Monday, July 18, 2011

Are you kidding me??????????????

All I want to know is when did this..............

and this

turn into this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think she is just as surprised as I am!

 I love you baby girl!  Happy 18 months!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Around the end of June the city we live in holds an even called, "Fire & Ice."  They have booths set up, inflatable structures for kids and they also hold a "Taste of Town & County" where you can sample food from different restaurants in the area.  It is literally just a block from us so we decided to check it out this year.  My neighbor and good friend Alyssa and I headed up there to check it out.  As we were walking we could see big storm clouds rolling in and saw lightening in the distance.  After we entered the parking lot they asked us to cross the street as they were going to be setting off the fireworks anytime because of the storm coming in.

Well, were weren't even 2o steps away when they started them.  Alyssa and I nearly jumped out of our pants!!! Eden didn't even budge!  It was weird to see the fireworks in a lit sky but check out the storm clouds behind them!  It was pretty cool.

Soon after the fireworks had started Colby had finished up his studies and make the walk up the hill to join us.


We had the privilege of house sitting for our friends again this year!  Last year we had my family which worked out so well so they came again this year! 

It was so beautiful and perfect weather to spend lots of time in the pool.

Eden learned how to kick while in the water so she just loved floating all over the pool.

But boy does the water take it out of you!

  Couple of times she would stick her foot over the hole and it would blast her in the face.  Whoops!

My mothers birthday was the 3rd of July so we made her a Chocolate zucchini cake!  Yum yum!

 We also got her this new chair to replace a family favorite.  It sure was a comfy chair over the years but it saw its day and it was time to retire.  So we got a her a new and much more contemporary one!  
She loved it by the way!

Also while my family was in town we went to the Museum of Transportation.  They have an area of old classic cars, boats, and motorcycles.  Someday I want to have an old restored classic car.  I think that they are so fun and would love to have one.  Especially an old convertible that Colby and I can cruise around in.  Ha ha I love it!

I fell in love with this car!!! The Bobby Darin dream car!
Bobby Darin "Dream Car"

They had lots and lots of trains that you could play in and walk through.

Can you see Eden in the window???

There are also a few trains that you can ring the bell.  It was tougher than I thought!
"Just playing around"
Eden created a new memory while we were there.  It was hilarious!  I will have to post about it later.  Had us all in tears we were laughing so hard!
Aunt Ryanne is crazy but she makes Eden happy!

I think she really loves her papa!
My toga baby!(Sort of)

 We had a really good time with my family here.  Nearly every night Ryanne, Dad, and I would stay up late and watch movies.  That was something I looked forward too.  I always love when they come because Colby is so busy and it is nice to have someone around to spend some quality time with that understands you and you can be yourself around them and just have some good laughs.  I really miss them :(

Friday, July 15, 2011

A must see!

A few weeks ago Colby, Eden and I headed down to Forest Park.  Forest Park is right in the heart of the city and it is about 500 acres.  They say it gets about 12 million visitors a year.  They have all different kinds of monuments, historic buildings, wildlife, waterways and landscapes.  Not to mention they have an outdoor amphitheater (The Muny) for musicals, outdoor skating rink, the zoo and larger grassy areas to run and play on and there are always weddings and receptions going on too.  It is a great place and a definite place to see if you come to St Louis.

 That particular night there was a lot going on in the area for free!!! Can't beat that!  First we headed to the zoo.  The admission is always free and every friday night they have "Jungle Boogie."  It is a summer concert series they do in the zoo.  Tons of people come and all the kids are up and dancing.  The night we went they were doing some old Beatles songs and it was fun.  But it was starting to sprinkle so they had to take a break and see if the rain would let up.

After the concert we started to talk over to The Shakespeare Festival.  Through out the summer they do the plays of Shakespeare on the green.  That night they were doing "Taming of the Shrew."  We should up just in time for "Shrew in a Few."  It was the 20 minute version of the play which was just long enough to keep Eden's interests.

After the play we walked over to the Art museum.
I cannot tell you how beautiful the landscaping was around the museum.  We didn't actually go inside because it was closed but we greatly enjoyed the scenery.

I love this bridge!!!

There is also a restaurant there called the Boathouse  where you can ride pedal boats across the lake!  Colby and I added that to our list of things to do before we leave! 

They had weeping willows in the lake and the scene totally reminded us of "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid.

The night was incredibly hot and humid but we enjoyed a little family stroll around Forest Park.