St Louis 2012...

We found out we had to make a quickie trip to St Louis a couple of weeks ago. My mother-in-law had to go into the hospital for open heart surgery and my husband was on a plane a week later while LM and I followed the day after him.  The timing couldn't have been better since LM was out of school the Thursday before we left (we left on Sunday).

The surgery was on May 31 so we had some time to see my mother-in-law at home before she went into the hospital.  She was tired when we saw her but I think it was good for everyone to see her at home and not just after the surgery.  The surgery went well and the doctors were pleased with her recovery.  She is now out of ICU, no IV, walking a bit each day and eating solid food.  We felt comfortable coming home yesterday since she was doing so well.  That and the fact that there are 12 other siblings there to keep an eye on her!

We were able to squeeze in a few fun things while we were there since, as you might imagine, this will be considered our 'vacation' this year.  My husband took LM to Six Flags  one day while I stayed at my sister-in-law's and just puttered around. I am not an amusement park fan so this suited me just fine.

We headed downtown one day.  Drove by this landmark.  It's hard to miss.

This is where the St Louis Blues play hockey.  It's like a shrine in my husband's mind.

We took in the City Museum which is a really amazing place.  It is in the old International Shoe Building in downtown St. Louis.  It's got a roof top play area, aquarium and much more.  It really deserves a post of it's own so I'll do that soon.  Below is what it looks like from the parking lot.

This building below was on the way to the city museum.  I have no idea what it is but I loved it.  Hopefully I can research and figure out what it is (or was).  If you know, leave me a comment.

Saturday we took LM by the church in which we were married.  As you can imagine, she was beyond thrilled. HA.  One day she'll appreciate it. 

A huge highlight for LM was playing in the grass at my sister-in-law's.  It's the little things.

We are home and getting settled back into our routine.  Which means lots of laundry and going to the grocery store.

Have a great week!


Hope your MIL is doing well!

Looks like an interesting trip!

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