After Weekend #1 with friends & family, we headed out for a little family excursion to St. Louis! We went to church Sunday morning, had lunch with my in-laws and then drove the 200ish miles to St. Louie! Elyse always misses her morning nap on Sundays with church and this definitely worked in our favor...she slept ALL the way only waking up a few minutes before we stopped to shop for a bit.
We shopped at The Galleria (one of my favorite, within driving distance, shopping malls), I found some great deals and then we had a quick dinner at 5 Guys Burgers & Fries. Elyse was tired of being either in a carseat, stroller, highchair, or someone's arms so we opted for a quick dinner. Definitely the right decision. My parents decided to join us for the weekend getaway last minute and met up with us just a few minutes before dinner.
We checked into the hotel and Elyse was in LOVE! She had tons of room to crawl around, new areas to explore, and a floor to ceiling mirror all to herself!
|LOVE this picture, she was hilarious talking to the baby in the mirror!|
|Pretty proud of her new bear!|
Monday morning we had breakfast and then spent the morning in the room so Elyse could have a good nap. Of course her first St. Louis Cardinals game fell right during her afternoon nap so I wasn't really sure how things would go...
|All decked out & ready for the game!|
|Not so sure about everything going on...|
|I love this picture of my loves!|
|Our first of many family photos @ Busch Stadium!|
|Family portrait with Fredbird!|
|Elyse's serious expression in this one cracks me up!|
|One of our favorite views!|
|Sweet baby girl & her momma|
|All snuggled up with Gigi...|
|Hanging out with Daddy in the air-conditioned area...check out my teeth!|
|One last family photo before heading home!|
|The beautiful arch as we were leaving town!|
Somehow I managed to entertain her and keep her happy for ALL 120 miles...we played with tags from a Build-A-Bear, empty food bowls, straws, random toys, bibs, hats, burp rags, etc., etc., etc.!
It might seem like such a small thing, but felt like such a huge accomplishment! Hopefully I can have similar luck as we travel to Destin, Florida...which is you know, just a 13 hour drive! ha!