check up. The Nurse Practitioner we saw said:

These are the best feet I have seen today by far…he’s the winner!”

His feet look great, keep the good work. We shoot for the 4th birthday, one more year to go!”

That means in a little over a year GW will be out of his foot braces for good! By far the BEST part of the weekend.

So, now I will start at the beginning of our weekend.

We needed a little break from work, daycare, the every day-ness of every thing, so we took a long weekend in St. Louis, MO. We started out Friday slowly. We got up, got ready and packed…did a few errands and headed out-of-town.

Once we got to our hotel…we went swimming and then dinner. We went to a place called Fortel’s Pizza. It was good food, but the service left me wanting. The staff seemed very uninterested that we were there. When I asked a questioned them it felt like I was bothering them. We had ordered wings…our pizza came & no wings so I asked about them the guy said he would check. Finally 10 minutes later a girl showed up with them and said they had to make a fresh batch. Final decision…good food, not great service.

Saturday we had a pretty full day. First we went to Grants Farm. If you are in the St. Louis area, I highly recommend that you go. It has tons of historical tidbits and lot so animals. GW had so much fun, he talked about it all weekend long. He liked the baby goats until one mistook his thumb for a bottle. They had Bald Eagles, elephants, kangaroos, buffalo, all sorts of exotic animals. It also house some the Budweiser Clydesdale’s as well. Little tip…they only take cash or check!

Playing with the goats and watching a Clydesdale colt

To top off the evening and wear GW out even more we went to a nearby mall. It was HUGE. It had three levels and I think every store space as taken. I wish we had more time to check out the stores.

Sunday took us to Trader Joe’s first thing. We had heard about it and there was one just down the block from our hotel. It was a groovy store. We got some goodies to bring home too. Next we headed off to the Gateway Arch. GW loved it. He ran the museum, he rode the car to the top like a champ. When we got to the top and go to a window he was so excited and said “Look at all the race cars!” He thought all the cars in the parking lot where Hot Wheels. He rode the car down like a champ. We walked over to The Old Spaghetti Factory for lunch. Another fun day!

I have tons more pictures. We also found a little park for GW to play at

We had such fun this weekend. We got a suggestion from a mom at the park for our next visit. She recommended we go to the Whittle Shortline Railroad. She said the kids can play with all the toy trains. Think we plan to go there in April.

Hope your weekend as fun as ours. We are so glad to be home.

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4 thoughts on “Wonderful Weekend in St. Louis

    happykidshappymom said:
    October 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I didn’t know your little guy wore leg braces — so happy to hear you got a wonderful report from the doctor. That is worth more than anything! Why did he need the braces, if I may ask? Also, sounds like the 3-day weekend you took was wonderful (save for the pizza place). Hope you are well, and my good thoughts to your little GW. What a trooper!

      TM responded:
      October 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      We had sooooooo much din this weekend.
      He was born with a club foot. We have been taking him to the Shriner’s since he was 8 months old. They are fantastic there.

    marinamybusychildren said:
    October 19, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Great news about braces!

    We love the Old Spaghetti factory but they closed it here, in Atlanta, can you believe it?

      TM responded:
      October 19, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      We are super excited about his braces!

      We don’t have one at home, so glad St. Louis isn’t that far away

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