Friday, July 16, 2010

Stop at St. Louis

We also stopped in St. Louis on our way home from WI since it was about half-way and we had never been before. We had a great time and first went to the Zoo there. The zoo was huge and did I mention that it was FREE!
Having a staring contest

I had to include this picture of the hyena. It was really creepy looking.

Aubrey's favorite animal were the elephants. She didn't want to leave their area.

Studying the map so we knew where to go next

These orangutans walked up to where we were standing and started snuggling and put this sheet over them.

This orangutan was ENORMOUS! You had to see it. It had to have been as big as King Kong!

Cute kangaroos

Aubrey thought it was hilarious to put her ball in her mouth. Then she would open my mouth with her hands, put the ball in my mouth, and put her hand under my chin and shut my jaw. She is so silly!

Of course, we had to go up in the arch while we were there. It was really cool and Aubrey did great on the ride up/down. She didn't like it at the top though.
The little windows you look out at the top

This is what the "car" looks like that you ride up/down in. 5 people fit very tightly. On the way down, we sat with another couple and their two kids. Good thing they were nice and normal!

This is the view of the arch we had from our hotel window. Not too shabby!

Look closely at the top and you will see little black rectangles. Those were the windows we looked out at the top.

Trip to Wisconsin

Over the 4th of July weekend, we drove up to Wisconsin to attend Craig's cousin Teresa's wedding. Aubrey had lots of fun dancing at the reception. All of the cousins wore matching dresses. They were pretty cute!

Below are pictures of Aubrey and her new best friend - Craig's uncle Pat. Aubrey just loved him and thought he was so hilarious. She just giggled non stop around him.

Family picture (notice Aubrey holding a little football)

The mother of the bride brought toys for the kids to play. They were a big hit!

Giving a hug to Jessica, so sweet!

After the wedding, we went to Wisconsin Dells to celebrate Craig's parents' 35th wedding anniversary (which was also where they had gone for their honeymoon). Grandpa and Brenda joined us for the fun.

Kate and Aubrey splashing each other

Even Elaina got in the water with Grace

We also celebrated Craig's big 30 b-day.
On our way back home, we stopped in Oconomowoc to visit with Craig's grandma. Aubrey showed her how good she is at walking.