Saturday, February 7, 2009

St Louis For the 1st Time

This was Stratton's first road trip today. We went with Grandma Kathie up to St Louis for a day of fun! The weather was just perfect today. It was nice and cool out...just not too cool though. Here is Startton and I in front on the arch getting ready to go in.

I remember this grizzly bear here from when I was little so I had to get a picture with it with Stratton too. While we were standing in line waiting to go up to the top we were asked by one of the people that worked there if we wanted to get up in line further. We said sure why not and moved up to the next group of people going up. The only catch was that we had to ride in separate cars. I got in with a family of four that had two younger boys and a mom and dad. The mom was super claustrophobic which was ok but she asked if it was ok if she could talk to Stratton on the way up so she would stay distracted. She sat and talked to him and he just talked right back as well as he could for being 4 months old. Haha.
Here is the Missouri side of the arch. Stratton really liked looking out the window.

The tall skinny building in the background is where Derek and I took our honeymoon. The millennium hotel. We even ate dinner in the revolving restaurant at the very top. Here is a great picture of Stratton and Busch Stadium in the background. I love how he just watched out the window. Another of Stratton and the St Louis skyline.

This is the Illinois side. He didn't seem to enjoy this side as much. I think it wasn't busy enough for him.
Another of the Illinois side. He loved looking ALLLLL the way down 630 feet to the ground.

Grandma Kathie, Me, and Stratton in our one group shot we got for the day.
Feeding the baby at the very top of the arch. Haha. What photo ops.
Back on ground after we came from the top. The sky looked purple when we came out.
This is what Startton sees when he looks up at me. haha.
Hard Rock Cafe!! It was very delicious. Grandma Kathie and I got really gigantic hamburgers.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


This was our Christmas present from Derek's Uncle Jimmy our in Knoxville, TN. He got us AWESOME tickets to a blues game. There were four fights and it is now officially my FAVORITE sport to watch. Anyway, here's the pics! This was the stop light Steph ran because it NEVER turned green! It's kind of an inside joke but here it is...the slowest stop light ever!
Standing outside waiting for the tram to come while it was freezing outside. Me and Steph freezing our bums off outside. FINALLY! the tram is HERE!

This is why I don't have any pictures of Derek and I!

This would have been a good one if I had it centered. There we go...a nice couple picture of the two of us.....finally.
FIGHT!!!! #1
At least Garrett smiled for me.

Fight #3 Fight #4

You like how all off my pictures are of the fights? Haha. They were really the only interesting pictures I took so they're the only ones I wanted to put up.

More Pictures!

I know most that visit our blog are looking for pictures of Stratton. So here ya go! Look how chunky he's getting!!!!

Trying to roll over.
what a face!
tummy time!
GO CATS!!! don't you just like the beer in front of his seat?
He loves his Grandpa B
Grandpa Calvin playing with Stratton
Grandma Kathie says this makes him look like those pictures of the dogs that are all distorted.
I think Grandma was taking these pictures.
Big ol bright eyes
LOOK AT THOSE CHUBBY CHEEKS!!!! I just wanna pinch em.
His bib says it all...make my day.
Making nice faces for the camera.
Great Grandma Marge and Stratton at cousin Amy's baby shower.
He loves his daddy so much!
He was reading daddy's t-shirt.
Tummy Time! Stratton is all smiles when he plays with daddy.

Daddy helping with tummy time!