So the real reason Hannah and mom came into St. Louis for the weekend was for a school project. Hannah needed to observe a small child for her teaching. Of course I offered Nathan up with his Steve and Jackie’s permission. So we “rented” him for a few hours at the science center. Kalie and Shelby tagged along but did their own thing while we were in there.
Hannah split her time between interacting with Nathan and taking notes and photos for class. Of course, it wasn’t all work, we made sure to have fun while there!
Hannah’s friend Shelby was coming to St. Louis with a Kalie for a job interview. Hannah couldn’t come at the same time, but decided to come later. Mom wanted to join her for an excuse to visit us. We were not complaining, getting to see my mom and sister at our house!
We always try to entertain our guests to the best of our ability. So we decided to take them to the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the Orchid show. I never realized that the flower was anything more than a decoration for a corsage used for a high school dance. There are over 28,000 accepted varieties of the flower and the botanical garden had quite a few to look at! These are the best photos I could get from my cell phone.
Of course after the show, we walked around the garden to see some of the other sights!
After an amazing but short week without the kids after dropping them off for the South Dakota Kayak Challenge, we were missing them! So we drove back to KC to pick them up. As always, there is something going on at my parent’s house.
Herman, Cole, Jen, and Henry were back working on Herman’s mustang again. They got it running and put it all together. I ended going out with them later that night to test drive it all over the city and didn’t get back till 2 am.
While the madness outside was going on, Hanna and Kalie were making some sort of cake pop dessert that looked like poop!
Sonora got to ride in the Herman’s mustang!
And my parents were wore out from us generally being so crazy!
I’m quite happy to have times like this with my family and to get my kiddos back!