We have had some beautiful days in St. Louis recently. On one such morning, we met our friends at the zoo, stopping by the Art Museum for a quick picture on the way.
The first thing we did was ride the carousel (it's free the first hour the zoo is open).
Next we went to the Children's Zoo (also free the first hour).
A trip to the Zoo would not be complete without a ride on the Zooline Railroad!
Andrew and Jack posing in front of the elephants:
I told Jack to hold Patrick's hand for a picture. Patrick did NOT like that idea.
Here's a better picture (no hand-holding):
Last week, Jack was invited to the Little Gym with his friend Allison. They had a blast! The kids were busy the entire hour.
Afterward, we walked through the mall to the indoor playground. Allison likes getting her picture taken a lot more than Jack does!
Jack put together one of the Lego sets he got for his birthday.
On Thursday, we went to Mimi's soccer game. Unfortunately, we left at halftime because Mimi was going to the hospital to get her arm examined. She got hurt during the game and broke her arm. Poor girl! I think she is mostly disappointed about missing future soccer games. I am glad we got to see her play before she broke it.
The first weekend in April we went up to Milwaukee. Jim's sister, Karen, put together an All Star show at a local bar. She organized musicians into 3 bands to play for about an hour each. After the three bands played, her band Ruby Street played. Jim, his brother Paul, and sister Karen were in the second band, along with another guy, John, who played bass. It was a lot of fun! Below are some pictures, but you can also see some videos on You Tube.
When Ruby Street performed, Karen played guitar, sang, and played the tambourine.
Our friends Will and Jean came out for the show.
When we left Milwaukee on Sunday, it was sleeting and cold. The high in St. Louis that day was 90 degrees! We were sorry to miss the warm St. Louis weather, but when we stopped at a rest stop on the way home, we were able to enjoy the nice (and quite windy) weather.
Here's a cute picture of Jim and Patrick walking back to the car to continue our journey home.