Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Last Days

Since we will be moving in 4 days, I wanted to catch the few last things to do here that we have not yet attempted. So yesterday we set out for the Science Center. It was a beautiful day. We got a great parking spot and went in through the planetarium.
From 2011-08-09 SCience Center zoo
 I had been to the Science Center once before, but never to this side. It had lots of fun, vintage space toys. I especially loved the Leave it to Beaver space game:  nice huh? I like the pickle jar over his head.  We saw how fast the cars were going and learned about all kinds of birds. I really enjoyed playing the laser harp. It was so easy. No strings!
From 2011-08-09 SCience Center zoo
 In one of the rooms the chairs are like something out of Dr. Seuss. Watching Lizzy attempt to get up on them was quite amusing. I think she liked them. After the Science Center, we went to the Zoo so I could pet the stingrays.
From 2011-08-09 SCience Center zoo
 They were slimy but friendly. My friend calls them the "stinkrays" because your whole arm stinks after you're done. It was fun though. Then we ran into some of the 200 missionaries having their preparation day in Forest Park.  I felt bad for them since it was a rather warm day and a lot of the people were abstaining from sensible clothing.  We saw some animals and finished our visit off with the hippos.
From 2011-08-09 SCience Center zoo
 I love watching Lizzy get excited over the hippos!  Oh, and in case anyone wants to know what Daniel looks like at work, you are in luck! I snapped this pic just as he was coming out.
From 2011-08-09 SCience Center zoo
That was pretty much our day! We had fun. Then Megan (She is one of the CTR 4s I taught) made me a going away gift. So her family came over to present it to me. It was so sweet. She gave me a hug and kiss and asked me for both as well.
From 2011-08-09 Megan's gift
From 2011-08-09 Megan's gift

Sunday, August 7, 2011

So Long Frank Lloyd Wright....

Daniel and I were able to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright House here in Kirkwood. I enjoyed searching for all the parallelograms in the house. So many angles! Even the furniture. Like so many of his houses, Mr. Wright designed the furniture and lights. You can buy a replica lamp for a measly $1,000. 
Nice huh? It represents a tree. Any way, the home owner was lucky enough to be an artist so he built some of the furniture and all the art glass.
 There is an impressive wall of art glass that leads out to the patio. If you ever get a chance to experience a Frank Lloyd Wright house or building. Do it. It is an amazing experience.
Later we picked up the kiddos and headed to The Magic House for one last time. I found all sorts of new nooks and crannies to explore. It was a hair raising time! and in a side note, Daniel finished Lizzy's goggles.

And Then There Was Seven

 On September 5th at 6:30 in the morning Daniel and I entered the Legacy Hospital to prepare for my 5th C-section. (Mostly that means waitin...