Our second day in St. Louis started with a tour at the Anheuser Busch brewery.
Beer-making is such a fascinating process. The tour wasn't much fun for our little boys, except for seeing the Clydesdale horses. They did like the free soda and pretzels at the end though.
Connor calls all soda "Pepsi."
Next we had lunch at Stake 'n Shake. Even though there are Stake 'n Shake restaurants here in Indiana, it always makes me think of St. Louis. After lunch, we went to the Magic House. We've been to several Children's Museums and I think this is one of the best, definitely in the top 3.
Mckay played giant hockey with our boys.
On an alphabet exhibit with donor names on it, Mckay was very excited to see this:
St. Louis loves hockey. And our players love St. Louis.
We stopped by the Van de Graaff generator. (Not that I have ever actually known it's proper name. I've always called it the ball that makes your hair stand up).
All three boys had fresh, new, short haircuts the day before our trip, so their hair didn't stand up quite so high.
Connor didn't like it very much because it made his face all itchy.
Dallin and Connor loved the Children's Village where you get to run the town. Dallin made a great waiter in the pizzeria.
He brought me several plates of food, then went around serving all the other parents in the room.
They got to be nurses in the hospital and take care of the babies in the nursery.
Connor LOVES babies right now, so this was one of his favorite parts.
He also really liked the fishing pond.
After a lot of fun at the Magic House, we said good bye to Neil, Ashley and the kids. We made sandwiches, grabbed some snacks, and ate a quick dinner while we started our drive back to Indiana. Connor didn't last very long before he fell asleep.
He stayed awake long enough to open his peanut butter sandwich and smear it on the car seat.
It was very short, but we had a really fun trip. And we crossed one more thing off our summer list: Go to St. Louis!