Last week, Tim and I took Canaan on her first BIG road trip to St. Louis, MO! Her Uncle Josh, Aunt Sarah, and cousin Courtney accompanied us. We went to visit Sarah's AWESOME family and take in some of the "Dirty Lou" sights!
After a long and grueling eight hour trip, we finally arrive at the Science Museum! Entry: free...thanks to Budweiser and their trillions of dollars.
We had quite a few educational experiences. One in particular: T-Rex's like to eat little girls. Thankfully, this ferocious dinosaur was only a life-size replica.
Next bit of astronomical trivia: Mars can actually fit in the foyer of a large Museum. You can see that Courtney and Canaan are thrilled to actually be touching the "Red Planet."
And since we were in St. Louis, it was only fitting to re-construct the arch using large foam blocks. Pictured on the right is Uncle Josh (Tim's brother), Sarah in the blue (my AWESOME sister-in-law (almost!!!)), Courtney in the pink (Canaan's cousin who was oddly born on the same day as Canaan...June 26...weird), and Sarah's mom and dad, Jane and Jim (native St. Louisinians.)
Another scientific fact: Canaan's head can in fact float on the table. The trick is actually getting her to squeeze her head through the hole and holding her still enough to get a good picture.
And what Museum is complete without the old "Holographic Spring in a Box" experience?
On our final day in glorious St. Louie, we go to the pool! Another one of Canaan's most favorite places! Tim and I decided that this is the day to teach Canaan how to dive off the diving board. You can see that she is thrilled to be diving off the twelve foot board into her father's waiting hands. Actually, it's more like nine inches. We think she's going to be an Olympic synchronized diver.
St. Louis experience: check.
Cutie kid: double check.
Thank the Lord for a great life: Heck yeah.