Friday, July 17, 2015

St. Louis Reaction

We tried an old favorite of J and I and it proved to be too dangerous for Sugar.  She tried to convince herself that it was her cold and stayed way too long.  We had called ahead of time and were told the table was wiped down but she smelled the cooking shrimp and had to give herself an injection.  We never should have risked it.  I think I was way too distracted by the family drama and it was J's favorite place from years ago.  

Poor Sugar, once anaphylaxis starts she is terrified.  We were all pretty calm and Pooker was with us. It is always nice having an EMT with you.  Sugar injected herself outside the restaurant.  Then Pooker and J took her off to the ER.
This was an eye opener to our friends Gabby and Miss Brenda.  Fr. Tom had been with Sugar when she reacted on the March For Life trip years ago.    
We paused after they left and prayed for Sugar and then carried on with our evening.  

We tease Sugar that she is just expanding her ER tour to include new hospitals.
At least the closet ER was named for one of our favorite saints.  This is actually where Princess had been born just before our move to Houston.
Fr. Tom made sure to stop by hours latter after changing into his blacks.  Sugar's blood pressure took a long time to stabilize this round.  It is so nice having such good care and such good spiritual care as well.  Sugar is ok and again we are so thankful!

Science Center

The temperatures were incredibly hot this week in St. Louis.  After all day in the sun and heat the day before we decided to spend this last day in town at an old favorite, The St. Louis Science Center.
Miss Brenda and Gabby joined us for today's adventure.  My cousin's wife Lisa and Lizzie met us their.  We talked about having brought poker and Lizzie their as babies.
Twin Adorable - Twin Beautiful

We love that you must help each other to build the arch!

No one stands still at the Science Center, there is always something cool to see.
Apparently the twins have similar brain waves.


How much do we all weigh on Mars?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SIX- Flags

J and I have fond memories of Six Flags over Mid America from our younger days.  We couldn't wait to explore again with our own kiddos.  The ironic thing is that the park didn't change at all.  We were blessed that J's family went with us. His siblings took vacation days and brought their kiddos to the park with us.  WE had a blast.     

Uncle Brent and his boys (one is pretending to be Wilbur.)
The cars was always so much fun as a little one.  It was cool sharing that with the twins while the big kids were off on their own adventure.

The log flume is still a favorite.  It cracks me up.  Sugar made sure that Wilbur went for the ride.
Aunt Nikki knows how to  win over a child's heart,  she took the twins  off for drinks.
it might seam silly but you do get a lot of time to catch up while waiting in line for a ride.
We are a family of super heroes.  Surprise!

Even Coach Goobers belongs in the hall of justice.

Nanny even joined us for our day at Six Flags.
Fr. Tom was also there to enjoy the adventure.
I admit it was a very hot day.  We all worked very hard at staying hydrated.

The little ones had a blast and the big ones had their own fun but the best part was watching them all come together and enjoy watching each other have fun!  Siblings - that is the way it should be!

Sibling time was wonderful but it was also sibling time for J, Aunt nikki and Uncle Brent.  That meant cousin time also.  I have the cutest nephews in the world.
Gabby tagged along as well.

Nothing like family pictures taken in line.

Some people had to leave before others so here was a mid-day group shot.
Great family fun.

Super héros wear their glasses like this right Beautiful?
It was a great day for sure!

Thanks to everyone that joined in our fun.